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"Outsourced" Is the New "Cavemen" -- You Heard It Here First!

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 17, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 17, 2010 |

Ok, so you’ve read all about NBC’s new schedule. Now you wanna see some preview clips for the new fall shows, right? Of course you do.

“The Event”

Prognosis: Actually looks a bit more watchable than I would’ve thought. It’s hard to pull-off a good conspiracy-type show in the long run, and I don’t particularly trust NBC, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and give this show a chance.


Prognosis: Meh. I’ll stick with “Justified” for my U.S. Marshals TV, thank you kindly.


Prognosis: Oh J.J. Abrams, you sure as hell know how to reel me in. “Alias” turned into a mess, “Lost” looks like it’s going to go bust on the way out, and “Fringe” is a bit up and down. But you generally start your shit off right, and know how to bring the action, so I’m in for starters, even though I’m not particularly wowed by these clips. In fact, I’m entirely unimpressed, so you’re really gonna have to earn my repeated viewing.


Prognosis: Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you.

“Love Bites”

Prognosis: First two clips — meh. Third clip — slightly more watchable meh. But since they’re just one-off guest stars, I’m sticking with meh.

“School Pride”

Prognosis: Awwwwww, so heartwarming and over-produced. …I just threw up a little.


Prognosis: You can’t really ever go wrong with Jimmy Smits, and this looks watchable enough for what it is, though it would be nice if it could climb over the cliches these clips are buried under.

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