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Here's some Goode news and a megaton of Goode puns

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 17th 2009 9:02PM
Get ready for The Goode Family's triumphant return to television along with a dump truck full of "Goode" puns.

Comedy Central has picked up the reruns of Mike Judge's show that ABC abandoned earlier this year after only 13 episodes and will start airing them on Jan. 4, 2010.

There is still no official word if the show will get to produce brand new episodes on the cable network, but the miraculous Futurama deal proves that there is a just and loving God who watches out for all of us.

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'The Goode Family' to Premiere Jan. 6 on Comedy Central

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 6th 2009 12:12PM
The Goode FamilyIt's all 'Goode' on Comedy Central.

The animated series 'The Goode Family' will make its official move to the network on Jan. 6, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

'The Goode Family,' about a socially liberal family trying to be politically correct, initially aired over the summer on ABC. Those episodes will be transfered over to Comedy Central, where they will air Wednesdays at 10:30PM.

"We started building a nice cult fan base (on ABC) and hope those fans will come back and we would be able to reach new fans on Comedy Central, where people are used to such shows," said John Altschuler, who created the series with Mike Judge and Dave Krinsky.

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Comedy Central is 'Goode' to Mike Judge with new deal

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 29th 2009 8:02AM
The Goode Family is moving into their new home on Comedy Central.The Goode Family -- the Mike Judge show ABC did everything it could to kill -- has a new home at Comedy Central.

According to Daily Variety, the cable network will air all 13 episodes of the animated comedy that ABC canceled last summer. That's good news for fans of a show ABC buried in its line-up -- moving it around like a pea under a nutshell until it finally put the Goodes out of their misery.

At the time, the show was embraced by fans of Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill as a worthy sardonic successor to Judge's animated quiver. But, critics often attacked its mockery of political correctness and progressive politics. Some pundits went so far as claiming such a show was inappropriate in the era of Obama.

In other words, it's only censorship when your side is the one being silenced.

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Comedy Central Picks Up 'Goode Family,' 'Sit Down, Shut Up' Repeats

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 28th 2009 3:30PM
The Goode FamilyComedy Central is looking to continue their expansion into the world of animation. With new episodes of 'Futurama' heading to the network in 2010 after Fox initially canceled the series back in 2003, fans of 'The Goode Family' and 'Sit Down, Shut Up' may have reason for hope.

Despite being canceled by ABC and Fox respectively, Variety reports that Comedy Central has picked up repeat rights for 'Goode' and is negotiating to add 'Sit Down' to their schedule as well.

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Goode Family producers pledge to return

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 10th 2009 2:01PM
ABC might have killed The Goode Family, but its producers say it will live again.Every time The Goode Family aired on ABC, it felt badly out of place -- right up until its cancellation. Now, its producers are hinting that the show will live again on another network.

ABC canceled Mike Judge's latest animated series last week. It was hardly a shock considering the network moved it around its schedule more than a Three Card Monte dealer shifts the Queen of Hearts. ABC looked for a place to bury the Goodes -- then they killed them.

But, on the show's Facebook page, show-runners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky claim the show will return on a new network.

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It's bad news for The Goode Family and Surviving Suburbia

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 9th 2009 12:00PM
The Goode FamilyIt looks like The Goode Family and Surviving Suburbia won't be surviving. ABC confirmed that Friday night's airings of both episodes season finales are in fact their respective series finales. I've sampled both series at one point or another in their runs, and this fate was inevitable.

It was great seeing the "other" Bob Saget get some TV time, but Surviving Suburbia just wasn't good television. Maybe if you're a television fan who's never seen a family sitcom, then the formulaic plotlines and dialogue won't bother you. In a way, I had the same problem with The Goode Family.

However, with the latter, it seemed like they had the potential to grow into something better. I think in the beginning they were too bogged down by their schtick: a family of do-gooders, recycling and living green and all of that crap.

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Mike Judge: The TV Squad Interview

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jul 29th 2009 11:02AM
Mike Judge admits that ABC might not have been the best home for The Goode Family.Mike Judge doesn't strike anyone as the kind of guy who's created a legendary animated duo and a cult hit movie. And, you certainly wouldn't size him up as a creative mind with two active series on first-run network TV.

The native-Texan is just too unassuming, soft-spoken and self-deprecating to show up at Comic-Con International last week to discuss TV's The Goode Family and King of the Hill alongside his new feature film, Extract.

But there he was in Press Room 28e, preparing for his panel and eyeing the Mythbusters Comic-Con bag I'd just picked up on the convention floor.

"I've got to get me one of those bags before I go out there," Judge said.

On behalf of a grateful TV Squad nation, I offered him mine. He accepted the bag graciously. Then we begin the interview.

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What's On Tonight: Chopping Block, Degrassi, Ghost Adventures, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 3rd 2009 4:04PM
Mental

  • Sci-Fi has more of their Twilight Zone marathon all night.
  • Animal Planet has a Whale Wars marathon all night.
  • At 8, NBC has a new Chopping Block, then a new, two-hour Dateline.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader at 8, followed by a new Mental.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, then new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • ESPN has the Winn Dixie 250 race at 8.
  • ESPN2 has The Complete Wimbledon at 8.
  • The N has a new Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Also at 8: BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
  • At 8:30, ABC has a new episode of The Goode Family.
  • At 9, Travel Channel has two new episodes of Ghost Adventures.
  • At 10, E! has a new episode of The Soup.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Virtuality, Smackdown, Whale Wars, Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 26th 2009 4:06PM
  • SagetAt 8, ABC has a new Surviving Suburbia, followed by a new episode of The Goode Family.
  • FOX has the two-hour Virtuality movie at 8.
  • NBC has a new episode of The Chopping Block at 8, then a new, two-hour Dateline.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • At 9, Animal Planet has a new Whale Wars.
  • Travel Channel has two new episodes of Ghost Adventures at 9.
  • At 10, E! has a new episode of The Soup.
  • HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Surviving Suburbia, Hockey, Ghost Adventures

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 12th 2009 4:05PM
The Goode Family
  • At 8, ABC has a new Surviving Suburbia, followed by a new episode of The Goode Family.
  • NBC has the Penguins/Red Wings game at 8.
  • FOX has a new Don't Forget The Lyrics at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, then new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on MyNetwork TV at 8.
  • Also at 8: BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
  • At 9, History Channel has a new Patton 360.
  • Animal Planet has a new Whale Wars at 9.
  • Travel Channel has two new episodes of Ghost Adventures at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Come Dance With Me at 9.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Things are bad for The Goode Family

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 5th 2009 1:34PM
The Goode FamilyDespite glowing reviews from our own Danny Gallagher, it looks like The Goode Family is moving. Specifically, it's moving to Friday nights at 8:30 P.M., which is affectionately known by some as the "death slot". No specific reasons for the move are given, but the words "super low ratings" are used in the article to describe its first two weeks, so that could be a clue.

I did catch the premiere episode of the show online and thought it was cute and an interesting 180 degrees from the Hank Hill lifestyle that Mike Judge has been working with for 13 years.

Of course, ABC has been cruel to good animated shows before (coughcoughClerkscoughcough). The show isn't canceled yet, but I give it six episodes. I actually think the show would have fared better on Fox, or given Judge's attempt from this show to skewer extreme liberals, perhaps on Fox News. It probably would have worked better than The 1/2 Hour News Hour.

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The Goode Family gets gooder with episodes two and three

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 5th 2009 10:02AM
The Goode FamilyThe premiere episode of ABC's The Goode Family didn't do a great job of giving its titular family the kinds of three-dimensional emotions and motivations that make them more than just two-dimensional characters.

It seemed to doom the whole series to the bland, predictable taste of a tofu hot dog.

Last Wednesday's double feature of Goode Family episodes gave the family and even some of the lesser characters more depth and funnier situations. The Goode Family may not be so bad after all.

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What's On Tonight: Goode Family, Law and Order, Reno 911

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 3rd 2009 4:02PM
  • WipeoutAt 8, ABC has a new Wipeout, followed by two new episodes of The Goode Family and a new The Unusuals.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • NBC has a new I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Outta Here at 8, then the second part of Inside The Obama White House and the season finale of Law and Order.
  • At 9, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, followed by two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 9, then a new Pitchmen.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 9, then two new episodes of Tattoo Highway.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • At 10, ESPN has a World Cup Qualifying Match, U.S. vs. Costa Rica.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Reno 911!

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Surviving Suburbia didn't, but we'll be Better Off Ted for it even sooner

by Jason Hughes, posted May 31st 2009 10:29AM
Better Off TedSurviving Suburbia just can't catch a break. It starts as a high profile return vehicle for Bob Saget over on The CW. Hell, the guy even hosts their fall preview. But it never shows up. So production company ABC snags it and puts it on their air this past winter. But only for a bit before yanking it. Don't worry, they said, it'll be back this summer; which translates as we're burning off the rest of the episodes. And now they're not even doing that!

So I hope you like The Goode Family, because effective immediately Surviving Suburbia is being yanked in favor of back-to-back Goode. I'm thinking online or DVD may be the only chances left to see the last of Suburbia, if anyone even cares. It's not all bad news, though. Apparently to make us feel better about losing Bob (he's still narrating HIMYM so he's still got a job for awhile), they're bringing back the already renewed Better Off Ted with new episodes starting June 23 at 9 Eastern. Maybe with less competition, the goofy workplace comedy can find the audience it deserves.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly on the Goode Family

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 28th 2009 3:03AM
The Goode Family

Just one look at Mike Judge's The Goode Family feels like Hank Hill and his clan are staring into a periscope that's peering into the Bizarro World. The only thing missing on the Goodes are goatees, including the dog.

It's just too parallel not to notice, and it's an unfair assumption to make. Even though they are from the pen of the same creators, they seem like two completely different shows on the surface. But the similarities end after the premiere episode.

The biggest difference is the first episode of King of the Hill was a gaff-guzzling vehicle for FOX, and The Goode Family's pilot felt more like a smart but bold-lacking hybrid for ABC.

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