February 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm #269227
I was just curious after reading an article elsewhere, which show do you think is deserving/ in need of this coveted time slot?
Old favorites? New… well, newbies? Attempted redemption for a not-so-hot series?
Discuss!February 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm #269229
NBC really should’ve taken advantage of this timeslot to boost their comedy profile instead of gaining addictional traction for the already popular The Voice. Think about how well an hour-long sports themed episode of 30 Rock or Parks and Rec would’ve killed it in that slot.
Fox should use the slot next year to boost the profiles of Raising Hope or The Mindy Project, or maybe to launch Seth MacFarlane’s Flintstones reboot.February 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm #269230
As awesome as a post-Super Bowl Parks and Rec episode would be I think it would be a waste for NBC to do this. There was no permanent boost for The Office. If it didn’t work for them it likely would have done nothing for any of their other current comedies.February 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm #269231
Er, it’s Fox’s turn to show the Super Bowl in 2014.
Here’s what Fox has aired in the time slot in the past:
1997 – The X Files (normally on Fridays back then)
1999 – Family Guy premiere; The Simpsons
2002 – hour-long Malcolm in the Middle
2005 – The Simpsons; American Dad premiere
2008 – House
2011 – Glee
Based on what Fox has now, I would guess an hour-long New Girl. Maybe if Fox wants to replace The Cleveland Show or American Dad with another animated show, they could air that show’s premiere along with either a Simpsons or Family Guy Super Bowl-themed episode.February 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm #269232
Hmmm… I don’t think FOX would pick “GLEE” again, that wasn’t well-received, and I’m not sure “New Girl” is a good-fit either. Honestly my gut is they’d go with something gritty like “The Following” should that last through next year. Maybe they’ll go with a newer show, something not on the air already. But honestly they should go with something big like “American Idol”.February 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm #269233
Hmmm… I don’t think FOX would pick “GLEE” again, that wasn’t well-received, and I’m not sure “New Girl” is a good-fit either. Honestly my gut is they’d go with something gritty like “The Following” should that last through next year. Maybe they’ll go with a newer show, something not on the air already. But honestly they should go with something big like “American Idol”.
I doubt they would pick Glee again as well – unless they decide to rebrand it as NYADA (or even split it into two shows) and air the NYADA show. Even then, it’s highly unlikely, as it would be the same characters in two consecutive post-SB shows.
I don’t see Idol getting it, unless it’s some sort of concert show featuring as many stars who got their start on the show as they can. Idol would still be in the audition rounds, and there just isn’t a way to make those special enough for a post-SB spot; on top of that, I doubt Fox would want anything longer than an hour.
My #2 choice is Bones, since it would be Fox’s longest running drama. There’s no rule that says it has to be celebrity-filled or over-the-top; I didn’t think the post-SB House that Fox aired in 2008 was particularly special, other than the fact that the “victim of the week” happened to be stuck at the South Pole.
If Fox wants one of the animated shows involved, they have to let them know by the end of March in order to have enough time to write, record, and animate the episode; right now, my #3 choice is either a Family Guy hour-long episode or a FG/Cleveland Show crossover, especially if they want to use it as an opportunity to end The Cleveland Show and move Cleveland back to FG.