Good Moves: Quirky newcomers CHUCK and LIFE were given another shot to find a fan-base thanks to second season pick ups, THE OFFICE and 30 ROCK continued to live up to the marketing mantra ‘Comedy Night Done Right,’ while FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS successfully managed to shake off its rocky start by ending off its strike shortened season on a high note.
Bad Moves: Where to start? Subjecting audiences to another season of ‘The Donald’ on THE APPRENTICE: ‘CELEBRITY’ Edition? Or ruining childhood memories by butchering the two-hour KNIGHT RIDER tele-film? How about canceling JOURNEYMAN, easily the Peacock’s most interesting new drama of the season. Or spending all summer focusing on marketing their breakout smash HEROES, all the while forgetting to read scripts to ensure the show didn’t crash and burn creatively [it did!]. Adding insult to injury, with BIONIC WOMAN the network managed to do the impossible, turn off horny teenage boys from the hotness of a Michelle Ryan vs. Katee Sackhoff girl-fight.
Prognosis for the Coming Season: KATH & KIM looks like a hit thanks to the fact that we’d watch SNL alum Molly Shannon read the phone book and the combination of Christian Slater plus KIDNAPPED creator Jason Smilovic already has us reaching for our remote to “Season’s Pass” MY OWN WORST ENEMY.
Last Season’s Grade: C-
Check back tomorrow when the CW gets their end of season report card