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Ten new shows you won't see this fall

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 16th 2007 1:20PM

?Out of the dozens and dozens of shows that go to pilot every season, we only see a handful. Some of them vanish forever and some might end up online in one way or another.

Below is a list of ten shows that didn't make the fall schedule on the networks this year. Some of them might show up midseason, but most won't. And just for a little added fun, I've included three shows that are completely made up. Can you tell which ones they are? I'll answer in the comments later tonight (and don't go looking online for the answer; that's no fun). The shows are listed after the jump. Some of them sound crazy, but hey, if you told me two years ago that those Geico cavemen commercials would be a series...

1. Man Is Wife (ABC): Ben Savage stars as a young executive who finds out his boss likes his employees to be married, so he poses as his own wife to hide that fact that he is single. Also stars Dabney Coleman and Sara Rue.

2. M.I.L.F. and Cookies (The CW): Comedy about a group of divorced women who live in an apartment complex. Produced by Jada Pinkett Smith.

3. The Beast (FOX): Comedy about a man who decides to become a veterinarian because he wants to meet women and women love animals.

4. The Hot Years (FOX): Four twentysomething women try to get by in this age of Britney, Paris, and Lindsay. Stars Lacey Chabert.

5. The Minister of Divine (FOX): From the press release: Who knew church could be this fun? The small, conservative farming town of Divine gets shaken up when their ancient minister dies in the middle of Sunday service and his replacement is Geraldine "Gerry" Granger (Kirstie Alley)," a chocolate-loving, joke-cracking lady pastor with a shady past.

6. I'm In Hell (CBS): Comedy about a Wall Street exec who dies in a Blackberry-related death. Stars David Cross and Jason Biggs.

7. The Stumps Of Hollywood (CBS): Twin ugly sisters and their brother from North Carolina get makeovers and move to Hollywood. Stars Michael Rapaport and Niki Cox.

8. Winters (NBC): Drama about a sexy cop who can tell when people are lying. Stars Famke Janssen.

9. The Sniper (ABC): Comedy/drama about people addicted to online auctions who suddenly find themselves trapped in a conspiracy. Stars Josh Malina.

10. In The Picture (FOX): Reality game show involving teams of contestants sent around the world who will win a million dollars if they are the first one who can get a picture of themselves with an ultra-famous celebrity.

Update: answers below in the comments (comment #23).

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Connie Dinkle

wow, they all smell.

How about "The Janet and Tonya Buttimer Show", live from Dallas? It would be about how I want to find me a hot man in this town, my role as head tumbler on the Dallas Ladies Tumbling Team, and how I really hate my job...

...and Tonya is my daughter, who's now a fulltime cashier at Albertson's. Boy does she have stories!

October 09 2007 at 9:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
annette

what ever happened to jeff golbloom's series -- thought it was pretty good compared to some that are out there

August 31 2007 at 3:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric

When I saw "Cavemen" was going to be a TV show.. my first thought.. WHAT THE HELL IS ABC THINKING?? Someone there needs to lose their job.. It was a smart ad by Geico.. but a TV show?? My God, give it 3 weeks.. and it will be gone..

August 28 2007 at 8:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

You had me at Lacey Chabert.

August 17 2007 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guido

Jason Biggs has really lost his stroke in Hollywood.

August 17 2007 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Sassone

Bob here again. OK, it's time to reveal the answers.

The fake shows are #1 ("Man Is Wife"), #9 ("The Sniper"), and #10 ("In The Picture"). The others are real.

August 16 2007 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

So "I'm In Hell" won't be on this year, if at all?

That sucks. Former AD stars just can't catch a break.

August 16 2007 at 10:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heinlein

My picks:

1. Man Is Wife sounds like the worst idea ever for a TV-show, so I hope that it is fake.

4. The Hot Years: I agree with the motivations before. It sounds like it has the finger too much on the entertainment pulse, to have been left by the side.

8. Winters: just because we already have a lot of series about cops that have supernatural powers or hires help from people with supernatural powers.

August 16 2007 at 9:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mel

False ones are probably The Hot Years, MILF and Cookies, and, oh, I'll go with Man Is Wife.

August 16 2007 at 5:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justin

2 - for reasons stated above
4 - I think this pitch actually would have been picked up
10 - for reasons stated above

August 16 2007 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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