Hanging up on all friends
ABC has released its fall schedule for next year, and What About Brian has not been renewed. I can't say I'm surprised, as the show really wasn't very good. But it was an easy, mindless watch when there was nothing else on the DVR, and so I will miss that. I won't, of course, miss the inane theme song.
In looking at the fall lineup, it does look like ABC has at least one promising new shows coming up. Dirty Sexy Money is described by the AP as a "trashy primetime soap" (I really don't need to know anymore, that's enough to get me to watch) starring Peter Krause as a lawyer who represents an ultra-rich family. Although Big Shots, "a drama about four hard-charging friends and CEOs who are less successful with women," sounds like a dud, it stars Michael Vartan (and Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus and Joshua Malina) so I may watch the first few episodes. Women's Murder Club, about four friends (a cop, a lawyer, a medical examiner and a reporter) who solve mysteries, sounds like it might be right up my alley, what with my love of Murder, She Wrote, Columbo and Matlock, but it is based on a James Patterson novel, which tend to be a little graphic for my whodunit tastes. Another one I might try out. I can't imagine I'm going to watch Cashmere Mafia, another show about attractive women "working" and living in New York City, but it is getting a good amount of buzz. (NBC has a similar show starring Brooke Sheilds called Lipstick Jungle, after the Candace Bushnell book, and I can't imagine I will watch that one either, but for the fact that Lindsay Price, also known as Steve Sanders' wife Janet on 90210 is also starring in it. So maybe I'll tune in.)
And of course there is Private Practice, the new Grey's Anatomy spin-off, which looked aboslutely horrible as part of the two-hour Grey's episode a couple of weeks ago. I hated it so much (and I actually like Addison Montgomery) that I fast-forwarded all scenes from the spin-off at about the halfway point of the episode. No way I'm tuning in for that.