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Another ‘Bosom Buddies’? … Un-Work It, ABC

I just got done complimenting ABC a few posts ago for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing series.

It was smart bringing back a known commodity like the likable Allen, former star of the long-running clean and positive hit Home Improvement.

Ben Koldyke-Work It

Well, ABC giveth and taketh away apparently with the show that follows Allen’s program:  Work It.


Who on earth thought it would be a good idea to give another series to cross-dressing men?

It should have been played out with the Tom Hanks show Bosom Buddies DECADES ago, after all.

At least this version won’t be around long, thanks to viewers and critics, the latter of which are REALLY enjoying teeing off on the show.

“Memo to GLAAD: Don’t fret too much. It won’t be around long enough to do much damage to anyone, except the actors playing a couple of out-of-work guys,” read a review in SF Gate.

Tim Goodman wrote for the Hollywood Reporter, “When the bile bubbles up contemplating what heinous element of a series to slaughter first, you’ve got a problem. Or, rather, ABC has a problem.”

OK…I don’t even NEED to add more here except to say don’t bother re-working Work It ABC, put it on the unemployment line instead.


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posted January 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

I enjoyed this show. It was fun, men trying to adhere to all the things women go through. The back fighting, the way men hit upon them, It was a perfect way to enlighten men to behaviours that they would not like their daughters to endure. Don’t take offense to someone dressing for a part, in real life doubt it could happen. But in tv land can you find a funnier way to teach young men how not to act towards women. If they find these acts not funny when done towards men as women then hopefully they will still find them wrong when done towards women. So many chances to teach morals and proper decorum here, So sad the offended can’t see beyond their fears.

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posted January 17, 2012 at 5:12 am

Looks like most got their wish–it’s apparently been canned already after airing just 2 episodes–very lousy ratings after decent ones for Tim Allen’s show, which will air 2 back-to-back eps tonight instead. “Cougartown” may return soon enough as had been promised probably in the now available 8:30 slot. PR 1/17/12

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