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  1. On 3/6/2021 at 11:38 AM, Khan said:


    Oh, I loved "Sibs" sooooo much.  It had everything: a terrific cast (Mason, Margaret Colin, Jami Gertz, Dan Castellaneta, Alex Rocco), terrific writers (creator Heide Perlman, Jim Brooks, Sam Simon) and a REALLY terrific theme song (by George "Atomic Dog" Clinton) that I still sing/hum to this day.


    I thought "Sibs" had tremendous potential.  Unfortunately, it came along at a time when the TV zeitgeist was blue-collar shows like "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement."  (Plus, rumors suggest that Mason had a falling out with Brooks, although I don't know how true those rumors are).


    Speaking of "Sibs," someone uploaded the premiere episode, "The Naked and the Damned," on YT last month:



    Sibs had a really bizarre production history. ABC picked up 22 episodes sight unseen because of the deal they had with James L. Brooks at the time; the frequent timeslot shifts and hiatuses; the aforementioned issues between Brooks and Marsha Mason (the role was originally written for Tyne Daly); even after all that, ABC apparently was up for doing a second season but Brooks said no and instead did a new redeveloped pilot of it 3 years later.

  2. 1 hour ago, Paul Raven said:

    I wonder if Nia being 'difficult' was more about her trying to keep some control thrown in at the deep end with various execs who thought they knew better (perhaps they did in some cases)


    I remember an interview with Vardalos around when My Life in Ruins came out where she was pretty frank and self-aware about why the show didn't work and her behavior on set.  Nia and the showrunner were clashing about the show's creative direction, she was adjusting to newfound fame and she was also dealing with infertility and even miscarried close to the end of production.  She said in hindsight she should have never done the series and regretted a lot of how she acted on the show.  

  3. 9 hours ago, DaytimeFan said:


    I wonder why this bombed? It was on the right network (CBS) and had the right kind of launch (2 hour movie event), with a generally well liked personality (Ann-Margret) produced by a prime time soap veteran (David Jacobs) - on paper it had all the ingredients. 

    CBS dumbly put it up against NYPD Blue on Tuesday nights instead of what would have been a more apt Friday or Saturday slot.

  4. 1 hour ago, Soapsuds said:

    @BingCherry OMG!! Long time no ..lol

    I lurk from time to time

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    58 minutes ago, Taoboi said:

    Though Susan Haskell played the heck out of it. I think with the gift of hindsight, I will agree. So many ways she could have been written out.

    It was just really insulting to see Marty, this character that we’ve seen deal and persevere through so much, suddenly reach her breaking point over...John.

  5. 20 hours ago, Vee said:

    Didn't Sasha Alexander get her head blown off on NCIS and then shade the show on her way out the door?


    Apparently early on in the show, the hours were ridiculously long due to Donald Bellisario taking forever with his scripts and generally being a difficult micromanager; some days went as long as 20 hours.  The cast would consistently complain, but Alexander was said to be the loudest voice on set, to the point where she asked to be released from her contract.  It was only when Mark Harmon threatened to leave a year or so later that Bellisario was let go.

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