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5 Shows After Dark: Points for the Effort, ABC Family. Let's See You Stick the Landing.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 3, 2013 | Comments ()


"The Secret Life of the American Teenager" on ABC Family at 8:00pm ET. Series finale. This provided some great clips for "The Soup" but other than that I had no knowledge of it. Farewell, show!

"The Fosters" at 9:00pm ET on ABC Family. Series premiere. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is a show about a lesbian, bi-racial couple raising children together, biological and adopted. One of the women is a teacher, and the other is a police officer. I want to be excited about this, but it's from Jennifer Lopez's production company, so I feel like no one should get their hopes too high.

"Warehouse 13" on SyFy at 10:00pm ET.

"Mistresses" on ABC at 10:01pm ET. Series premiere.

"Revolution" on NBC at 10:01pm ET. First season finale. I had someone actually explain to me what the "explanation" was for all the power going out all over the world at the same time, regardless of how it was generated or stored, and I swear to god I got dumber listening to it. That information is now taking up space in my head that could be devoted to more worthwhile things, like which store in my area has the cheapest bananas. So, I'm no longer indifferent about this show, I'm actively frustrated that it's still on the air spreading its dumbness around with abandon. But I'm frustrated with a lot of TV for that sin.

Genevieve Burgess knows that TV is just going to get more and more disappointing as we slide into summer.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Mistresses? And yet my script for Harems vs Concubines sits on the shelf.

  • googergieger

    How can it be a secret if it's on TV!? Amirite?!

  • e jerry powell

    I'm considering "Mistresses" just to piss off One Million Moms. Too bad I don't get the Nielsen diary this week.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Well, what is the explanation for the power outage in Revolution?

  • I was curious so I used Google. I wish I hadn't. It's really that incredibly stupid.

  • Finance_Nerd

    From what I read on the Huff Post, basically the outage is caused by nanorobots (tiny machines) that are told to do two things - absorb electricity and replicate... and it gets out of control. Supposedly the nanorobots are everywhere- in the air, people, etc.

    The problem w/this (which there are many) is that everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running through our bodies. When we talk about the nervous system sending "signals" to the brain, or synapses "firing," or the brain telling our hands to contract around a door handle, what we're talking about is electricity. If this happened, the robots would absorb all of those signals and it would kill everyone. Oops.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yeah, that's dumb.

    And they stole the first part, at least, from a Star Trek TNG episode

  • Joseph Finn


  • abell

    I need to know!

  • abell

    Actually, no I didn't need to know. That was dumb.

  • Genevieve Burgess


  • kushiro -

    I watched about 5 minutes of the Secret Life of a Teenage Pregnant Person. In the scene I saw, some girl was complaining to her father that he absolutely had to buy her a brand new SUV because she NEEDED IT FOR THE BABY. I wish it were always that easy to decide whether or not to continue watching something.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    The shows on ABC Family are just so darned well meaning. They are so earnest and heartfelt that I feel guilty thinking that they look like overproduced after-school specials.

    But I said it anyway.

  • John W

    I think as long as J-Lo isn't writing, directing, singing, dancing or acting in the Fosters it should be okay.

  • e jerry powell

    I dunno. Her production company is also responsible for truTV's "South Beach Tow," hence the GB warning against high expectations.

    That, and the fact that it's kind of bandwagon-hopping (or coattailing, if you will) on Modern Family/New Normal, only with underrepresented gay women.

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