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Network Sitcom Power Rankings – Week of December 17, 2012

This week was a relief, just a few excellent new episodes to watch.

#1 Apartment 23 – Season 2 Episode 7 – I still love this show. I won’t even mention my favorite parts because it was all awesome. Okay, I’ll mention tongue doors. But that’s it. Go watch it!

#2 Happy Endings – Season 3 Episode 5 – I really enjoyed this episode and I want some egg nog. Yet, I forgot to get egg nog the three times I went to the grocery store since watching it. Damn it! “Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park, Newman gets killed real bad!” Best alternate lyrics to jingle bells ever.

#3 How I Met Your Mother – Season 8 Episode 11 and 12 – Wow, these two episodes have made the rest of this season worth it. In episode 11 we had the classic silliness with Barney being jinxed the entire episode, which led into the set up for episode 12 which turned around a lot of the stuff that was just annoying me lately. Unfortunately, I do have to eliminate one show this week and I can’t eliminate 1600 Penn since there has only been one episode. I will keep watching though, especially if they keep up the same quality as these two episodes.

#4 1600 Penn – Season 1 Episode 1 – This show has some promise. I don’t think it’s as good as the canceled Animal Practice. I’ll give it a chance though. It’s cool to see Bill Pullman as president again.

And here are the running totals:

(Show Name – Total – Avg)
Apartment 23 – 9 – 1.29
Parks and Recreation – 13 – 1.44
Go On – 27 – 2.45
Animal Practice – 16 – 2.67 – Canceled
Suburgatory – 21 – 3.00
1600 Penn – 4 – 4.00
The Neighbors – 50 – 5.00
Modern Family – 52 – 5.20
The Office – 53 – 5.89
Ben and Kate – 61 – 6.10
New Girl – 84 – 7.64
The Big Bang Theory – 88 – 8.00
Mindy Project – 75 – 8.33
Up All Night – 95 – 8.64
The Middle – 92 – 9.20
Last Man Standing – 67 – 9.57
Happy Endings – 70 – 10.00
How I Met Your Mother – 125 – 10.42 – Eliminated
Raising Hope – 94 – 11.75 – Eliminated
Guys With Kids – 121 – 12.10
Whitney – 52 – 13.00 – Eliminated
Partners – 88 – 14.67 – Canceled
2 Broke Girls – 106 – 15.14 – Eliminated
Malibu Country – 46 – 15.33 – Eliminated
Two and a Half Men – 64 – 16.00 – Eliminated
30 Rock – 35 – 17.50 – Eliminated
Mike and Molly – 37 – 18.50 – Eliminated
New Normal – Eliminated

Network Sitcom Power Rankings – Week of December 10, 2012

The new episodes begin to dwindle and give some shows a chance to improve their average ranking. More Christmas stuff. Not quite tired of it yet… but there are still a few Christmas episodes left for next week. Alright, here we go!

#1 Apartment 23 – Season 2 Episode 6 – Damn it this show is great. Even if this episode only consisted of James’ dance routine I would have ranked this first this week. I kind of want to watch Dancing with the Stars now, too. My favorite part was the look of horror on Chloe’s face when the little boy started walking towards her.

#2 Modern Family – Season 4 Episode 10 – A very good episode, I liked pretty much everything about it. We didn’t see Haley or Alex but I didn’t really miss them. I also prefer Gloria’s terrible singing over Ava’s singing on Up All Night.

#3 The Big Bang Theory – Season 6 Episode 11 – The highlights for me were Sheldon singing and Raj going out with the girls. I was also happy that Stuart is finally back.

#4 Last Man Standing – Season 2 Episode 7 – Ed’s Eagle storyline was silly, which I enjoyed. Mike’s “kidnapping the dog” plan ended up being a pretty cool way to bring the episode to a close. Overall, very good.

#5 The Neighbors – Season 1 Episode 10 – Finally a non-holiday episode! Instead we got a funeral. Still, it was nice a change of pace and it was pretty entertaining.

#6 The Mindy Project – Season 1 Episode 9 – Danny’s gingerbread house with cotton candy insulation is my favorite holiday thing this season. He and Mindy need to just get together already, come on now. Pretty good episode.

#7 New Girl – Season 2 Episode 11 – Christmas parties. Uh… Oh yeah, my favorite joke was after Sam talked to the room they were hiding in he says he’s done the same speech in three rooms already. It’s a lot funnier than it sounds. Yeah alright, anyway…

#8 The Middle – Season 4 Episode 10 – Axl and Brick’s story was pretty good this week, and I enjoyed the whole anniversary story as well.  I’m watching the episode of Love Bites where James Roday has a foot fetish as I write this so I’m getting really distracted by the weirdness of that. By the way, I really like this show, they’re a bunch of separate stories that get intertwined in interesting ways. Sounds kind of familiar

#9 Up All Night – Season 2 Episode 10 and 11 – I liked the trip to big bear more than the wedding flashback. They were both pretty good. I just found out that after this the show will switch to multi-cam with a live audience. That is going to be very, very weird.

#10 How I Met Your Mother – Season 8 Episode 10 – This episode was silly which was great. The show is getting more and more like the good old How I Met Your Mother I enjoy so much. I’m actually writing this after I’ve already seen the next two episodes, so I won’t say any more.

#11 Happy Endings – Season 3 Episode 6 – This wasn’t as memorable as the last couple episodes. I mostly just remember Jane going “full Gallagher.” And Tommy Jefferson. And Kulap. Anyway, don’t worry about the low ranking because it’s still safe this week!

#12 Whitney – Season 2 Episode 4 – I enjoyed this episode but I have to eliminate it. Not as good as everything else this week and in past weeks. Just like last week it felt like way too much A story. I’ll keep watching it though.

So that’s it for this week! With Whitney eliminated I’m down to just 16 shows remaining from this fall. They’re going to keep on dropping though, because there are a handful of shows that start in January and February.

And here are the running totals:

(Show Name – Total –  Avg)
Apartment 23 – 8 – 1.33
Parks and Recreation – 13 – 1.44
Go On – 27 – 2.45
Animal Practice – 16 – 2.67 – Canceled
Suburgatory – 21 – 3.00
Neighbors – 50 – 5.00
Modern Family – 52 – 5.20
Office – 53 – 5.89
Ben and Kate – 61 – 6.10
New Girl – 84 – 7.64
Big Bang Theory – 88 – 8.00
Mindy Project – 75 – 8.33
Up All Night – 86 – 8.64
Middle – 92 – 9.20
Last Man Standing – 67 – 9.57
Happy Endings – 68 – 11.33
Raising Hope – 94 – 11.75 – Eliminated
How I Met Your Mother – 119 – 11.90
Guys With Kids – 121 – 12.10 – Eliminated
Whitney – 52 – 13.00 – Eliminated
Partners – 88 – 14.67 – Canceled
2 Broke Girls – 106 – 15.14 – Eliminated
Malibu Country – 46 – 15.33 – Eliminated
Two and a Half Men – 64 – 16.00 – Eliminated
30 Rock – 35 – 17.50 – Eliminated
Mike and Molly – 37 – 18.50 – Eliminated
New Normal – Eliminated

Network Sitcom Power Rankings – Week of November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving week! Heavy on the turkey, light on the sitcoms. Pretty much every new episode was about Thanksgiving this week which got old just as fast as the Halloween episodes. Anyway, a quick rundown this week since I got to writing this a lot later than usual, so I don’t remember a lot of details.

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Network Sitcom Power Rankings – Week of November 12, 2012

I didn’t really see this coming, a week when every current sitcom has a new episode. Good thing I eliminated a couple of shows, or I might have blacked out from trying to remember everything. That’s probably still a possibility, so I’ll keep my commentary short like last week just to avoid injuries. Whitney returns (at the expense of Animal Practice, sigh…) and Partners has been canceled. I’ve decided to eliminate another show since 22 in a single week is way too many. Alright, off to the races…

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