Anthony Anderson in K-ville by Rebecca Brenneman/Fox
Fox upfront. The words still send shivers down my spine. As you recall, the network's presentation last year was widely considered to be the single most grueling upfront in the history of upfrontmanship. The post-traumatic stress still hasn't worn off.
Good news. Fox has clearly learned from their mistakes. In stark contrast to last year, the check-in process was easy-breezy. Even better, the air conditioning is working! Now if we can wrap this thing up in under two hours, almost all will be forgiven.
I'm in complete denial about the
thing, BTW. Just thought I'd share. Ooooh, the show is starting... with a
Jack Bauer urges Fox president Peter Liguori to keep this year's presentation under an hour! LOL!
They're bringing all their stars out onstage. Fox always has a good talent turnout at these things.
years they have a good turnout. The only
er in attendance is Sucre (
Mary Lynn Rajskub
's present. The cast of
is in the, er, house - sans
's new show. Dying to see clips from that show.
Ad sales exec talking about stuff I don't care about. Only 45 minutes left, Fox! Let's keep this thing moving!
Liguori enters stage right and... wow, his eyebrows are bigger than mine! Didn't think that was possible.
Liguori breaks news, announcing that
has landed the plum post-Super Bowl slot on Feb. 3!
OK, time for new show clips, starting with
Back to You
sitcom set in the local-news world. Looks promising.
It's time for AS-P's
The Return of Jezebel James
! Uh-oh. This looks shockingly generic.
Maybe it's just one of those shows that doesn't clip well. Please let it be one of those shows that doesn't clip well.
Moving on, it's the new Farrelly Brothers comedy with
The Rules for Starting Over
. This looks funny!
From the producers of
, a docu-soap about a group of aspiring country singers. Well cast. Slickly produced. I'm still gonna have to pass. Country and me just don't click.
Moving on to dramas. First up, the post-Katrina cop drama
. It had me at "starring
." That guy makes it look
-The Picture of Dorian Gray
. Trippy concept. I'm in.
is back in
. It's a grittier
... in New York. I'll give it a shot.
The Sarah Connor Chronicles
. Coooool special effects! Awesome action sequences! So-so acting! Love. It. Matt Mitovich just flashed me a thumbs-up, so he's on board, too.
It's over! And under a freakin' hour, just like Bauer said! All's forgiven, Fox! Off to the Fox party to get those final four words from AS-P. Wish me luck!