The Good Guys Are Goners

... Fox's buddy-cop comedy The Good Guys has been discharged. Fox has canceled the show, opting not to renew the program for a second season. After a quiet debut without much marketing, the show was re-slotted in a weird time slot following a break. Basically it got jerked around more than I did in junior high school. [DFW.com]

... ABC is remaking the Canadian series Being Erica, a dramedy about a woman who travels back in time to relive some regretful moments in her life and change them. Being Erica premiered in Canada all the way back in 2009, and the show is in English, so it makes perfect sense to retool the show for American audiences because so much time has passed and it has those painful Canadian accents. /sarcasm [Variety]

... Comedy Central is playing with fire. The network has announced the next celebrity who will be roasted as part of its series in which famous people are mercilessly made fun of. Donald Trump will get verbally poked and prodded in early 2011, with the broadcast version airing in spring. Expect Jeffrey Ross to turn up dead somewhere shortly after they film it. [Comedy Central]

... How I Met Your Mother will host a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion when Danny Strong, who played Jonathan in the beloved series, guest stars alongside HIMYM regular and Buffy vet Alyson Hannigan. Strong will play a bully from Marshall's past. [LA Times]

... TNT may proceed with its Dallas remake without original star Larry Hagman. The actor was set to reprise his role as J.R. Ewing, but is asking for more money than TNT is willing to part with. Why Hagman thinks he has leverage here is beyond me. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC will preview its new romantic-comedy series Perfect Couples after The Sing-Off next Monday. I'll be with the men watching Monday Night Football. [Deadline Hollywood]

... USA has found its leads for Eden, an upcoming drama about a pair of bros (actual brothers) who work as concierges in an elite New York hotel. Nick D'Agosto will play the younger brother, and Dollhouse's Enver Gjokaj will play his older con-artist brother. It's about time Gjokaj found a new role; the guy is too good of an actor to not be working. [Deadline Hollywood]


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The Good Guys was a brilliant show. Considering all the crap on TV, I can't believe FOX is letting this gem fall by the wayside. Shame on you, FOX!
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To cancel "The good guys" is the same as stop eating and drinking for no reasons! Come on Fox, you are such idi**s!
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Congratulations, Fox. Way to cancel yet another great show for reasons that can only best be described as your own damn fault. Hopefully Matt Nix can bring it to USA or something.
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Good Guys was excellent. Too bad.
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Damn... good guys are pretty good - even tho the "flash-back of time" is getting repetitive and old. I'll miss Jenny Wade... LOL
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FOX ruins another season with bad scheduling. RIP The Good Guys!
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Roasting Trump? LOL they really walked right in with this one... I'm SO gonna watch it. Might even top the Shatner roast... As far as Buffy reunions go - on HIMYM and elsewhere- , good. I do love a good TV reunion and I haven't seen Danny in anything since Gilmore Girls.
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Lots of characters from the Buffyverse has appeared on HIMYM; Willow, Fred, Wesley, and now Jonathan.
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It wasn't surprising, The Good Guys didn't have the support from Fox, which begs the question, why did Fox buy the rights to it in the first place?
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The Good Guys was a great show, i can't believe stupid TV execs are cancelling yet another good show. It's got good actors, good writing, good comic timing, what else do they want?! I too hope that some other network recognise their potential (with proper effort in marketing) and pick up the series. Let the good guys continue busting punks!
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My two favourite new shows are gone! First FX cancels Terriers, now FOX dumps The Good Guys. Both with very good writing. I don't get it.
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I'm really happy there remaking Being Erica because it had such a great premise but the episodes were so lame, I think it would be great starring someone like America Ferrara
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I'm actually gonna miss The Good Guys. First Fox show I've actually watched and tuned in for in long time. Hell, I could actually see it being on TNT if by some chance they decide to pick it up, which I doubt. I'll give Eden a good watch.
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As usual Fox treats their viewers and shows like s#*t...
Good Guys, and especially Bradley Whitford, Rocked. This was a funny and well written show and I will miss it.
/Greetings from Sweden
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The Good Guys was a guilty pleasure of mine. I've never been that impressed with Colin Hanks, but he was the perfect foil for Bradley Whitford's Dan Stark. BEST.COP.CHARACTER.EVER. At least it's season finale ended good enough to be a series finale. No real questions left unanswered. I agree FOX didn't really market it that well, and that it's lack of "blood and guts" might have hurt it too. However, I liked watching it every week because it was simple, fun, clean comedy. RIP Good Guys, I'll never forget how you busted all those punks!
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NO! I love The Good Guys :(
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God Bless Dan Stark
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Det_DanStark on Twitter: Regardless of what some douchey, suit wearin' FoxExec thinks... DanStark refuses to accept defeat. I will continue BustinPunks!
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Gonna miss The Good Guys. If FOX had been running the shows INTRO during one of their shows that has been on a while, it probably would have found an audience. I always watched that intro. It was so good.
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Interesting how you didn't even mention Alexis Denisof was guesting too. I mean he's been on there before but still. Eden sounds interesting, excited to see Enver again. ^^
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They'll film the American version of Being Erica in Toronto for that "American tone" and have many supporting roles filled by Canadian actors and actresses...:D
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ahhhhh This is the second show I've looked forward to this year that has been cancelled...first Terriers now this. What the heck is the deal I've decided to stop watching TV all together. First I got rid of cable but now it is all going. I'll watch Breaking Bad when it comes back next summer (if it does at all) and then I'm done. There is absolutely nothing but mediocrity on right now. TV executives please take a hint from Mark Twain:
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain
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That's ridiculous that they're remaking an American version of Being Erica. ABC should just play Being Erica on their network instead of remaking the show. Canada is not that different from the US. That's awesome that Danny Strong will be on HIMYM. I'll watch Eden for Enver.
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What?! I loved the Good Guys!
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The good guys was a great show they canceled it because there was not enough blood and guts,swearing and sex scenes in it to attract bigger crowd of watchers I guess. My 12 and 16 year old kids loved this show. You notice that a good percentage of new shows that don't enough blood and guts,swearing and sex scenes in it get canceled??????
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Loved THE GOOD GUYS.It needs to be picked up by the USA network as a lead in to PSYCH.USA's motto is character's welcomed and Bradley Whitford role was definately a character.Burn Notice creator Matt Nix needs to beg USA to buy the rights to it NOW.
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The Good Guys was a bad show - surprised it lasted as long as it did.
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forgot to add the "LOL"
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"Being Erica premiered in Canada all the way back in 2009, and the show is in English, so it makes perfect sense to retool the show for American audiences"
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I forgot Alyson was on Buffy... Being Erica is on soapnet so don't know what the big deal is. Been on for a couple of years.
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$%@#!!! FOX, I loved "The Good Guys". It was one of the best new shows this year.
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Not really understanding all the Danny dissing as not counting as a real Buffy re-union. Danny has consistently been part of Buffyverse since the pilot. I have also been wondering why Nicholas Brendon, James Masters or Anthony Stewar Head haven't made an appearance yet. SMG and Hannigan by the end were not close and neither were invited to each others nuptiuals so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that reunion.
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Danny Strong as a bully? Weird. I may watch Eden just for Enver.
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Buffy reunion ? , isn't Buffy sh... if SMG isn't on it
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and a terrible show is gone.
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You know the really stupid thing about remaking Being Erica. They are probably gonna film the "American" version in Canada.
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Damn, I really liked "The Good Guys".
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Definitely sorry about the Good Guys getting canceled, but not too surprised. I really liked that show.
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Bradley Whitford is a gorram genius and I don't care who knows it. *buys Whitford's mustache a beer
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I'm sorry to hear that The Good Guys have been canceled. I enjoyed the series and thought the actors had good chemistry with one another. I'm with the people who would like to see the series land on another network (Spike or FX, maybe?). C'mon, networks, it (and many others) deserve another chance. ..."Eden" sounds like a mix between Royal Pains and White Collar, to me.
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Recaping for you again: they canceled the funnest new show (Good Guys), the most intriguing (Rubicon) and the most realistic one (Terriers) leaving us with new C*R*A*P. Way to go, Nielsen audience, you have proven once again nothing beats low brow American taste in action!
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Sucks about The Good Guys. LOVED that show! Buffy reunion sounds awesome. Too bad we get a character that doesn't even matter. It would be way more awesome if we got Nicholas Brendon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz, Anthony Head, Julie Benz, Alexis Denisof (again), Amy Acker (again) or James Marsters!
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I'm really going to miss The Good Guys, especially after they didn't even bother to give us a decent ending ...
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I'm really sorry to hear about The Good Guys, but not surprised. It would be great if they could land on another network.
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logicallunacy - Actually HIMYM had Wesley (Alexis Denisof) and Fred (Amy Acker) were both in like two episodes back to back. Which is more of an Angel reunion, but close enough.
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Lol @ Danny Strong as a bully.
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Ah once again FOX proves just how clueless they are. Screw you FOX, I'm done with your crap.
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That's bad news. They were quite a witty couple and my Monk replacement.
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Dude, that's a Buffy reunion? We've already had Andrew (Tom Lenk) and Wesley (Alexis Denisof) on the show. Danny Strong is hardly more exiting. Unless Lily threatens to skin him alive (again), it's not very interesting.
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i love the good guys, that was such a shame, i can't believe my ears. its horrible news
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