Has anyone told ABC that sitcom stars do not have nine lives? Bringing back “some of the most beloved television stars” for new shows is not considered retro, just so you know.
Patricia Heaton, known for playing Ray Romano’s wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond”, was good at that role. She made you feel sorry for Ray, as you should. He had to pretend to be married to her and that was just as hard as the real thing. She tried to recoup her career with “Back to You” alongside Kelsey Grammer (who is also on ABC's payroll this Fall) and we all know what happened to that show But ABC gave her a job.
Hey alphabet network, 10% of the US is out of work- got anything for them?
But none of the above was as bad as Mrs Ray Barone's recent attempt to do math on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”. Even Reeg was annoyed. ( Patricia Heaton on Who Wants to be a Millionaire )Maybe she should have tried “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”
Kelsey Grammer will star in “Hank”, leading in to Heaton’s “The Middle” on Wednesday nights starting Sept 30th. One thing I find most unsettling about this is the fact that he is playing a married father of two. Kelsey does not do married well. He was never married on his two most successful gigs, so why start now? (FYI- Back in 2008, Grammer claimed his heart attack was the reason ‘Back to You” failed . I’d be pissed if I was Heaton ) http://www.theinsider.com/news/1093309_Kelsey_Grammer_blames_his_failed_TV_sitcom_for_his_heart_attack
I cannot even find the strength to write about Courtney Cox and Cougar Town. Hits too close to home for me on many levels. (I’m ferklempt now)
I have an idea ABC! If these new shows don’t work out for you I'm sure you can get your hands on John Laroquette, Jimmy Baio, Robert Guillaume or Ed O’Neill. Oh wait. You already signed Al Bundy? His sitcom starts this Wednesday? My bad. Guess there's hope for someone from the A-Team, even in this economy.