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What To Watch: September 12

Two new shows premiere tonight. NBC continues it’s fall roll out with another comedy, this time by Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon, called Guys with Kids. While over on FOX, they start their two-night premiere of The X-Factor.

8/7c – FOX – The X-Factor – Season 2 Premiere. Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid are joined by new judges, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as they travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. Watched about 2 episodes of this last season and didn’t like it at all but that might have been because I can’t stand Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones as the host was not good. But I shall tune in tonight because I’m curious to see how crazy Britney gets.

10/9c – NBC – Guys With Kids – Series Premiere. The show is about three 30-something dads trying to hold on to their youth, while holding their new babies’ hands. The show stars Chris (Jesse Bradford, The West Wing), Nick (Zach Cregger, Friends with Benefits) and Gary (Anthony Anderson, Law & Order) have each other to help navigate their survival as new dads, while still trying desperately to stay dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. The show also stars Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) and Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show). I’m not expecting much from this show. It’s like they took the part with the men from the movie What To Expect When You Are Expecting and decided to make show. Why Jimmy Fallon would do this, I don’t know. But we’ll see. I’ll be watching of course just out of curiosity but it’ll more than likely get cut because much better shows are coming soon.

Network Upfronts 2012

I know I’m over 3 weeks late here but…. better late than never right? So upfronts happened and brought about the final nail to the coffins of many shows as well as plenty of renewals for the networks. We also get a preview of what the fall 2012 has in store for us.

Lets’s start with ABC. Their cancelled shows for the 11-12 season were Charlie’s Angels, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Man Up!, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It. Renewed shows are Castle, Modern Family, Body of Proof, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Suburgatory, The Bachelor, and The Middle.

I’m not really sad about any of the shows that were cancelled here. The only one that I feel they should have given more time to was GCB. Maybe let it run a little more in the summer to catch more of an audience. Their ratings weren’t terrible either so I didn’t really understand that one. As for everything that got renewed YES, YES, YES especially Cougar Town. TBS came in with a last minute save on the show because ABC was definitely going to ax it. So come this fall Cougar Town will no longer air on ABC but on TBS. Continue reading Network Upfronts 2012