Fall TV.com | EW.com


WEBSITE: FALL TV (www.falltv.net) Why does network TV seem so blah? Maybe because the really funny writers are spending their days whipping up websites like this. Michael Colton, John Aboud, and company (the brains behind this summer’s Talk magazine parody site) take on the seemingly innocuous fall lineup under the guise of the ”League of Concerned Network Executives.”

The pseudo-org, composed of such high-profile figureheads as ABC chief programmer Goofy, addresses the woeful diversity of network programming, holds a cynically funny mirror to faves like Friends (”Ross continues to explore the ‘dark side’ of Gen X dating. He’s already been with a lesbian and an Asian-American — who knows what could be next!”), and gets us all riled up in anticipation of shows yet to premiere (Time of Your Life, where PO5’s Sarah is ”in New York, growing older and older, much to the dismay of her VJ boyfriend. Can she locate her parents before Dr. Ravenna’s robo-hounds?”). Fall TV even dreams up roles for all those actors we haven’t seen enough of in recent years, like Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Bronson Pinchot. Canned laughter not included — or necessary. A