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5 Shows After Dark: We All Know Where This is Going, But Let's See How They Get There

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 1, 2013 | Comments ()


"The Nanny" on CBS at 8:00pm ET.

"Dave's World" on CBS at 8:30pm ET. Ugh, I don't know you guys, I like the occasional Dave Barry column as much as anyone but this show kind of sucks. That one guy is pretty good though, Patrick Warburton? I know he's popped up on "Seinfeld" a couple times so I hope he sticks around even after this stinker goes belly up. If nothing else, he's got a great voice.

"Ellen" on ABC at 9:00pm ET. OK, so we all know this is the only thing anyone's planning to watch tonight, right? After all the magazine covers and talk shows and everything, I don't think anyone has any other choice. Really, though, if we all know what's going to happen, why is it important to watch? What difference will it make tomorrow? "Oh my god, did you see 'Ellen' last night? She came out?!?" Like, duh, we know, they've been telling us she would for like a month now. But, still, I guess it's good from a cultural perspective. Sucks that J.C Penney dropped their advertising from the episode, though. You'd think they'd WANT to take advantage of all the extra attention this episode's getting.

"Star Trek: Voyager" on UPN at 9:00pm ET.

"Law and Order" on NBC at 10:00pm ET. I can't believe this show's been on for seven years. Who knew that watching the boring, behind the scenes stuff prosecutors do would be so popular? How long do you think this show will last? It can't have more than another two or three seasons in it, realistically. There's only so many different ways to be like "This guy is totally guilty/innocent. How do we prove that?"

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  • e jerry powell

    I had some disturbingly good sex before, during and after that Ellen episode.

  • Cazadora

    Started reading this today and thought...wait, what? They are bringing The Nanny back? Then I realized that it's April 2's Day.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Man, Pajiba's all in on this April 1st thing, eh?

  • wsapnin

    Do they not have April Fool's Day in Canada?

  • googergieger

    I'm pretty sure Canada was an April Fool's day prank that is still taken at face value by the most gullible people in the world. You know, after the Polish.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Laura's looking positively *celestial*, huh?

  • Monica

    The thing about Law and Order that bothers me is that it only covers homicides. If you're going to serve up drama, I think you should have real victims - show the brutality of crime, like rape... or violin sodomizing. If the NYPD even had a unit for that, Law and Order would be so much better I think.

  • Maguita NYC

    With all the support DeGeneres is garnering, I bet ABC will keep her show on air for seasons to come!

  • Voyager is terrible, they should put it out of its misery and move on to the next series. That is the great thing of the last decade, the slow realization that there will always be a Star Trek series on television at this point.

  • googergieger
  • TheOtherGreg

    I think they went the wrong way with Voyager by setting it after TOS and TNG. What they need is a sort of prequel - maybe set at the beginning of the Federation.

  • e jerry powell

    Yes, but we need the Borg technology, or Jeri Ryan has no pretext for wearing those skin-tight unitards.

    And you know you like you some tight Jeri Ryan. Admit it.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    That's a great idea. Voyager seemed to be aiming for stripping out the more over the top elements and dialing back the TNG diplomacy and politics-heavy stuff, but it doesn't quite work. Rolling back to before they even really had phasers, holodecks or complex interplanetary treaties would totally address all of those issues.

  • Buck Forty

    for supposed science fiction fans you Trekkies are luddites. TV is dead, film is where it's at. When you can make a Star Trek movie as good as a Star Wars movie then we'll talk.

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