03 March 2006

The #1 Comedy Show?

This was proclaimed as the #1 Comedy show today.
This proclamation was by the network carrying it --- Fox.
This is the show they've replaced Arrested Development with.
Fortunately, Arrested Development has been picked up for Cable (Showtime).
To say that this is the #1 Comedy show today, leaves me laughing.
But not am not laughing hard enough to agree with it.
Free Ride looks promising but...
... I think I've seen the story's premise before, in many a different form.
So, let's see....I'll give it 2 and half seasons?

Free Ride, a partially improvised comedy, chronicles recent UC Santa Barbara graduate Nate Stahlings (Josh Dean) as he moves back home with his parents to his small hometown of Johnson City, MO. Once home he struggles to find direction in his post-graduate life as he hooks up with former classmates Amber Danwood (Erin Cahill) and Mark Dove (Dave Sheridan).

In the pilot episode "Missouri Loves Company" Nate Dineen decides to move home after graduating from his college to find surprises: his parents are now in therapy, his old room has been changed into his parents' gym, and could that strange guy at Kash Kutters become his new best friend?

Season 1 Episode 1 - Missouri Loves Company
Original Airing: March 1, 2006
Network: Fox