Pulse TV Flashback 12/14/2004: Scrubs, The Amazing Race

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of television for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of television 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Mr. Coogan’s So-Called Television Column

In a Dec. 8 column about the return of the ratings for the scripted television series, The San Francisco Chronicle’s Tim Goodman noted that “there’s still a ton of comic mediocrity in the scripted arena.” He went on to say: “Two of broadcast television’s best comedies, Arrested Development on Fox (No. 84 in the Nielsen ratings) and Scrubson NBC (No. 56) are largely being ignored and remain in peril for the future.”

In peril for the future? I don’t like where this is going.

In Zap2it.com’s look at the ratings from Tuesday, Dec. 7, they noted that a new episode of Scrubs finished in third place behind CBS’ The Amazing Race, which finished in first place and behind (GULP!) ABC’s largely pedestrian According to Jim and Rodney.

I REALLY don’t like where this going.

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My T.V. Reality: New Day, New Name, Same Great Taste!

Watching the Hebrew Hammer now, which I missed last year. Finally a holiday film that Joe Schlomo can enjoy. Welcome to My T.V. Reality. A new day and name for yours truly, Mike Lawrence. What’s different from the Sunday column, Mike’s Soapbox? Not much. No topics or styles are off limits. If I see something interesting about T.V. and it catches my eye, I’ll write about it. If you like or dislike what you see, send me a line. Someday I’d like to do a mailbag column, though as of now it’d last about as long as “The Secret Diaries of Desmond Pfeiffer”. Man, I miss that show.

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