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Old October 18 2013, 08:57 PM   #31
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Re: The MIchael J. Fox Show

Mork and Mindy was cancelled in 1982 as Family ties was beginning.

Robin and Michael will always have work if they want it.

It's the minor cast you should feel sorry for.
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Old October 18 2013, 10:04 PM   #32
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A crossover could work... in my dreams.

Have Robin Williams' advertising studio make a campaign for the return of Mike to the TV studio... But it would never happen as they're on different networks.
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Old October 18 2013, 11:12 PM   #33
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The Crazy Ones got a full season order.

Not sure on TMJFS yet.
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Old October 18 2013, 11:44 PM   #34
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The Michael J Fox Show had a full season order already when it was first announced. It has some time to fix its problems. I am a HUGE fan of MJF and even I will admitt it needs to be reworked. Of course besides the quality it does not help that overall NBC's ratings are horrible. Robin Williams show no doubt gets a little boost from adverting during CBS other series. Which people actually watch.
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Old October 19 2013, 12:18 AM   #35
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Yeah, they banked it on Fox alone. From what I've heard, when it was being shopped around, NBC bid on it sight unseen due to his name.
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Old October 19 2013, 04:13 PM   #36
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I feel like The Crazy Ones was poorly advertised before the premiere. The commercials made it seem like a heart-warming father/daughter in their advertising business drama. I avoided it for this reason, because I'm not usually a fan of the law firm/advertising firm type shows. So it surprises me to hear that it's actually a half hour comedy!
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Old October 20 2013, 12:38 PM   #37
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What ads were you seeing? I saw endless ads of Robin Williams singing a song to Kelly Clarkson about special sauce exploding all over his face
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Old October 20 2013, 01:27 PM   #38
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"Secret sauce *pfft!* come again *pfft!*"
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Old October 20 2013, 02:42 PM   #39
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I checked out The Crazy Ones. Most pleased to discover it has Sarah Michelle Gellar in it, and I enjoyed what I saw so far. It has potential it is not yet achieving though.

Historically I have always disliked Robin Williams, apart from The Fisher King. I'm kind of disappointed to find his new show is much better than MJF's. He could still do with toning down the clown act though.
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Old October 20 2013, 06:55 PM   #40
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I watched the first two episodes and didn't feel the need to watch anymore. I can see where it has potential, but not enough for me to watch until (or if) it gets better. As others have said, the sister is extremely annoying, and I don't care for the older son as well.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:27 PM   #41
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Pingfaaaaaarrrrggghh wrote: View Post
I checked out The Crazy Ones. Most pleased to discover it has Sarah Michelle Gellar in it, and I enjoyed what I saw so far. It has potential it is not yet achieving though.

Historically I have always disliked Robin Williams, apart from The Fisher King. I'm kind of disappointed to find his new show is much better than MJF's. He could still do with toning down the clown act though.

Heh, I think many were expecting his show to be terrible and surprised to see it's actually pretty good, so you're not alone. I do agree though that he could tone it down a little. The episode when they were in the car together was a bit much.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:39 PM   #42
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Pingfaaaaaarrrrggghh wrote: View Post

Historically I have always disliked Robin Williams, apart from The Fisher King. I'm kind of disappointed to find his new show is much better than MJF's.
Williams' show is written/created by David E. Kelley, one of the best in the medium's history

Fox's show is created by the minds behind "Friends with Benefits" and a handful of "Cougar Town" episodes

Williams is on record as having signed onto the show for a paycheck but at least he was smart enough to get that paycheck from a guy who has a singular track record of putting out good shows and writing good roles for talented actors.

Why Fox, who has successfully worked with writers like Kelley and Aaron Sorkin over the past few year, relegated himself to a couple of B listers for his new show is beyond me.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:44 PM   #43
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Michael would have cost a lot. They had to save money somewhere. And really, if they had Michael, in theory he could just be reading the phone book.
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Old October 20 2013, 08:25 PM   #44
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The theory that a big name or beloved actor can carry a poorly written show is belied by the failures of shows starring Kelsey Grammar ("Hank," "Back to You"), Matthew Perry ("Go on," "Mr Sunshine") and 3/4 of the "Seinfeld" stars ("the Michael Richards Show," "Bob Patterson" and "Watching Ellie").
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Old October 20 2013, 08:49 PM   #45
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The theory exists, I assumed from my tone through out this thread that my subtext was obvious that this theory was bullshit.

I remember at the age of 6, being angry when Bo and Luke Duke came back, because Coy and Vance Duke were really getting into their stride.

Lets see your list.

"Hank," - Bailed after one episode.

"Back to You" - They tell me that this was too top heavy, it cost too much to make for the ratings it was getting.

"Go on," - This one I liked.

"Mr Sunshine" - Construction wise it was a mess. They did not know what story they wanted to tell, but there were some nice episodes.

the Michael Richards Show - Never saw.

Bob Patterson - My eyes glazed over. Instinct took charge and I changed the channel. I think it was becuase he was fat. It just looked wrong. Almost like he hulked out. These days not only is he back to Seinfeld weight, but he has hair.

"Watching Ellie" - I think I liked this. It always ended with a musical number.
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