NBC had a great comedy with Undateable, but they just didn’t know how to promote it. They tried to by making it live, but then buried it on Fridays. The show just never had the support it needed. One season, it’s launched in the summer, then the next midseaon and finally the fall. People just didn’t know when to tune in because there was no consistency and no other strong sitcoms to pair it up with.
I am sure that everyone, who worked on the show, will land on their feet. I will just miss them. Someone give Bill Lawrence another show ASAP because he is the most caring Executive Producer out there who really cares about his show and the show’s fan. That and he knows humor!
Although, Lawrence just Tweeted that he will be shopping the show around and I pray someone buys it.
Undateable wasn’t the only show NBC broke up with today. They are no longer seeing Heartbeat, Crowded, Telenovela and Game of Silence. Heartbeat is their biggest loss of that bunch, another great show that was on the wrong network.
Talking about other networks. While ABC listened to the outraged fans and cancelled Castle after they lost one of the people who made up the show’s duo, Fox didn’t. Sleepy Hollow was renewed for a fourth season, even though the viewers were pissed that they killed off Nicole Beharie. That show, more than Castle, was built on the chemistry of the leads. Without that, the show will be deader than the Headless Horseman. I can’t wait to see how horrific the ratings will be for it.
Undateable is one of the smartest comedies on television, but how smart is the cast? Tonight at 10p, Rick Glassman, David Fynn, Ron Funches and Brent Morin test out their smarts on GSN’s Idiotest.
The four comedians will try their best to answer the clues that are given to them, while the host Ben Gleib tries to maintain control of his game show. Who has the harder task? The host obviously because these four funny men have a hard time trying to determine the obvious from the answer in questions like what in the picture has a 5 o’clock shadow or a which is the smallest hole they can get the pictured balloon through. The latter one leads to a hysterical joke from Gleib, thus helping them realize that this is his show and he’s the boss.
Why are stars of Undateable putting themselves through this Idiotest? It’s all for a good cause, the winning team will get to donate $10,000 to the charity of their choice. Glassman and Fynn are playing for the Red Cross and PATH: People Assisting the Homeless, and Funches and Morin are playing for Autism Speaks and Boys and Girls Club. Both teams and their charities are winners, just one is a bigger winner.
Tonight’s episode of Idiotest makes you use your brain two ways. The first is testing your wits as you try to guess which item in a photo answers the given question. Not everything is at it appears, so you really have to focus to determine the correct answer. The second one is allowing yourself to laugh for a half hour straight because that is what these 5 men accomplished. So be prepared for your brain and cheeks to hurt for a long time afterwards, and it is one of the few times where I say pain is a good thing.
Tune in Idiotest tonight to watch the cast of Undateable try to prove that they are not idiots and then keep tuning in every Tuesday at 10p to see everyday citizens to do the same thing. Plus, it is fun to use your brain in different way than it is used normally. It’s a muscle that needs this type of workout.
The Rush Hour franchise is getting a weekly television makeover tonight at 10p on CBS and it is even better than the first two Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker movies.
By the books Detective Lee (Jon Foo) flies from Hong Kong to LA to arrest the crime syndicate that killed his sister back in their home country. He is assigned to work with Detective Carter (Justin Hires) who doesn’t know how to follow any rules and is technically on suspension by Captain Cole (Wendie Malik). Together their unusual pairing is unstoppable and causing huge problems around the city. Will Los Angeles survive them? You just have to tune in every week to this comedy action cop show that feels more like a big screen movie than something you would see on the small screen.
One of the many things that makes Undateable so highlarious is that the cast enjoys trying to make the other cast members lose it on live television. Yesterday during the East Coast live show, when Shelly asked Danny to strip down, Ron Funches had no idea what he was going to see next. Chris D’Elia was left standing in his tighty whities with Bunches of Funches face on top of his peepee! What happened next? You just have to watch the episode on NBC.com, the NBC app or OnDemand. It is well worth it, plus Weezer was the musical guest.
Now that you know what goes on during Undateable Live, why not watch it this Friday at 8p on NBC? Tune in for the funniest show on television and to see the Backstreet Boys be the band of the week!