This week’s failed pilot TL;DR:
Heather Graham plays a single self-help book editor, in a sitcom that was written either by or for 15 year olds (contains repetitive use of the phrase “that’s gay” and a poo joke).
In January 2006, ABC had a lot invested in Emily’s Reasons Why Not. A racy, light-hearted comedy in the vein of Sex and the City, starring Heather Graham at the peak of her fame, and based on a best selling novel.
They spent millions on publicity, covered Los Angeles and Times Square in billboards and dropped it into a prime spot as the centrepiece of their post-football Monday night prime time. Then, after airing only a single episode, it was yanked from the air and disappeared immediately.
Some say their decision was a little rash. We say it was too little too late.
Reviewers: James Ferris, David Shaw, Harry Brimage
Soundboard: Andrew Cherry