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The Worst Shows Critics Ever Reviewed — IndieWire Survey

The Worst Shows Critics Ever Reviewed — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the worst show you’ve ever reviewed? Why was it so bad? Did you waver over the grade or rating you gave it?

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

I’ve compared “Mixology” to contracting TV herpes, “Fuller House” to exhuming a bloating, gaseous corpse and called “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” the perfect xenophobic TV show for Trump’s America. Still, there’s little doubt that no show has ever made me so irate for its mere misguided existence than a little show called “H8r” on The CW. If you don’t remember “H8r” the premise was this: Mario Lopez drives his F-list celebrity
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Photo Flash: First Look at Holly Twyford and More in A Little Night Music at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate Max Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Photo Flash: Sexy Sneak Peek at the Cast of Signature Theatre's A Little Night Music

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. Sondheim's classically inspired score includes 'A Weekend in the Country', 'Liaisons', and the seminal 'Send in the Clowns.' BroadwayWorld has a sexy sneak peek at the cast in character below
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Video: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A Little Night Music at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate Max Theatre. Check out a new trailer for the show below
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Holly Twyford, Florence Lacey to Star in Signature Theatre's A Little Night Music; Cast Complete!

Signature Theatrehasannounced the full cast and creative team for A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs.
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Donna Migliaccio Stars in Silver Belles World Premiere, Starting Tonight at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatrepresents theworld premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, this world premiere musical features a book by Allyson Currin Wsc Avant Bard's Caesar and Dada, music by Matt Conner Signature's Nevermore and lyrics by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith Creative Cauldron's The Turn of the Screw.
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Starved (2005)

Starved

Showcase Inventory

Created by Eric Schaeffer

Produced by Daniel Hank

Aired on FX for 1 season (7 episodes) from August 4, 2005 – September 15, 2005

Cast

Eric Schaeffer as Sam

Laura Benanti as Billie Frasier

Sterling K. Brown as Adam Williams

Del Pentecost as Dan Roundtree

Show Premise

A group of four New York friends, each suffering from eating disorders, attend meetings at “Belt Tighteners”, an independent support group that uses shame based techniques to help improve their eating habits. The group centers mainly on Sam, a commodities trader who is anorexic who compulsively overeats a special brand of chocolate snack. He is in love with his bisexual friend Billie, a local singer/songwriter, who is an alcoholic as well as an anorexic bulimic. They frequent a local diner with pals Dan and Adam to discuss their food issues after their meetings. Dan is a novelist who is afraid that his weight is affecting his marriage,
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Bww Preview: First Stage Unwraps, Happiness, Humor and the Human Condition in A Charlie Brown Christmas

Happiness and cheer come calling at First Stage with the debut of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The company's Artistic Director Jeff Frank had been writing this produciton on his own Christmas to-be-produced list in a continual effort to bring the1965 award-winning television special to the theater since he arrived in 1999. Only recently have the copyrights been released through Eric Schaeffer's stage adaptation, and Frank immediately seized the opportunity to warm Milwaukee's hearts and introduce a new generation to the world created by Charles Schulz. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang take over the Todd Wehr Theater beginning on Friday, November 27 for a superb holiday celebration.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Desi Oakley and More in Girlstar at DC's Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents Girlstar, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring book and lyrics by Anton Dudley Second Stage's Getting Home and music by Brian Feinstein New World Stages' Mimi Le Duck, this world premiere musical fairytale runs in the Max Theatre now throughNovember 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Photo Flash: Donna Migliaccio, Desi Oakley and More Lead Signature Theatre's Girlstar, Beginning Tonight

Signature Theatre presents Girlstar, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring book and lyrics by Anton Dudley Second Stage's Getting Home and music by Brian Feinstein New World Stages' Mimi Le Duck, this world premiere musical fairytale runs in the Max Theatre tonight, October 13, throughNovember 15. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below
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Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's The Fix - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick, the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the Max Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 20152016 season. Check out a first look at the opening night shots below
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Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's The Fix

Signature Theatre presentsTHE Fix,directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick, the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the Max Theatre now throughSeptember 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 20152016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Stage Tube: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's The Fix

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring a book by John Dempseyand music by Dana P. Rowe the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick, the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the Max Theatre now playing through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 20152016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at highlights below
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Mark Evans Leads The Fix, Beginning Tonight at Signature Theatre

Signature TheatrepresentsThe Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick, the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the Max Theatre tonight, August 11, throughSeptember 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 20152016 season.
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Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill & More to Lead The Fix at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of The Fix directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick, the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the Max Theatre August 11 - September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 20152016 season.
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Bww TV: Watch Highlights of Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Drury Lane's Beaches!

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and runs through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below
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Broadway-Bound Beaches, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight,July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015.The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet.
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Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor Will Lead Remounted Beaches at Chicago's Drury Lane This Summer

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages have announced the cast for the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Previewing June 24, opening on July 2nd and running through August 16, 2015, the original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet.
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‘Boy Meets Girl’ Review

Stars: Michael Galante, Michelle Hendley, Jean Devereux Koester, Ethan Major, Scott Martineck, Christopher McHale, Benj Mirman, Randall Newsome, Jacob Perkins, Joseph Ricci | Written and Directed by Eric Schaeffer

My gender identity is complex, but my life experiences intersect frequently with those of trans women and it’s a category I feel proud to be partially resident in. I dress femme, I’m starting estrogen in a couple weeks, I’ve flirted with voice training, and when I go out for a walk it’s pretty solid odds that at least one passer-by is going to scream some shopworn slur at me. This review was a deeply personal experience for me, and it’s as much a breakdown of my thoughts on life as a trans person as it is a dissection of a sweet, uncomplicated rom-com.

There are several longstanding traditions in Western film and television regarding trans women. First,
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