The Chimp Channel

TBS, Thursdays

Sure, you love talking chimps. But do you love the creatures enough to watch a full half-hour of them? More than once? Sober? The idea and execution here are adequate: chimps run a network on which they parody current TV shows and make fun of Hollywood. Just in case Ted Turner could resist talking chimps, the creators have the fake network run by a mean, stupid Australian mogul to mock Turner's rival, Rupert Murdoch. The real fear is that TBS's Turner might turn this show into an actual channel. Chimps all day may sound appealing, but you probably need some midgets...

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