Year in Review: Top Worst Career Moves, Part 2

Smallville - Departures of Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum


I actually haven't been watching Smallville for a few seasons, but I have to say, I was shocked and disappointed to learn that Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum would no longer be regulars this season. Kreuk's character had been bothering me forever, but frankly, does Kreuk really have any better opportunities out there to pursue besides her role on Smallville? Rosenbaum on the other hand, I find instrumental to the series and can't really imagine it without him. All I can say is I hope he hasn't left to make a sequel to Sorority Boys...


Howie Mandel - Howie Do It

Howie Mandel already has an inexplicable success in Deal or No Deal (seriously guys, it's the same thing every time...we're a bunch of greedy bastards and never take the deal). Apparently Howie is greedy too though, because he's taking a shot at another god-awful looking show on NBC beginning in January. It's a hidden camera show entitled Howie Do It. I already want to vomit. If this show becomes a success too, I will cry for humanity.


Kath and Kim - Molly Shannon and Selma Blair

I love you, Molly Shannon, I really do (Selma Blair, meh). But...even though Kath and Kim may have gotten a full season order, it's still a bad show. I really can't understand how Shannon read this script and thought this would be a good idea. When the sitcom inevitably gets canceled (whether it be when this season ends or if it magically squeezes out a second season merely because NBC has nothing better to air), there's no way that anyone will remember this show as anything besides the crap that it is.


The Return of Jezebel James - Amy Sherman-Palladino

Any fan of Gilmore Girls will be familiar with the brilliant creator's name, Amy Sherman-Palladino. What you may or may not know/remember is that due to contract disputes with The CW, Sherman-Palladino left the series in 2006 after its 6th season (the 7th season and final season reflected this). What was the result? The Return of Jezebel James. However, blinked and you missed this abominable sitcom (I couldn't get through the pilot) as it was canceled after just 3 episodes which aired in March 2008. I'm not mad that ASP made a bad show; I'm mad that she left Gilmore Girls to do it.


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Jimmy Fallon

Granted, getting the Conan O'Brien slot should seem like a great career move, which is what Jimmy Fallon will be getting come March 2009. Problem is, I never thought Fallon had what it takes to carry a late night show. Never even thought he was that great on SNL (seriously, girls, you were just blinded by his cuteness). Just check out his Late Night Blog. I predict Fallon will be a ratings disaster.


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Dec 31, 2008 8:09PM EST

I don't know if "My Own Worst Enemy" was a bad career move for Slater per se. It was a pretty decent show (imo anyway), but the ratings were apparently awful (and it got the cancellation notice after 4 episodes so NBC doesn't seem too invested in it either way).I was also disappointed about the departures on "Smallville" (and yes I still watch it). But I love both Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum and I hope to see more of them (in someting good of course.) We'll see how "Chun Li" works out lol.And I agree about Fallon - not quite sure he could fill Conan's shoes, but we'll just have to wait and see on that one.

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Jan 1, 2009 4:30PM EST

I am a clois fan and I am SO happy Kristin left I mean clana lasted for 7 seasons !!! it time to say goodbye to clana CLOIS RULES!!

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Jan 3, 2009 6:02AM EST

Smallville is so much better off without them! But I was the same, I really didn't think it would work... but it does! You are right though RachelL, what exactly are they going to do with themselves now? I am glad they left, it was good for the show, but not exactly good for them. Plus Kreuk came back in the most recent episode anyway... can't keep away then!
Also, I have not seen this version of Kath and Kim, mainly because it was always going to be pale in comparison to the original Aussie version. But please, if its really bad, don't let that stop you watching the original if you can... believe me its brilliant. I don't understand why they would remake it, when it is obviously a show that only works because the actresses have their characters down and because it's meant to be an aussie thing! Had anyone asked me if I thought anyone should do an American Kath and Kim remake, my response - "Hell no!". It was always going to be a bad idea, and quite frankly I am shocked it got made. (And casting Selma Blair as Kim!?) I know it worked with the office but that is because its a comedy about an office, something that is present in every country, so people can relate. Australia is only in, well australia! So why oh why remake it? Fools.

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Jan 4, 2009 5:42PM EST

I am secretly a chlark fan although if clouis got together it wouldnt be the worst thing in the world, because my thinking is that the writers are going to put louis and clark together, im gutted but if that do it right, i shall not be too dissapointed. I just cant stand the thought of 7 seasons of clana, because one minute she is the silent mouse, the dansal in distress and the next she thinks she is a hard core chick with attitude i think she has multiple personality dissorder lol

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