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Bent and the Problem With Romantic Comedy TV Shows

The pilot of Bent premiered last night on NBC, and it gave me a teeny-tiny wave of deja vu that carried me back to watching another solidly mediocre NBC romantic comedy TV show. And like Free Agents, it would be my best guess that Bent is [...]

By Hallie Cantor

What Fans of Abruptly Canceled Shows Talk About

I “Like” a lot of shows on Facebook. Why? I could say it’s because I like having my Feed updated with news reports and interesting links about who’s going to be on this week’s Simpsons episode or about a wood carving of Ron Swanson that I can’t [...]

By Joshua Kurp

Is the 2011-2012 Sitcom Schedule the Worst in a Decade?

Every year in the fall, and then again in the middle of winter, we get our hopes up for some of the new network sitcoms that are set to premiere on the Big Four (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC), and The CW, kind of, and we immediately write off others. [...]

By Joshua Kurp

Free Agents Is Dead in the Water

Bad news for new NBC sitcom Free Agents: it didn't get the significant boost in the ratings it needed last night, so its prospects are looking pretty bleak. It received a 1.0 rating and was watched by 3.28 million people, far short of the [...]

By Adam Frucci

Modern Family Premiere Turns Out Monster Ratings

ABC's Modern Family killed it in the ratings for its hourlong premiere last night. Granted, it was up against Harry's Law and America's Next Top Model (which is in, what, cycle 74?), but hey, 14 million viewers is impressive no matter how you [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Free Agents Recap: ‘Pilot’

First things first: the protagonists of Free Agents, Alex (Hank Azaria) and Helen (Kathryn Hahn), two PR agents newly single after long-term relationships, are good 'n' charming. After being the funniest thing about How to Lose a Guy in Ten [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Hank Azaria’s Free Agent Character Is Frank Grimes

Hank Azaria stars in Free Agents this fall using his body meat for a change, but his protagonist Alex remains sadly reminiscent of a particular late, great citizen of Springfield. "Do you remember the episode that has Frank Grimes in it? [...]

By Halle Kiefer