May 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm #244572
The television networks just announced their new shows for the 2012-2013 Television Season. And while there were alot of shows picked up, some shows that were starring big named actors/actresses were not. Which of the pilot listed would you have wanted to see the most?May 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm #244574
definitely martin lawrence, i think this pilot could have been decent and it would have performed well.May 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm #244575
“Friday Night Dinner”. It sounded really promising.May 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm #244576
I’m surprised that they didn’t go with “Friday Night Dinner”. Considering it had both Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub.
I suppose Eva Longoria’s name attached to “Devious Maids” wasn’t enough for ABC to pick up Marc Cherry’s latest effort.May 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm #244577
Guilty with Cuba Gooding Jr. I was really looking forward to watching it. But there is a chance it still will be picked up according to some articles out there.May 21, 2012 at 3:23 am #244578
Downwardly Mobile. I can’t believe this was passed up for the current crop of comedies on NBC. None of them sound remotely intriguing and it looks like the concept of Downwardly Mobile might have brought in a different audience for the network – one that is desperately needed.May 21, 2012 at 5:10 am #244579
People, especially Roseanne fans, would either love or hate seeing two lead stars from the previous hit show together again on Downwardly Mobile. It could ruin all the good memories they have of Roseanne, the same way The Nanny fans didn’t like seeing Charles Shaughnessy playing Fran Drescher’s ex-husband on Living With Fran, not that it was a good show to begin with.
Devious Maids was given permission to start making staff offers on May 1, so it came as a bit of a surprise when the show didn’t get picked up. If the show was picked up, it could take advantage of whatever’s left of The Help buzz. I heard the reactions to the pilot was conflicting. And it seems ABC has more faith in greenlighted-straight-to-series Mistresses. Marc Cherry wanted the show to be all about Latina maids, which could come off as a stereotype, and on the surface the four leads weren’t as interesting and distinctive as the four housewives. Plus Devious Maids might have suffered from having too may characters since it also had to deal with employers and their storylines, which from what I read was more fun than the maids’ themselves.May 21, 2012 at 8:06 am #244580
I would have liked seeing Kirstie Alley have a go at another sitcom, and reuniting with Rhea Perlman even better.May 21, 2012 at 9:00 am #244581
The biggest one I’m suprised about is Downwardly Mobile. I think any other network would have jumped at another Roseanne sitcom, especially when it was about a white-trash woman, much like Roseanne was, and that was one of the biggest sitcoms of the 80’s and 90’s. It just proves that the executives at NBC do not deserve to run a network!!! I’m sure they passed up what was comedy gold!!!