Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Writeups by Variety staff on the five broadcast networks can be found here. In addition, we have a section called TV Fall-Stars that focuses on 20 individuals or combos that have the highest expectations or the most at stake in the upcoming season.
Looking through the network offerings for new shows, I gotta say this is the least excited I've been. There isn't a single show that I think I need to watch that. The only 3 that I am thinking about trying are Pushing Daisies (sounds like a little too much of a love story angle for my tastes) Reaper (is it funny, cool, exciting?) and Journeyman. I won't be surprised if even those 3 are off my watch list by November.
Bionic Woman - not bad ... much darker and moodier than I expected.
Journeyman - Just not a very dynamic show, and the approach to the ramifications of time travel seems lazy.
Pushing Daisies - The most pleasurable of the fall shows hoping that its sunny side won't grow too old too fast. A show that really seems to have something to say and will be a good time to boot.
Reaper - Sort of a modern-day "Ghostbusters" with a lead character you can really root for and a great overall sensibility. Airing on the CW, it's going to depend on word-of-mouth to get the viewers that will probably end up migrating to "Chuck."
Viva Laughlin - Didn't like it. I enjoy musicals, but a karaoke musical with on-the-nose song choices that add nothing to the story isn't avant-garde, it's boring.
Regarding "Tell Me You Love Me": I thought the only remotely interesting couple (in the first episode) was the couple with kids who are no longer "active". The two younger couples are boring and make me really aware that I'm watching actors, not real people. The older couple is fine, though the notion of senior sex is no longer avant-garde in my view. It's a bit passe.
Again, the only storyline that interests me is the couple with kids.
It was subsequently deleted.
I'm not even sure what transpired in the show as I was that uninvolved.
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