One of TV.com's Worst-Ranked Comedies Comes to Sky One

Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but Glenn Martin, DDS comes to Sky One next month. The stop-motion cartoon for adults currently scrapes an awful average score of 3.2 on TV.com, with international viewers claiming it's "abysmal" and "one of the worst shows ever", but that hasn't stopped it from getting a UK debut.

On paper the show, which starts on Thursday, March 11, at 9:30pm, sounds decent-enough: Created by King of the Hill's Michael Jamin and Celebrity Deathmatch's Eric Fogel the series, about a well-meaning dad who leads his family on a trip across America, is voiced by the likes of successful actors Kevin Nealon (Weeds) and Judy Greer (13 going on 30). It was, reportedly, the number-one adult program on Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite slot in America, and has already secured a second season. Yet, fans are still expressing their disappointment - it scores lower than any other primetime acquisition currently airing Sky One.

TV.com user TBMSFriday posted, after watching the show: "I wanted to break my TV with a sledgehammer.... ", while Gamingod2272 added: "This show is an abomination to our intelligence with its toilet humour and stupid laugh track." When it premiered in the States Glenn Martin, DDS attracted 11.3 million viewers, but this number soon plummeted to an average of 2.1 million for the series. A number that actually isn't as bad as it sounds.

Nevertheless, Sky One's senior acquisitions executive, Louisa Forsyth, explains: "We never like to go for the safe option on Sky1HD. Everything needs to be bold and ambitious." By the looks of it they've definitely succeeded. Check out the trailer below for you first impression of the quirky comedy series…

Meanwhile, Sky One has also commissioned a new animal show called Liza & Hurley's Pet Nation. The prime-time entertainment series, which starts on Friday 26th March at 8pm, will be presented by Liza Tarbuck and Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ frontman Huey Morgan.

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The bad rating on TV.com is the work of right wing "family" groups who feel the material is too adult to run on the american kids' network "nickelodeon." Similar campaigns also plagued "The Simpsons" and "Married with Children" early in their runs.

Also, the writer is incorrect about the ratings data -- the 11.3 million figure for the first week was combining the numbers of the multiple runs of episodes in week one. The numbers have actually been pretty steady.
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Sky usually picks such good shows. They should have picked something like Community instead. Really want to see that!
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What is the betting that it will be marketed as a hit American comedy show? We really will buy any old s*** that America puts out, just like they re-make every single one of our good shows and most successive gameshows.
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