Entertainment Gal is back, and she’s on a TV mission … to save the recently canceled series GCB!
Initially I tuned into GCB because of its original title ΓÇ£Good Christian Bitches.ΓÇ¥┬á Not because I thought it was offensive or salacious, but because I personally know women (and a few men) who could qualify for the title.┬á Having no expectations allowed me to judge the show solely on what I perceived to be its merits and I ended up loving it!┬á
GCB is a throwback to the campy soap operas I grew up on.┬á The main characters are catty and a bit silly, but 100 percent sincere in who they are.┬á For women at a certain age and situation in life, they were relatable as well.┬á Amanda was the former high school mean girl who life had humbled (as life tends to do).┬á Carlene is the reformed fat girl and high school outcast whose insecurities still torment her.┬á Sharon was the beauty queen who married the quarterback and settled into the perfect life that has become a little too settled.┬á Cricket was the one happiest with her life and her choices, but sheΓÇÖs also the one with the biggest secret.┬á And finally poor single Heather (Marisol Nichols) had everything in life except the thing that seems to matters most, a man.
I laughed at least one time on every episode, and not a chuckle but a full-on belly laugh.┬á It was a great show to unwind with on Sunday night.┬á ABC apparently disagreed and canceled it after only one season (and not even a full season at that!).┬á As usual, a show I really liked wasnΓÇÖt being renewed.┬á Disappointment doesnΓÇÖt completely describe my feelings.┬á So many other shows get a chance to prove themselves, why not GCB?
Fortunately I am not alone in my feelings and there is a Save GCB campaign underway.┬á There is a petition at this website: www.SaveGCB.com that I signed.┬á I understand that┬á talk show host Wendy Williams has her own petition as well.┬á This campaign is about┬á more than just one show.┬á ItΓÇÖs about the idea that television should be fun, light-hearted and silly, and the time needed to find and grow its audience.┬á Please take the time to sign and help save GCB!
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