In Las Vegas, I trotted along to the MGM Grand to review a couple of work-in-progress tv shows. I see that one of them - The McCarthys - has been bought by Prime TV, here in NZ, and will show,perhaps, over the coming season (spring).
When I was rating the show for the tv people, there was no music or credits. It was in a rough state. I was asked at the end to review every character in the programme, the plot, the show itself. It's difficult to think that what I typed down on the form might sway a giant studio as to how they finish off on a show, the casting, etc.
I enjoyed The McCarthys, gave the show and its cast a high rating. It was a situation comedy about a close-knit family, including a gay son. T'he family are continually trying to partner him off. They want him to stay at home, instead of zipping off to another city to live. So much so, that they give him a job as assistant coach to the father's basketball team, even though the son doesnt know a thing about basketball.
I wonder if the basketball aspect will find favour with overseas watchers?
It will be shown this Northern Hemisphere autumn in the States. Here's the trailer.