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June 02, 2010

New Summer & Fall 2010 Shows: FOX


Bob's Burgers, Fall, Midseason, Sundays at 8:30
What It Is: A cartoon about Bob and his burger joint.
Snap Judgment: I am even less interested in FOX's Sunday night cartoons than I am in reality shows, which is saying a lot.
Verdict: Pass

The Good Guys, Summer, Mondays at 9
This one has actually started - you can watch the pilot here.
What It Is: Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks are mismatched Dallas cops. Hilarity ensues.
Snap Judgment: Hilarity really does ensue. I can't really be at all neutral about this one, considering my Atlantic article and my fan site.
Verdict: Yes, please watch it.


What It Is: "A provocative soap set against the backdrop of big Texas oil." There's a con man with two families, and other soapy things.
Snap Judgment: More Texas, for those keeping score. This could either be really good or completely ridiculous, or maybe both. Too early to say.
Verdict: Worth a watch.

MasterChef, Summer, Tuesdays at 9
What It Is: Amateur chefs compete while being trained, I guess, by Gordon Ramsay.
Snap Judgment: Meh. Another cooking reality show.
Verdict: Pass

Mixed Signals, Spring, Tuesdays at 9:30

What It Is: A sitcom! About friends! Trying to balance love and friendship! I AM SHOCKED.
Snap Judgment: The promo was almost impressively unfunny, and not even the presence of Colin from Love, Actually can make me want to watch this.
Verdict: No thanks.

Raising Hope, Fall, Tuesdays at 9

What It Is: A totally unprepared young man finds out he has a baby and moves her into the home of his wacky, dysfunctional family.
Snap Judgment: I expected to hate this, but the promo was slightly endearing. Probably not enough to make me watch, though.
Verdict: Meh.

Ride-Along, January, Mondays at 9

What It Is: More cops! These ones are in Chicago.
Snap Judgment: It looks like there's enough politics and interpersonal stuff going on here to keep me interested. And there's an alderman! But there are a lot of cop shows. Off the top of my head, I'd put this one above the Detroit one but below the Selleck one.
Verdict: I'll try an episode or two.

Running Wilde, Fall, Tuesdays at 9:30

What It Is: A rich playboy tries to win back his childhood sweetheart, the housekeeper's daughter, who is now a humanitarian with a mute daughter.
Snap Judgment: I really wanted this to be good, because I have a soft spot for the childhood sweetheart thing and the rich playboy with a heart of gold thing. But the promo wasn't particularly interesting or funny. I may give it a try anyway, just in case.
Verdict: I'll probably try an episode.

Terra Nova, Midseason?
What It Is: In 2149, the planet is dying, and scientists open a portal to prehistoric Earth to try to save the human race by sending settlers back in time. Or something.
Snap Judgment: I kept telling this one to friends like a joke. "Did you hear the one about Steven Spielberg, Brannon Braga, and people from Avatar making a dinosaur show set in the future? No, really, they're doing that." It sounds completely ridiculous, but it's a sci-fi show on network TV, so I'll probably give it a try. If they manage to cast anyone good, that could help.
Verdict: I'll try it, but I'm pretty much expecting a mess.

Posted by Kat at June 2, 2010 11:00 AM
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