All further inane upfront announcements and presentations should be stopped.
Vidar doesn’t need to see sizzle reels featuring the same old medical and criminal procedural shit that audiences have been watching for the past 500 years (yes, Dick Wolf, I’m talking to you).
Vidar doesn’t need to see how a once classic show will be butchered in a “reboot.”
Vidar doesn’t need to see ex-sitcom stars who haven’t been funny since the Franco-Prussian War starring in new comedies just because they have TVQ.
Vidar doesn’t need another superhero (unless Vidar becomes a show – if networks had balls… if networks had balls 🙁 ).
Vidar doesn’t need to see any more of that crap because this year’s TV upfronts has an unequivocal winner:
No other network has been as consistently original and outrageous over the past 20 or so years.
Only Odin has been greater longer.
This year is no different.
Here are some of the new series set for the fall:
The 15-minute project from Paul Scheer (The League) and Nick Giovannetti, centers on a bombastic, megalomaniac terrorist and his upstart terrorist organization’s quest for domination. Bento Box will produce.
Untitled Million Dollar Extreme Project
A live-action 15-minute sketch show created by Million Dollar Extreme and set in an almost present-day post-apocalyptic nightmare world.
Mr. Neighbor’s House
Brian Huskey (Veep) plays a children’s show host barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. Mixing vignettes, puppets, animation, stop-motion, spoken word and mixed-medium elements, this not-for-kids kids show comes from Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas (The League) and Jesse Falcon and is exec produced by Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital).
This futuristic series centers on the only game that matters, THE GAME, and the BALLMASTRZ who play it. Inside giant battle arenas the size of small cities, teams of players must face challenges that test their physical, mental and psychological limits while entertaining the masses. The 15-minuted animated series is created by Christy Karacas (Superjail!) and produced by Titmouse.
A cop from Earth trapped in another world can finally fight crime the way he wants after acquiring talking magical gauntlets. The animated quarter-hour pilot is created by Myles Langlois and produced by Six Point Harness.
Bubblegoose and Juice
Created by Carl Jones (Black Dynamite), the 15-minute follows two best friends, one neurotic and the other a slacker who share a tiny apartment and must maneuver through an unpredictable, supernatural bizzaro world.
FBI Agent Mark Branski and his partner David French investigate supernatural phenomena such as alien invasions and monster infestations with the help of his niece and her cowardly dog, Chubbie Webbers. Created by Brian Wysol, Robot Chicken‘s Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner. Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol exec produce the project from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.
After Los Angeles is crushed by a title wave of radiated water, a gang of dinosaur freaks led by a T-Rex Caligula emerge from the La Brea tar pits determined to take over the city. The 15-minute pilot hails from JJ Villard (King Star King) and is produced by Titmouse.
Centers on a six-pack of carnival freaks running a low-rent amusement park right on the border of Mexico who are always trying to scam money and get lazy lizard honey. The quarter-hour animated pilot is from Matt Furie and produced by PFFR.
The relationship between two brothers is tested as one, a loose-cannon action hero, destroys not just villains, but his normal brother’s life as well. Sean Glaze and Chris Prynoski created this 15-minute animated pilot produced by Titmouse.
A quarter-hour stop-motion animated comedy centered on plastic action figures going on adventures against the backdrop of all the classic adventure environments like the Old West, the deep blue sea and space. Created by John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner, Ashley Arechiga, and Bradley Schaffer, and exec produced by Harvatine, Towner, Seth Green and Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken). Arechiga and Schaffer also co-exec produce the project, produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.
The Pound Hole
Billed as a contemporary Soul Train, Adult Swim’s first-ever late night dance party shows DJ Douggpound (played by Doug Lussenhop) remixing both the audio and visuals of this club into surreal but always danceable situations. Adult Swim’s sole live-action pilot, it hails from creator Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), Lussenhop (Tim & Eric Awesome Show), and is helmed by acclaimed music video directors The Daniels.
And this is all on top of an already incredible line-up of shows like “Robot Chicken,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Mike Tyson Mysteries” – etc. etc. etc.
Every night, Vidar settles into beanbag couch naked with Taco Bell and watches for hours. After divorce from the she-bitch, Vidar needs lots of laughs.
Remember this little gem from last year?
Every network can learn from Adult Swim (which makes a lot of money)… taking chances without compromise and being completely crazy can pay off.
I wish Vidar’s company would listen to Vidar. 🙁 🙁 🙁