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.