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Fox Shows at Top of the Bottom

Jan 8, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Fox shows typically make an appearance on the critics’ list of worst series, but this year the network made a particularly strong showing.

Topping the chart was its short-lived sitcom “Happy Hour,” which was billed as an edgier version of “Friends” but was derided by critics and ignored by viewers.

“The season’s worst new show is the first to be yanked off the air; I’ll drink to that,” wrote Tom Jicha, Sun Sentinel of South Florida.

In second place was an unlikely candidate for the worst list-a scripted comedy starring multiple Emmy winner John Lithgow and “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor. But critics said their NBC show “Twenty Good Years” was worthy of the dishonor.

“NBC had to cancel it because all the scenery had already been devoured,” quipped David Kronke, L.A. Daily News.

In third place was Fox’s “The War at Home,” which topped the list last year. Coming in fourth was the Brad Garrett Fox sitcom `”Til Death.”

In fifth place was one of MyNetworkTV’s telenovelas, “Desire.” Another MyNetworkTV telenovela, “Fashion House,” was sixth.