Tuesday, March 22, 2005

No laughing matter.

Considering there are so few sit-coms on network TV these days, you'd think that there'd be an effort to produce a batch of daring comedies. Shows that take the next step, to challenge the work that's coming out of the pay cable channels. New programs that bring about a fresh take at life and a great new batch of unforgettable characters.

You'd think that, wouldn't you.

Well, according to articles released on, among others, today's USA Today, the major networks have finalized the batches of pilots they'll be choosing from this May - that will premiere this Fall.
And...... it don't look all that promising....

From CBS:
Old Christine - Yet another show starring a former Seinfeld star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as a divorced woman battling her ex along with soccer mons at her son's school.

Stroller Wars - Stars Tiffani Thiessen about new parents trying to get by in Manhattan.

Three - Stars James van der Beek, is about a married couple and a single best friend.

From Fox:
Kitchen Confidential - takes place in a fancy New York restaurant.

The Loop - (pictured above) Starring Philip Baker Hall and Bret Harrison as a Chicago-based airline's youngest executive.

New Car Smell - Is set at a Las Vegas car dealership starring Brooke Shields. (What, didn't anyone learn anything from Suddenly Susan???)

Queen B - Stars Alicia Silverstone as a high-achieving trend forecaster. (is this the thin Alicia or the fat one)

From NBC:
All In - Janeane Garofalo is a single-mom poker champ. (god- no more poker on TV, please!!)

Dante - Is about an NFL star and his 3-foot-tall Uncle Goldy. (Didn't Pedro Martinez do this in Boston last year?)

Lies and the Wives We Tell Them To - A series focusing on four couples whose "innocent fibs" cause major ripples. (major ripples in what?)

Notorious - stars Tori Spelling in a fictionalized version of her life. (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...)

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