Surprise of the Week: Kath and Kim Gets a Full Season


Actually, I'd call this the surprise of the TV season.


NBC has given Kath and Kim full season order, picking up the show for its back 9 episodes.


The show - starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair - has been universally panned by critics and is by no means a ratings success; it averages 6 million viewers. The network claims to have "incredible confidence" in the show and views it as a fit with their Thursday night comedy block.


Frankly, I'm baffled by this decision. Furthermore, I imagine many of you are too, as we ran a poll this week asking which would be the next TV show cancellation and Kath and Kim actually received the most votes.


Seriously, what is going through Ben Silverman's mind?


Source: Variety

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Nov 1, 2008 7:14PM EDT

Wow! Maybe I'll give it another chance, but I'm thinking even if it has certain groups of viewers enjoying it, it still doesn't have sustaining power. I guess we'll see!

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Nov 1, 2008 9:27PM EDT

hahaha. WOW.I am from Australia ( where this show originated from) , and WOW. For it to be picked up in the US for a full season that is really the biggest surprise! It isn't as good in the US as it is here ( mainly because . By all means it shouldn't have gone past the 1st episode... but alas... you guys have a full season of it.And btw... Selma Blair.. what are they thinking... more importantly what was she thinking!

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Nov 1, 2008 10:53PM EDT

maybe someone paid someone off...

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Nov 2, 2008 12:44AM EDT

seriously im also from australia and what were they thinking by putting selma blair as kim? kim is meant to be a hornbag, not a looker like selma blair...jeez!!

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Nov 2, 2008 5:51AM EST

Yeah the americans really screwed the pooch on this one. the original premise of the show in australia was completely lost in translation, its like the american producers never even met the australian producers and decided to make another generic american sitcom on the back of the success of the australian show.

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Nov 2, 2008 12:33PM EST

I'm Irish, but I'm officially addicted to the Aussie version, i was absolutely shocked to hear there was to be an American version in production - and to watch it with one eye closed and cringing for the writing and casting - I'm sorry, I find this to be an absolute shambles, this show worked on subtlety and every line was laughable. The american version just kills that possibility in the first five minutes!
and Selma Blair?? wtf!!

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Nov 2, 2008 8:43PM EST

well, it's more viewers than gossip girl has...

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Nov 5, 2008 7:24AM EST

Come on, I am not from Australia, but still I find this an freaking funny show AND Selma Blair is an awesome actress :) I mean from all she made, haha, she's pretty funny in this :) Dont you think?! Well I do 8)

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Nov 9, 2008 9:14AM EST

I don't know what people are talking about I think this show is actually very funny. Selma Blair and Molly Shannon are hysterical!

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