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Old January 8 2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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2011-12 pilot season

First sighting that I've noticed: ABC orders pilots for two unremarkable comedies.

Man Up, a half-hour single-camera series, is a unique look at what it takes to survive as a modern man, told through three best friends and the women in their lives.

Smothered centers on a couple who find themselves dealing with their two sets of parents whose only thing in common is that their children are married to each other. The couple's one-year-old brings the two opposing families together.
Blergh. But I've written network comedies off altogether, so it's not surprising that it continues to be dreck.

I'm sure more significant news will be forthcoming. Hopefully 2011-12 won't be as wretched as 2010-11 has been.

This is about the time of year when THR's pilot season blog starts ramping up. Nothing yet...
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Old January 8 2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like there's two shows right there to not bother with should they go to series.
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Old January 9 2011, 12:42 AM   #3
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Smothered centers on a couple who find themselves dealing with their two sets of parents whose only thing in common is that their children are married to each other.
Dharma & Greg!
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Old January 9 2011, 12:46 AM   #4
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I've learned not to judge comedies too harshly on their one sentence or even one paragraph descriptions as some of them sound really bad on paper but actually turn out being really funny. For example, when I read the descriptions of Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Arrested Development, I remembered thinking how stupid they sounded, and now they are three of my favorite shows.
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Old January 9 2011, 01:11 AM   #5
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However with the crap ABC seems to be making, it seems they just got lucky with the three good / decent comedies they have now.
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Old January 9 2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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You throw enough shit at a wall...
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Old January 9 2011, 03:22 PM   #7
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...The wall starts to smell really bad?
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Old January 9 2011, 04:37 PM   #8
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You throw enough shit at a wall...
Then you'd think NBC would have a few good show.
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Old January 9 2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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NBC has good shows, they just don't have successful shows.
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Old January 9 2011, 07:52 PM   #10
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Good one!
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Old January 9 2011, 08:36 PM   #11
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Chuck, Community, Parks & Recreation
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Old January 9 2011, 10:52 PM   #12
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Chuck has had a good run but it's creatively tapped out and running on fumes now. This really needs to be the last season and everyone can go on to something fresh and new.

I haven't seen the other two, but Community sounds like something I should catch up on someday.
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Old January 9 2011, 11:19 PM   #13
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Community is the best, and only good, show on NBC. The Halloween episode is the best thing on TV THIS SEASON.
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Old January 10 2011, 06:17 AM   #14
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Both Community and Parks and Recreation are great, I'd say.
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Old January 10 2011, 06:27 AM   #15
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Happened by Ben Browder's entry on IMDB today and noticed in his filmography a show called Naught for Hire. It also lists Jennifer Sky (Cleopatra 2525) and Chase Masterson in the cast. The tagline is "He's an analog guy in a digital world." And that's all there is to the entry. It's listed as "in production" with a date of 2011, so I wonder where it might show up and if it'll be any good. The tagline really doesn't give much to go on.
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