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Fantasy Sitcom fans, the moment you have been waiting for is upon us…

The votes have been counted. The writers would like to take a moment to thank everyone who supported their Fantasy Sitcoms throughout the competition. This has been fun.

Earning 50%+ of the vote, here is your 2011 Fantasy Sitcom Champion:

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HELLO MY NAME IS…

With the kids out of the house and his wife leaving him to pursue a late career in ice skating (see: Curveball), Phil Dunphy’s life is in shambles. Though not an alcoholic Phil has taken to going to AA meetings to work out his emotions and to meet some new friends. While there he makes the acquaintance of 3 newly appointed court mandated members of AA: Charlie Kelly, Homer J. Simpson and Al Bundy. Even though they are supposed to be off the sauce, the 3 men constantly go out drinking after every meeting and Phil tags along. After a night of drinking the 4 men stumble down an alley and witness a major crimeboss murdered. They manage to evade being caught and make it to a police station close by. They turn state’s evidence and are place under the care of former Reno, Nevada sheriff Lt. Jim Dangle.

Now in the Witness Protection Program with new identities and new lives, the five men are fishes out of water in the town of Sweetville, Ohio, where they need to avoid being caught by the mob and remember what their new names are. HELLO MY NAME IS… is the newest brain child from the producers of Homeboys in Outer Space and Shasta Mcnasty. Say “HELLO” to the newst pop culture mash-up. Only on FX.

Congrats to Chris Tanski for developing the winning show. Now we eagerly await the opening credit sequence…

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If you stuck with us to this point (thank you!), the payoff is here!

The Semifinals are in the books, three Fantasy Sitcoms remain standing.

By now you have read each show’s cast and description, but if not you can click on their titles for a full history.

Polls are open now until Sunday night. Winner will be revealed Monday morning.

VOTE now.

The Finalists:

The SET-UP Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerrymandering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s not too late to slide in a vote for Semifinal #2, Curveball vs. Gerrymandering! Polls close at 12pm today!

We pulled the matchups at random from a hat, here is the third and last Semifinal matchup, meaning by 12pm tomorrow we will know which 3 Fantasy Sitcoms will square off three way style for all the marbles!

Here we go:

 

HELLO MY NAME IS…

With the kids out of the house and his wife leaving him to pursue a late career in ice skating (see: Curveball), Phil Dunphy’s life is in shambles. Though not an alcoholic Phil has taken to going to AA meetings to work out his emotions and to meet some new friends. While there he makes the acquaintance of 3 newly appointed court mandated members of AA: Charlie Kelly, Homer J. Simpson and Al Bundy. Even though they are supposed to be off the sauce, the 3 men constantly go out drinking after every meeting and Phil tags along. After a night of drinking the 4 men stumble down an alley and witness a major crimeboss murdered. They manage to evade being caught and make it to a police station close by. They turn state’s evidence and are place under the care of former Reno, Nevada sheriff Lt. Jim Dangle.

Now in the Witness Protection Program with new identities and new lives, the five men are fishes out of water in the town of Sweetville, Ohio, where they need to avoid being caught by the mob and remember what their new names are. HELLO MY NAME IS… is the newest brain child from the producers of Homeboys in Outer Space and Shasta Mcnasty. Say “HELLO” to the newst pop culture mash-up. Only on FX.

 

 

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Not So Nice People

C. Montgomery Burns is old. Very old. Finally coming to the realization that his days are numbered, he is saddened by the fact that he has a finite time left to cause pain and misery to those around him. His plan: recruit others with the same penchant for evil that he  himself possesses so that they may continue his work in the event of his inevitable demise. The recruits?

Stewie Griffin. Child genius with a gift for building intricate weaponry and an unreasonably early bed time.

GOB Bluth. Magician extraordinaire (sort of) and Segway enthusiast.

And The Janitor. The man with the plans and the willingness to carry them out at any cost, even if it gives him diarrhea.

Their arch nemesis? Ron Swanson. Not so committed government man who none the less still loves this country and it’s many fine meat themed eateries.
Get ready for zany antics and wacky hi-jinks with “Not So Nice People“, this fall on ABC.

 

 

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Voting for each of the 3 semifinal matchups will be open for ONE day, so the polls are about to close for Semifinal #1! If you haven’t yet, go vote here!

In case you missed it yesterday, we drew these names out of a hat, and here is the showdown we got for today’s Semifinal #2:

Curveball

Major League pitcher Sam Malone thinks he has it all figured out. A great gig, a constant flow of beautiful women and plenty of booze. His world is about to be rocked.
After a long roadtrip, Sam comes home to find an ex-fling at his door step (Claire Dunphy). She explains to him that without a doubt he is the father of her 3 sons (Arnold Jackson, Ricky Stratton & Vinnie Barbarino) and he needs to start taking care of them because she’s leaving to start her figure skating career with her brother.
Sam just can’t wrap his head around how he can be the father of these 3 boys (an african american child, a boy who is an exact opposite, & a guido), considering he’s been careful all these years.
Follow Sam’s exploits as he tries to stop the flings, quit the bottle, become the father figure these boys need, and to make room for Claire in his life.
From the writers of Modern Family and the producers of Seinfeld.
This summer: ‘Curveball‘ Only on HBO.

 

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Gerrymandering

With Jack Donaghy’s forced retirement from KableTown, he finds himself restless and wanting a new challenge. Armed with a bountiful golden parachute, he decides its time to cash in his political connections and make a difference in Washington.
Enter Alex P. Keaton, (R) the junior Senator from the State of Ohio. He is looking to make a run for the presidency but lacks the popularity needed. Sure, he is loved in the Mid West, but he knows he needs better “ties” on each coast.
Donaghy and Keaton come together at a fund raiser for “The Richard M Nixon Mix Tape Library” and realize they meet each others needs: Donaghy can use his power to grow the Senators national popularity and Keaton will give Jack the same high he had during his days running large corporations (and Microwave Oven Programming)

And so the adventure begins.

Enter Charles [In Charge], fresh out of college; hired on to be Keaton’s press secretary. Wet behind the ears, Charles learns early that he will be putting out many fires stemming from Keaton & Donaghy’s politics and personal lives, especially public appearances by Keaton’s wife, Holly Flax, who has a penchant for saying the wrong thing when a microphone and camera are nearby. Although she is liked by all, she has had a few instances where her trucker mouth and lack of underwear-wearing has come back to haunt the campaign via YouTube.
And after long days and nights on the campaign trail, Donaghy makes sure he checks in at least once a day with his male nanny, Mr. Lynn Belvedere, the caregiver to young Liddy Jesup-Donaghy. Not only does Mr. Belvedere update Jack on matters of diaper rashes, nap schedules, and first words, he also dispenses strategic political advice that helps the campaign every step of the way.
Belvedere ends each episode documenting what he has learned about Keaton and his staff that day, hoping that once they take the White House, he will be able to retire from domestic service based on these memoirs.
Coming to ABC from the writers of “Spin City” and “Veronica’s Closet”, its “Gerrymandering

 

 

 

 

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Round 2 will consist of 3 matchups and just like Round 1 it will feature one-on-one competition. The 6 remaining entries were pulled from a hat to determine the matchups. Upon completion of this round, 3 Fantasy Sitcoms will remain, and will battle it out three-way style for the Championship on Friday July 22!

Make sure to help your favorite Fantasy Sitcom win the title by voting!

Let’s get to it:

Semi-Final #1:

The SET-UP Man

Jack Tripper, world class ladies’ man and flirt extraordinaire, has decided to turn his natural charm and talent into a career. He opens a

dating service with the goal of helping socially inept men find the women of their dreams. He quickly learns that the more successful a matchmaker he is, the less repeat business he has. To keep the business afloat, he must purposely set his regular clients up on dates that are meant to fail, so they have to keep coming back. A sample of his repeat clients:

Kevin Arnold: dumped by Winnie Cooper, talks to himself a lot, slightly older and less charming;
Red Forman: a widow (RIP Kitty), his children have left home, a cranky old curmudgeon looking for a companion;
…and Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as Berg (ABC’s Two Guys and a Girl): he had given up on dating since the late 90s when his girlfriend left him for Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra.
Until Jack can get more clients he has to keep these 3 coming back, and until he can make the rent he needs to keep flirting with his cougar-ific new landlord (Gloria Pritchett). Hilarity ensues on The SET-UP Man, this Fall on FOX.

 

 

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If It Ain’t Broke

‎15 years ago George Costanza’s idea for a sitcom pilot was rejected but with the networks badly needing ratings, he gets another chance to write and star in this brand new comedy. Costanza and blushing bride Rosie, played by television icon Roseanne Barr, are granted the right to a butler by a municipal court judge. Tony Danza reprises his role as Tony Micelli, the musclebound housekeeper who could not afford the insurance fees after rearending Costanza’s jeep. Also hillarity insues as Costanza’s neighbor Doug Heffernan tries to recover from losing his wife to his former best friend Deacon. Watch as Doug comedically struggles with race relations by trying to maintain his friendship with Marty, (played by Martin Lawrence) and coping with his inner battle with why his wife left him for a…um…taller man! From the people who brought you Moesha, Just The Ten Of Us, and Cop Rock, comes If It Ain’t Broke this fall on the WB!

 

 

 

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Matchup 1:

With exactly 50% of the votes each, If It Ain’t Broke and Not So Nice People tied, both moving on to Round 2.

Matchup 2:

With 86% of the vote, HELLO MY NAME IS… moves on to Round 2.

Matchup 3:

Despite a furious (or rather curious) late push by upstart Toast!, Sam Malone and Curveball came away with a victory and head to Round 2.

Matchup 4:

The SET-UP Man punches his ticket to Round 2 with 69% of the vote.

Matchup 5:

This on didn’t prove to be much of a “matchup” as Gerrymandering breezed through to Round 2 without resistance.

Later today we will release the first matchup of Round 2 and voting will begin. For each match, voting will only stay open for one day and repeat votes will be disabled. Make sure you support your favorite Fantasy Sitcom all the way to the Championship!

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In case you missed it last week, we revealed the first 8 Fantasy Sitcoms in two-by-two fashion, the winner of each matchup to be determined by your votes!  Make sure your voice is heard! Tell us which Fantasy Sitcom you want to see most!

Here is the fifth and final matchup of round one. The winners will move on in our tournament until one Fantasy Sitcom remains…

Show 1:

Vote APK in 2012!

With Jack Donaghy’s forced retirement from KableTown, he finds himself restless and wanting a new challenge. Armed with a bountiful golden parachute, he decides its time to cash in his political connections and make a difference in Washington.
Enter Alex P. Keaton, (R) the junior Senator from the State of Ohio. He is looking to make a run for the presidency but lacks the popularity needed. Sure, he is loved in the Mid West, but he knows he needs better “ties” on each coast.
Donaghy and Keaton come together at a fund raiser for “The Richard M Nixon Mix Tape Library” and realize they meet each others needs: Donaghy can use his power to grow the Senators national popularity and Keaton will give Jack the same high he had during his days running large corporations (and Microwave Oven Programming)

And so the adventure begins.

Enter Charles [In Charge], fresh out of college; hired on to be Keaton’s press secretary. Wet behind the ears, Charles learns early that he will be putting out many fires stemming from Keaton & Donaghy’s politics and personal lives, especially public appearances by Keaton’s wife, Holly Flax, who has a penchant for saying the wrong thing when a microphone and camera are nearby. Although she is liked by all, she has had a few instances where her trucker mouth and lack of underwear-wearing has come back to haunt the campaign via YouTube.
And after long days and nights on the campaign trail, Donaghy makes sure he checks in at least once a day with his male nanny, Mr. Lynn Belvedere, the caregiver to young Liddy Jesup-Donaghy. Not only does Mr. Belvedere update Jack on matters of diaper rashes, nap schedules, and first words, he also dispenses strategic political advice that helps the campaign every step of the way.
Belvedere ends each episode documenting what he has learned about Keaton and his staff that day, hoping that once they take the White House, he will be able to retire from domestic service based on these memoirs.
Coming to ABC from the writers of “Spin City” and “Veronica’s Closet”, its “Gerrymandering

Show 2:

Whoops! Looks like Gerrymandering got lucky and pulled a free pass into Round 2! Missed deadlines proved to be the demise of our other Fantasy Sitcoms, so Round 1 is in the books. Stay tuned for full results and the beginning of Round 2 later today!

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