Before it picked up the British-made AbFab, Comedy Central was best known as the fortress of solitude for Mystery Science Theater 3000 geeks. Amusingly, AbFab so energetically relentless in its own bad taste ended up giving Comedy Central some class, and the cable outfit is capitalizing on its current visibility by introducing a few new series another British import, Drop the Dead Donkey, and a domestic cartoon, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist.
Dead Donkey, a huffing, puffing satire of TV news shows, looks clumsy and thick-headed next to The Mary Tyler Moore Show or Murphy Brown both of which the new show rips off without a trace of imagination. Drop this dead turkey. D