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Old May 12 2011, 06:42 PM   #61
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Re: Breaking In - New FOX Comedy - Christian Slater, Bret Harrison

I still haven't seen the most recent episode, but regardless of its quality, FOX made a reasonable call. Breaking In was not holding the American Idol lead-in.
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Old May 12 2011, 08:17 PM   #62
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^I think that was just a case of wrong demographic. Grandmothers watching Idol are not going to get the humor of Breaking In. They didn't give it enough time to find it's feet. It also takes time for a show to build an audience. Especially one like this that has to build by word of mouth.

Well, hopefully we will get to see all of the episodes they did film.
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Old May 12 2011, 08:28 PM   #63
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I think they're just flat-out losing the female demo, grandmothers, pre-teens, and all. They can't afford to have a show after Idol that doesn't hold onto that demo. Depending on when they debut, they might have good candidates for that timeslot in Alcatraz or Touch?
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Old May 12 2011, 09:03 PM   #64
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FOX is thinking of un-cancelling it???

Fox is in discussions with Breaking In producer Sony Pictures TV about possible ways to bring the show back next season, though no decision is expected to be made until after the upfronts last week.
They should keep it, just move it away from American Idol where it's wasting the lead-in. Beef up the shallow writing and get some clarity on the main character. He was supposed to be blackmailed into taking the job, but now he seems upset at the idea of losing the job.

It's okay if the character is evolving (which is the generous interpretation, it's probably just sloppiness), but him being blackmailed was part of the premise, so does this show have a new premise? Why do we care if some nerd keeps a job working for a weird creep?

And the romantic rivalry between him and Dutch is never going to work because Dutch is not being written douchey enough. But for Dutch to be douchey would wreck a character who is working okay now. Keep Dutch the way he is, drop the romantic rivalry.
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Old May 12 2011, 09:04 PM   #65
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I hope they keep it. It is a great show.
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I'd hate to see that cast broken up - they just need to broaden the comedy (just basing everything around the security problem of the week is already wearing thin - more episodes should revolve around the foibles of the characters) and tighten some logic issues up (why does Cam care about working for insane Oz?)
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Old May 12 2011, 09:28 PM   #67
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There is definitely something there with Oz & Cam to explore...I really like Cash...I didn't like Melanie at first but the ep with her dad was great...Dutch is gold...MR just kills it.
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another great episode this week. dutch was great this week, and mellony is a hotty I hope they keep this show totally.
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Old May 14 2011, 03:34 AM   #69
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I foresee Slater either going back to movies or maybe he'll end up on a USA show like White Collar if that's still even on.
I think Christian Slater knows where his film career stands after Hollow Man 2 and and an Uwe Boll movie.
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Old May 14 2011, 04:07 AM   #70
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FOX will give Breaking In a try out on Tues night, with other comedies. My bet is that the ratings don't fall, thus proving that it does have its own following and wasn't coasting on Idol's coattails.
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Old May 14 2011, 04:20 AM   #71
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^Yes, because changing the airtime/date for one episode does such great things for ratings on a show. This is just a way for them to tweek the numbers and say "see? we told you the ratings weren't high enough!"
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Old May 14 2011, 09:36 AM   #72
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I really hope Michael Rosenbaum has more than 2 modes of acting at his disposal. The villainous and yet brilliant portrayal of Lex Luthor and then the total opposite side of the spectrum this doofus Dutch character.
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Old May 14 2011, 01:27 PM   #73
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I really don't see why people love Christian Slater in this at all. He's the only thing that lessens my enjoyment of the show. I'd rather see just about any other actor in that role. He comes across as an obtuse ass, and not in the good, fun, antagonist kind of way. Just a fucking asshole.
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Old May 14 2011, 06:01 PM   #74
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^I'm waiting for him to drag out his old "Jack Nicholson" method of acting that he used in the 80's.
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FOX will give Breaking In a try out on Tues night, with other comedies. My bet is that the ratings don't fall, thus proving that it does have its own following and wasn't coasting on Idol's coattails.
If it was an hour long they could maybe pair it with Fringe seeing as Breaking In tries so hard (too hard?) to appeal to the genre crowd.
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