Various notes arising from the season finales now running and the next season announcements now coming out:
Both Blind Justice and Eyes are canceled (only the latter is a loss). So I guess that’s a bad run for ABC crime shows with titles centered around vision.
Joan of Arcadia is gone, which I’m fine with. It may not have gotten to say everything that it could say as a series… but it probably got to say everything that it was likely to say.
: I’m betting that next week’s season finale ends with that bottle washing up on the beach.
While I’m quite happy about the announcement of another season for Arrested Development and Veronica Mars, the only new show announcement that gets me excited at this point is Jason Lee’s new sitcom, with a bit of hope held out for Chris Rock’s. Then again, if you’d given me the same level of detail about a Jason Bateman sitcom and a drama about a teen girl detective as I have about most shows now, I wouldn’t have been excited about them either.
CBS ought to be ashamed for paying self-professed medium James van Praagh money in order to be permitted to spread his lies. Yes. the TV show Medium is a hit. Does that mean that we have to underwrite everyone who lies to the weak and troubled for their own profit? What’s next, a series on being a mass-murderer based on a treatment by Charles Manson?
The ReplayTV didn’t know that Gilmore Girls was gonna run a minute over. I had to do some online searching to find out who proposed to whom at the end!
House, M.D. actually messed with its formula for the first time this week. Relatively well done, as well.
I don’t particularly welcome the revival of Family Guy itself; the very first episode turned me off of that series. Still, the thought that DVDs can drive a revival is interesting (although much easier for an animated show where you don’t need to retrieve the sets and are less likely having problems getting the actors back again.)