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$#*! My CBS Will Be Airing This Fall

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 20, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 20, 2010 |

I have nothing important or interesting to say, so let’s just get to it — here are video previews of CBS’ new fall shows.

“The Defenders”

Prognosis: Yeah, Jerry O’Connell and Jim Belushi. You need to pay me Charlie Sheen $2 mil/episode type of money to get me to watch this nonsense. Also, Mr. O’Connell, I simply have to take issue with your statement that comedy comes easy to Belushi. Jim wouldn’t know comedy if got up out of the grave, smacked in the face and said “I’m your funny dead brother!”

”$#*! My Dad Says”

Prognosis: Yes, a TV show based on a fucking Twitter feed is an insanely stupid idea. And yes, as a commenter pointed out yesterday, Shatner’s character is just several decades removed from Archie Bunker (though Archie’s racism could never be pulled off on today’s networks). And yes, yesterday I suggested this show could work with decent writing. But this preview suggests that the decent writing may not be in the gameplan. When the funniest thing in the clip is Shatner asking whether the audience was applauding to get out of the filming, you might be in trouble.

Also, given that Shatner is in this, couldn’t they have gone with “Shat, My Dad, Says” as the title?

“Mike and Molly”

Prognosis: Ah, the last bastion of socially acceptable discrimination, fatties! I like this cast, especially Billy Gardell, but Jesus am I ready for Chuck Lorre and his shows to be exorcised from the airwaves.

“Blue Bloods”

Prognosis: Yes, cop shows have been done, ten times over. But Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg working for folks who wrote for “The Sopranos” mean I remain willing to give this show a shot, even if the preview clip isn’t particularly enticing.

“Hawaii Five-0”

Prognosis: Yes, it’s more cops, just in “a beautiful locale,” but I didn’t hate this clip as much as I thought I might. I’m willing to give it a chance. As for the title sequence, it’s a little too modernized for my liking:

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Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.