The fall TV season officially kicks off tonight — with a new season of Parenthood on NBC and the return of 90210 and Sarah Michelle Gellar (in Ringer) on The CW — so I’m just in time to list off the five new shows I’m most anticipating (my list of returning shows will be posted tomorrow).
Buzz on the new crop isn’t particularly positive (in fact, this season might be generating the least excitement in recent memory), so my “anticipating” shows here does not necessarily mean I think they will be the best; rather, these five series, even if they turn out to be terrible, are the ones I’m most excited to watch, due to intriguing premises, the caliber of the cast or behind-the-scenes production team, or what have you. My list after the jump:
Posted in Fall TV Season
Tagged American Horror Story, Christina Applegate, Fall TV, Glee, Homeland, New Girl, Ryan Murphy, Terra Nova, Up All Night, Will Arnett, Zooey Deschanel
"Bob's Burgers" is a welcome addition to the Fox Animation Domination lineup.
In today’s issue of the Tufts Daily, I have my second piece in a four-part series investigating the current state of network television comedy. I’m taking a network by network approach, and today’s focus is on Fox.
Just as CBS has become the Chuck Lorre laugh factory, Fox serves the same function for Seth MacFarlane. His three series, “Family Guy,” “American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show,” are the bedrock of the network’s Sunday night Animation Domination lineup, and at this point often draw more viewers than Fox’s other signature animated show, “The Simpsons.”
As with CBS, though, popularity is not necessarily a measure of quality. MacFarlane’s shows have proven immensely profitable for him and for Fox, but have done so largely by appealing to the lowest common denominator, with cheap humor, gross-out gags and little-to-no character development.
Posted in BP at the Daily
Tagged American Dad, Bob's Burgers, BP at the Daily, Cleveland Show, Family Guy, FOX, Glee, Raising Hope, Seth MacFarlane, Sitcoms, Television, The Simpsons, Traffic Light, TV
Glee aired a new episode last night, and I have a review of it after the jump.
Posted in Glee
Tagged Beelzebubs, Blaine, FOX, Glee, Jane Lynch, Kurt, Lea Michele, New Directions, Original Song, Recap, Sue Sylvester, Television, TV, Warblers
I have a quick review of last night’s Glee right after the jump.
There was a new episode of Glee last night, and I have a review of it after the jump.
There was another new episode of Glee last night, and I have a review of it after the jump.
Glee had its second new episode of the week (which was much better than the post-Super Bowl “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle“), and I have a review of it after the jump.