David Glass is working on maximizing the value of his players this offseason. Not through extended training, winter leagues, or any of that. No, Glass is taking his Royals properties and inserting them into the world of television. We've already introduced you to several of the new shows, including buzzworthy projects Dr. Getz, Professional Therapist and Sal in the Family.
This week we've got another handful of hits. Set your DVR because you won't want to miss these programs:
Wednesdays at 10/9 central on ABC:
Little known fact: Dayton Moore's favorite television show of all time is the Robert Urich vehicle VEGA$, so naturally he jumped at the chance for a KC-centric update of the detective drama. In ¢owtown, the Royals GM plays Day Tonna, a private eye that cruises the streets of Kansas City in his 1989 Chrysler LeBaron. Every week he'll solve exciting new cases, visit exciting KC locales like Arthur Bryant's, Oceans of Fun, and Bazooka's Showgirls, and run into exciting celebrities who have a special tie to the Kansas City metropolitan area. The first season is set to include special guests Eddie Griffin, Dee Wallace Stone, Burt Bacharach, psychic Sylvia Browne, and anyone else who's willing to work for scale.
Saturday mornings at 9/8 central on NBC:
Captain Ned: The Game Waster
When Ned Yost accidentally sticks a handful of deer jerky into his Nintendo instead of Duck Hunt, he and his faithful gun dog Bocephus are sucked into BigGameWorld, a bizarre video game landscape. Now Yost must fight for survival as Captain Ned: The Game Waster, even if it means hunting 8-bit pheasant, rabbit, elk, tanooki, and bear while armed only with a Nintendo Power Glove and an NES Zapper. If he wasn't a fan of eating pixels before, he'll just have to learn.
Weekdays at 5:30/4:30 central
Salute Your Shortstops
Royals history is littered with shortstops. Some were good, most were bad, but all of them were entertaining or interesting in their own way. This show brings them all together as either campers or counselors at Camp Biancalana. Playing baseball, living in a bunk... it's either uncivilized or total freedom depending on which player you ask. Salute Your Shortstops features Onix Concepcion as the tormented counselor, Freddie Patek as the little guy, Angel Berroa as the jerk with a red mullet, Kurt Stillwell as the average kid, and Yuniesky Betancourt as the fatass with a speech impediment. Oh Camp Biancalana, we hold you in our hearts.
We hope you've enjoyed today's Fall Preview.
These shows make The Wire look like a pile of shit, don't they?
Go TV! You're the Best!