We usually have a topic to discuss predicted changes for the new season, so here it is. My speculations:
--No major cast changes. Rudnitsky had a notably weak first season, but it's difficult to evaluate any new cast fairly after a season in which the writing was so spotty. Look what happened with Jenny Slate, for example. Anyway, Lorne needs to get back to a policy of giving new cast two seasons to make their bones (obvious disasters like Mike O'Brien excepted).
--Everyone is talking about how bad the writing was yet again this season, but almost nobody has noted the huge turnover in the writing staff the past 2-3 seasons. They have revamped the writer's room...and it's not working. That is a sign ...Read more
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