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T.G.I.F. – Ten Tanked TV Shows

I just found out that The Chicago Code was cancelled, and I’m pissed. Sure, Jennifer Beals might have floated a bit more cleavage than a Police Superintendent would do in real life, but the cast (led by Jason Clarke) was pretty strong, including the amazing Delroy Lindo as the oily, corrupt Alderman. Pacing was good and stories weaved well, like any Shawn Ryan project. But I guess we needed more space on the network for celebretard reality shows.

What else is new? Seems like when TV takes a chance, the American public is hesitant to accept it. But really, how do they know? And wouldn’t a loyal core audience not be more valuable than a flighty larger one that will only move along to the next carbon copy?

So enjoy your umpteenth Kardashian expose knowing these Ten Tanked TV Shows bit the dust.

(01) – Dark Blue – Sure, s bit sullen and somber, but good action.

(02) – Human Target – A mix of cartoon and drama. Jackie Earle Haley!

(03) – The Event – Sure, not official yet, but they killed the momentum.

(04) – Lights OutFX was the one with the quick hook here.

(05) – The Cape – Ludicrous, but that was the point.

(06) – Terriers – Like I said, not Shawn Ryan’s year. Brilliant show.

(07) – The Good Guys – Campy, broad comedy in a police setting.

(08) – Rubicon – Sorry for trying to make you think, people.

(09) – The Bridge – Jumped before it had a chance.

(10) – Running Wilde – Thankfully Will Arnett is on three other shows.

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Two Thirds Gone

Damn, time flies fast.

Can you believe that 2010 is already two-thirds gone?

I’m still bowled over by the sheer number of solid music releases and comedy albums in 2010. I haven’t even scraped the surface on many of the new films and the December release promos already have me hooked. And now the Fall television schedule is starting.

(What’s that famous line – keep ’em fat drunk and happy?)

I swore that this year would be the one where I had all my notes in order by Thanksgiving so I could prepare a reasoned and well researched list of the “best of” this and that without having to cram all night, washing down a turkey sandwich with a six-pack of Red Bull.

Not quite. But I do have quite a few of the likely suspects sequestered for additional listens, and a re-filing job on the DVDs leads me to note the ones I need to pull out on that Lost Weekend.

Ahh…but no hints. You’ll likely know some of the leaders just by browsing the last eight months of daily posts, but those contenders will be joined by a bigger group as the year starts to wind down. In other words, more New Album posts and less Blast From The Past. Hopefully, anyway.

At least the networks have learned that people come inside their houses after dark; shows like White Collar, Persons Unknown, The Closer, Rescue Me and Rubicon have sated the summer’s needs. And what else can be said about Louie, which might be the most daring and naked comedy to ever be shown on television? Louis C.K. is a genius.

So thanks for hanging every day. Happy September! Onwards and upwards

I'll be ready - I swear!

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