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24 September 2013

Pilot Watch: Mom

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Reviewing comedy pilots is a notoriously difficult endeavour. Lots of comedy comes from the familiarity we have with people and their expected rhythms and it can be incredibly hard to …

19 November 2012

Comedy Block Face Off

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TV comedy is in a major phase right now. A shocking amount of the primetime network schedule is made up of sitcoms, while a fair number of hourlong comedies and …

03 January 2012

The Heart and Hind of CBS Monday

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Last night both How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls had heartfelt episodes exploring parent-child relationships. While 2 Broke Girls used innapropriate tampon crusading and extreme couponing as …

05 December 2011

A Broke Girls Breakthrough and Mommy Robin

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CBS’s Monday lineup featured two melancholy but wonderful offerings from 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother. I’m not usually as taken with 2 Broke Girls as the …

30 October 2011

Where the Hell is Blair Waldorf?

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I have stuck with Gossip Girl long past what most people seemed to consider its expiration date. I do this in large part because it’s addictive and filled with really …

04 October 2011

Pilot Watch: How to be a Gentleman

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Watching the CBS Upfronts last May I was really impressed by 2 Broke Girls and thought How to be a Gentleman looked pretty darn stupid. But as 2 Broke Girls …

21 September 2011

Pilot Watch: Whitney and 2 Broke Girls (aka Whitney Cummings’ shows)

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Whitney Cummings was not a name most of us knew before this TV season. Now, thanks to the annoying and ubiquitous ads for her eponymous new show Whitney, she feels …

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