Monday, January 16, 2017

NEW TV COMEDIES: 'SUPERIOR DONUTS' WITH JUDD HIRSCH, KATEY SAGAL, SUPERHERO SITCOM 'POWERLESS' WITH VANESSA HUDGENS, ALAN TUDYK

'POWERLESS' SITCOM
 HEROES NEED NO POWERS
Two comedies are starting their small screen life soon, people! February 2nd will bring POWERLESS to NBC! In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenceless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.



'SUPERIOR DONUTS' SITCOM
JUDD HIRSCH RETURNS TO TV
The same day, but over at rival CBS, marks the beginning of multi camera sitcom SUPERIOR DONUTS about the owner (Judd Hirsch returning to sitcoms decades after Dear John) of a small donut shop that’s located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighbourhood. Arthur is a gruff, to the point Chicagoan who refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or renovate his dated shop that hasn’t changed since it opened in 1969. That all changes when enterprising go-getter Franco (Jermaine Fowler) fast talks his way into Arthur’s life as his new (and only) employee, and convinces him that he can bring the shop – and Arthur – into the 21st century. Arthur’s supportive regulars include loyal patron Randy (Katey Sagal) a cop whose late father was Arthur’s best friend; her overeager rookie partner, James; Tush, a colorful customer who uses the shop counter as a makeshift office, where he keeps tabs on a variety of odd jobs via fax machine; Maya, a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph. D; and Sweatpants, Franco’s long time friend who’s willing to dress as a donut to help drum up more business. Looking to cash in on the urban renewal is Arthur’s over caffeinated neighbour, aspiring real estate capitalist Fawz, who pushes Arthur on a daily basis to sell the building to him. With his business in jeopardy, Arthur grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he – and the donut shop – need to thrive. After the premiere, the sitcom will move to Monday evenings!

24 comments:

  1. Judd Hirsch continues to look great.

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    1. yes, he's grey, but looks the same way he did when I was bit a little coon

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  2. If they appear on a TV channel near me I will give them some time!

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    1. somebody might air them in Ireland, you never know

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  3. Vanessa Hudgens looks amazing!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  4. Just the title Superior Donuts makes me laugh.

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    1. should be fun, we need more multicamera sitcoms! It seems they're making only single camera ones these days and I don't do those much

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  5. "Superior Donuts" looks better to me than "Powerless." I intend to tune in to it! Thanks for the tip, Dezzy.

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    1. me too, Debs, I don't do single camera comedies, so I will check out Donuts for sure, we are always in deficit with multi camera sitcoms

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  6. You know I do love Chicago, so Superior Donuts may be worth a watch, though the trailer didn't do a whole lot for me. Might just have to wait for it to hit Netflix before giving it a go.

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    1. yes, the trailer wasn't overly funny, but I doubt Judd would star in a bad one, so I will give it a go, I will need a multicamera sitcom to watch once LAST MAN STANDING, KEVIN CAN WAIT and THE GREAT INDOORS end in May, although I will have BABY DADDY and YOUNG AND HUNGRY returning too in early spring :) Three per week is my recipe for health

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    2. Maybe I'll just set it to my Tivo and you can tell me if it's worth a watch then ;)

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  7. sound nice .
    comedies must be a regular part of daily routine of watching t.v as in today's world people need to lighten their moods after tiring sometime dull days .

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    1. that has always been my opinion too, Baili, it is sad that in USA family comedies aren't popular any more

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  8. Franco covers too many black stereotypes for me to be comfortable with his character. Especially when a clean cut white girl is brought into the mix. Love Arthur and the hard female cop though. And the 'black guy' scene was kinda funny. Powerless looks look medium at best. Wish both series luck.

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    1. Sitcoms are always clean cut, one might even say that is the point of them :) I like when they mix races in them which has always been done in multi camera sitcoms

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  9. Do you think Alfred tried on the batsuit when Bruce wasn't home?

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  10. Judd Hirsch looks good and I will def tune in, hopefully the show will be better than the trailer.

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    1. fingers crossed! All the old sitcom stars are returning to TV

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  11. Superior Donuts looks like a fun relaxing thing to watch.

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    1. we all need a couple of such sitcoms a week to stay healthy!

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)