I heard some statistic the other day that, like, 60 percent of Americans approve of Arizona’s wildly racist new anti-immigration law. 60 PERCENT! That is so many percent. And the same poll showed that 50 percent of Americans disapprove of people protesting the law. YIIIIIKES. What I’m trying to say is that we live in a complicated nightmare world of terrified forest goblins whose hearts are filled with the greasy hatred born of stupid fear. Nothing makes sense. In that vein, I wouldn’t even know how to go about planning the fall schedule of a major television network. Clearly, I don’t understand what people want or why they want it. We are talking about creating entertainment for millions of people, most of whom are clearly wrong about just about everything. So with that in mind, I’m willing to take NBC’s announced lineup of fall shows with a grain of salt. Those guys keep messing up super hard, but they’re trying their best in a world collapsing under the weight of its own failure, I guess.
Here are some preview clips of the new fall shows unveiled at this morning’s upfronts, whatever those are, designed to appeal to as many terrified racist assholes as possible:
Friends with Benefits:
The Paul Reiser Show:
All that, and they didn’t even bother picking up Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant’s pilot for The Strip? A regular and frequent miss, NBC. Not rare at all.
Bill the Cat had it right.
Ack, indeed, Bill the Cat. Ack, indeed.