TBS just may have the network’s next big comedy on their hands, in the former of recently premiered sitcom Clipped. The series aired its first episode on June 16, and averaged 1.4 million viewers. So far, there is both supportive and critical reception, but as it has only reached its second episode there is a possibility for it to garner more fans and continue on for a successful first season.
One of its main stars is Ashley Tisdale, in her first main acting role since playing Maddie in the smash Disney sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Sharpay Evans in both the High School Musical trilogy as well as the spin-off Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. The 29-year-old, who married longtime partner Christopher French last year, chose not to reprise her role as Maddie Fitzpatrick in the SLOZAC spin-off Suite Life on Deck, stating it was her interest to pursue other acting endeavors. Although it took some time, the actress got her wish and is listed as the second most featured actor in Clipped, underneath newcomer Mike Castle. The combination of the Disney channel favorite and the still unknown but promising actor create the possibility that Clipped is, or at least has the potential to be, the next big TBS comedy.
The show Clipped centers a group of individuals who used to know each other in high school, but did not socialize together as they were all part of separate popularity groups. They end up all working at the same barber shop, Buzzy’s, under the employment of a former social outcast (also from their high school) that none of them ever really made an effort to help out in any way. The boss’s former classmates must now deal with the reign of terror he inflicts on them in order to make up for the years of ridicule and bullying they did nothing to protect him from, making their workplace both chaotic and hysterical at the same time.
Another main cast member is veteran actor George Wendt, best known for his role as Norm Peterson on the classic 80’s sitcom Cheers, which many people still watch religiously to this day. The 66-year-old’s filmography consists of some 24 creative works, mostly movies. The most notable of these include 1994’s The Little Rascals, 1998’s Dennis the Menace Strikes Again, and 1999’s Outside Providence. Wendt had a bit of an acting hiatus, going three years before projects from 2000 until 2013, following which time his next work was released a year later. This was in 2014’s Kirstie, the now canceled TV Land sitcom centering around television personality Kirstie Alley. Hopefully, Clipped lasts longer than this series and gives Wendt a real chance to get himself back on the small screen for good.
Although most believe that Clipped most certainly has potential, according to the majority, but they say that the show needs to pick up their game in order to really impress people. If the network achieves this goal, it is quite possible that Clipped may just end up being the next big comedy at TBS.
Written and Edited by Chanel van der Woodsen
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