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Continuing on yesterday’s NBC fake-Upfronts (they’re called Infronts now? Puh-lease.), let’s see what Dumb and Dumber have in store for us this season.

 
Hi, I’m here to talk about awesome stuff.

I didn’t know Silverman was a comedian, but I’ve got to hand it to him, he knows how to make people laugh:

We are thrilled to be announcing such an awesome slate of new series that build on our existing quality brand and deliver emotional, human stories.

Awesome?
Many words come into my mind when I think of NBC’s new shows, but “awesome” isn’t one of them.

Also, take a look at the title for the PR:

NBC ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS LINEUP OF PROGRAMMING DOMINATED BY NEW SCRIPTED SERIES FOR 2009-2010 PRIMETIME SEASON THAT EXTENDS THE NETWORK’S QUALITY BRAND

Ambitious?
Hilarious.

Now off to this awesome yet ambitious lineup:

100 Questions (for Charlotte Payne)

The pick-up was pretty much a given since day one (not the show).
But Oh God, how I loathe laugh tracks…

Community

John Oliver? I’m in.
It might be funny after all.

Day One

As predicted, they’re pushing the show and taunting it as an “epic event”.
Reminds me of the promotional stunts NBC pulled way back when for Heroes.
The show should premiere during the 2010 Olympics, talk about a push!

Mercy

Just one question: Where is Nurse Laverne?

Parenthood

Ron Howard laughing at other people’s misery is even funnier than it sounds.

Trauma

Even in these tough economic times, NBC is still willing to shell out several millions for an explosion on a San Fran bridge.
Way to go.

And, last but sure as hell not least, the mother of all shows, on primetime, I give you…

The Jay Leno Show!

I’m definitely not going to check this schedule out this fall.
Oh, wait, we still don’t have any tangible schedule.

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