The new television season is starting and the networks are rolling out their new programs and new episodes. But what shows have said goodbye this past season that I will miss? Half & Half
(UPN)--Never hysterical, this mild comedy entertained. It was a good companion show for Girlfriends about two half-sisters who now live in the same apartment building. It provided many sibling rivalries and lessons in life. But the stars of the show where the actresses playing the lead sisters mothers. Valarie Pettiford and Thelma Hopkins stole every scene they were in playing the rich status-seeker and the saucy therapist on a budget with brilliance. Their continual spouts when passing one another gave the show its best lines. A victim of the CW formation, it will be missed.Living With Fran
(WB)--Charming. It is the best way to describe Fran Drescher's last sitcom. A charming cast, that looked good, had good comedic timing, and worked well together. Writing that provided the stars with great material, tight direction, and some of the best lighting I've seen on a sitcom. It made you smile and feel warm inside. A perfect companion to Reba, it too, was another victim of the CW formation.Commander-in-Chief
(ABC)--A hit, then a miss. With such potential, such new direction, such fine acting, ABC should have stuck it out and given this incredible drama a second season run. But instead it renewed the more mediocre and lesser viewed What About Brian
. A television movie spinoff has been mentioned and a possible return if that would do well, but ABC missed the boat on this one. Out of Practice
(CBS)--In a season where comedies were left in the dust by the serial drama, Out of Practice managed to snag an audience before it was moved from its timeslot in favor of that horrid Jeanna Elfman Show. Gosh I hate her. She is not funny and her timing is bad, and that face she makes. . .I just want to hit her. Anyway, this show was just starting to identify itself and at the very least deserved a small order of episodes for midseason replacement if nothing else.
I know Conviction
wasn't that good but I just loved having Stephanie March and Eric Balfour back on television. I was hoping they would move over and join the Law & Order show but no luck. Freddie
also wasn't the greatest show but, it drew solid ratings again in a season when no one watched comedies. It deserved a little more support as well.