Last week I did a list of the best TV Bromances, and promised a new list coming soon, so, now is the day for a new one. In this case, I´m bringing a list of the best fake shows on TV series. Some are shows withn shows, and some are just inventions that are so funny that cannot get out of this list.
Of course I forgot some, and of course I did not put one that you think is a can´t be missing. Please, help me get it right when commenting.
The Guardian did an excellent interview to Mitch Hurwitz about how to get a sitcom cancelled, based on his experience with Arrested Development, and the also ill fated Running Wilde.
As you can recall, Arrested Development had a pretty nice 53 episodes run and is slated to have a movie made soon enough. But, anyways, here are…
12 reasons a sitcom is cancelled. By Mitch Hurwitz
1- Have a confusing title
2- Audiences love fast cars and exciting vehicles
3- Try to do too much for a 20 minute programme
4- Add a sprinkle of incest
5- First impressions are everything
6- Don’t be afraid to give characters the same names
7- Make easy jokes about minority groups
8- Squander iconic guest stars
9- Don’t bother with a laughter track
10- Audiences like nicely dressed characters. They also enjoy nudity
11- Audiences like nicely dressed characters. They also enjoy nudity
12- Make a show for British sensibilities
So, what do you think about this list of 12 reasons a sitcom gets cancelled? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section, and also add your own reasons for a sitcom to get cancelled.
Joey Luthman, from Weeds and Private Practice is turning 12.
Kacey Barnfield, Maddie Gilks in Grange Hill is now 21.
Zach Gilford who plays Matt Saracen in Friday Night Lights is turning 27.
James Scott, EJ DiMera for 347 episodes of Days of Our Lives is turning 30.
Kevin Durand, oh so mean one in TV Hit series Lost, Sergeant Martin Keamy is now 35.
Arrested Development Star Jason Bateman, who was also child star in Little House in the Praire, playing James Cooper Ingalls is reaching 40.
Multitalented L.L. Cool J., who played Clarence, a death row patient in an episode of House MD is turning 41.
Oh so great actress Emily Watson is turning 42. She was twoce nominated to an academy award for leading actress in 1997 and 1999.
Steven Soderbergh, director, writer and producer of many great movies, best director academy award winner for Traffic and nominee for Erin Brockovich is now 46.
Carl Weathers, A.K.A. Apollo the Creed, the star of both Street Justice and In the Heat of the Night is turning 61.
Holland Taylor, one of the greatest sitcom supporting ladies ever, especially for roles such as Evelyn Harper in Two and a Half Men, Camilla Dane in The Naked Truth, and Judge Roberta Kittleson in The Practice is now 66.
Legendary actress Faye Dunaway from films such as Chinatown, Mommy Dearest, Bonnie and Clyde and Don Juan deMarco is turning 68.