We’ve seen so many shows come and go. Sometimes we called it before the first episode and other times we just place our bet on the wrong horse (R.I.P. Hellcats). This fall season we have our picks for shows we are pretty sure will be cancelled. If we’re wrong, we’ll admit it (the TVDM crew is nothing if not humble). But if we’re not, we’ll celebrate just how right we were all along (but not that humble).
11 New Shows That Will Probably Fail (in no particular order)
Revenge – ABC
The Playboy Club – NBC
I Hate My Teenage Daughter – Fox
The River – ABC
Whitney – NBC
Pan Am – ABC
Re-Modeled – The CW
How To Be a Gentleman – CBS
Charlie’s Angels – ABC
Apartment 23 – ABC
Awake – NBC
Work It –ABC
Voted Most Likely to Fail by Will…”Work It”
Brita has a filtration system, right? It helps keep all the disgusting and harmful content from our (most needed resource) water. I feel as though network television heads needed to install a similar system before this upcoming fall season to protect our (second most needed resource) TV. I know that network executives are always in search of “The Next Big Thing” but what person on the right side of sanity would give Work It the green light?!
We have two friends struggling with unemployment and after discussing options over drinks in a bar – which is exactly where this show should have ended – decide that dressing up as women will help them get back into the workforce. Searching for typographical errors yet? Well there are none.
Living a double-life has never been so idiotic in my book. Do it for something sexy like hiding from a homicidal past as a mob hit-man or because you just so happen to be Superman, ya know? I can just hear the stale jokes from recycled plot lines now. It would be fine on a segment for a weekly sketch show but thinking that this could survive an entire season is outright foolish.
Poor Amaury Nolasco, I guess times really are tough when you break out of prison…
Voted Most Likely to Fail by Nicole…”Charlie’s Angels”
Charlie’s Angels (the original series) ran for five years and was revamped as three equally decent (just decent, not great or horrible) movies. The most memorable of these Angels were hands down Farah Fawcett (her character only had a significant role for one reason) and Jacyln Smith (her character was the only Angel that was on every season of the series). ABC has decided to reboot the series for its fall 2011 lineup and it couldn’t look more boring.
The actresses are all gorgeous in their own ways, but when compared to the TV/movie Angels we’ve already seen, they seem…lackluster. You can tell from the previews that ABC wants this show to come off as exciting, but they aren’t generating much of a buzz. The formula is basically the same and the only twist is that these three Angels have “seedy” backgrounds. Is that enough for today’s audience? Doubtful. Viewers expect a lot from their dramas and what TV execs should know by now is that we also require more than a franchise name to peek our interest.
Maybe the grrrl-power appreciators and fans of the Charlie’s Angels franchise will be enough to push this show through a few episodes. But in reality….probably not.