Wednesday, August 8, 2012

NBC’s fall TV schedule looks terrible, except for ‘Revolution’

NBC is using the Summer Olympics to promote its fall TV lineup. And by promote, I mean shove down our throats.
With the exception of “Revolution,” NBC’s fall schedule looks like a train wreck of epic proportions.
Ads for supposed comedies like Matthew Perry’s “Go On,” “The New Normal” and “Guys with Kids” are painfully unfunny. The C-list celebrity reality show “Stars Earn Stripes” looks funnier.
The best thing about NBC’s sitcom “Animal Practice” is the featured monkey. But thanks to some ill-timed words from Olympics host Bob Costas that monkey is now seen as a racial insult to gymnast Gabby Douglas.
Then there’s the hunky firefighter drama “Chicago Fire,” which looks like a boring rehash of shows past.
Only “Revolution” captures my interest.
Premiering Sept. 17, “Revolution” takes place 15 years after all electric devices mysteriously stop working. I’m intrigued about what that world, plunged back into the dark ages, would look like.

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