One of the things that we are thankful this year is that Fox decided to merge the animated world with a live-action one on Son of Zorn. Tonight at 8:30p on Fox, it is Thanksgiving and Zorn wants to spend it with his son (Johnny Pemberton), his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and her fiance’ (Tim Meadows). Only problem his ex-mother in law is also coming for dinner and she hates him. Edie tells Zorn to stay home, but he doesn’t listen. He accidentally serves his monster in law a poisonous cake and she dies. How he is going to get himself out of this one? You have to see it to believe it.
And you thought that Thanksgiving dinner was crazy.
Then at 9:30p, The Last Man on Earth reminds us, it as much about heart as it is humor.
Phil Miller (Will Forte) finds out that today is Lewis’ (Kenneth Choi) anniversary and Tandy wants to take him to Seattle to find out if maybe his husband survived the Virus. Lewis obviously doesn’t want to go with him, but Miller has his ways. The two drive all the way to Lewis’ house. Will he get a surprise when he gets there? Will the two enemies finally become friends after this road trip alone?
Back at their new digs, Carol (Kristen Schaal) asks Gail (Mary Steenburgen) to be her baby’s grandmother and she refuses. Since Carol is just like her husband, she has her way of convincing people to do what she wants. Then when Carol asks Gail to sign adoption papers to make it official, She refuses and that causes Carol to cry uncontrollably. Gail has her reasons and they will break your heart.
Tonight’s episode is the perfect mix of laughs and tears and no show does it better than The Last Man on Earth.
Thank you Will Forte this gem!
Fox announced their midseaon dates today and missing from the list is Pitch and Exorcist. Does that mean that Fox exorcised them? I would assume so. Also missing is the Prison Break revival, which I assume is going to the Summer.
When it comes to what is back, Bones moves to Tuesdays and MasterChef cooks things up on Thursdays. That clears things up for Fridays where the dying Rosewood and should’ve been dead Sleepy Hollow will go, but don’t tell anyone because no one will be watching.
Another question is what is going on with Son of Zorn? That we don’t know.
For the first time since Fox launched and has aired the Super Bowl, they are finally airing a program after the game that fans will tune in to see. On February 5th, 24: Legacy, the much anticipated followup series, will debut and I bet you it will keep most of the audience. Unlike when Fox aired The X-Files, Family Guy and The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons and American Dad, House, Glee, and New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It is definitely a much better choice than CBS’s decision last year of airing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
You have to know your audience and 24: Legacy is perfect for fans of the biggest game of the year. Everyone is full of testosterone (including women) after the football game and this action drama is a D!ck Flick on the small screen. Just like chips and dip, these two go hand in hand!
I went into The Rocky Horror Picture Show expecting to hate it, and the Fox production exceeded my expectations. Tim Curry and Meat Loaf have been on my To-Do list since I was kid, so this movie has a special place in my heart. Tonight at 8p, Fox broke my heart by destroying the classic cult film.
Instead of starting off with the infamous lips, we get a woman singing as she escorts people in to a movie theater. Those people are now supposed to be the audience that will represent the audiences that have been going to see the movie for decades at midnight on Friday nights.
If that was the only change, I would be OK, but it isn’t. Far from it. My iPod loves playing Dammit Janet and the version in this movie sounds different than the one I know. It isn’t only that. The pre-recorded tracks sound cheap and brassy, in fact all the tracks sounds that way and that it distracts from the telemovie.
If it was only the new arrangements that sounds bad and different, I would maybe forgive them, but it is also the acting and casting choices. The whole joke about Dr. Frank-N-Furter is he was a man poorly dressed as a woman, thus the song I am a Sweet Transvestite. Seeing Laverne Cox in the role, she looks like the woman she is and the joke and song are ruined. The rest of the cast also doesn’t get it and Adam Lambert’s death scene could not come soon enough.
Just like the ending of this reboot.
The original Rocky Horror was a great movie, and this is the community theater version of it that is playing in Dubuque, Iowa. And even their local reviewers can’t give it a good review.
Tonight at 9p on Fox, Pitch proves that it is an All-Star. The episode starts off with a fan created video voting for Ginny (Kylie Bunbury ), the first female baseball player, to play in the All-Star game. The fact that she has twice as many votes as any other player, make the decision easy for the Commissioner. Can she live up to the hype? To top it off we are getting to know her mom and how their conflict will affect how she pitches. Especially when her mother reveals a big secret to her daughter.
The episode is not only about her, Mike (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) knows his days as a baseball player are numbered and he is looking for his next job. Tonight he tries being a commentator, is it the right fit for him?
Pitch is getting stronger and stronger with each episode, so make sure to catch it tonight.