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TV’s Bottom Feeders for 2014: The Dirty Dozen!

Stalker - Richard Cartwright

Happy New Year!

I thought I’d say farewell to 2014 by excising the memory of the worst television had to offer in the past year. The list is an official Dirty Dozen of shows that were misconceived from the start, or smothered potentially great ideas under the weight of terrible writing (making one wonder how their creators could have even had that good of an idea to begin with).

There are no reality shows here – neither competition or alleged slice-of-life variety does much for me so I tend not to watch them. I haven’t seen everything, so there are probably a ton of awful shows that I have never seen. Feel free to add your thoughts on terrible shows in the comments.

So as to not single out a single worst show of the year, I’ve listed the contenders alphabetically.

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Gang Related’s Creator, Shownrunner and Director Talk The Series’ Origins and Authenticity!

Fox’s new series, Gang Related (Thursdays, 9/8C) premieres this week. It was created by Chris Morgan (Wanted, Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, F&F 6&7); the pilot was directed by Allen Hughes (From Hell, Touching Evil), and the showrunner is Scott Rosenbaum (Con Air, High Fidelity). The three have set up what they hope is a fresh, distinctive tale of a ‘rising star’ on the LAPD’s Gang Task Force – who is a mole for a gang, but is having second thoughts.

Recently the three sat down with a group of bloggers/journalists to talk about where the show came from, it’s complex characters and where it might be going.

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Ramon Rodriguez and RZA Talk Their Complex Characters on Gang Related!

In the new Fox series Gang Related (Thursdays, 9/8C) Ramon Rodriguez stars as Ryan Lopez, a gang mole in the LAPD’s Gang Task force, whose life depends on being different things to different people – while facing a crisis of character about his job, his motivations and life. RZA plays his new partner, Cassius Green.

The two take some time to talk about their characters with a group of bloggers journalists provided some very thoughtful analysis in a short but sweet session.

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24: Live Another Day, Surviving Jack and Gang Related Get Launch Dates!

Fox has released premiere dates for three new series – including event series 24: Live Another Day.

24: Live Another Day will premiere with a special 2-hour episode Monday, May 5th (8/7C); family comedy Surviving Jack debuts Thursday, March 27 (8/7C), following the American Idol XII results show, and gritty action-drama Gang Related will premiere on Tuesday, May 20 (9/8C). Check out the press release, following the jump, for more details.

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