Which shows will click with viewers?
With each new TV season comes a new set of questions. Which shows will be hits? Which will be flops? Can we ever forgive NBC for interrupting the closing ceremonies of the Olympics With a sneak preview of its new veterinarian sitcom “Monkey with a Scalpel”?
The answers to the above are: 1) We’ll see 2) We’ll see and 3) No.
And what of these new shows? Which ones will we reserve space for on our DVRs?
“Campaign Roadshow” — Experts appraise the cost to a city when a presidential candidate stops by to campaign. The appraisals are purely for entertainment purposes — no money will be received by the visited city.
“Everybody Tolerates Chris” — Reality show starring outspoken Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez. Look for the program to be relocated to another city next year.
“Leave it to Husted” — A riveting drama about what happens after every vote by the perennially deadlocked Summit County Board of Elections.
“The Walking Dead” — Scenes from the 26th mile of the Akron Marathon.
“Four-Year Terms of Endearment” — The politicians behind Akron’s charter amendment try to come up with ballot language that will make the voters swoon.
“Project Runway” — Contestants attempt to build a racino close to the Akron-Canton Airport.
“So You Think You Can Vote?” — Check your local listings, as times and dates are still being worked out.
“Big Brother” — Footage courtesy of Akron’s security cameras and the FBI’s new high-tech analysis equipment.
“Two-and-a-Half Snowmen” — In this sitcom, Lock 3’s new Archie the Snowman shares an apartment with the original Archie the Snowman and his dumpy son, Half Arch.
“Grim” — Previously titled “This Week in Cleveland Sports.”
For those who prefer the written word to the tube, my book, “On the Mark: A Compilation of Columns and Cartoons 1992-2012,” is now available in paperback as well as in an e-book. For more information, go to www.onthemarkbook.com.
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