Tuesday, August 21, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON FALL 2012 SITCOMS: ALIENS IN ABC'S "THE NEIGHBORS" & REBA'S DELIGHTFUL "MALIBU COUNTRY"

Yesterday we checked out some of the new sitcoms coming to NBC this Autumn, and now let us take a peak into some of the new comedy shows coming to ABC.
MALIBU COUNTRY
 Country music star Reba returns to TV as a wife and mother whose world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her country music legend husband has a cheatin’ heart in lovely looking MALIBU
COUNTRY. On her way to becoming a country star herself, Reba put her career on hold to raise a family. Husband Bobby always emphasized family values in his music, but with the very public discovery of his numerous affairs, Reba decides to not stand by her man. Now, with a divorce pending, Reba packs up her sharp-tongued southern mother, Lillie Mae (Lily Tomlin), and her two kids and U-Hauls it straight to sunny California to begin a new chapter in life. Leaving Nashville in the rear view mirror, they start over at their Malibu residence - the last remaining asset they have, and Bobby’s former secret love nest. Once the most popular boy
in his Nashville high school, Reba’s teenaged son, Cash, finds himself feeling positively average compared to the good looking, affluent Malibu boys - a fate worse than death! On the other hand, Reba’s teen daughter, June (Juliette Angelo), never really fit in with her peers. In Malibu she blends in perfectly and finds a new best friend in Sage, an openly
gay neighborhood boy who embraces his sexuality. Tough-as-nails mom Lillie Mae discovers the serenity of Southern California living and fully embraces her new laid-back, relaxed lifestyle. But Reba learns that relocating to Malibu is going to be quite a challenge to her traditional
southern values. The West Coast seems like the polar opposite of Music City, and she feels like an outsider. Her gregarious and very liberal new neighbor and Sage’s stepmother, Kim (Sara Rue), doesn’t have many friends and immediately attaches herself to Reba, enthusiastically offering to mentor her in becoming a little less country a bit more California cool. When Reba discovers that trying to revive her career is going to be an uphill battle, she befriends Geoffrey (Jai Rodriguez), the assistant to her new music agent. With his help and unorthodox methods, she might yet have a chance to become a chart topper. Still, in the end it’s family that matters most to Reba, as each member of hers learns to view this new Malibu lifestyle as a chance to begin anew.

THE NEIGHBORS
Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasn't come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and the
Weavers got it! It's clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. For starters, their new neighbors all have pro-athlete names like Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), Dick Butkis (Ian Patrick) and Larry Bird (Simon Templeman). Over dinner, Marty and his family discover that their neighbors receive nourishment through their eyes by reading
books, rather than eating. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo from their ears.The Zabvronians have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans, awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans they've had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can "totally relate" and learn a lot from each other.

38 comments:

  1. I'm not so sure about either of these shows.

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    1. ABC doesn't have many good new sitcoms coming up unlike NBC, but I do like the look of the Reba show. It looks warm and beautiful and colourful and family friendly.

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  2. Reba needs an upper lip STAT!!! Just sayin'.

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  3. The Neighbours could be funny and Malibu Country could be a charming serie, who knows?
    Before that they are in France, (if they will do), I think that I will have completely forgot them!

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    1. LOL :) We have the same situation in Serbia, Samwise :)

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  4. I loved Reba's other show and this one looks just as good! She reminds me of my friend in Louisiana - she's a tough southern lady who can achieve anything and do it with class.

    The Neighbors didn't catch my interest....not even a little...

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    1. yep, Neighbors look strange and cold and bad actors, but I loved the warmth and colours in new Reba :) Used to watch her old sitcom in late afternoons on one of our channels :)

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    2. That is the same impression I got from Neighbors, Dezz. I almost felt a distance from them or something. I don't know, it was off putting somehow and yet Reba's show made me feel at home, like I was part of her family the same way her other show did. Did that sound crazy LOL

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    3. it's true, I had the same impression from REBA trailer. Made me feel comfy and like I wanted to watch them every week :)
      Lovely setting of the sitcom.

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    1. bet she doesn't share your feeling :P

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  6. The Malibu country was entertaining...good for her to leaving her man ~

    Happy day Dez ~

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    1. trailer promises some very nice humour, yes?

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  7. Um, yeah, there's a reason I don't watch television much anymore. :P

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    1. oh, please :P Go and write your book :P

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  8. Oh my. We went all country did we, Dezzy? Hee Haw Lou Lou. Here piggy piggy. Lemme grab my banjo for the hoe down tonight!

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    1. what do you have against country, Mikey? Country feeds you and puts food on ya table :PPP

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  9. Both of these look great. I love Reba and have missed her since her other show went off. Yes, I do love me some country music every now and again. I have hidden red neck gene. LOL

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    1. There's something nice about Reba, although I can't say I'm a huge fan. I like her approach to life, at least as the character from her sitcoms.

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  10. I like all the actors but the shows don't look very enticing to me.

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    1. not a promising season this year....

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  11. Wow that Neighbors show is so not going to last but a few episodes. I really liked the older show called Still Standing that the main actress was in. Hilarious.

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    1. yep, I'm shocked it was greenlit for the season.

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  12. I'm not too excited about more Reba. But the neighbors sounds somewhat, kind of possibly decent. I like aliens :)

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  13. Usually I go for funny aliens, but the Neighbours looks mighty odd.

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    1. yep, not a single thing from that trailer made me laugh :)

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  14. The Neighbors seems like it will be an awesome show! I can't wait to see it! (but I'm wondering how it will go past three episodes cause the idea doesn't seem that strong for a full series!)

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    1. ah, glad to see some enthusiasm for that sitcom :)

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  15. I can't watch the trailer from here, but I'm not sure about either of those shows. Reba needs to stick to singing, or a cameo role in a movie. That's it.

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    1. you might like the trailer if you watch it, it's rather lovely, funny and the colours of the setting are beautiful.

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  16. The Neighbors actually sounds like a fun show. It's something that I can totally relate to :)

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  17. Thanks so much for the love today. I hope you like Weighted. I think you'll find it to be a completely different read than The Curse of Gremdon. I'll be curious to see your thoughts.

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    1. oh, I haven't read the first book, dear, we can't buy books from Amazon here in my country. But I'm sure both books are nice and imaginative.

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  18. I can totally do without another Reba show. I am not going to be watching that one. The Neighbors, on the other hand, now that's what I'm talking about. I hope it doesn't suck! (I get so worried...)

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    1. ah, you're the first to say that today :) Hope your sitcom doesn't get cancelled soon.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)