We recently uncovered a listing of television shows scheduled to arrive in 2010 – and thought it would be fun to look back and see which shows were hits and misses.
Thanks to Entertainment Yearly and Gaffney Guide for these descriptions.
Programming Scheduled in 2010:
THE GUESTROOM Drama; Friday nights. An anthology series with a rotating cast of guest stars as they find love, adventure, magic, and cat fur while visiting Sean, Cath, and River. Famous guest stars include: Isaac, Beth, Niffer, David & Ann, Irene, Faith & Sarah, Bethanie, Lauren & Scott, Wayne & Jean, Wayne & Pat, Luke and Felicia.
THE BOWL Culture; Sundays on PBS. Exciting adventures as Sean and Cath introduce their parents to the wonders of the Hollywood Bowl. Spring special focuses on Wayne and Jean attending the Bel Air Pres Easter Service at the bowl, followed shortly with an earthquake. The Summer special finds Wayne and Pat watching the antics of Bugs Bunny and company as the symphony plays along.
MUSICAL MYSTERY Suspense; Thursdays. Detectives Sean and Catherine are on the trail of the missing musical, tracking the slippery song and dance shows throughout the country. They nearly catch “Guys and Dolls” at a living room read event at Janet and Lee’s (all attendees sit in a circle and pop up to read/sing their parts); they corner “In the Heights” at Pantages; race against “A Walk in the Woods” with Dean and Beth in a Noho theater; then sprint up the coast to catch “Man of La Mancha” red handed at Taproot in Seattle.
THE AMAZING, WELL WE’LL GET THERE WHEN WE GET THERE, RACE Reality, Mondays. Sean and Catherine race (well, mosey) to various locations around the country for prizes (or vacation and business). They visit Cayucos over a long weekend, and buy seasalt cookies. Air Force jets buzz by Sean as he watches Isaac’s graduation in CO. Cath drags Sean for a business trip in Red Rock outside Vegas for a dance conference (special guests Shon, Jodi and Chantal). Sean faces freezing weather to venture out alone to Nashville to work on a book pitch (no news on the book pitch until 2011). Reality series already renewed for April 2011 trip to Australia and Tasmania.
ENTERTAINMENT THIS AFTERNOON News, daily. In depth coverage of the entertainment going-ons of Sean and Cath. Show includes links to Cath’s breakout series BETTY AND DD (www.bettyanddd.com), her performance in THE KILLERS, and to Sean’s occasional badd videos (www.belairdrama.com). Coverage also on Cath’s new headshots (www.catherinegaffney.net … yes, that is grey hair!), and audition travails, including exclusive coverage of Catherine signing with a new manager and being sent out to network auditions.
THE VEGAS THANKSGIVING Comedy; Holiday Special. After following the directions from a discount GPS machine that Sean buys, a group of friends are forced to spend Thanksgiving in Las Vegas instead of their intended destination of Vermont. The gang endures comical trials, including viewing a Bill Cosby show, attending a Cirque d’ Soleil event, shopping at the Forum, eating at the Bellagio buffett and shouting AMEN at the gospel brunch at the House of Blues, until finally Mark wins enough poker money to buy them all bus tickets home. Cast includes: Joel, Mark, Nicole, Shon, Jodi, Ray, Karen, Bob, Anne, Beth, Sean and Catherine. (NOTE: This special received such high ratings that the network is already planning a sequel.)
A VERY REOHR NEW YEAR Comedy; Wednesdays. The whacky antics of Trey, Abby, Katie, Paige, Dick and Mary as they ring in the New Year with special guest stars Uncle Cath and Uncle Funny. Plot to be determined.
Thumbs up for a great year. Stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter (cathgaff), Skype (seancath), email, text, phone, or sky writing for a brand new season of wacky Gaffney programming in 3D (no glasses required).