Tune in: Sundays at 9 p.m. on MTV
The cute and crazy kids behind collegehumor.com now have their own scripted comedy series on MTV! Inspired by their own online series “Hardly Working,” the new show follows the daily shenanigans of the website’s writing team, all playing fictionalized versions of themselves, all shot on location in their real New York office and combining the awesome immaturity of their online videos with workplace storylines. And to keep the 5-second attention span of MTV viewers, they’ll also throw in a few sketches. Imagine The Office mixed with Robot Chicken and you’ll get the idea. It certainly beats watching re-runs of The City.
Tune in: Premieres Sunday, March 15 at 8 p.m. on NBC
The Peacock certainly don’t seem to be hurting for cash if they were willing to give I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence $11 million to shoot the pilot of this new drama series. Set in the fictional modern
city of Shiloh, Kings uses the classic David vs. Goliath tale as its foundation and unravels into an epic story of greed, power, war and romance. Hope it lives up to the price tag.
America's Best Dance Crew
Tune in: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on MTV
If you have not already checked out this dance competition, you deserve a good talking to from Lil Mama. She’d probably say something like “y’all need to bring it, y’all, like, gots to bring mo' swag, you know?” Season three is already in full swing so catch up fast and pick your fav crew from the remaining contenders. We vote Beat Freaks or Strikers.
Tune in: Premieres Friday March 20 at 10.30 p.m. on Starz
You might not associate Starz with great comedy shows but this new series about a Los Angeles catering team is definitely worth a look. Each episode finds the Hollywood wannabes working catering events like a senior singles mixer or a disastrous sweet-sixteen party and then getting tangled up with the guests as they scramble for tips and their “big break.”
WCG Ultimate Gamer
Tune in: Premieres Tuesday March 10 at 11 p.m. on Sci-Fi
In a TV land where every talent has its own reality competition show, it’s not surprising that video gamers now get their shot. Twelve contestants must live together and compete in both video game play-offs and real-life challenges inspired by game titles. Consequently, we get to see geeky gamers trying to play a real guitar, drive a stunt car or survive a game of paintball.