Most of the new shows have aired and the schedules are pretty much the same as last week, so I won’t be doing a full “What’s on Tonight” post anymore. Otherwise, it would be all I posted all season long. Instead, I will so a short write-up on the days a new show airs.
There are two premieres tonight. Both comedies on CBS at 8 and 8:30. The first is The Neighborhood – a comedy about a white family moving in to an all black neighborhood. It has had a few decent reviews, but I probably wouldn’t watch if it didn’t have such a good cast. I feel like Max Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer might be able to make a shaky premise funny. The second is Happy Together – a comedy about a famous pop star moving in with his accountant and his wife. It is loosely based on Harry Styles living in a producer’s attic for two years. It’s had bad reviews and I likely wouldn’t watch if not for the cast. I really like Damon Wayans Jr and Amber Stevens West so I’m hoping it will be better than I’m expecting.
I did watch a couple of new shows over the weekend. FBI was decent for what it is – a procedural from Dick Wolf. A decent cast and nothing glaringly terrible. I will watch with my wife, but wouldn’t cafe if I missed an episode. The Cool Kids is the first new show I’ve watched that I will declare as terrible and not worth your time. It is set in a retirement community and has a great cast – Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Allen Grier and Leslie Jordan – but it was really bad. Sometimes I can watch a bad pilot and see potential. Even with the great cast, I see no potential here. It seems they think they can sustain an entire show off the “people like sassy old people’ premise. It’s not enough.