NBC Cancels Lipstick Jungle and My Own Worst Enemy

by Mindy Monez November 13, 2008 9:57 am
NBC Cancels <I>Lipstick Jungle</I> and <I>My Own Worst Enemy</I> And the cancellations begin! As much as I've been enjoying weecapping My Own Worst Enemy for all you nice people, not to mention watching Christian Slater do some sexy kung fu movies every week, quite often shirtless, after the way the show dropped off in entertainment value since the pilot, I'm fine with it being canceled. At this point, it's unclear whether Monday's episode will be pulled from the schedule, or if NBC will decide to show the remaining five that have been shot. Either way, the series has wrapped for good after shooting only nine episodes, due to crap ratings. Sigh, I will miss seeing Christian Slater every week. Can we work on getting him a better series, Hollywood? Now, on to Lipstick Jungle.

Lipstick Jungle: Soon to Be Extinct?

by Lauren Gitlin November 3, 2008 4:39 pm
<i>Lipstick Jungle</i>: Soon to Be Extinct? Ruh roh! The bell is about to toll for Lipstick Jungle. Or so says an anonymous NBC exec, who intimates that the CBS show Numb3rs, which shares the same Friday night time slot, is murdering LJ ratings-wise. Is it because the target demo (upwardly mobile gays and ladies in their mid-thirties to fifties) are out getting their Cosmos on during LP's 10 PM Friday slot while all the Mathletes sit at home watching Numb3rs and playing WoW?

Make Out With Lipstick Jungle Early

by Angel Cohn September 19, 2008 2:10 pm
Make Out With <i>Lipstick Jungle</I> Early

The things I do because of my undying love of Mary Tyler Moore. I mean, I haven't watched Lipstick Jungle since the pilot and now here I am watching it early (before it starts on Sept. 24th) because I want to get a glimpse of MTM in action. She's looking quite botoxed (a substance which this episode taught me has some other interesting uses). The season premiere starts out with the three women giggling at at funeral (much like the most famous episode of Mary Tyler Moore in which Mary herself starts laughing uncontrollably at the funeral service for the station's resident clown). That's where the similarities end. The show isn't that terrible. It's just not my cup of tea. I already watched all of Sex and the City, I can't commit to another show just like it but less funny. But every once and a while it is nice to watch a show that is so uncomplicated that you can just jump into it without really much knowledge of it at all and completely follow the plot and storyline. It's like a soap opera. I don't plan on watching again... well, except for the episodes with Mary. Then I'm under fan obligation to sit through them.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, February 4, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 4, 2014 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, February 4, 2013

In a white, white room, there was a white, white queen.

TWoP 10 Shows That Should Be Cancelled Instead of Terminator

by Angel Cohn October 3, 2008 6:00 am
TWoP 10 Shows That Should Be Cancelled Instead of <I>Terminator</I>

It was a tough day when we found out that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the verge of getting axed because not enough people are watching it. Quality-wise, there are way worse shows on TV that deserve to get cut first. We're celebrating the timely demise of Do Not Disturb (although it's still baffling how it got on the air in the first place), but here are some others that should hit the road... and fast.

The Creative Process That Brought You <I>The House Bunny</I> is Coming to ABC Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, the ladies who penned 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde and The House Bunny, are currently developing a series with ABC about their creative process, friendship and, as ABC Studios (hilariously) puts it, their "(mis)adventures in Hollywood." I'd have gone all out and said "(miss adventures)" instead to really drive the point home, but that's just me. Apparently the creative process they speak of is some crazy champagne-and-therapy marathon, which sounds simultaneously awesome, teary, and expensive, which... kind of sounds like it would make a great series? Am I crazy, or does this thing actually sound good? Let's get into it.

Buffy Fights for Europe

by Zach Oat July 15, 2008 3:08 pm
Buffy Fights for Europe

The good news: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting a new video game for the Nintendo DS. The bad news: right now it's only going to be available in Europe. The weird news: A TV show that went off the air over five years ago is getting a video game release on a major handheld system, and not even in its country of origin. Can they do that?

TWOP 10: Worst TV Shows of the New Millennium

by Angel Cohn June 20, 2008 8:00 am
TWOP 10: Worst TV Shows of the New Millennium

Since VH1 has apparently decided that that 2009 doesn't really count as part of this millennium, we decided we'd jump on the bandwagon and announce our picks for the worst shows that the past nine years have foisted upon us. Now, we're talking about the scripted shows that are out there, since the reality show list was just too long and had way too many easy targets, from someone licking New York's toes, to a dating show that featured guys with masks, to having Jonny Fairplay take a dump on someone's bed. So Nick Carter, Amy Grant and Britney and Kevin, you are safe from our wrath...at least until we get around to doing the TWoP 10 worst reality shows of all time. Here's our list of the crappiest shows that someone actually tried to write and some network executive was crazy enough to greenlight.

Who Can Take A Sucky Show, And Suddenly Make It All Seem Worthwhile? Mary Tyler Moore, that's who! The fabulous Ms. Moore will hopefully be pulling a Heather Locklear by joining the cast of Lipstick Jungle for several episodes. No, not the one with Lucy Liu. This is the other kind of vapid girl power show that debuted a few months back with Brooke Shields. In fact, Moore is going to be Brooke's new mommy. Wonder what Tom Cruise will have to say about that. The spunky star is a high-powered exec of some sort who will be giving her "you can have it all studio honcho daughter" a hard time. Hmm ... can't be any worse than Mary's old co-star Lou Grant being wasted on the promising, but disappointing Studio 60 as a high powered network executive. Maybe she'll be like Sally Field on Brothers and Sisters and completely make this show worth watching. Or maybe not. But for her "multi-episode arc" I will actually be forcing myself to tune into this series, which I guess is probably the whole point of getting her to play this role.



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