Want to Know How to Be a Gentleman? Stop Hating Women

by Rachel Stein September 30, 2011 6:00 am
Want to Know <i>How to Be a Gentleman</I>? Stop Hating Women

Okay, I think we've established (and exhausted) the topic of how terrible the CBS laugh track is. It's truly unbearable and makes perfectly good shows like 2 Broke Girls seem way more hokey than they actually are. And in the case of hopelessly bad shows, it emphasizes how awful they are. Guess which category How to be a Gentleman fits in?

The Cancelled 2011-12 TV Shows We'll Miss the Least

by Angel Cohn May 21, 2012 5:01 pm
The Cancelled 2011-12 TV Shows We'll Miss the Least

We're still shocked that Whitney got renewed, but most of the cancellations this season made sense. While we would have gladly watched another season of A Gifted Man and our moms would have loved more of The Finder, we're having a hard time getting really upset about any of the axings this year (except for maybe Best Friends Forever, which had more potential than Whitney). In fact, there are certain shows we're downright excited to see disappear from the TV schedule. Here's the ones we'll miss the least:

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

by TWoP Staff October 19, 2011 3:21 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The folks at CBS are not big Kevin Dillon fans, we take it.

TWoP 10: Best Network Decisions of the Fall

by Angel Cohn October 14, 2011 9:39 am
TWoP 10: Best Network Decisions of the Fall

Most of the time, we're up in arms about decisions that TV networks make (particularly when they cancel shows that we love) but this fall, there have been a surprising number good moves on their part -- not including the full-season pickup for the increasingly awful Whitney, of course. Here are the ones we respect the most:

CBS' 2011 Upfront Presentation: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Bother Fixing It With Good Shows

CBS spent most of their upfront presentation telling us that they don't have a lot of new shows because their returning shows are so good or, as Les Moonves put it, "We make mass appeal hit shows." Fantastic, so more cop dramas then? The event kicked off with Michael Weatherly doing a pre-taped bit to appeal to advertisers. Oh, Eyes Only. I expected better from you. Then they had David Letterman, Steve Martin and Paul Schaffer doing a pre-taped song about how good all the new shows were. It was awkward and unfunny. And then the cast of Blue Bloods did an extended segment in which they chased down a perp (Regis Philbin, who was begging for a job on The Talk) in order to get the CBS fall schedule to the upfront in time. After a helicopter ride (on tape), Tom Selleck arrived at Carnegie Hall, old school Jeff Probst on Survivor finale style, with the schedule to hand off to Moonves. Was that really the best they could do with the talented cast of Blue Bloods? On the plus side, Will Estes received more screen time in this bit than he has all season on the show.

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