I can’t help but feel like last year’s “Bones” finale wasn’t the game changer I thought it was going to be.
Fox is clearly desperate for a new animated sitcom to fill its scheduling gaps. Even Seth MacFarlane himself admitted that “Family Guy” should have ended a while ago. At least, that’s the only explanation I can come up with for the new show “Allen Gregory,” which is written by and stars “Superbad” funnyman Jonah Hill.
People tend to group all “Community” episodes into one of two categories: high-energy genre parodies, like the paintball episodes or the stop-motion Christmas episode, and the regular old sitcom episodes. And while it doesn’t hurt to group the episodes this way, I think it’s a gross oversimplification.
Fans of “Fringe” know that its days are numbered. Despite the fervent fandom that seems to gather around this kind of show, the Fox series never managed to pull in serious numbers, and its move to the Friday night death-slot only confirms what people have suspected. The writing’s on the wall: unless something spectacular happens, this year is the last we’ll see the Fringe Division of either parallel Earth.
The show lives somewhat precariously on the edge of being too niche, since its main characters are a group of misfits who play an online roleplaying game together.
It’s almost too easy to overlook Syfy’s new series “Alphas.” After all, it wasn’t that long ago that NBC’s “Heroes” tried the “realistic superheroes” conceit, and despite a strong start, it eventually was crushed by its overcomplicated designs.
This year’s “Torchwood” is going to be an interesting beast. The show has had a shaky history since its inception: when it first spun off from “Doctor Who,” it was envisioned as “‘Doctor Who’ for adults,” but its attempts to be “adult” for its own sake made the show more immature than the source material.
Last Sunday, with the season-four premiere “The Long Way Down Job,” the “Leverage” crew hit its peak – literally.