Chicago Fire: The Most Forgettable Show of Fall 2012

by Angel Cohn October 11, 2012 6:00 am
<I>Chicago Fire</I>: The Most Forgettable Show of Fall 2012

When thinking about all of this fall's new shows, most of them stick out in our minds either because of their quality, or sheer awfulness. But Chicago Fire falls somewhere smack in the middle -- it's one of those shows that is so generic, we almost thought that it had started airing weeks ago and had been canceled already. It isn't a truly terrible series, but it treads on so much familiar ground that it's impossible to care strongly about in any way.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

by Ethan Alter September 10, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Season 2 of Homeland was pretty great... for about five episodes.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 07, 2012

by Samantha Rullo December 7, 2012 4:21 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 07, 2012

Lifetime is really into the whole life-imitating-art thing -- if their movies count as art now.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 31, 2012 3:06 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cat got your tongue?

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 25, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 25, 2012 3:47 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Guess who's coming to the Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, August 13, 2012

by Kaitlin Reilly August 13, 2012 1:49 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, August 13, 2012

The Good Wife gets yet another addition to Season 4, a model heads to the supermarket and Miley Cyrus is back on TV.

NBC Upfronts 2012: Once More With Feeling

by Angel Cohn May 14, 2012 3:38 pm
NBC Upfronts 2012: Once More With Feeling

This morning at Radio City Music Hall, NBC unveiled their new fall lineup with the help of a lot (a lot) of singing. Those of us in attendance were treated to a performance by Voice winner Jermaine Paul, a full gospel choir and orchestra backing Smash stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Katherine McPhee on "Stand" to close the presentation and, to open things up, McPhee and Megan Hilty doing "Let Me Be Your Star," complete with a bit of The Voice judges (sans Blake Shelton) spinning their chairs for them. And then in a pre-packaged bit, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon "found" footage of the returning shows infused with music (including The Office, Parks and Recreation, Law & Order: SVU, Meet the Press and, most amusingly, Grimm). Honestly, while NBC exec Bob Greenblatt joked that a Grimm musical episode was a long way from a reality, it might get me to start watching that show again. The network's execs promised that their fall lineup won't be all music, but there is a lot of it, and they are going really heavy on the comedies as well. In fact, they mentioned the word comedy about 1,000 times in the two hours, but given that they did see fit to renew both Community and Parks and Recreation (and I got to sit within 100 yards of Adam Scott, which probably violates my restraining order in some way), I am inclined to overlook that. However, I am not willing to overlook the fact that most of the comedies that they mentioned look mediocre and forgettable at first glance.

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