Good News, Bad News: COUGAR TOWN, THE MENTALIST & ALCATRAZ

Good News: After months of anticipation and speculation, ABC has finally awarded COUGAR TOWN with a spot on its schedule. Bad News: Well, aside from the February 14th Valentine’s Day premiere that all but guarantees much of the show’s core 18-49 demographic will be otherwise occupied for the evening and a completely incompatible lead-in that is LAST MAN STANDING, we’re really going to miss a possibly inebriated Bill Lawrence angrily lash out at ABC’s treatment of COUGAR TOWN via his delightfully honest @vdoozer Twitter handle. [Source]

Good News: CBS has given the green light to ELEMENTARY, which is being billed as a modern-day take on SHERLOCK HOLMES. Bad News: Not to be confused with CBS’ current modern day take on the infamous British detective that is THE MENTALIST. [Source]

Good News: Last night’s series premiere of ALCATRAZ netted Fox its highest numbers for a new drama series since 2009’s LIE TO ME. Bad News: For the increasingly tenious future of TERRA NOVA. [Source]

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  • shanna

    Bill Lawrence will be happy to know that I will graciously eschew my Valentine’s Day plans and stay in to watch Cougar Town (there’s the little part where I’m not dating anyone and no one has asked me out but he doesn’t have to know that). 

  • Solidarity!

  • I am going to rage a bit now but THERE IS ALREADY AN AWESOME TV SHOW ABOUT A MODERN DAY SHERLOCK HOLMES. AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE MENTALIST.