The Millers finally got some much needed press, but sadly it was the news that CBS shockingly cancelled the sitcom. Although ratings haven’t been stellar for the funny show, I don’t think they warranted the show’s cancellation.
I loved this show, and I found that it made me laugh harder than the other CBS comedies. So I am going to miss it.
I don’t get why it didn’t catch on and the depressing Mom has. I guess people prefer to be depressed when they watch a comedy instead of happy. Which is sad.
Tonight at 9:30p on CBS’s The McCarthys Ronnie (Tyler Ritter) tells his mom (Laurie Metcalf) that he can’t watch The Good Wife with her because he needs to go over basketball plays with his dad (Jack McGee). Let’s just say, she doesn’t take to him skipping out her too well and the rest of the family suffers because of it. Their suffering is our reward just like this sitcom about a typical Boston family.
The Good Wife has been an intricate part of the show, just like basketball, so does the show’s creator, Brian Gallivan, love the legal drama as much as the character he created about himself does? He told me on a conference call, “I’m obsessed with it, and my mother is too.” Sadly because they are on different coasts and timezones, they don’t get to watch as he puts it, “It’s my favorite show on television, maybe even above the McCarthys.” At that point Tyler Ritter, who plays him, was not that happy about his boss’ confession and you can’t blame him. Although he quickly got over it and understood why he feels that way. You know, since in a way he needs to get in to Brian’s brain in order to do his job, so he knows what he is thinking.
As I mentioned the show is based on Gallivan’s family, but how much of it is like his real family. He said, “It is based on my life, it’s loosely inspired by my family. They require me to say that. Jokingly, I think, I don’t know. It can be tough. And you know, a lot of the basics are true.” So what are those basics? He explained, “I’m sort of the one gay son, I actually have more siblings, I have three brothers and two sisters in real life, so the characters are sort of a mixture of qualities and quirks from my real siblings scattered about. And my dad was a very successful high school basketball coach in Boston, and three of my siblings coach basketball, and I didn’t.”
How do they feel about the show now that it is airing their third episode tonight? He shared with us, “They love it. They’re so excited and they’re, they love Tyler, they think he’s great and they love everybody.” Then he concluded their reaction by saying, “So they’re having a blast. And of course, making it somehow connected to basketball even when it doesn’t.”
And here’s a basketball reference from me, The McCarthy’s a slam dunk. So make sure to watch it tonight and every Thursday at 9:30p on CBS.
The McCarthys debuts on CBS tonight at 9:30p and this sitcom hits it out of Fenway Park!
The McCarthys are your typical Boston family, they all live within a block from each other, they love their sports teams and they only eat Dunkin’ Donuts. I also assume that they are New Kids on the Block fans, but that is another story.
Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf) is the matriarch of the family and she has her favorite kid. That honor goes to her youngest son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), and he wants out of Boston so he can find love. That is something his mother does not want because she wants her favorite to stay near her, even if that means he won’t be able to find a boyfriend.
Ronny has two older brothers, Gerard (Joey McIntyre) and Sean (Jimmy Dunn), and they are fraternal twins. Even though they look nothing alike, they both want one thing and that is their dad Arthur’s (Jack McGee) admiration.
Finally, there is Jackie (Kelen Coleman) and she is her mom’s least favorite kid even though she is the only girl of the bunch. Will her mom start to like her more, now that she is pregnant?
When I watched the pilot for the first time, I hated this show. But then I watched it again a few weeks later and I couldn’t stop laughing. So what I am saying is give this show a chance. If you don’t like the first time, then watch it again to get all the subtle jokes. There are a lot of them from the beginning until the end of the pilot and because of that it has the right stuff.
BTW I should caution you that after you watch the show, you will start talking like a Bostonian. As a NYer, that is a bad thing for me; but like I said I love this show so it is OK!
CSI is CBS’s longest running show, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t immuned from being on the network’s chopping block. The show that is in its 15th season had its episode order cut from 22 to 18 according to TVLine.
The procedural is expected to be replaced by its spinoff CSI: Cyber which is getting a lot of positive buzz. So I guess CBS can only have one CSI on at a time.
That problem solved for CBS, now they have to figure out where to put Battle Creek and The Mentalist. My prediction is that Stalker will not get the bottom 9 to make room for Creek and The Mentalist will move to the summer. I also expect that NCIS: LA and Person of Interest to switch timeslots. I think POI is a better fit with Scorpion and LA with the other two NCISes.
But who knows anything can happen?
Plus, they still have to find slots for The Odd Couple and Mike & Molly. So that means at least one comedy might also have their episode order cut to make room for Oscar and Felix.
Kat Dennings is on Ellen today and Ellen DeGeneres asked her what it was like to work with Kim Kardashian on the season premiere of 2 Broke Girls that airs this Monday on CBS at 9p. The waitress on TV told her, “I didn’t know what to expect, I was very nervous because I’ve seen so many episodes.” Then she added, “She was very sweet. She was very nice. And her a$$ is amazing.” She didn’t stop there, “I was so in love with her a$$.”
I am sure that Mrs Kanye West feels the same way about Max’s boobs.
If you are like me, then you are still missing Quantum Leap. We are not going to get the show back with new episodes, but we are getting the next big thing. That’s because we are going to see Sam and Al together again on NCIS: New Orleans.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Dean Stockwell will guest star on the season’s biggest new show sometime next month. EW says he “will play Tom Hamilton, a proud and spirited retired New Orleans cop who still has his wits about him. When confronted by investigators about a murder 40 years ago, he arrogantly pushes back using his knowledge and experience. Tom Hamilton is also the father of Councilman Douglas Hamilton (recurring guest star Steven Weber).”
Sounds like his character could be back working with Scott Bakula again at some point during the show’s run, which is perfectly fine with me. Quantum Leap wasn’t only great because of the storylines, it was also great because of the chemistry between the two actors. Something I can’t wait to see when the two of them share the small screen together again after 21 years.
How excited are you for this TV reunion?
Even though CBS’s summer shows ended over a month ago, today the network finally announced which ones will be back and which one won’t be. For some reason they thought that Steven Spielberg’s Under the Dome and Extant warranted another season. Something I find surprising because both shows were awful this year. I loved Under the Dome’s first season, but this season they took the heart out of it. It wasn’t about the Dome, but instead it was all about this Sci-Fi stuff. It was that stuff that took away from what made the once great show a must watch. Hopefully, they will go back to the way it was during the first season but after that sh!tty season finale cliffhanger I don’t know how they can. When it comes to Extant, that show was publicized as Halle Berry getting pregnant while being alone in space, but it seemed to be about anything but. Like UTD it was too Sci-Fi for me, so I will be passing on season 2 and I am sure I am not alone.
Talking about passing on season 2, that is exactly what CBS has done to Reckless. The legal drama will not be back. Sadly, for that show it got really good in the last two episodes, which was too little too late.
Finally, CBS forgot to make a decision about Unforgettable. Hopefully, they will bring it back because it was the only show worth watching this summer on the Eye.
In the ’60’s Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon played Oscar Madison and Felix Unger in The Odd Couple on the big screen. Then in ’70s those roles were played by Jack Klugman and Tony Randall on the small screen. In the ’80s those title roles were switched up and they were played by Ron Glass and Demond Wilson on TV and Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno on the stage.
Since then we haven’t really seen anyone star as the recent divorcees who live together but probably shouldn’t because they are such opposites. But that is all about going to change because Matthew Perry and Thom Lennon are bringing The Odd Couple to CBS in the near future.
Today the Friends star Tweeted this photo of himself with his new friend and I am so excited to see what they are going to do with it. Especially because ever since I heard that Lennon got the role, I can’t get over how much he reminds me of Randall. He has his mannerisms, his look and his personality but yet his own man, so he will be perfect in the role. When it comes to Perry, he is one of the naturally funniest actors on television today, and I don’t think he can do any wrong.
Hopefully, this will continue to be another great project for both men.
BTW if you have never see the ’70s version of the sitcom, you can watch it on MeTV every Friday at 10p. If you have seen the original version, then watch it again because it is timeless.
Last week America fell in love with Scorpion and tonight at 9p on CBS, they will adore it even more.
The team is called in to investigate a case that seems out of their jurisdiction, but it isn’t. The Governor’s daughter has come down with a mysterious virus and only has hours to live. Turns out the virus is manmade and the person who made it is not only targeting the Governor’s daughter but also a few other kids too. Why? That is what they are going to have find out before it is too late.
While that is the case of the week, the episode is so much more than that. You will also see how the members of Scorpion look out for each other as they try to solve the case. While they are all business, Paige (Katharine McPhee) is showing them how to be a little but more caring and basically human. Her ways are starting to rub off them and that is a good thing for them.
Tonight, we also learn more Gallo (Robert Patrick) and it explains a little more about why he is the way that he is. You will have a change of heart towards him when it is revealed.
Scorpion is a fast-paced procedural that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you care about its characters. There is no other drama on CBS quite like it and that is why it’s the smart choice on television tonight.
Then at 10p switch the dial over to ABC to find out what happened to Castle.
The episode picks up where the season finale ends and Beckett (Stana Katic) sees Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) car on fire. Once the fire has been put out, they realize that he wasn’t in the car. So where is? There will be clues to his whereabouts, but they aren’t really helpful. They will make him look he is part of whatever it is. Did he have cold feet? Did he stage his disappearance? Will Castle go on without Castle?
You are just going to have to tune in to find out the answers to those questions. And to see what other questions they ask because they ask a few.
To be honest if they are carry on with this storyline for too many episodes, I am not sure how fans will feel about the show. I am going to give it another episode or two, but I am starting to have my doubts. It’s kind of like Sweets’ death on Bones, it might be the final nail in the coffin for some fans. I am not trying to discourage you from watching. I am trying to give you a warning because I would know I would want one.
Monday night was huge for CBS with The Big Bang Theory and Scorpion, and now they don’t want to mess with that for a few weeks. So instead of debuting Mom on Monday like planned, they are going to run repeats of TBBT at 8:30p for the next three weeks. Then on October 20th, The Millers moves to Mondays at 8:30p. The following week 2 Broke Girls returns to CBS’s Mondays at 8p followed by The Millers. On Thursday, October 30th, TBBT returns to its old timeslot, Thursdays at 8p, followed by the depressing Mom, the ending Two and a Half Men and the new comedy The McCarthys that will grow on you.
Think you understand what is going on, well don’t. Come the New Year, Mom moves back to Mondays on January 5th at 8:30p and 3 days later The Millers goes back to Thursday at the same time.
All of this is for now, but I am sure it will change again. Because none of this really makes sense. Good thing I have a DVR, so it can figure out this mess and I don’t have to.
If my post doesn’t make sense to you, then to see the schedule that CBS sent with the press release click here!