Originally posted by Mekeisha Madden Toby Picking on this show is like Mike Tyson bullying Gary Coleman. That said, it just doesn't make sense that FOX has brought back "'Til Death" for four seasons but canceled a brilliant comedy like "Arrested Development" after two and a half. It also didn't make sense that "According to Jim" aired on ABC for eight seasons until last year, but that's show business. Relatively unfunny, "'Til Death" has never found its comedy stride. Perhaps one of the reasons is all the casting changes. With the exception of stars Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher, who play Eddie and Joy Stark respectively, this series loses cast members every year. So many actresses have played Allison Stark (the Starks' only child) that the show recently made fun of itself regarding her character. Sadly, that episode fell flat, too.
I won't lie, I was a fan of this show, but the writing has taken a steep nosedive lately (I blame the lack of Mr. and Mrs. Woodcock) and I fully expected this to be their last season ... hell, FOX was airing new episodes during the friggin' SUPER BOWL, so it seemed pretty obvious that they were just clearing out their stash of episodes as quickly as they could before letting the ax fall.
But apparently, that's not the case ...
"All RAW is these days is a cheap version of Saturday Night Live, so if you wanna tune in to watch the amazing star power of Al Sharpton and Nancy O'Dell, go ahead! Who's gonna host next week, Big Bird? Wow, that's must-see TV!" - John Morrison (10/16/09 Smackdown!)
Definitely the best episode I have seen so far. I wouldn't say it's up to the level of 'American Dad', which has been firing on all cylinders this whole season, but it was a solidly funny show to watch this week.