There are always some great “bubble” shows that may or may not get renewed because they just don’t have quite enough viewers. Here are my favorites that did make the cut:
How I Met Your Mother: I find this show more enjoyable than any other comedy on television. Watch The Office just plain makes me uncomfortable. If you know what “Swarley” and “Slap Bet” are, you know what I mean. Luckily CBS is keeping HIMYM around for another season.
Friday Night Lights: The best drama on TV. NBC needs some major hits since their ratings stink. This show is not a major ratings hit, but the critics love it. The writing and acting superb. Thank you NBC for having the courage.
Law & Order: This show has been on my entire adult life. 18 years and counting. The formula is sometimes a bit too rigid, but it obviously works. I’m glad the show will continue.
What’s up Carlton. I check out your blog a couple of times a week. Slap Bet was the most entertaining episode of a TV show that I saw this season. A TV show has not made me laugh out loud in a long time, but that one did.
Did you watch the Black Donnelleys while it was on? I thought it was decent and had some potential, but I guess NBC didn’t see it that way. Would have been a pretty good cable show on FX or something.
Hey Adam. I still have the pilot of The Black Donnelleys recorded on my TiVo. I’ve been meaning to watch it but hadn’t gotten to it yet. I knew there was a “save our show” campaign by the fans, so I figured that 1) it was a pretty good show, and 2) it was close be being canceled. I think I’ll see if I can find them for download and watch them that way. It’s better knowing the show is already canceled before you start watching, so you expectations are not crushed when it is.
Good news regarding the Black Donnelleys: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Todays-News/Black-13-Donnellys/800016467
Looks like all 13 episodes will air on HDnet.