The Lance Krall Show (Spike TV) is at best, an exploitation of immature male teen, locker room humor. That it is on Spike TV should speak volumes about what's to come. Having seen a preview tape, I can only say that this show will probably do well enough in the Male 18-24 demographic but should fall flat in any female demo or any demo that includes males over the age of 30.
There are brief flashes of real comic ability in supporting players, Sarah Baker and Phil Cater, while the rest of the cast appear to be going thru the motions.Is this a performer flaw or a writing flaw. That is for the viewer to decide.
Some have likened it to "The Kelsey Grammar Sketch Show. While I did'nt see the connection, I do notice that Kelsey and his show were sent to the shelf, never to be seen again.
Don't get me wrong. Is here a place for "The Lance Krall Show" and others like it? Absolutely. marginal shows like this, skewing to the frat boy crowd belong in the 10:00 p.m. or later time block, and on Cable. This show is tailor made for Spike TV or the Comedy channel. But a cautionary note to execs at these two networks, Ignore the older (28-40) demographic at your own peril.
Will "The Lance Krall Show" be a break out hit for Spike? Probably not. It should do well enough with the boys to give it a full run but I seriously doubt that this is the show that people will be talking about the next morning at the water cooler.
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