Last night’s abysmal premiere of Fox’s new show Lone Star may be its last. With just 4 million viewers tuning into what was hyped as the most amazing new show ever in a season full of amazing new shows, rumors circulated that Fox is THIS CLOSE to pulling the plug. Which would mean that Viva Loughlin, the worst stinking show that ever dared to emanate from my television screen, was a better bet – airing TWO unwatchable episodes before being put out of its misery.
Programmers are hoping that everyone just DVR’d the show and watched The Event and Dancing With the Stars live, and will get around to it once they re-shingle the roof and finally get that mole looked at.
Even if it became wildly successful by episode two, it’d still be considered a failure, and most likely taken out back and shot anyway.
In case you care, here’s a rundown of the plot. If it blows your skirt up, ya might want to tune in next week and save it from annihilation.
Robert/Bob Allen is a charismatic schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. As “Bob,” he lives in Houston and is married to Cat, the beautiful daughter of Clint, the patriarch of an ultra-wealthy Texas oil family.
More than 400 miles away in the suburban west Texas town of Midland, he’s “Robert,” living a second life with his sweet, naive girlfriend, Lindsay. He plays the perfect boyfriend while secretly bilking local investors of their savings. Bob has lived both lives successfully for years without arousing any suspicions… so far.
While one brother-in-law, Drew, admires Bob, his other brother-in-law, Trammell, is suspicious of his motives. Bob begins to fear his secret lives may unravel. With the cons closing in on him, Bob is divided by his love for two women; his loyalty to his father and mentor, John; and his respect for his father-in-law, Clint. Will he be able to hold his two lives together?
Don’t hold your breath!