The Bad Girl's Guide

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The Bad Girl's Guide

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This UPN comedy series is based on the best-selling book series, "The Bad Girl's Guide" by author Cameron Tuttle; she describes a "bad girl" as a woman who is sassy, provocative, questions authority, and knows what she wants in life and how to get it with style, confidence, and humor. These are the exact words and attitude that JJ, Holly and Sarah, three sexy, self-assured, singles living in Chicago, embody as modern bad girls. Although these young women are at different stages in their lives, they pursue their dreams according to their own rules and make no excuses for them. The series stars Jenny McCarthy (Scary Movie 3) as JJ, Marcelle Larice as Holly, Christina Moore (Hyperion Bay) as Sarah, Stephanie Childers as Irene and Johnathan McClain as Patric.

The Bad Girl's Guide is produced by Palm Tree Productions and Flame Television in association with Paramount Network Television. Robin Schiff (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion) is executive producer and showrunner. Tony Krantz (24, Felicity) is executive producer. Cameron Tuttle is co-executive producer and author of the best-selling series "The Bad Girl's Guide" (Chronicle Books).

BROADCASTING INFORMATION: Season 1 (May 2005-July 2005) - Tuesdays at 9:30pm

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  • The best sitcom to watch during the summer re-runs!

    10
    I started watching it, since it began in May 2005 and was cancelled in July 2005. This is the best show, I watched when "Sex & the City" ended its six season run. There three single women who work in the same office cubicle and are also roommates. My favorite characters on the show are JJ, the ultimate bad girl; Holly, a fun-loving, divorcee who vows to never marry again; and Sarah, the smart and attractive roommate of JJ. I remember watching when it was on Tuesday nights at 9pm timeslot. It was cancelled after five episodes.moreless
  • To be a teenager in this day in age is hard enough yet alone trying to bring up our kids now. Home and Away gives that sense of confidence to be able to cope and understand what can and could happen to any kids or adults in real life.moreless

    8.9
    To be a teenager in this day in age is hard enough yet alone trying to bring up our kids now. Home and Away gives that sense of confidence to be able to cope and understand what can and could happen to any kids or adults in real life. I myself have had a few experiences like anyone else and too have this show in my life it is like a blessing.

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  • I must have been the only person that liked this show, yes it was unsuitable for who it was aimed at but I liked it. The saddest part was that it was watched by just 1 million people and has no chance of returning.moreless

    7.4
    Jenny McCarthy was great as JJ, the employee of a marketing company, where it reminds me of Love Inc. and Hot Properties (a comedy about women in their workplace)



    Every episode was so different and funny as she would learn a lesson in her life.



    I thought it was funny when she was at work as she would try and make ads out of stupid products.



    The last episode was a great ending for the short-lived series, unfortunatly we will never find out what happens.



    Most people probably turned the channel in boredom by the last of the six episodes and never got to see how good overall the series was.



    It's cancellation was mainly UPN's fault as they scheduled it in the middle of summer when nobody watches television.moreless
  • Death Throes!

    1.0
    American commercial TV really is in its last death throes, isn\\\'t it? I can hardly imagine a set-up more mean-spirited and unfunny. Is Jenny McCarthy an attractive leading lady by 2005 standards? I predict, based on the mean-spiritedness of the times, that this will be a big hit!



    Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad!



    I gave it a 1...BECAUSE IT\'S NOT \"MAXIMUM IMPACT\", the low standard bearer of all time!
  • This isn't comedy...it's awful!

    0.0
    United Paramount Network (better known as upn) is known to many television viewers and critics as the "underdog" network. Not because it produces low-quality television shows; it's put out many high-quality series' including "Moesha," "The Parkers," "Girlfriends," "Kevin Hill," and "Veronica Mars," all of which are some of my all-time personal favorites. The only problem with UPN is simply that it doesn't get many viewers.



    Because of this, many believe that upn doesn't make good shows; newsflash: that isn't true. But the network's latest comedy, "The Bad Girl's Guide," would definitely lead many to believe that upn's lineup is truly terrible; that's a lot coming from me, seeing that I've been a devout fan of this network since the "Moesha" days---and still am. However, "The Bad Girl's Guide" probably leaves me, as well as other lifetime fans of this network's shows scratching our heads. The first mistake with this show is hiring an ex-Playboy Playmate (Jenny McCarthy) as its star. That's the first red flag to an awful show.



    As if that weren't bad enough, the writers on this show are apparently inexperienced; they go for cheap laughs by weaving in some of the most off-the-wall topics you'll ever see. For example, in its first episode, JJ and her co-worker/friend Holly were having a difficult time trying to brainstorm some ideas in order to promote a new laundry detergent; this is their job as advertising agents. It got late one night as they were still trying to meet the deadline [which was the next day.] So, what did they do to keep themselves alert? They began snorting cocaine; and if that wasn't enough, they started laughing about it! This is a sure sign that network TV is pushing as close as it possibly can to being a cable network.



    Overall, that piece of the episode was the most outlandish that I've ever witnessed on television---whether it be network or cable/satellite. I give this series two thumbs down and I warn you all not to waste thirty minutes of your primetime viewing on this. On the brightside, this is only on the network's summer lineup, so thankfully, it won't be back this fall.moreless
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