This is the final part of my analysis and critique of the 2011-2012 season of new television shows. We have some major greats and some major gutters up until this point. Here are the last five shows that will be analyzed to finish the series. (Click here for the first two parts: Part 1 and Part 2)
1. Whitney (NBC)- ???: This series is extremely on the fence. On one end, the show is quite funny and has a good storyline to match. On the other end, the ratings have not been too kind to them and they cannot seem to get above 5 million viewers on a single night. However, Whitney Cummings and crew made it through one season and it is quite possible this comedy sitcom could be back for a second season. I will hope for it to pull through. The show is not a bust in my definition, but with its modest Nielson ratings and viewership, it cannot be put in with the bests either. Therefore, I labeled this one a ???.
2. How To Be A Gentleman (CBS)- BUST: This comedy sitcom should have also made it off the ground, but for some reason did not. The premise was good as two former high school friends, who were not exactly best friends back then, try to rekindle their friendship. The show made over 8 million viewers in the pilot episode and over 7 million in the preceding episode, which are great viewership ratings. However, they were not up to uptight CBS standards and therefore, they moved the series to Saturday nights and that became its death as the series received 5 million less viewers. The next week, CBS cancelled the series and ended up only airing three episodes. The sad thing is that this show was moderately funny. Comedy Central, now is your chance.
3. 2 Broke Girls (CBS)- BEST: I will admit, I, along with probably many others, were skeptical about this new CBS comedy. The title is just completely in your face and basically describes the show right there for you. But boy, is this show funny. 2 Broke Girls bolstered CBS' comedy sitcom lineup, which by the way was already extremely strong. For their first season, they received the #15 rating for the seasons and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Congratulations, girls. You can't be too broke now.
4. Outsourced (NBC)- BEST: This show was a riot to watch. Outsourced was a comedy sitcom on NBC that was about a lone American who managed a call center in Mumbai, India. The show was hilarious in my opinion and got through its entire season of 22 episodes with moderate ratings. NBC, stunning its viewers, cancelled Outsourced. I honestly do not care of NBC cancelled this comedy; it was still one of the best on television at the time and therefore, it receives a BEST rating by me on this one.
5. Once Upon A Time (ABC)- BEST: This could be possibly the first time I gave a show on ABC a rating of BEST, but honestly, it has done well for itself. It is similar to NBC series Grimm in many ways, however it is not quite as successful. But it is successful enough and is one of ABC's highest rated series currently. It had ABC's biggest debut in 5 years with over 13 million viewers and though it has gone down a tad, Once Upon A Time is still great to watch. They have shown 15 episodes to date and the final 7 episodes will finish off the first season, probably on a high note.
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