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Shock the Monkey

I’ve been whining incessantly to anyone who’ll listen, but not here until now. See, CBS broke up with “Love Monkey.” The show was smartly written with great musical references and sports analogies, plus the dialogue had a snappy, well timed pace. The NYC visuals were also very cool, including one memorable shot of the building from Physical Graffiti.

It’s ironic that the show, like the music central to its storyline, was critically praised, but lacked the raw audience numbers to be considered successful. “Wife Swap” lives and “Love Monkey” dies. Sadly, people with gray matter don’t matter to networks driven by ratings that they need to fuel their ad revenues.

Rumors on the web are that the Monkey may not be dead yet, and is being shopped to the WB. Unfortunately, I can’t see the show working with their young demographic. How about Bravo? If you actually saw and liked the show, you can sign an online petition (for whatever that’s worth) to keep it alive. I hope somebody picks it up. Until then I’ll keep watching that final DVR’d episode every Tuesday at 10:00.

3 Comments

  1. MH

    Was wondering why it wasn’t on last week. Bastards.

  2. C. Greene

    Love Monkey had potential, but I had a major issue with Tom consistently referring to Teddy Geiger as “brilliant”. I can think of many adjectives to describe Geiger’s music and “brilliant” is not one of them.

  3. Anonymous

    Someone listened –

    ‘Love Monkey’ Finds New Home on VH1. VH1 will air the three previously seen shows back-to-back on April 11, starting at 7 p.m. EDT. The remaining five installments will air weekly on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. beginning April 18.

    However –
    No new episodes have been ordered.

    -M.

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