Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in and looks at the shows that didn’t make it past their first episode and saved us all a ton of grief.
After nine seasons of The Office, a spinoff seemed inevitable. The show’s overwhelming success and incredibly popular characters were too good to lose, especially for the flailing peacock. Of the show’s original cast, few characters rose higher than Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute. As Michael Scott’s loyal assistant to the regional manager, Dwight [...]
This has been a transitional season for NBC's comedy department, with the network seemingly abandoning developing hip young shows like Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community to focus on more traditional, broadly-appealing sitcoms like Go On and The New Normal (with much better results, ratings-wise). NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke spoke to TV Guide today about the changes to the network's comedy strategy:
"We just want a different brand. We don't want a narrow brand in the sense of some of those shows that we inherited here, which we're huge fans of, [but] have a very narrow audience… It would be easy if we hated those shows, but we actually [...]
MOSE!!! TV's greatest character ever to have a name that rhymes with "hose" is officially going to be on The Farm. While The Farm was filling out its so far great cast, everyone was wondering: "What about Mose?" Mike Schur (Parks & Recreation showrunner/Mose) explained that Mose is coming back because Paul Lieberstein loves how bad of an actor he is:
"Paul Lieberstein is mostly the driving force behind keeping Mose alive because he loves torturing me. There was one time where I had a whole real scene with Jim and Pam — it was the night they stayed at the Schrute B&B — and [...]
This is Majandra Delfino, the actress cast to play Fannie Schrute on The Farm. Fannie is Dwight's "pseudo-intellectual lefty" younger sister. She had previously left the farm to live in Boston, a place crawling with other "pseudo-intellectual lefty" younger sisters. Delfino is probably best known for playing one of the leads on Roswell 10 years ago. Considering her lack of comedic background, one would guess she is going to be playing the heavy/straight man more often than not. I wonder what her relationship is like with Mose. #MoreMose2012