|SHOW ||STARS ||PREMISE ||SEE ALSO ||TYPICAL JOKE ||WHY WATCH |
"Knights of Prosperity"
|Donal Logue ||A gaggle of losers decide to rob celebrities in order to find their big dreams. ||"My Name Is Earl" meets "The Tao of Steve" ||"You know what is my favorite part of a woman? The vagina!" ||Not sure |
|Jason Ritter, Andrea Anders ||A bunch of losers who graduated from third grade together unite. ||Quirkier, more desperate "Friends" ||"Aw, she brought her dad." "Husband, her dad’s younger." ||No real reason |
|John Sloan, Lex Medlin, Beth Lacke ||Loser whose girlfriend dumps him moves in with a stranger who drinks martinis at 4 p.m. every afternoon. ||Edgy, slightly delinquent, slightly older "Friends" in Chicago ||"I am efficient, experienced, and an asset to any organization." |
"I can see your balls."
|Written by husband-wife team behind "That ’70s Show." |
|ABC’s "Help Me Help You" ||Ted Danson, Jere Burns ||A bunch of dysfunctional losers in group therapy, led by a dysfunctional loser of a therapist ||A group therapy version of "Significant Others"… with Ted Danson! ||"I’m confused. We met through J-Date but you’re not Jewish." |
"No, I just find Jewish guys to be less threatening because I’m not attracted to them."
|Lots of harsh therapy jokes; Ted Danson is a natural at the dysfunctional loser thing. |
|Fox’s "The Winner" ||Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Julie Hagerty, Lenny Clarke ||Loser with obsessive-compulsive tics lives with his parents, hangs out with kid next door. ||"Get a Life" but with Rob Corddry instead of Chris Elliott ||"Irene, this is madness. We can’t let this go on anymore. Anne Frank got more fresh air!" ||To witness Rob Corddry in his first laughter-free environment. |
|Tia Mowry, Brittany Daniel, Wendy Raquel Robinson ||Girlfriends, wives and mothers of professional football players trade quips, share tips. ||"Girlfriends" meets "Coach" meets "Sex and the City" ||"Don’t you even think about her, because she look like her syphilis got the syphilis." ||Fun premise, lots of enjoyable bitchiness to savor. |
|NBC’s "Twenty Good Years" ||Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow ||Two old friends with clashing personalities move in together, aim to get a little crazy in their golden years. ||"The Odd Couple" meets "Grumpy Old Men" ||"You tiptoe through life like it’s a field of cow pies!""Yes, and I’ve avoided all the pies." ||It’s the one show about people over 50; Tambor and Lithgow are great. |
|ABC’s "Ugly Betty" ||America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, Eric Mabius ||An ugly duckling with a heart of gold and no fashion sense gets hired to work for a prominent fashion magazine. ||Adaptation of a popular Colombian telenovela ||"Can you believe that assistant? This is ‘Mode’ not ‘Dog Fancy’!" ||Unusual, campy style, solid lovable-underdog story. |
|ABC’s "Big Day" ||Marla Sokoloff, Josh Cooke, Wendie Malick ||A zany, mishap-filled wedding day, spread out over the course of an entire season. ||"Meet the Parents" meets "24" ||"You’ve had it out for Caesar salad since day one. What is so wrong with Caesar salad?" ||If you’re pathologically wedding-obsessed, you might like this, otherwise stay away. |
|Fox’s "Til Death" ||Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher, ||Happy young newlyweds move in next door to middle-aged couple married for over two decades, inciting marital crisis. ||Grim jokes about marriage, marriage, marriage and marriage. ||"Marriage isn’t about fun. Marriage is more about having someone to drive you to the hospital for your operations." ||Brad Garrett and grim marriage jokes go hand in hand like newlyweds and disillusionment. |
|ABC’s "Notes From the Underbelly" ||Jennifer Westfeldt, Peter Cambor, Rachel Harris ||Married couple gets pregnant and immediately starts freaking out about how much their lives are going to change. ||Grim jokes about babies, babies, babies and babies. ||"How come once you push out a kid that’s all you can talk about?" ||Housebound, harried new parents might enjoy it. |
|NBC’s "30 Rock" ||Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, Rachel Dratch ||“SNL”-style comedy called "The Girly Show" is flailing, needs shot in the arm from mentally unstable comedy star. ||Just like "Saturday Night Live" but you don’t have to watch the crappy skits. Instead, you get to see how they got to be so crappy! || "I ain’t doin’ it unless I can do it my way. I want it to be raw, HBO-style content." "Well, it’s not HBO, it’s TV…" ||Smart, funny script, great premise, and Alec Baldwin is fantastic. |