Monday, August 20, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON FALL 2012 NEW SITCOMS: MATTHEW PERRY'S "GO ON", JESSE BRADFORD'S "GUYS WITH KIDS" & JUSTIN BARTHA'S "THE NEW NORMAL"

It's been a very slow period in movie news world, people, so I'm going to entertain you next two days with the overview of the new sitcoms coming to TV this Fall season.
MATTHEW PERRY'S GO ON
I know you've all been missing our favourite Chandler from FRIENDS a lot, but now Matthew Perry is back with his new sitcom GO ON over at NBC. Matthew Perry stars as Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife.
Ryan's alpha-male boss, Steven (John Cho "Star Trek"), has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for "life change," where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss. On his very first
visit, Ryan convinces the group to deviate from their normal session and starts a tournament-style competition (March Sadness!) to find out whose story is the worst. Ryan's total lack of interest in "the healing process" proves distracting and he soon butts heads with the by the 
books group leader, Lauren (Laura Benanti "The Playboy Club"). Back at work, Ryan is confronted with the fact that he hasn't really processed his grief and realizes Lauren and the other members of the group might be key in helping him move on.
GUYS WITH KIDS 
This one seems really adorable. GUYS WITH KIDS is about three 30-something dads who try to hold on to their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Thankfully, Gary (Anthony Anderson "Law & Order"), Chris (Jesse Bradford "The West Wing") and Nick (Zach Cregger "Friends with Benefits") have each other to help
navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood - while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, happily married or happily divorced, taking care of the "littles" while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. Whether it's hosing down their babies in the kitchen sink or hitting the bar strapped with "babybjorns," these guys are taking on fatherhood in ways no one has ever seen before. Nick and
Gary's wives - Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) also offer their own parenting advice. Dads today are more involved in their kids' lives than ever, and these guys are no exception. No tantrum is too loud, no diaper is too dirty - Nick, Chris and Gary are up to the challenge.
 THE NEW NORMAL 
Yet another deeply delightful new sitcom at NBC this season is THE NEW NORMAL: These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors... It's 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) are a Los Angeles couple, and they have it all. Well,
almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and
small-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke - but also fertile - Goldie quickly becomes the guys' surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.

36 comments:

  1. You found three hits to highlight today Dezzy! I love them all! Of course I can relate with Go On and feel laughter is the best medicine. Guys with Kids looks just like how things were at my house at times LOL and The New Normal looks like it's taking Modern Family one step further - I love it!

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    1. I love them all too, hope some of the cable channels in my country will air them. I miss warm and delightful sitcoms. I will probably post second part tomorrow :) with ABC's new sitcoms.

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    2. I look forward to tomorrows post, I hope it's more comedy
      =)

      I will cross my fingers you can watch the shows too!!

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    3. we didn't have many sitcoms on our cable channels so far, but I hope we will.

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    4. What do you have on your cable channels, Dezz? I imagine news and such, but what type of entertainment? I know, silly American question, right? =)

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    5. we have Fox Crime and Fox Life and HBO. The later is only if you pay separately :) and all three are Central European version which means we don't get all the shows.
      Fox Life has DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ONCE UPON A TIME, REVENGE... Crime has THE WALKING DEAD and all the crime shows (which I don't watch). HBO has all the epic shows and lots of fresh films, but as I said you have to pay separately for the channel (which you get in package with some porn LOL)

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    6. PS we have no News Channels whatsoever :) Only EuroNews, but that is a rather stupid channel. Then again, all news channels are stupid :) And we also have Disney Channel.

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  2. All three sound like they'd be cute and I'd watch if my tv schedule weren't already taken. I do believe Go On will be on opposite Big Bang Theory, which I adore. Grief don't beat Geeks. ;) Still, it does look good and I'm glad Matthew is back on TV.

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    1. LOL, gotta admit, and hope you won't kill me, but I've never understood BIG BANG THEORY. That and MARRIED WITH KIDS, TWO AND A HALF MAN and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Those shows never made me laugh a single time even though I tried.

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  3. "Go On" looks like the most promising of the bunch, at least to me.

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    1. it has the most famous name in it :)

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  4. I like the look of new normal. Seems interesting.

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    1. yes, indeed, it should be a great one!

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  5. I saw a bit of GO On after the Olympics, it was good! New Normal looks crazy! Ellen Barkin's character doesn't hold anything back...yikes!

    Thanks Dezzy for your tea suggestions, they sound great! I love lemon in my tea ;D I also love it with a spot of cream n' my sugar(Splenda) and a pinch of nutmeg~ I am looking forward to autumn! This summer has been challenging for me and blogging ;D Hope you are doing well! @>-------

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    1. yep and her character will have a decent rival in that black assistant :) Loved the part with her in the end of the trailer :)

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    1. that one seems to be the hit today :)

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  7. I don't really care for any of these. I think I'll stick with Breaking Bad and Community for now.

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    1. yep, these three are for audience which loves positive feelings, warmth, family or friendly humour and intelligent comedy. Not for the ones who prefer rough and immature jokes and aggressive approach.

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  8. All these sitcoms look pretty bad...
    Also, Mathew Perry can't have a show post-friends that doesn't get met with cancellation. This is now universal law.

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    1. I think they look amazing and warm.
      I don't remember any of the big sitcom stars who managed to score another huge sitcom hit.

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  9. Wow...matthew Perry looks old!!
    Go on looks interesting...hope they won't cancel it ;)

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  10. Chandler's back on TV??? Oh, I like, I like!! Matthew Perry was always my favorite out of all the friends. His sarcastic humor always got me to giggle. Ok, so I really like Ross too. hahahaha

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    1. yep, Monica died :( and he is suffering in the new sitcom :(
      I loved him, Ross, Monica and Phoebe myself :) Hated Joey.

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  11. New Normal sounds interesting. Dez, can you get Hulu where you are so you don't have to rely on cable? I know sometimes it gets blocked though. :(

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    1. nope, we usually rely on Torrents :) But sometimes you just don't have time for Torrents.

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  12. I'm not really a sitcom watcher. Are you planning on showing the new dramas for the season?

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    1. I've covered most of the new dramas throughout the year, Clarissa. If you mean crime dramas :P the answer is - NO :)

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  13. Of the three, I think I am most likely to watch The New Normal. The other two I might watch on demand if I am bored, but I think I am going to set the DVR for the other. I miss good sitcoms...they haven't been the same to me recently. I was surprised by Suburgatory last year and am open to them again. Especially now that I can DVR them - I am sleeping when they come on (its like my 4am!)

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    1. yep, I loved the late 80's and the 90's when sitcoms were the most popular programmes. We grew up with so many lovely comedies, family oriented ones, with lovely warm humour. Not many of those today :(

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  14. I'm struggling with this seasons new line of shows. I don't really think any of them jump out as being great. I guess I'll just have to try and see if I like any of them.

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    1. yep, we gotta see them first and make the decision.

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  15. I really liked the show Matthew Perry had last year called Mr. Sunshine and was sad when it cancelled. Hopefully this one will stick. He's hilarious.

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    1. we shall keep fingers crossed for him, I've always liked him a lot

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