In the news: Dead Beat DOA

(Sorry, didn’t see these until after the show had aired, but they’re still interesting commentaries on what could have been …)

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Here lies a comedy whose life was cut short
    “The Dead Beat is no masterpiece, but it is entertaining. It’s a bit of a mess at times, but it’s an interesting sort of mess, with really good stuff in it. It has one of the core ingredients for good farce – a person doing a job whose temperament is totally unsuited to the work.” Read more.

From Alex Strachan of Canwest News Service:

  • Alas, Dead Beat’s obituary has already been written. Pity, that.
    “CBC, in all its wisdom, has decided not to pick up Dead Beat as a series, and is showing the pilot episode tonight with minimal promotion and little fanfare. There’s a chance another broadcaster may swoop in and pick it up, but that doesn’t happen often in Canadian TV — or in TV anywhere, for that matter. That’s a shame: Dead Beat shows signs of life, and deserves a shot.” Read more.
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2 thoughts on “In the news: Dead Beat DOA”

  1. Saw it. Weird but funny and actually intelligent for a change. Totally have a crush on Frank… His girlfriend so doesn’t deserve him. Anyway, is it for sure there aren’t going to be any more shows — the way it was written in the program guide it sounded like it was part of a series…

  2. Glad you enjoyed ‘The Dead Beat’… but I think you’re being hard on Frank’s girlfirend. She’s working through some pretty serious rage issues (wait until you find out who the father of her child is).
    Anyway, we’re working on finding the show a primetime home and hope to air new episodes some day soon.

    Aaron Brindle
    Co-producer/co-creator, ‘The Dead Beat’

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