What do the following feature films have in common with a recently cancelled NBC TV Show? Our Family Wedding , a comedy movie about a Black & Latino post teen couple. Starring dads Forest Whitaker, and Carlos Mencia.
Guess Who? A feature comedy movie, about a post teen interracial couple, starring ... dad Bernie Mac, his daughter Zoe Saldana and white groom to be, Ashton Kutcher.
And oh,lets not forget, Steve Martins, Father of the Bride 2: with pregnant 50 year old mom Diane Keaton & pregnant daughter, post tween Kimberly Williams.
All three films from the most recent decade were ripped off and then soiled by NBCs "Welcome to the Family", without even being giving homage. So it was a surprise to Tweeters earlier this past week, while his show was still live on the air, for some weird reason "Ironside" star Blair Underwood while taking tweets while sharing in the loss during NBCs airing of the final episode with his loyal followers, Wednesday, October 23rd. about the recent demise of his show.Wasted words mentioning NBCs Welcome to the Family also getting sacked the same day.
At least his show gave homage to the late Raymond Burr,and the original 70's "Ironside". They didn't call the show, Blair in a Chair, or Wheels on The Run, or Watch Out, or Hey, My Squads a Wheelchair.
By being honest the old white racist Raymond Burr fans, whom in their Tweets still think his name is Perry Mason, resented black actor Blair Underwood in the white role. Cost Blair "Ironside",the show was realistic and well done, it was a totally smart show. It was fascinating to watch NBC's "Ironside", Blair Underwood manage to fight a disability and crime all in a wheelchair and prove it could be done.
And with a great back story for the lead, leading up to his being totally independent action star in a olympic speed wheel chair who we also learned is sexually active. The show which they could have given a different name to and since it's been 40 years who really cares anyway.
NBC thought that they buried the news regarding the cancellation of the new series"Ironside" well. But now that it's surfaced, the fans are upset.The reason behind the untimely departure of both shows from the network’s lineup has not been disclosed at this time; however, this has not stopped fans from voicing their disappointment at having these shows cancelled.
Don't you know what happens when you mess with our "Ironside", NBC? It's one thing NBC to shelf, sucky "Parks and Recreation" until Nov. 14, replacing Parks, in the Thursday night time slot this week is a repeat of "The Voice", God help us, it's ok 2 nights a week, but not nightly, CeeLo's aka Mr. Ecstasy is getting a little creepy to watch anyway, in his satin PJ's leering at the female contestants.
But later in November, this paves the way for the return of "Community" without Chevy Chase, who had a hissy fit and quit the series, and series costar,The Soups, Joel Mchale who's been MIA from current show promos. Then theres the debut of Chicago PD, the Chicago Fire spin-off. Despite the failure of Ironside, the peacock network wants to try another reboot, the old Murder,She Wrote, starring Octavia Spencer. Wow, that'll be a good night to play Scrabble.
NBC which has tons of show ideas isn’t go to do the Breaking Bad route and stick with a show for 30 episodes until it catches on, mostly because the budget for one episode of their shows could produce an entire season of Breaking Bad.
On NBC it's simple TV economics, ratings are determined by the 18-49 age bracket, without anyone over 50. Even though there are more people over 49 watching TV than the younger polled groups. But it's kids that enjoy foul language and crappy dialogue and fake laughter on their TV. Nielsen ratings assume that the older demo only stays up to watch "Dateline", which replaces "Ironside". This has not stopped fans from voicing their disappointment at on Twitter and Facebook over no longer having a fascinating show to watch like 'Ironside" cancelled.
NBC, Speaking on behalf of all Action and Adventure TV fans, please, take a look at your programming. It really stinks.