Joking with reporters is always a risky venture. At Fox’s Tuesdays press junket, the network’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly was huddled with a gaggle of writers after his executive session and candidly referenced “stumbling out of the gate” with the ill-fated fall drama The Mob Doctor. He then quipped, “which, by the way, was the worst title in the history of the world.”
Sure enough, that quote popped up in online reports yesterday. And make no mistake — The Mob Doctor was a stinker title (though after the upfronts last year, we actually thought CBS’ upcoming drama Golden Boy was a tad worse — it sounds like a watersports fetish video instead of a cop drama). And neither of those are as as bad as what Fox originally titled The Mindy Project (that would be It’s Messy — perfect for a show about an OB-GYN!).
But I’ll defend The Mob Doctor (a little bit), because at least you knew what the show was about. READ FULL STORY »