How to Fix Seven Shows That Are Struggling Creatively


Not every bad show is irredeemable, and freshman shows in particular still have plenty of options for how to turn themselves around — just ask Parks and Recreation, which flailed for a little while before finding its voice. Whitney may not be your cup of lewd, grating tea, but there's a better sitcom buried in there, just begging to be unearthed. Terra Nova has an audacious setting, and yet it's surprisingly boring. X Factor just can't find its footing, and 2 Broke Girls is still blindly searching for the source of its humor. Fear not, struggling shows! Step inside Dr. Vulture's office and learn what's wrong with you — and how to fix it.