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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Serial-Killer Thrillers, CSI: NY and Criminal Minds Renewals
Apr 8, 2013
by Matt Roush
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... Question: If NCIS: Red is half as bad as it looked during its two-part introduction, then I think it has a chance to be the worst spin-off since Joey. The premise is preposterous, and what's worse, the characters seem clichéd and lifeless. I think back to how JAG introduced NCIS and compare it with this dreck and can't help but think "Oh how the mighty have fallen." Some spinoffs have been great successes: NCIS, Frasier, The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life, Stargate: Atlantis come to mind. This isn't even on a level with CSI: Miami or Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. Please let this show die a quick death so that the actors involved can go on and find better projects to work on. — Chip
Matt Roush: I'm not a particular fan of the spinoff assembly-line mindset, especially when we get into the third iteration or so, revealing such a lack of originality on the part of the programmer that I'm happy to let the super-fans nip this one in the bud. (Because so far I have yet to receive any mail encouraging CBS to take Red to series...)
NCIS: Los Angeles airs Tuesday at 9/8C on CBS. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'PURITY' AIRING APRIL 9, 2013.