Skip to main content

12 Reasons ABC Should Renew "Trophy Wife"

12 Reasons ABC Should Renew "Trophy Wife"


It's no secret that "Trophy Wife" is one of the best new shows to come of this season. It's also no secret that the ratings are unforgivably low. But here are some reasons ABC needs to overlook the numbers and give the show another chance.



1. Critics love it. 

"Trophy Wife" has the best reviews of any ABC comedy series that isn't named "Modern Family". Critics everywhere have been hailing the series as among the best of the new shows to debut this year, and that shouldn't be ignored.

2. The low numbers are not the series' fault.

The reason "TW" hasn't been preforming as well as ABC would have liked, is because of a lack of promotion, terrible and unproven timeslot, and a bad title, not because audiences don't like the show. The week-to-week drops are so minimal that it's proof audiences have not given up on it.

3.  The cast is impressive.

Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Michela Watkins, Marcia Gay Harden, and more make up the series all-star cast. Consistently praised for their chemistry, each performer brings something different to the table, and the combinations are endless.

4. Baliee Madison has a crazy amount of loyal fans.

The young actress has hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, and young fans that follow her every move. ABC would have to be pretty stupid not to use her to their advantage.

5. The series has a strong social media presence.

Largely due to Madison's immense fan base, the series is ever present on the Internet. Over 65,000 "likes" on Facebook, 10,000 Twitter followers, and new fan accounts springing up every day, you'd think that'd be enough to satisfy ABC's desperate need to be thought of as a hip, youthful network.

6. The fans are vocal, too.

Hashtags like #TrophyWife, #TrophyWifeSeason2, and "#ABCRenewTrophyWife" trend on a regular basis, both when the show airs and at random times during the week. Also, a Change.org petition received over 2,000 signatures from fans begging the network to renew their favorite show.

7.  One word: BERT!

Albert Tsai, the young actor who portrays Bert, the little Chinese kid, has been constantly hailed as the funniest child actor on television. He's drawn attention from several media outlets, and even received a Young Artist Award nomination for the role.

8. Marcia Gay Harden has an Oscar!

Harden won an Academy Award, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, in 2000, and was nominated again in 2004. Why ABC would not want to keep an actor of that caliber on their network is beyond me. The rave reviews she receives on a weekly basis do nothing but boost the profile of the network.

9. ABC owns the series.

The show being owned by ABC is a huge advantage over shows owned by other studios, such "Super Fun Night".

10. It's ABC's own fault for the terrible title.

No ABC executive thought that naming the series "Trophy Wife" would alienate certain key demographics? Didn't they learn their lesson with "Cougar Town".

11. The show would preform much better behind "Modern Family".

Anyone who has watched an episode of "Trophy Wife" has thought 'This would be great paired with Modern Family!" Apparently nobody atABC has come to this realization.

12. Honestly, what else is there?

Of the five new comedies that ABC debuted this year, the only other one with a shot at coming back is "The Goldbergs". With "The Neighbors" future also in jeopardy, renewing "TW" would deem this season a success for the network, which has notoriously struggled with comedy in recent years.






Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Timmys 2019: The 9th Annual Timmy Television Awards

THE 9TH ANNUAL TIMMYS TELEVISION AWARDSThe Timmys annually honor the best in television from the past season. Here are the nominees from the 2018-19 television season (winners are in bold):

Best Comedy Series:
Dead to Me (Netflix)Schitt's Creek (POP)Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)The Kids Are Alright (ABC)Fleabag (Amazon Prime)Best Drama Series: Killing Eve (BBC America)Succession (HBO)This Is Us (NBC)Homecoming (Amazon Prime)Good Girls (NBC)Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge - FleabagChristina Applegate - Dead to MeLinda Cardellini - Dead to MeDrew Barrymore - Santa Clarita DietCatherine O'Hara - Schitt's CreekCatherine Zeta Jones - Queen America
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Timothy Olyphant - Santa Clarita DietMichael Douglas - The Kominsky MethodEugene Levy - Schitt's CreekTed Danson - The Good PlaceWilliam H. Macy - ShamelessBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselOlivia Colman - FleabagLaurie Metcalf - The Co…

Vanessa Redgrave in "Camelot": Review

Classic Film Review: Camelot (1967)The following post is a part of the 2017 TCM Summer Under the Stars blogathon, hosted by Journeys in Classic Film.
In celebration of Vanessa Redgrave day on TCM (which will be showing her movies all day long August 14th), I decided to revisit one of my all time favorite movies, Camelot. The 1967 film is an adaptation of the 1960 musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The musical, which was based on T.H. White's retelling of the Arthurian legend The Once and Future King, which was a huge box office success and won four Tony Awards. The original cast recording was the best selling record in the country for over a year. A movie version was inevitable. 
That movie came seven years later. Directed by Joshua Logan, Camelot starred Richard Harris as King Arthur, Vanessa Redgrave as Guenevere and Franco Nero as Lancelot. When the King of England decides to use might for right and establish a new order of chivalry, stop waging war…

Ranking the "Mission: Impossible" Films Worst to Best

The Mission: Impossible movies, based on the 1966-73 television series, are about Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force doing something that seems impossible at first, but always ends up being possible. Tom Cruise stars in all the films as Ethan, and other members of the team are Luther (Ving Rhames) and Benji (Simon Pegg). I like the Mission: Impossible movies because each film has a different director and thus each one has their own distinctive feel. Sure, there are a couple of constants (Cruise is in them all, they all are spy/action movies, and they all have people wearing masks - a nod to the TV show), but going into a Mission: Impossible movie you are never quite sure what you are going to get. Sometimes it's a silly fun spy franchise, other times it feels like nothing more than an excuse for Tom Cruise do to some sort of crazy stunt. Since the first film was released in 1996, there have been five movies, with a sixth on the way. Here's how I would rank the movies …