"Girls Club" cancelled after only 2 weeks

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  1. Craig_T

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    According to the NY Times, Fox television network has cancelled David E. Kelley's new series "Girls Club." All 6 people that watched it must be crushed...
     
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    yay! it seemed like crap from the first to the last commercial...[​IMG]
     
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    Ouch. It looks like neither of Fox's "blind buys" - neither "girls club" or "Firefly" had a pilot before Fox gave them 13-episode orders - is paying off. Not what they need at all.

    Now, if Fox is clever - "Firefly" moves to Monday, and a "24" rebroadcast takes its spot on Friday.
     
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    I haven't watched it, but does anyone else think that Fox are just way too quick to pull the plug on their shows?

    /Mike
     
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    I guess I can delete both of those unwatched episodes from my TiVo. My only hope is that somehow this move speeds the return of Andy Richter.

    Brad
     
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    The problem with Girls Club was how trite the writing was. DEK went for the "easy/cheesy" sexual harrassment angle for one girl, the impetuous/"speaks before she thinks"/get the firm in the trouble angle for another girl, and the "no filtering/no social graces" angle for the other girl.
     
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    Plus the 3 girls all acted like they were 12 years old and needed baby sitters while at work. Good looks will not carry a show this bad. It has got to be the worst show I've ever seen.
     
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    Nah... Brilliant is "CBS moves 'The Amazing Race' to Sunday at 8pm". This is merely clever. [​IMG]
     
  12. Lew Crippen

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    Anybody else think that Kelly is in a spin loop?

    His shows, normally show early promise and then deteriorate, as he either loses interest, concentrates on a new project, or the need to provide ever increasing levels of shock or fantasy drags everything down.

    This time, there was zero promise from the beginning.

    And I agree with all of the ‘trite’ and ‘bad writing’ comments.
     
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    While the show was not great, I did enjoy looking at Gretchen Mol and Chyler Leigh...

    Oh well...
     
  14. Rich Malloy

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    I don't know, Lew. It's probably just a subjective "one man's treasure" sorta thing, but I've had a viscerally negative reaction to every single one of Kelley's shows from the very first episodes, going back to "Picket Fences". I don't think they degenerate - I think they suck right off the bat. Perhaps audiences simply wise-up or get sick of the coy fakery and bogus sentiment. Or perhaps they begin to resent having someone fumbling about their hot buttons like some hamfisted adolescent feel-up. Or maybe even we easy-going Americans, generally tolerant of the most dumbed-down pop culture entertainment, will finally turn it off if we feel it takes itself just a tad too seriously. And Kelley's shows, generally pretexts for sensationalizing whatever lame-o issues are currently being trotted out on the talk show circuit and in the supermarket rags, do have that annoying "tsk-tsk" pretense of being above the mire they wallow in.
     
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    Don’t hold back, Rich. What do you really think? [​IMG]
    Can’t say that I’m in disagreement, although I would not be quite so harsh on some of his series early shows. I do think that you nailed it on his issues being the ones of the moment, mostly ones without any substance.
     
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    I've never watched more than a few minutes of any of his shows, but I liked what little I saw of "Ally McBeal". Of course, that just HAPPENED to be the scene where Ally is kissing Lucy Liu's character. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    I Agree Rich I never saw why Hollywood Fawned over this Guy,Pretentious sums up what I felt about everyone of his shows. You Nailed it.
     
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    The good news is that apparently this slot will be filled with reruns of 24. Yippe
     
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    [​IMG]
    Isn't the Practice one of David E Kelley's shows? It is a damn fine show IMO, the only I faithfully watched until Smallville. I don't know what else he created but I am also far from being a TV guru.
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    Holadem
     
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    DAMN!!!
    I LOVE Kathleen Robertson and was happy I'd be able to look at her every week.
     

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