So here’s a ranking of TV’s top ten naked reality programs — both the ones that made it to the small screen and the crazy ideas that never aired. Fox’s untitled, possibly scrapped naked dating show Never one to ignore an awful TV trend, Fox announced plans for its own dating naked show, in which contestants would date each other in front of a live studio audience.But after casting was finished, the plans were suddenly paused when Kevin Reilly left the network.It took the blue-streak-cussing Chris Rock to deliver us the rare worthy Wonder Years successor, a sitcom so intelligent yet so cute, with a teen-boy protagonist (Tyler James Williams) who’s equal parts knowing and naïve, an imposing yet tenderhearted father figure (Terry Crews), and a narrator (Rock himself) who looks back on his own childhood with cheeky compassion. Heck, even Eddie the dog is a sitcom legend in his own right. Not so much a situation comedy as a living, breathing, rumbling, gurgling organism that feeds off life’s hard, funny truths, grafted from the organs of Louis C.The greatest sitcom spinoff of all time, which happened to win more Emmys than its predecessor (see: Cheers) and co-holds the record (for now, with Modern Family) for the most consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series Emmys at five. When the cult-favorite “putting the fun in dysfunctional” comedy was cancelled after three seasons on ABC, it sent fans into a crazed frenzy, even prompting us at Vulture to strongly bemoan the decision. It’s Always Sunny is often called “Seinfeld on crack,” and like that seminal sitcom, Sunny offers its fans a fount of one-liners and in-jokes that now stand as its own vernacular. K.’s stand-up material and his discomfiting offstage persona.
That’s why we’ve sorted through the many, many options to present you with our picks for the best TV shows on Hulu.Bonus points for one of the year’s best guest-star rosters (Martin Short, Gabourey Sidibe, Kate Mc Kinnon, Fred Armisen, pretty much everyone else who’s ever been on SNL).TV is great and all these days, except where are the genuinely funny, family-oriented sitcoms, the ones that sidestep treacle for levity, that maintain a PG-bordering-on-PG-13 worldview without sacrificing smarts or sass? ), that gorgeous Seattle high-rise bachelor pad, the title cards between scenes, the celebrities who made voice cameos as callers on Frasier’s radio show, the occasional return of Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth).Seriously, what about Frasier was not just perfect? Following a group of six best friends as they navigate their intertwining lives in Chicago, Happy Endings took a tired formula and turned it into something distinctly its own. Watch the entire episode where Lucy and Ethel go to work on a candy assembly line, not just the smidgen of it that Julia Roberts watches in Pretty Woman, and know that that episode is actually called “Job Switching.” Be able to say “Vitameatavegamin girl” ten times fast and get the reference you’re making. Amy Poehler’s post-SNL comedic vehicle, about do-gooder Leslie Knope and her quest to better the tiny town of Pawnee, Indiana, may be the quintessential network sitcom of this decade: a low-key but often hilarious observational comedy about the family we make out of our friends and co-workers.A sublime black comedy about what’s left of life — the mundane, the quotidian, the stuck-in-neutral ennui — when your once-grand illusions are proven to be nothing more than delusions.
Samantha Why: Because Applegate’s underappreciated comedic prowess would’ve made her the Carole Lombard of a previous era.