Sure, it’s been announced that Dwight, the Pictionary, Jr. illustration of the word “geek” that has darkened The Office‘s doorways lo these eight seasons past, is getting a spinoff sitcom developed around his unique take on life. And we’ll hate-DVR the first three episodes of Dwight! to see if they decide to commit to “Trekkie,” “Star Wars nut” or “dangerously unstable menace,” we’re more excited by the possibility that spinoffs will have a renaissance. Here are eight sitcom spinoffs we’d greenlight tomorrow.
In March of last year, The Atlantic published an essay by Lori Gottlieb titled “Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough,” which Ms. Gottlieb wrote when, in her idealistic search for the One, she found herself alone in her 40s with a son she had via a sperm donor. A book based Read More
If there is a silver lining to be found in the end of the summertime—besides the fact that we’ll never have to hear Drake’s ubiquitous “Best I Ever Had” ever again—it’s that we are on the precipice of the fall television season. Thank goodness. In an effort to get you and your DVR prepared, here’s Read More
As Upfront Week rolls on—yesterday both NBC and ABC announced their schedules; today that baton is passed to CBS—we’re left wondering why the networks reserve these presentations for a small cabal of advertisers and critics and not the general public. What about us viewers! We can’t be the only Read More
A strapping young man named Jason arrived at Katra Lounge on Sunday, April 19, sporting a freshly ironed button-down shirt and a purposeful, doe-eyed expression.
He surveyed the sparsely populated bar in search of the older woman of his dreams. “Well,” he said, “it’s a possibility. There are some very beautiful women in here.”
He Read More