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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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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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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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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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2009 New TV Show Season Premieres - Midseason TV

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 24th 2008 6:00AM
With the new year comes a whole new batch of shows to watch -- everything from Whitney's big move to 'The City' to Edie Falco's big return to primetime.

Think your DVR can handle it all?

Check out our guide to what's new in midseason and see what everyone will be talking about in 2009.

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The Upfronts: ABC

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 13th 2008 9:07AM
ABCABC released its 2008-09 prime-time schedule this morning during a press conference call conducted by Steve McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment. I listened in and got the rundown:

Returning: Boston Legal, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Grey's Anatomy, Lost (Midseason), Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Ugly Betty, According to Jim (Midseason), Samantha Who?, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor (Midseason), Dancing With The Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Supernanny, Wife Swap, Saturday Night College Football, Primetime: What Would You Do?

Out: October Road, Notes from the Underbelly, Men in Trees, Big Shots, Carpoolers, Cashmere Mafia, Cavemen, Miss/Guided, Women's Murder Club, Oprah's Big Give

New: Life on Mars, The Goode Family (Midseason), Scrubs (Midseason), Opportunity Knocks, Untitled Ashton Kutcher/Tyra Banks Project (Midseason)

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