Quantcast

Latest Testees Stories

2008-10-08 21:00:19

By David Kronke "Testees" may be the most sadistic situation comedy in history. This series, about human lab rats who allow themselves to be subjected to pharmaceutical experiments and trials, is ruthlessly cynical and yet (after one episode) fairly unfocused. What could be an inspired idea just seems to be a forum for flatulence and lactation and enlarged male-member gags and worse. Decent comedy can come from such low-rent inspiration, but tonight's episode doesn't quite convince...

2008-10-08 21:00:18

By Alan Pergament We could all use a good laugh considering the depressing state of the economy and the increasingly ugly state of the presidential race. Actually, the state of comedy is pretty depressing on network television these days, too. Fox's anemic new comedy, "Do Not Disturb," has already been canceled. And unfortunately, NBC's new Thursday night female bonding comedy, "Kath & Kim," and FX's new gross-out Thursday comedy, "Testees," are cartoonish series that are almost...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

By FRAZIER MOORE By Frazier Moore The Associated Press 'THE STARTER WIFE" got its start as a miniseries in summer 2007. Now it's making a fresh start as a charming 10-hour weekly series on USA. Debra Messing returns as Molly, the lovely Hollywood wife and mother who got dumped, without notice, by her film mogul hubby for a younger-skewing sequel. Now 40-ish, Molly is dealing with unexpected loneliness, financial cutbacks, self-doubt and, of course, loss of the high-end social status...

2008-07-21 18:00:32

LOS ANGELES _ There's big news from the Television Critics Association press tour regarding "Damages": Ted Danson will be back as Arthur Frobisher on the FX show. His performance in Season 1 as the arrogant capitalist was one of the high points of the show, so that's great news. As to whether Frobisher survived being shot at the end of Season 1, well, that's not clear. FX president and general manager John Landgraf said during his remarks that Frobisher did survive, but the "Damages"...

2008-07-16 06:00:29

By Robert Bianco and Gary Levin LOS ANGELES -- On a day dedicated to edgy cable channel FX, the network talked to TV writers about saying goodbye to the series that started it all. The Shield, which airs its seventh, final season starting in September, was FX's first original series, sparked rival cable networks to explore their own boundaries and boosted "a network that no one had ever heard of," says FX chief John Landgraf. The Shield also made a star out of Michael Chiklis, who...

2008-07-16 06:00:29

By Molly Willow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 16--LOS ANGELES -- Following the long-scheduled end of its first original drama, The Shield, after the seventh season beginning Sept. 2, FX will also prepare for the end of its Golden Globe-winning Nip/Tuck. Network President John Landgraf announced yesterday that the plastic-surgery drama would end in 2011, after a fifth season set to begin early next year and a total of 100 episodes. "We're not going to wait until the light is...

2008-07-15 18:00:00

By Rick Porter, Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 15--FX has found a comedy that it thinks will pair nicely with the twisted sensibility of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Its title? "Testees." The cable network announced Tuesday that it has ordered 13 episodes of "Testees" (sadly, that's just a working title at the moment) from Kenny Hotz, a writer for "South Park" and the creator and star of "Kenny vs. Spenny." It's scheduled to premiere Oct. 9, joining "It's Always Sunny" to form a one-hour...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
Related