History Series / TilDeath

12th Feb '18 9:57:21 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* OutOfOrder: Big time. After the show was pulled early in season three, producer Sony Pictures Television kept producing episodes as if it was still on the air. The eighth episode of that season didn't see air until it kicked off a Christmas night marathon in 2009, fourteen months after the seventh episode and two months after the first three episodes of season four had already reached the air. Once the show landed in the 7pm Sunday timeslot in February 2010, most weeks featured season three and season four episodes airing back-to-back until the timeslot was scaled back to a half-hour in April. And then the series finale by production order was followed up by the last three episodes made for season three. And since the show was retooled in both season three ''and'' season four, the differences between these episodes are blatantly obvious (for example, all season three episodes include J.B. Smoove as Kenny, a grown man who was first met Eddie after Eddie was inexplicably assigned to be his Big Brother mentor. He was written out in season four in favor of promoting Doug and a recast Ally to series regulars).

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* OutOfOrder: Big time. After the show was pulled early in season three, producer Sony Pictures Television kept producing episodes as if it was still on the air. The eighth episode of that season didn't see air until it kicked off a Christmas night marathon in 2009, fourteen months after the seventh episode and two months after the first three episodes of season four had already reached the air. Once the show landed in the 7pm Sunday timeslot in February 2010, most weeks featured season three and season four episodes airing back-to-back until the timeslot was scaled back to a half-hour in April. And then the series finale by production order was followed up by the last three episodes made for season three. And since the show was retooled in both season three ''and'' season four, the differences between these episodes are blatantly obvious (for example, all season three episodes include J.B. Smoove as Kenny, a grown man who was first met Eddie after Eddie was inexplicably assigned to be his Big Brother mentor. He was written out in season four in favor of promoting Doug and a recast Ally to series regulars).
29th Dec '17 1:37:48 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes OK with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates "[[Music/GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes OK with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.
2nd Dec '17 3:12:15 AM jormis29
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* YouLookFamiliar: Look out for Kate Micucci as a server at a restaurant several episodes before she becomes Ally #4.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Look out for Kate Micucci Creator/KateMicucci as a server at a restaurant several episodes before she becomes Ally #4.
26th Mar '17 3:16:16 PM nombretomado
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Despite very lackluster ratings, which reached comically low levels later in its run (see [[http://www.spottedratings.com/2010/07/war-of-18-49-til-death.html here for details]]), the show managed to make it to four seasons due to the production company offering it for a pittance, hoping to get enough episodes for syndication to make their money back. Possibly as a result, the show wound up going in weird directions, which didn't gain it any further viewers, but briefly made it must-see TV for television critic types. The strangeness of the fourth season in particular is highlighted in [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/nobodys-watching-the-strange-genius-of-the-fourth,42394/ this]] [[TheOnion AV Club]] article by Todd [=VanDerWerff=].

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Despite very lackluster ratings, which reached comically low levels later in its run (see [[http://www.spottedratings.com/2010/07/war-of-18-49-til-death.html here for details]]), the show managed to make it to four seasons due to the production company offering it for a pittance, hoping to get enough episodes for syndication to make their money back. Possibly as a result, the show wound up going in weird directions, which didn't gain it any further viewers, but briefly made it must-see TV for television critic types. The strangeness of the fourth season in particular is highlighted in [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/nobodys-watching-the-strange-genius-of-the-fourth,42394/ this]] [[TheOnion AV Club]] Website/AVClub article by Todd [=VanDerWerff=].
23rd Feb '17 10:49:48 AM rjd1922
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show got downright surreal in its final season when nobody was watching, including Doug realizing he's a character in a sitcom & his girlfriend keeps getting recast, Mayim Bialik as a therapist who is really Mayim Bialik in a reality show, and other bizarre adventures.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show got downright surreal in its final season when nobody was watching, including Doug realizing he's a character in a sitcom & and his girlfriend keeps getting recast, Mayim Bialik as a therapist who is really Mayim Bialik in a reality show, and other bizarre adventures.



* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok OK with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.
3rd Apr '16 11:02:14 AM nombretomado
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DomCom about Eddie Stark, a high school history teacher, and Joy, his wife of 23 years. A newlywed couple, Jeff and Stephanie Woodcock, move in next door, HilarityEnsues. Originally, the show was meant to be a satirical/comedic take on the differences in the relationships of married couples when they are newlyweds and when they are more mature. However, Jeff and Steph were later written out altogether and the show became an ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' clone.

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DomCom about Eddie Stark, a high school history teacher, and Joy, his wife of 23 years. A newlywed couple, Jeff and Stephanie Woodcock, move in next door, HilarityEnsues. Originally, the show was meant to be a satirical/comedic take on the differences in the relationships of married couples when they are newlyweds and when they are more mature. However, Jeff and Steph were later written out altogether and the show became an ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' clone.



* TheCameo / ShoutOut: In the first episode, Ray Romano makes a guest appearance as an old friend of Eddie's. When asked by his acquaintance who Eddie was, Ray remarks "I dunno, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond some guy I used to work with]]."

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* TheCameo / ShoutOut: In the first episode, Ray Romano makes a guest appearance as an old friend of Eddie's. When asked by his acquaintance who Eddie was, Ray remarks "I dunno, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond [[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond some guy I used to work with]]."
19th Mar '16 4:33:08 AM Hossmeister
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5th Sep '15 6:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* ScheduleSlip: Oh so much. The ''first'' lengthy hiatus (during season two; lasted about four months) is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the 2007-08 WGA Strike. The second? Not so much, and a direct result of rapidly declining ratings. This one lasted just shy of a full year. Then a third hiatus started in mid-October 2009 after just ''three'' episodes (again, blame the ratings) and lasted until an infamous Christmas night mini-marathon that finished dead last among the big four despite the other nets being in repeats. One final hiatus of just over a month then ensued, until Fox went ahead and burned off all ''thirty'' remaining episodes in consecutive weeks[[note]]only breaking off for the [[{{NASCAR}} Coca-Cola 600]] on Memorial Day Sunday[[/note]] for about five months.

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* ScheduleSlip: Oh so much. The ''first'' lengthy hiatus (during season two; lasted about four months) is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the 2007-08 WGA Strike. The second? Not so much, and a direct result of rapidly declining ratings. This one lasted just shy of a full year. Then a third hiatus started in mid-October 2009 after just ''three'' episodes (again, blame the ratings) and lasted until an infamous Christmas night mini-marathon that finished dead last among the big four despite the other nets being in repeats. One final hiatus of just over a month then ensued, until Fox went ahead and burned off all ''thirty'' remaining episodes in consecutive weeks[[note]]only breaking off for the [[{{NASCAR}} [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Coca-Cola 600]] on Memorial Day Sunday[[/note]] for about five months.
16th Mar '15 9:48:53 AM morenohijazo
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show got downright surreal in its final season when nobody was watching, including Doug realizing he's a character in a sitcom & his girlfriend keeps getting recast, Mayim Bialik as a therapist who is really Mayim Bialik in a reality show, and other bizarre adventures.
1st Oct '14 7:15:39 AM nelec
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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Krysten Ritter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Krysten Ritter, Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.
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