Even though Uncle Buck did better in the ratings than some of ABC’s other shows like The Real O’Neals, the network decided to cancel the summer sitcom. The show’s star James Lesure broke the news on Twitter this morning, hours after the season, now series, finale aired.
I think they made a huge mistake because the remake based on the John Hughes’ film, was actually really well done and funny. Much stronger than O’Neals, Black-ish and Modern Family. They would’ve been better off keeping it as a back up for the midseason because they are going to need it when O’Neals and Downward Dog fail.
Maybe Freeform, Aspire, BET or TV One will consider saving this show. I doubt they will, but this fan is hoping they consider it.
UPDATE: While the news is gloomy over at ABC, TNT and TBS had some sunny news for their viewers. TNT renewed Animal Kingdom for a second season, and TBS picked up both of their sitcoms Angela Tribeca and Wrecked. While I still miss Sullivan & Son, Ground Floor and Clipped, I am happy that TBS is is keeping those comedies on their lineup. They are not as good as the other three, but they are definitely entertaining.
Out of all the pilots that the networks sent out thus far, I found that ABC has the best new drama, Designated Survivor, and the best new comedy, Speechless. I was totally expecting to hate the sitcom but I liked it so much that I watched it twice in a row.
When it comes to rest of their lineup, it is status quo. Although, the Tuesday night comedies might have little problem in the ratings because they are debuting in mid-October.
Monday, September 12
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 23 premiere)
Tuesday, September 20
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars Results Show”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Season 4 premiere)
Back in 1989, John Candy starred in the movie Uncle Buck, and now 25 years later Mike Epps is stepping into the role tonight at 9p on ABC.
Alexis (Nia Long) and Will (James Lesure) are workaholic parents, who are going on a work related vacation to get away from their kids. Only problem is their nanny quit and they have no one take care of teen Tia (Iman Benson), preteen Miles (Sayeed Shahidi) and the cute but trouble Maizy. Will suggests that his out of work irresponsible brother takes care of them and Alexis (Aalyrah Caldwell) says no. That is until they really can’t find anyone else to do it.
Alexis should’ve stuck with her instincts because he is the worst babysitter through an adult’s eyes, but an awesome one to the kids. How bad will he mess it up? Really bad, but the kids seem to like him. Now he is staying on as their nanny, and I am not sure who will be raising who in the coming weeks. What I do know is, I was surprised by how much I laughed during the two episodes that I saw.
If you are looking for a family comedy that is a comedy, then you are going to love Uncle Buck as much as I do.
Then at 10p over on TBS, Wrecked comes crashing down to our TVs.
Are you like me and wish you could have a do over with Lost because you are still pissed about how the show ended? Well Wrecked is the answer to that call. It is a parody of the drama, and it might even better than the original. That’s because it never takes itself seriously, something the show it is based on did.
I had a lot of fun guessing who was and who and then having flashbacks to different scenes from the original show. Once you get past all of the Lost comparisons (you will) then you start to enjoy this hilarious show about a bunch of people who survived a plane crash and are now deserted on an Island.
Actually Wrecked is Lost meets Gilligan’s Island, and let’s be honest we have been craving that combo our whole live. We just didn’t know it until Wrecked.
So tune in for a show that will make you laugh and reminisce at the same time!
It has not been a good few months for ABC. First, their Head of Entertainment was replaced midseason. Then they announced that Michael Strahan was leaving Live with Kelly and Michael to join Good Morning America, and his co-host was blindsided by the news. Kelly Ripa was so upset about it that she went on strike for a week. Finally, ABC announced that they were not renewing Stana Katic’s contract, and there were a lot of rumors that her co-star Nathan Fillion and her did not get along. Fans took the internet and let it be known they would not watch the show without her. ABC did the only thing they could do, they cancelled the procedural in the 19th hour.
Just when it seemed like their troubles were over, comes an interview that was heard all over the World Wide Web today. The Real O’Neal’s Noah Galvin, who plays a recently out teen in a very Catholic world on the sitcom, sat down with Vulture and was brutally honest with them. He said that David Blaine “turned out to be the weirdest f*cking dude.” Told fans who Tweet him their problems, “I don’t have time to be your f*cking soothsayer.” On Colton Haynes recently coming out in 3 page Entertainment Weekly article, “That’s not coming out. That’s fucking pussy bullshit.” He said that Eric Stonestreet is “playing a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype on Modern Family.” He talked about a guest star, who he says flirted with him so he asked the unknown actor if he was Gay. Galvin’s reaction to the actor telling him he didn’t know, “I’m more like, go with the flow. And I was like, Shut the f*ck up. Get out of my face with your wishy-washy bullsh!t answer. You’re a f*cking f@ggot. Like, I know you are. You know you are. Stop beating around the bush. Just go make out with me in my dressing room.” There is so much more.
One element was so slanderous, that Galvin issued its own apology for his comments and Vulture pulled the quote.
They say that there is no such thing as bad press, but this is a case where it is bad, very very bad. Here is an actor that no one knows, on a show that barely anyone watches and he p!ssed off all the wrong people. ABC now has 3 months to right his wrongs, but it wasn’t a headache they needed or wanted after all the other ones they have been going through.
Plus, they still have to make The View better, find a co-host for Kelly, figure out how to do better in the ratings and keep Shonda Rhimes happy. All of this controversial stuff going on and she is not part or it. She is slipping, where are Isaiah Washington, Katherine Heigl and Columbus Short when she really needs them? What’s next a Dancing with the Stars scandal? Maybe one for The Bachelor?
You know what? ABC needs to not only worry about their ratings, they also have to worry about their employees. Both seem to need a lot of work. Although they do have the best new drama of the Fall.
ABC’s fall lineup is something to laugh about because they are adding another hour of comedy to their schedule. And a few years ago, people said comedy was dead. Guess they were wrong..
Missing from the Fall is Scandal, and you can thank Kerry Washington’s baby for that. Well at least partially. The must-see Shonda Thursday is dead for the Fall, but could be back in the midseason. Therefore, you Shondaholics can breath a little easier.
I am hoping that fans of The Middle will find it on Tuesday. I get why they did it, but it has been a Wednesday staple since it started. I also hope that The Goldbergs can launch Wednesdays, which I am sure it will be able to do.
Seriously, I am happy that comedies are coming back because we all need to laugh a lot more.
8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Conviction”
8:00 p.m. “The Middle” (new day/time)
8:30 p.m. “American Housewife”
9:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (new time)
9:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (new time)
10:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (new time)
Maybe it is because the show is called Last Man Standing, but ABC seems to like to renew this one last almost every year. In fact, Tim Allen broke the news on Twitter at 10:58pm that it would be back for a sixth season, hours after all the other shows on the network received their fates.
Hopefully his oldest daughter on the show saw his Tweet because earlier in the day, while all the other shows were finding out their futures, Amanda Fuller said on Twitter, “And how ridiculous is it that I’m am scrolling Twitter to found out our fate right now?!” Welcome to the year 2016, that is how actors find out if they will have a job in a few months or not.
When it comes to the renewal, I am so happy about it. This show gets better with age, and one of the rare comedies that looks at all sides of political story. That and it always makes laugh.
It is so hot that Alec Baldwin just got a chubby over it. That’s because ABC is bringing back Match Game and he is hosting it. According to Vulture, the 10 1-hour episodes will air this summer at 10p after Celebrity Family Feud and $10,000 Pyramid hosted by Michael Strahan. The only thing ABC is missing is Hollywood Squares at 7p and then it would be a ’70s game show fan’s wet dream.
Actually I really like that we are getting a full night of game shows, and I hope that the networks will consider doing it in the regular season too. Lord knows that it will do better than what they have now for the most part.
UPDATE: ABC just confirmed the news about Match Game returning on June 26th. In the press release, they reveal that Baldwin is foregoing his salary. Why? He says that, “Hilaria and I are thrilled to donate this fee to arts related charities. And we look forward to having a lot of fun.” Normally, I don’t like him, but this one little notion completely changed my opinion of him. I wish more celebrities who don’t need the money would do things like this. Don’t you?
First Busta Rhymes put on his dreads for the ’90s bases Fresh Off the Boat and now Courtney Thorne-Smith is moving back in to her old haunt for the ABC sitcom. According to Entertainment Weekly, Smith is going to guest star on the Melrose Place themed episode, April 5th. No word if she will be reprising her role as Allison Parker, herself in 1996 or someone else. But since she hasn’t aged since the nighttime soap went off the air, I am going to assume she will once again be playing the girl next door who made her a household name.
Now that Rhymes and Smith are going back to the ’90s with FOTB and Weird Al Yankovic traveled back to the ’80s for The Goldbergs, I am hoping we see more of this next season. I normally hate stunt casting, but I love it on these shows.
Of Kings and Prophets was supposed to air Sundays at 10p in the fall, but ABC pulled it to rework the show. Eventually, the Alphabet network gave it a launch date and after two episodes, they canceled the low rated drama.
I am not surprised by the news because I shut the pilot off after 1 minute. I have never done that before, but after :60 seconds I knew this was not worth my time or anyone elses. Seems I was right.
Believe it or not this is only the third show that was pulled from the lineup this season without all of its filmed episodes airing. The other two are ABC’s Wicked City and CBS’s Angel From Hell.
ABC might’ve cancelled their President of Entertainment a few weeks ago, but they are sticking with a bunch of his show. Today, they picked up America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank and Quantico.
So what is missing? Castle, The Muppets, Agent Carter, Nashville, American Crime, Last Man Standing, Dr Ken and Galavant. Of those, I expect that the Friday night comedies will be back. There was a report that ABC’s big boss Ben Sherwood likes sitcoms taped in front of a live audience and those are the two shows that fit that requirement. That and they have also done well on Friday.
What shows are you happy that will be back? Which ones do you want them to bring back?