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Modern Family, Cougar Town & Eastwick

In 2009 Fall Season, 2009 Pilots, ABC, Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, Eastwick, Friends, Married With Children, Modern Family, Significant Others, The Class on 09/23/2009 at 3:30 pm

Modern FamilyIt’s the first big night of ABC’s 2009 fall season!  The network has dubbed the evening Comedy Wednesdays and they’ve put a HUGE push behind their new comedy Modern Family.  The series kicks off the evening at 9pm and I’m guessing the network hopes that the show will draw some big numbers and, if they’re lucky, keep some of those viewers all the way up to their local newscast.

Modern Family is a brilliant little half-hour sitcom that, surprisingly enough, has managed to break the mold when it comes to half-hour sitcoms.  The series sticks with the ever popular faux-documentary style, but it stands out from the herd because it doesn’t take place in a workplace setting.  In that way the series reminds of us a little known pre-trash Bravo gem called Significant Others.  There’s also no laugh track, a level of wit not normal to sitcoms and an impressive cast, including Ed Harris of Married With Children and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was the break out hit of the much-mourned over The Class.

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The 9pm hour continues with a new half-hour sitcom starring Courtney Cox, Cougar Town.  We’ve heard good and bad things about the series, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.  Cox has chosen some really off-beat projects since the ending of Friends, and we’re guessing this will fit into that category.

At 10pm is the premiere of Eastwick, a remake of the movie The Witches Of Eastwick, which was based on a book by John Updike.  The mystical plot of the new series has been modeled to the quriky likes of Desperate Housewives and we’re looking forward to seeing Paul Gross and Lindsay Price.

Lindsay Price

Modern Family, Cougar Town & Eastwick premiere tonight, Wednesday September 23rd, starting at 9pm.

Cougar Town Preview

In ABC, Cougar Town, Preview, Programming on 05/19/2009 at 11:53 pm

My previous posts have been pretty down on Cougar Town, mainly just because of the name. It’s pretty terrible. This clip, though, is pretty entertaining. I always tend to forget how good Courtney Cox is until I see her on screen again.

This definitely looks alot more mainstream than “Dirt”, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The clips brought forth a few thoughts of “Desperate Housewives” with out the overly soapy murders and mystery aspects…Kinda like if DH character Susan were given her own spin off.

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ABC Picks Up Cougar Town

In 2009 Upfronts, ABC, Cougar Town, Programming, The Unusuals on 05/15/2009 at 10:27 pm
A quick update to yesterday's post "Lot's of Upfront News".  Since this is an email update, I'm not giving much info just yet but will follow later with a more proper post when at a computer I can use to update the blog (that's a no-no at work).
 
ABC announced today that they picked up the new Courtney Cox comedy "Cougar Town", which I wrote extensively about.  They also picked up a murder-mystery series called "Happy Town" which I had neglected to post about.  That once kinda came out of nowhere to surprise me. 
 
Other ABC related rumors is that "The Unusuals" won't be returning, which is bad news as the show has really found itself lately.  The pilot episode was kind of annoying, I thought, but producers and writers worked out the kinks and have put together an enjoyable and quirky cop show, a real rarity.  ABC's other new cop show, "Castle" is really on the bubble but apparently has a better chance of returning than "The Unusuals".
 
Word is CBS will not be renewing "The Unit", which is not a surprise but a shame.  It's a good show but running after football has really killed it.  There's not many people looking to watch a special ops drama until 11:15 or so on a Sunday night after a late ending to whatever game was on.  I think the show would be doing fantastic if it were paired up with "NCIS" and it's early prime time slot.  In my opinion, "NCIS" is the weaker or the two and only flourishing because of it's good time slot.  That's the luck of the draw, though.  The better show gets a bad time slot and suffers while the lesser shows gets high ratings and a spin-off.
 
NBC let it be known that "Day One", which I posted a clip of previously, is only a limited run, mid season player.
 
As previously posted, Fox picked up a half hour comedy called "Sons Of Tucson", which I'm not holding out hope for.  They also picked up another half hour comedy called "Brothers" starring real football people (I am not a sports fan, obviously) in a show about an ex-football star that returns home to Texas to rejoin his disabled brother and get his life back on track.  Sounds like a lame version of HBO's trashy but funny "Eastbound And Down". 
 
And in completely shocking news: "Til Death" has not only not been canceled, but it's been renewed for 22 episodes next season.  Color me surprised.  I hadn't heard a peep about this loser in quite some time and figured it had been buried with the other lame comedies it premiered with (I can't even remember their names…one was about cocktails or something…).
 
In good Fox news, Variety says the network is getting real close to renewing "Dollhouse".  Plans are apparently to leave the show in it's Friday night slot where it's been getting super low but consistent ratings while it blows up on the internet.