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Big Fat Deal

ABC’s Less Than Perfect brings the power to the portly … or something.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - What’s more idiotic than alleged local NBC affiliate KSL 5 refusing to air last week’s Tonight Show featuring Aussies just talking about their “penis puppets”? Well, not much, really—I’ve said it before and I’ll...

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Repeat Offenders

When it comes to TV reruns and repurposing, too much is never enough.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - As far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as too much Will & Grace—and NO!, I’m not gay! The show just cracks me up, especially when the content gets so racy (the gloriously multilayered word “gash” even popped...

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Suburban Funk

Fox re-enters the soap business with The OC, the best show ever about ... Orange County.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Two years ago, Fox launched a soapy nighttime drama called Pasadena, all about a wealthy SoCal family and the dark secrets they held while somehow managing to look fabulous and live even fabulouser. It aired exactly four times before the network canceled...

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Bill TV

Programming a television network with canceled favorites? Dream! Come!True!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Last month, obscure cable-channel Trio invited (sorry, “commissioned”) Time columnist Joel Stein to program the network for a week. Apparently, this was important television. “We’re taking our pop culture mission one step further...

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Love Stinks

What’s wrong with ABC Family’s See Jane Date and romantic-comedy chick flicks.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - There’s a piece of music that’s been used in every commercial for every romantic comedy for the last five years: Peppy piano riff, mid-tempo snare-snap, intermittent bouncy bass, tagged with a generically jazzy sax solo—you’d know...

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Bad Film Hunting

HBO’s Project Greenlight may never produce a great movie, but the comedy is priceless.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - News flash: Thanks to a slew of under-performing dogs this summer—Paradise Hotel, For Love or Money, Cupid, Fame, Big Brother 4, Who Wants to Marry My Dad?, Pick a Skank Any Skank, et al—the intelligentsia attending the Television Critics...

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PTC TV

Why think for yourself when the Parents Television Council is on the job?

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Last Thursday, the Parents Television Council announced their “Top 10 Worst Shows in Primetime Broadcast TV” for the 2002-03 season. Sure, that season ended over three months ago and some of the charting programs are long since canceled—the...

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Tuesday Tragedy

NBC’s Whoopi and Happy Family: The first new sitcoms of the fall season—don’t blink.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The Summer That Didn’t Suck (TV-wise, anyway) is now officially over. FX’s Nip/Tuck, Bravo’s Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, A& ’s MI-5, Comedy Central’s I’m With Busey and Reno 911, Showtime’s Dead Like Me,...
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