View Poll Results: Which New Shows Are You Looking Forward To Seeing? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

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  • H8r

    2 5.56%
  • Up All Night

    6 16.67%
  • Free Agents

    0 0%
  • Two Broke Girls

    15 41.67%
  • New Girl

    18 50.00%
  • The X Factor

    15 41.67%
  • Whitney

    3 8.33%
  • Suburgatory

    6 16.67%
  • Last Man Standing

    1 2.78%
  • Man Up!

    0 0%
  • Allen Gregory

    0 0%
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter

    2 5.56%
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    2011/12 TV Season - New Shows (The Comedies and Reality TV Thread)

    Thirteen new comedies/reality shows from the five major networks. Lots of good stuff, but some of the comedies look either great or horrible!

    Here's a link to the list I posted in the other thread for premiere dates for all new and returning shows (including the non-major networks). And youtube clips of the new comedies and reality TV shows:

    Wednesday, September 14
    8:00 H8r (CW reality hosted by Mario Lopez) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgkr9re1lBk

    10:00 Up All Night (NBC comedy with Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5db6eixmiv0

    10:30 Free Agents (NBC comedy with Hank Azaria and Anthony Stewart Head) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFDYl0_JX5E

    Monday, September 19
    9:30 Two Broke Girls (CBS comedy) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qOmFc2wRJg

    Tuesday, September 20
    9:00 New Girl (FOX comedy with Zooey Deschanel) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qqojuj1zoU

    Wednesday, September 21
    8:00 The X Factor (FOX singing competition with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iX4K1c4cck

    Thursday, September 22
    9:30 Whitney (NBC comedy with Jane Kaczmarek) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnc2QbRZsDM

    Wednesday, September 28
    8:30 Suburgatory (ABC comedy with Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto and Ana Gasteyer) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L9SKh0RJr8

    Thursday, September 29
    8:30 How to be a Gentleman (CBS drama with Dave Foley and Kevin Dillon) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX4V9cfsINE

    Tuesday, October 11
    8:00 Last Man Standing (ABC comedy with Tim Allen, Nancy Allen and Héctor Elizondo) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjbY6E65Np8

    Tuesday, October 18
    8:30 Man Up! (ABC comedy) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVsPGoC4XHw

    Sunday, October 30
    8:30 Allen Gregory (FOX animated comedy with Jonah Hill) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xUlfno9QTM

    Wednesday, November 23
    9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX comedy with Jaime Pressly) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvV6dHgzxhk
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    I saw a preview for Two Broke Girls a few months back and it looked hilarious, I hope it is a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    I saw a preview for Two Broke Girls a few months back and it looked hilarious, I hope it is a success.
    I'm looking forward to this one as well. While they are from different backgrounds, it looks like the comedy comes from them trying to understand each other better, how their lives and experiences have been somewhat opposite. I don't like comedies where the "humour" comes from antagonism. It just seems bitchy and mean and is not funny, IMHO.
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    I'll probably check out "Up All Night" and "Free Agents," mostly because I like the casts. But I'm also happy to see comedies in the 10-11 time slot -- I hope this is a sign that they might have a bit more adult content and not pander to the lowest common denominator.

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    My two pennies worth (again, each section in alphabetical order...)

    Must-See's

    H8r - I’m really looking forward to this one. Luckily it’s on the CW network, so they will give it a chance to catch on (unlike CBS, who if I remember correctly, often yanks shows off after one airing…) But this one looks like fun as well as being interesting in a social experiment kind of way. And Mario’s nice to look at, too.

    New Girl - A show with writing that equals the likeable cast. Plus the guys are hawt!!

    Suburgatory - Will appeal to a niche market…and I’m in! The cast work so well together that it looks like they’ve been working together for a full season already.

    The X Factor - A definite “Can’t Wait”!!

    Two Broke Girls - Great writing, great cast and I think I’ll want to spend time every week with these people.


    Umm, Maybe…

    Free Agents - A great cast, but the clever writing (while clever), didn’t leave me with feeling any kind of connection to any of the characters. Not really interested in spending any more time with them than this trailer…

    Up All Night - Amazing cast…but it doesn’t look like the writing can match the actors involved with this one…


    No…Thanks…Really...

    Allen Gregory - Another niche comedy, good writing, but no likeable characters from what I can see…

    How to be a Gentleman - One punchline centers around physical assault. HAW-HAW!!

    I Hate My Teenage Daughter - A comedy about two women who apparently have never had a clue about how to mother children. That makes for a comedy goldmine – child abuse cracks me up every time…

    Last Man Standing - Tim Allen, meet trite. Trite, meet Tim Allen…

    Man Up! - ABC invites you to spend each and every week with not one, not two, but THREE losers! What fun!

    Whitney - Horrible people saying horrible things to…other horrible people. YUCK.
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    I really want the Up All Night cast to succeed, as the three main actors are 100% deserving of a long sitcom run with Seinfeld like contracts at the end. But I fear that it's going to start okay, but fail by year's end ... it "feels" dated already, and just doesn't look unique enough.

    New Girl looks promising, and I too will tune in. It does help, indeed, as Peter said, that the guys are

    Whitney and Last Man Standing will duke it out for FIRST ... as in "the first cancellation of the season".

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    Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
    That one does not look humourous to me at all!

    (Maybe check out the dramas thread?)
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    identical twin taking the place of another twin? it's like the parent trap with guns. a riot a minute.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    identical twin taking the place of another twin? it's like the parent trap with guns. a riot a minute.
    Maybe Lindsay Lohan will guest-star? Things went so smoothly when she was on Ugly Betty, no?


    Shows debuting/returning this week (new shows in bold):
    Wednesday, September 14

    8:00 H8r (CW)
    8:00 Survivor (CBS)
    9:00 America’s Next Top Model (CW)
    10:00 Up All Night (NBC)
    10:30 Free Agents (NBC)

    Thursday, September 15

    10:00 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
    10:30 Archer (FX)

    Friday, September 16

    10:00 20/20 (ABC)
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    I recorded Up All Night and watched it yesterday. Not bad. The strength is definitely the cast -- there's nothing new or groundbreaking about the story. But there were some good laughs and likable characters. I'll probably watch again if I'm home, don't know if it's DVR-worthy tho.

    I recorded Free Agents too but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. The cast (esp. Azaria) is the draw for me on that one too.

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    I thought H8er was decent. Who woulda thought that Snookie was a stronger person than Jake Pavelka? I think location had something to do with that though, Snookie was on home turf, so she felt more comfortable, whereas Jake was not in his hometown and only had things to share from his time in L.A. that were associated with his Bachelor past (which his H8er...umm, hated...). Jake's H8er was quite the b**** though, I give him credit for trying so long to win her over. What a sour thing she was!

    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    I recorded Up All Night and watched it yesterday. Not bad. The strength is definitely the cast -- there's nothing new or groundbreaking about the story. But there were some good laughs and likable characters. I'll probably watch again if I'm home, don't know if it's DVR-worthy tho.

    I recorded Free Agents too but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. The cast (esp. Azaria) is the draw for me on that one too.
    I thought both shows were smart, well-written show...that were just not very funny... Or are they "dramedies"? If that's the case, they just didn't draw me in enough to give them a second viewing.

    A few good lines, though, my favourite from Up All Night was when Maya Rudolph's character said something like, "Ah, 1992...I remember being with Rick James, Ian Ziering and Eddie Money were in a white limo, we were on our way to that sushi place..."

    And in Free Agents, when Hank Azaria's character asks his "executive assistant" (Natasha Leggero) for a little less sass and she says (I have to paraphrase!), "it's not sass...it's not sass when the lion kills the gazelle - it's Darwinism".

    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    i only acknowledge the hayley mills version


    Is she some golden-age personality that people from your generation admire?
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    I ADORE Christina Applegate and was so bummed when they canceled Samantha Who. That show and the whole cast was hilarious!!

    I hope Up All Night will do well and be a long running show. Watched the pilot thought it was alright, could be funnier though.

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    Shows debuting (in bold) and returing (not in bold) this week:

    Monday, September 19

    8:00 Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
    8:00 How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
    8:00 The Sing-Off (NBC)
    9:00 Two and a Half Men (CBS)
    9:30 Two Broke Girls (CBS)

    Tuesday, September 20

    8:00 The Biggest Loser (NBC)
    8:00 Glee (FOX)
    9:00 New Girl (FOX)
    9:30 Raising Hope (FOX)
    10:00 Tosh.0 (Comedy)
    10:30 Workaholics (Comedy)

    Wednesday, September 21

    8:00 The Middle (ABC)
    8:00 The X Factor (FOX)
    9:00 Modern Family (ABC)

    Thursday, September 22

    8:00 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    :00 Community (NBC)
    8:30 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
    9:00 The Office (NBC)
    9:30 Whitney (NBC)

    Friday, September 23

    8:00 Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)
    9:00 Dateline (NBC)

    Saturday, September 24

    10:00 48 Hours Mystery (CBS)
    11:30 Saturday Night Live (NBC)

    Sunday, September 25

    7:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
    8:00 The Amazing Race (CBS)
    8:00 The Simpsons (FOX)
    8:30 The Cleveland Show (FOX)
    9:00 Desperate Housewives (ABC)
    9:00 Family Guy (FOX)
    9:00 The Great Food Truck Race (Food)
    9:30 American Dad (FOX)


    I will be watching Dancing with the Stars, The Sing-Off, Two And A Half Men (just to see how Ashton is introduced), Two Broke Girls, Glee, New Girl, The X Factor, The Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives. But that is all.

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    I plan to check out Broke Girls and New Girl.

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    I looked for Two Broke Girls tonight, but ended up finding Whitney instead (the Canadian channel appears to air it tonight). Some of it, especially early in the episode, was quite painful, perhaps because the punch lines were already ruined from the ads that ran during Castle.

    I did want to give a female comedian a shot, though, and since I was procrastinating anyway....

    By the end of the episode the characters started to grow on me -- I guess the characters showed a bit of heart. I don't think I'd go out of my way to watch it again, though. I did enjoy the scene between Whitney and Jane K (from Malcolm in the Middle). Too bad the other supporting actors were one-note.

    I do know the ads early in the summer interested me, but for some reason I assumed it was a CBC show in the line of Being Erica.

    I miss Arrested Development. Sighhhhh.

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    Crap, did Two Broke Girls premiere tonight? I missed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    Crap, did Two Broke Girls premiere tonight? I missed it.
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Shows debuting (in bold) and returing (not in bold) this week:

    Monday, September 19

    9:00 Two and a Half Men (CBS)
    9:30 Two Broke Girls (CBS)
    : PeterGtappinghisfootscornfully:

    Yup, it was on and I also missed it because I was watching DWTS and taping the Sing-Off. But I will watch it online tomorrow, along with Two And A Half Men, which I normally do not watch but when I flipped channels during the commercials, it looked like half the people in television comedy appeared at some point during the show!! (Plus Ashton does a 100% nude scene.)
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I enjoyed Two Broke Girls - at first I didn't see where it could go over time, but by the end, I think they revealed what the plan is for the show.

    Really liked that the socialite is not stupid, as might have been the complete stereotype. She's privileged and a bit snotty, but also educated, smart and practical. If they do it right, it could work well against the other character's different brand of smart and practical, and education on the street instead of in the Ivy League. Supporting characters were all weak though - if the show lasts, I expect a shift after the first few episodes.

    Also found myself through most of Ashton Kutcher's debut on Two and a Half Men. Haven't watched the show in years as I found it just getting too far into the gutter, but will give it another chance now.

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