With the little crispness that’s appeared in the air, and fall very much on its way, there are a couple things I’m looking forward to. One is finally getting to break out the boots and scarves and sweaters again, and the other is weeding out some of the really rough television shows that are just starting out. We already gave you the recommendations for the shows we’re actually excited for this fall — now it’s time to give you the shows we think are most likely to be canceled. I know what you’re thinking: “Gosh, Alexis! Why so negative?” Well, because it’s my job, that’s why. If it makes you feel any better, I recommended ten shows, and I’m only…disrecommending?…eight of them. That’s partly because I’m a glass-half-full kind of girl, and partly because I hate being wrong and having to eat my words, and nothing would make me have to do that more than predicting a show will fail, and then having it run for eight seasons. I’ll be just like that casting director who panned Fred Astaire by writing about him, “Can’t act, can’tsing. Can dance a little.” JUST LIKE HIM.
The seven shows that we’ve selected here are shows that we hope get canceled, not shows that are wonderful and will get canceled anyway like Arrested Development. But here’s the thing about that: this is on you. We’re giving you all the information you need here, so get out there and watch the right shows, and don’t watch the wrong ones. That way no garbage like Two And A Half Men will ever get on television again and we’ll all live happily ever after.
Oh and also, in the interest of full disclosure, there are a couple shows listed here that were also listed as TV shows we were excited for. I’m sorry, okay? I make mistakes, too, and I was just trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. Wipe that self-important smirk off your face and read the goddamn post.