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'Baby Bob' Returns to CBS -- No, Really

Old 05-28-03, 09:46 AM
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'Baby Bob' Returns to CBS -- No, Really

http://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?31694

Tue, May 27, 2003 04:27 PM PDT


LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - At CBS' upfront presentation earlier this month, network CEO Les Moonves made a joke about "Baby Bob" coming back.

Or so people thought.

The critically spit up-upon show, which revolves around a couple whose infant child can converse like an adult, is scheduled to return to CBS at 8 p.m. ET Friday, June 6. It's scheduled for an eight-episode run.

Despite the negative reviews, "Baby Bob" performed fairly well in a short run last spring, averaging more that 12.5 million viewers in a cushy timeslot between "The King of Queens" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

The grown-up cast -- Adam Arkin, Joely Fisher, Elliott Gould, Holland Taylor and Marissa Tait -- returns, as does Ken Campbell as the voice of Bob, who began as a character in a series of ads for an Internet service that no longer is in business.

CBS also has finally given a premiere date to "Charlie Lawrence," which stars Nathan Lane as a former TV star newly elected to Congress. The show, originally slated for midseason, will make its debut at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, June 15. Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") and Ted McGinley ("Married ... with Children" ) also star.


Never watched it, never will!

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Although it's poorly written, Baby Bob is actually pretty funny. I'll be watching.
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Re: 'Baby Bob' Returns to CBS -- No, Really

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Despite the negative reviews, "Baby Bob" performed fairly well in a short run last spring, averaging more that 12.5 million viewers in a cushy timeslot between "The King of Queens" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."
It was a lot better than it could have been (altough it was pretty dumb), but it's relative success was due totally to being hammocked inbetween KOQ and Raymond.
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I liked it...
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What was the internet service? Personally, I'd rather watch a show starring the Pets.com sock. Personally, I'd rather watch a show starring ANY damn sock.
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The mom was one hell of a MILF. Tig Ol' Bitties!
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Next thing you know, "Coach" will be back.
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Old 05-29-03, 01:49 AM
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I've never watched, but if this thing is at all funny I commend the writers for pulling laughs out of such a idiotic concept. Maybe they should be given a chance on something less stupid. Reagrdless, the idea makes this unwatchable for me, and I liked Herman's Head, for chrissakes.
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The mom was one hell of a MILF. Tig Ol' Bitties!
I figured someone would have beat me to it.
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Reminder that it comes on tonight. Better than reruns!
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Old 06-06-03, 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Darren Garrison
What was the internet service? Personally, I'd rather watch a show starring the Pets.com sock. Personally, I'd rather watch a show starring ANY damn sock.
It was freeinternet.com. The commercials were fairly cute and the talking effect was very well done.

I couldn't find a link to the commercials (they're probably on Kazaa somewhere), but I did find this interesting story.

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seatt...30/story8.html

A custody battle for a CGI talking baby.
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The mother is Joely Fisher, you can see a ton of pictures here:

http://us.imdb.com/Name?Fisher,+Joely(click on "more pictures" under her photo)
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Watch this show just to be amazed at how it could be made.
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The first scene in the first episode had Joley's tits practically falling out of her shirt. At that moment I knew CBS had their best show in years...
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