This morning FOX announced the fall 2010 schedule and The Good Guys is in it. There is however some pause for concern. It has been placed in what is well known as The FOX Friday Death Slot, yes that non-covetted time of Friday 9pm. In the words of Tim Minear, “Some of the folks at the network are telling me that Wonderfalls is the best reviewed new series they’ve had in ages – maybe ever. I’m currently sitting on a stack of rave reviews from all over the country from major magazines, newspapers, small dailies, internet sites, etc. They seem to be doing me no good.” The majority of critics are singing praises for The Good Guys along the lines of “best new series of the summer, trumps reality tv”. Having swung back and forth during the pre-production days, mostly due to the forever changing title of the series, i concur. The preview clips (which you can view here) have turned me back on to the series. Not knowing anyone from Dallas it took a bit to get used to the dialect but after that i found myself wishing there were more clips. I spent hours searching the internet for a PREAiR version of the pilot to download – sadly i don’t get full episodes in advance. Tell your friends. Watch the premiere this Wednesday. Watch the encore on 31 May. Episode 2 comes June 7th. Maybe we can convince FOX to move the series from Friday before the fall comes around.
For the fans in Canada you can catch The Good Guys on Global>1 at 8pm (yes, an hour early thanks to a 2 hour Celebrity Apprentice) and then enjoy it again right away at 9pm on FOX. It is worth the instant repeat viewing. Check your local listings as it may not be on earlier in some time zones.