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Four of the shows I watch still haven’t been renewed, The Resident, The Goldbergs, Schooled and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. I haven’t looked at the ratings this year, so let’s look now.

The Goldbergs only had 3.7 – 4.8 mln viewers, whereas last year it was 4.5 – 5.6 mln.

The Resident only had 3.4 – 4.8 mln viewers, and last year it had 4.5 – 5.5 mln.

Schooled only had 2.8 – 3.3 mln viewers, last year 3.4 – 4.5 mln.

All 3, a full mln less this year.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist between 1.9 – 2.0 mln.

Comedies cost less, since the running time is only 21 minutes per episode, but let’s not forget Cougar Town, a great show that was cancelled by ABC after season 3 of it’s 6 season run, even though it had over 4 mln viewers, very similar ratings to what The Golbergs had this season.

Good Girls had 1.5 mln viewers and yet it got renewed yesterday, so really when you think about it, it’s impossible to figure out what’s going to happen next week. It could just be that ABC is stricter than NBC.

911 3.16

A deaf woman is trapped and Buck and Eddie jump from another building’s rooftop to safe her. Then Buck pulls himself down on a rope and breaks the window. Then the rope caught fire. Then they jump on the inflatable safety mattress. Then a pervert uses his drone to stalk his future victims. Henrietta does a thoracotomy on a patient.

Operating a drone without a licence.
I’m a realtor, I’m taking pictures of the area.
Yes, I do sometimes think of Abby.
He’s a Peeping Tom.
Good job, Firefighter Wilson.
Henrietta Wilson.
You will never be alone. He didn’t have a sister.

10/10

911 Lone Star 1.10

Everything electric dies in a solar storm. Michelle is attacked and her long lost sister finds her. A plane lands on electric wires and Owen climbs an electric tower and then slides across to the plane. Meanwhile his son tries to save a drowning bus driver. Astronauts are burned by radiation, one of them makes a phone call home, and dies while on the phone with his little daughter.

Daddy, but you’re not on Earth.
I found my sister, she’s alive. And then I lost her again.

10/10

Schooled 2.21

Lanie breaks up with Barry, she goes to see Clueless, dresses like Cher and has a Cluless realisation about CB. Lanie and CB finally get together. Come on, ABC, season 3 please?

Stuck a note in her Build-A-Bear.
I’m happy, I’m free, I’m basically a Sheryl Crow song.
Oh My God, I like CB!
You were right, CB and I were meant to be together.
You can’t always get what you want.
Don’t go to Brazil.
Why not?
Because I want you to stay.
Give me a reason to stay.
Taking chances is scary, you don’t always know how it’s going to work out, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Because life can be unpredictable. You can start off in one place, and wind up somewhere totally different. And you’re not exactly sure what to do next, you’re left wondering what the future will hold, but excited to find out.

7.5/10

The Goldbergs 7.23

In this season finale, Bria asks Adam to go to her senior prom with her.

Who’s the short haired girl?
Goldnerd, stop dancing to your inner soundtrack.
I’ve got Footloose, Back to the Future and Pretty in Pink.
That dress is iconic, they named the movie after it.
Moonstruck, turning and re-renting.
Mama, I’m worried.
Who put you in such state of agitation? I’ll have them expelled or fired from school depending on their age.
Literally no rules apply to me.
You’ve got your pick of your momma’s bras.
Let’s talk about the after prom party, when you’re done giving this new student a tour.
History shows, when you involve your mom, it ends badly.
You were sitting here when I walked in, so that was no notice at all. When I asked you to leave you said ‘I’m not your hair’.
You’re more like that woman with the Ronald McDonald hair.
Life doesn’t work out like in the movies.
Usually not, but every once in a while you get a movie moment. And whether you do something with it, well, that’s up to you.
Yep, as time goes by, the details get fuzzy but one thing has ever been clear. It was 1980 something, and it was awesome.

10/10

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.11

I just typed Zoey 111 and started thinking about Zoey 101 for a brief minute. Zoey and the family are trying to find a final resting place for her dad. There is a scene in this episode that shocked me, because I found it borderline inappropriate. It’s the scene where they all start singing at a funeral home. Joan joins her coders at work after she lets Zoey have a day off to spend it with her family. Max gets fired.

That’s right by the highway and you know your dad hates the traffic.
Go home. You were here when I was going through something.
What’s up ZZ Top?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in a hoodie.
Hey, Red, do you think you can take an hour away from your family tonight? You look like you could use it.
My mom looked like Aubrey Hepburn, but talked like a college football coach. I was preparing my presentation for the Google smart pencils. Remember that?
Barely?
Exactly. Work may seem like it’s the most important thing but you will never get this time back, so please stop apologising.

8/10
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.12

This is the season finale of the first season. The season ends with a 7 minute re-endition of ‘The Day the Music Died’ and death of Zoey’s father. One of the characters sings Nick Jonas’s ‘Jealous’, Max sings Pitbull’s ‘I want Ya’ to Zoey. Zoey tries to get Max rehired on her floor, but he refuses saying the job promotion showed him he should aim higher. Zoey’s really into that and finally returns Max’s feelings. Joan gets a job offer, after the Sparklepoint CEO admitts he may be going to jail. Zoey has one last dance with her father before he passes.

Can I hire him back?
There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be going away for a while. Would you be interested in running Sparklepoint? for 6 months, 18 if they find a hard drive in my sister’s basement.
High moon, it rose.
Those musical numbers, I’m not minding them anymore like I used to.
Dance with me.
Heart songs.

7/10