I was fortunate enough to receive two pilot episodes of Next! mailed to be by Bob Odenkirk, the show's creator. I met him out in Los Angeles in the Summer of 2002 at the signing for HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David. This happened right after Fox broke the news that they were going to pass on the show. Bob seemed quite distraught over the situation and really wanted people to see it. I think if given the chance, this show could have survived for quite a long run on a network like Comedy Central, but as usual, Fox executives wouldn't know a good show if it crapped comedy gold all over their collective faces. Next! had loads of talent and solid writing with a fresh editing style. What's worst of all is that Fox passed on Next! to do the horribly unfunny and short-lived "Cedric the Entertainer Presents."
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