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I Wonder How Bad the Shows Were That Didn't Get Picked Up

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 18, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 18, 2010 |

Yesterday afternoon, we talked about Fox’s new 2010/2011 schedule. Well now we’ve got some preview clips of Fox’s new shows and, uh, not much to write home about.

“Bob’s Burgers”

Prognosis: Sunday night’s Animation Domination nonsense is all around terrible now, so “Bob’s Burgers” will fit right in.


Prognosis: A relatively mellow Jon Voight is a good thing, and that Adrianne Palicki sure is purty. Beyond that, well, this looks pretty pedestrian. If you accept it for what it is, it may not be that bad. It’s just that what it is is something I’m not particularly interested in.

“Mixed Signals”

Prognosis: I am loving this modern trend of comedies not actually being funny!

“Raising Hope”

Prognosis: Vegas has set the over/under for number of episodes that actually air at 3.5. The under is looking like a pretty safe bet.


Prognosis: Yeah, I’m in, even though it’s yet another cop show with a fairly dumb title.

“Running Wilde”

Prognosis: I want to like this. I really do. But it’s gonna be a serious uphill battle to be me there (at least I laughed once, which is more than can be said for “Mixed Signals” or “Raising Hope”).

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