My second to last Fall TV Preview. Almost brings a tear to my eyes.
Hopefully because of my previews you were able to find one or two gems out of the multitude of garbage being shown on TV right now (Dads, Mom, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, Back In The Game…these all qualify as garbage shows).
I’m not sure we have any shows in the final two previews that will qualify as gems, but you’ll have to make that decision for yourself.
For today, Wednesday, October 2nd, we have just one new show on the schedule. Here it is:
Super Fun Night
When & Where: 9:30pm on ABC
What: A comedy about three women who love having no social life? That seems to be the case as they chant “always together, always inside” before staying indoors every Friday night. But when the main character, Kimmie, gets a promotion at a law firm, she’s pressured by her co-workers to go out and party. So she drags her two antisocial friends out to a club. And I’m sure funny stuff happens.
Who: Rebel Wilson, who you should know as Kristen Wiig’s roommate’s sister in Bridesmaids. The show is executive produced by Conan O’Brien.
Ross’s Take: One thing I didn’t point out in the Monday preview for We Are Men was its potential to be a one-trick pony. And that’s exactly what it seems to be…a show that gets it laughs only from men talking condescendingly about women and treating them equally bad. I’m worried Super Fun Night will also be of the one-trick pony variety. I think it’ll get its laughs from a larger, awkward woman trying to split her time between her best friends and their antisocial agenda and her co-workers and their extroverted, partying lifestyle. I think I’ll enjoy pieces of the show, but not enough to watch every episode. I’m giving this a 2.5 out of 5.
Julie’s Take: I love Rebel Wilson and I want to be friends with her. I’m going to love this show. I give it a 4.5 out of 5.
One more preview coming up on Thursday and then your DVRs should be spoken for until January.