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ALL THE PILOTS [and then some]: Go On and The New Normal

12 Sep

Comedy pilots are weird, you guys. Based on pilots alone, you can usually weed out the unbelievably terrible shows – shows like Work It, Are You There Chelsea, that upcoming midseason one where Dane Cook’s on the radio – but it’s much, much harder to figure out which comedies will be great and which ones will be mediocre. Comedies need more time than dramas to find their feet, so the best approach to a sitcom pilot is usually to think about what elements have potential and which ones aren’t working, then see if later episodes adjust accordingly.

Luckily, NBC’s weird-ass promotional strategy meant that Go On and The New Normal both aired their second episodes tonight, so I can do a little bit of that!

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