DO NOT DISTURB: Yeah, That’s Not Gonna Be A Problem

As the new fall television schedule came into focus, there was a good deal of hand-wringing over whether the traditional sitcom is dying or just plain dead. Of the 20 new shows debuting on network TV this fall, only four are traditional half-hour comedies. Make that three–one of the characteristics of the traditional half-hour comedy is being funny, and Do Not Disturb just isn’t funny. The Baconeers have enjoyed both Carpoolers and Reno 911!, so we’d like to see Jerry O’Connell and Niecy Nash in something good. On the other hand, our abiding love for Jason Bateman means we’d rather see him in front of the camera than behind it, so the deathwatch hanging over this show might have an upside after all. Maybe all three of them can find a better vehicle, because constant references to sex are not by definition funny–you have to actually turn them into jokes. We probably won’t be knocking on this door again.

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  1. Pingback: SIT DOWN, SHUT UP: That Title Is Just Begging For It « TV BACON

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