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Cedric the Entertainer Presents is another show that I didn't expect to like from the start. After seeing several synopses about the show, I decided to give it a chance several weeks after its debut. It's great! There are cool, funny sketches, most of which portray many real-life issues (race, politics, etc.) I can't believe how much of Cedric the Entertainer I've been missing over the years. Hopefully, this variety show can help me learn more about him.
The show is somewhat like Saturday Night Live. And it thankfully seems to be a major step above Nickelodeon's All That (good show gone bad) and The Amanda Show (potential talents squandered).
Maybe because I don't watch Mad TV, but this is something unlike the shows I usually see on FOX. FOX is notorious for churning out some great programs, then destroying most of them before giving them a chance to succeed (like with Family Guy, and now Futurama, both of which got sucky time-slots, and The PJ's, which somehow turned me away when it was moved to WB). Some of the only few good shows still on FOX (that hasn't been cancelled) includes The Simpsons (still as strong as ever) and King of the Hill (though not as good as it CAN be).
Back to the subject, Cedric Presents is a promising show, and is one of the few good shows airing on Wednesday nites. If it weren't for NBC stealing all of the glory in the Neilsen ratings on that nite (which is also keeping ABC from its well-deserved first-place spot on Wednesdays), it would be doing much better. It probably should be shown on Sundays or Fridays, that's if there's still a market for variety shows outside Saturdays, as it's already trying to prove. Cedric the Entertainer Presents will hopefully NOT fall victim to FOX's quasi-evil programming plans, because its comedic attempts are truly commendable.
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