This series is dedicated to new shows coming this fall. I'll cover a show a day for the next month.
When: Mondays, 8:00 PM EST
Who: Jason Ritter, Andrea Anders, Lizzy Caplan, Sean Maguire
You know how much you love going to reunions?
"What the hell are you talking about, Ben? Why would I want to see people I haven't seen in 10 years? I didn't like them enough to keep in touch then, why would I want to see them now?"
Anyway, here's an excerpt from IMDB.com that just about sums up why no one will watch this show this fall:
"For an anniversary gift for his girlfriend Joan, Ethan gives her a surprise party with a few members of their third grade class...Every thing has change and new friendships a formed when the class reunites...The "class clown" still lives at home and starts going out with the "beautiful girl next door." The unpopular nerd is now going out with the girl who barley noticed him in school. In addition, a woman finds out that her high school crush is now gay...A whole lot more happens when this class reunites and starts new friendships."
Wow! Who approved this puke, and where do I apply for his job when he gets shit-canned this spring? Nice going, doorknob.
When browsing through, I noticed that the star is none other than John Ritter's son, Jason. I (briefly) looked forward to it not because Jason is at all talented, but I like just about anything that reminds me of John.
Then I remembered that I thought I loved anything that reminded me of John Belushi, until I saw anything that involved Jim Belushi. (See: K-9, K-911, K-9: P.I., Mr. Destiny, Joe Somebody, "According to Jim").
Lizzy Caplan was in a few episodes of Freaks & Geeks, which has a special place in my memory, so I'm electing not to trash her. Nobody else was in anything worth mentioning.
Women: 0 out of 10
Men: 0 out of 10
The good news is that one of the creators was an executive producer of "Friends." That explains how this ever made it to fruition (but you can kiss any leeway you had from your track record, and your career good-bye after this one, buddy).
The bad news is the co-creator wrote for "Mad About You." Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt sure were funny!
And what I mean by "funny" is "absolutely, utterly, and depressingly not funny."
If there was ever a lock for "pulled after four episodes," this is it. They might give the Chevy Chase Show a run for its money.
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