When: Sunday, 8:30 PM EST
Who: Aldis Hodge, Tia Mowry, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez
Where: The CW Television Network
I know what most of you are thinking. If you're like me, you thought, "What the hell is CW?" Honestly, I didn't know myself. It's a new network set to launch this year. According to wikipedia, it will feature a blend of shows from UPN and the WB. Think 'the Fresh Prince of Bel Air" meets "7th Heaven." I believe that is exactly what Dante described as the third ring of hell in Inferno.
The good news is it means both the WB and UPN will cease independent operations. We've eliminated two crappy stations and replaced them with one crappy station. Eh, you can't win them all. I'll chalk this one up as a minor battle won in an unwinnable war. Anyway, back to the show itself...
It's a spinoff of another UPN show I've never heard of called "Girlfriends." It features characters that are all married to professional football players. I've pulled this excerpt from AOL's review to give you an idea of just how bad this show is really going to be:
Who the HELL is the target audience here? Is anyone really interested in wives of NFL players? I think it implies she's got to do some slutty things to take care of her man. It worked in "Sex in the City" because there were balancing characters. I doubt lightning will strike twice. This is going to turn off 90% of the female audience. The male audience will be watching football on ESPN right now, so they aren't even a viable target.
And I use the word 'talent' lightly. All of them were in "Girlfriends," and all of them have about 12 projects each going this fall, which shows you how much time they are putting into making this show a winner. Some of them are in multiple sitcoms. Throw enough shit on the wall, SOMETHING is bound to stick, right?
Projected Watchability Rating:
Women: 1 out of 10
Men: 0 out of 10
Projected Longevity of the Show:
Ordinarily, I'd say 'pulled mid-season,' but this is a UPN/WB lovechild. It'll make it through one for certain. Hell, they might squeeze three years out of the thing.