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Fall TV Suckfest on UPN

by Jen Segrest, posted Jul 23rd 2005 12:12PM

I know it's only July but yesterday's Daily Programming Insider at MediaWeek.com had a few interesting tidbits about the upcoming fall season.

A pilot last year, Love, Inc., starring Shannon Doherty is no longer starring Shannon Doherty when it premieres on UPN this fall. I'll pause for your total lack of surprise.

Seems Shannon felt it wasn't a good fit and took an exit, so the producers are seeking a replacement. Not that it will matter much, the show will be against The Night Stalker, CSI , and The Apprentice.

Also on UPN, Chris Rock will have his own sitcom called Everyone Hates Chris. It's described as "The experiences of comedian Chris Rock, who also narrates, growing up in Brooklyn in the early 1980s is the focus of this single camera sitcom." Success is doubtful as it is against Alias, Survivor: Guatemala, Joey, The O.C., and Smallville.

Yeah, that sounds like a winner to me too, but I did like this quote from Rock:

"I don't think I have ever done anything and walked out -- there is no evidence of that. My name is Rock, not Chappelle."


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c'mon when did the upn not suck anyway ? did i miss that announcement? because the upn is worst then fox without familyguy,house or 24. but i dont know why they would even concider shannon D. for the show. she has a rep for sucking!

July 26 2005 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen Segrest

I did typo that a bit I went through a couple rewrites, and My dyslexia struck and once again told me something else was there... I MEANT to say something like "Seems Shannon wasn't a good fit" - Sorry about that one. If I edit it it goes offline and on weekends the main editor isn't around to re-okay it to go online again.

July 23 2005 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey cantlive, Harping on the staff again, as usual. And of *course* we should all believe what the producer says, all slathered in sugary goodness.

July 23 2005 at 6:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey Segrest, You managed to mangle the facts, as usual. Did you read the article you cited? Per producer Warren Littlefield, ""We actually had a great working relationship with Shannen. She was there on the set early every single morning. But the network really felt that Shannen wasn't the right fit for the role, and they said, 'You know, we would like to make that change.'" Busy Phillips will be replacing her, although general consensus from most TCA attendees is that the show can't be saved.

July 23 2005 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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