Search Party (TBS)

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Search Party (TBS) – Starts 21st November – Renewed

Comedy where after seeing a missing persons poster of a former college friend, Dory a 20something in an dead end job and tiring of her relationship with her infantile boyfriend decides to try to find her.

While looking into disappearance Dory finds out that her friend vanished in mysterious circumstances, though her boyfriend and two equally self absorbed friends give little thrift to it. Then in a chance occurrence Dory spots the missing friend in a restaurant only for her scarper after realising she’s been seen.

It’s a but like watching Girls if they were asked to find a missing person.

3.8/10

Wrecked (TBS)

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Wrecked (TBS) – Starts 14th June – Renewed

Lost style parody where the passengers on a flight crash land on a desert island and have to survive while trying to find a way to escape. As well has having Rhys Darby doing his Murray Hewitt stuff again, the show has a vibe of a cross between Lost and Workaholics.

It’s an ok enough starts and just about does enough to warrant another watch.

4.5/10

The Detour (TBS)

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The Detour (TBS) – Starts 11th April – Renewed

Comedy about a family going on a cross country trip to get to their holiday destination, where everything that could go wrong does. All while the dad is hiding the reason to why they are doing the low budget version of travelling to their destination.

Similar to National Lampoon’s Vacation.

5.2/10

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) – Starts 8th February – Renewed

Former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee fronts her own weekly topical comedy show in the same vein as Last Week Tonight and The Daily Show.

The opening ep isn’t that bad but it did suffer from covering the same subjects that the Daily Show mocked the previous week so there was a sense of repetition which pissed on a few of the jokes, unlike the Last Week which seem to go out of it was to try and avoid overlapping subjects from TDS.

It’s a bit of an average start but has potential.

5.0/10

Angie Tribeca (TBS)

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Angie Tribeca (TBS) – Starts 17th January – Renewed

Parodying police procedurals, Angie Tribeca is a detective with a dislike of having to work with a partner, having to work with a new partner.

It’s pretty much a homage to Police Squad with the numerous visual gags, the only thing it’s missing would be the wordplay jokes, but it’s still more entertaining than most comedies knocking about at the moment.

5.6/10

America’s Next Weatherman (TBS)

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America’s Next Weatherman (TBS) – Starts 8th August

Comedy competition where 12 contestants are put against each other to win $100k and the chance to present the weather on a CNN morning show. There’s the usual three rounds, one where the winner gets an immunity pass for the episode, a second team round where the losing side has to put forward two of the team forward to the final elimination round.

It’s a bit like The Joe Schmo Show with a bumbling presenter and silly competition rounds but doesn’t work as well as the aforementioned.

3.2/10

Clipped (TBS)

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Clipped (TBS) – Starts 16th June – Cancelled

Standard network sitcom where the audience are duty bound to laugh within 5 seconds of the show starting, then pump out forced laughter at least once every 10 seconds during the “comedy” bit and once every 20 seconds during the “drama” bit.

Oh and this has everything you could imagine, the bloke all the women swoon at, the eye candy woman, the sassy black woman, a middle aged fat gay guy, the gawky looking receptionist AND a man in unrequited love with the aforementioned. What more could you want? The arsehole manager that does right in the end? Yeah, he’s in there as well.

And it’s set in a hairdressers.

A tour de force of shite.

0.8/10