The New Old TV Shows in 2011

A drawn sprayed TV

In watching some of the new shows, I recently been having a Déjà vu feeling and finally figured out why. It’s not that I’ve been watching TV for so long that all the shows seem the same. Rather,** TV producers and writers are using the same formula in creating TV shows**: pair a past sitcom star actor with a group of rising actors and have that star act as wild or obscene as possible. And that’s it. Viola. Seeing these past stars acting in the other end of the acting spectrum seems weird if you recall their roles back in the day. Below is the listing of such shows.

Sam Malone (Ted Danson) from Cheers is now in Bored to Death


Rose Nylund (Betty White) from the Golden Girls is now Hot in Cleveland

Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito) from Taxi is now in It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia

Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill) from Married… with Children is now in Modern Family

I won’t cosign whether any of these shows are worth watching but I will say that I will always prefer sitcoms from the past. And it just doesn’t feel right seeing these iconic characters (not actors) in a different role. Newcomers may enjoy these shows but for one who remembers the classics, I can’t stop forgetting the past sitcoms. So in some way, it helps seeing these stars still on TV if not so much as to reminisce. Photo credit: USB

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Written by Nassau Jones

  1. Iyun says:

    It is sad that we still take tnhigs away from out TV shows but they are tnhigs better left behind. And, I am afraid I am also guilty of watching too much.

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