CBS (Tues., Aug. 1, 8 P.M. ET)
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: You can shuck this one, and that’s the end of the corn jokes.
This hour-long drama is about a group of friends in their early 20s who live in Kansas. In order to earn some money and improve their lives, they decide to make a low-budget horror movie called Curse of the Corn People, which is about a feminist zombie who stalks farmers. Although this sounds like a wonderful framework for a film about making a film, there’s a severe creative drought. The drama, with a script as flat as the landscape, lacks any charm or wit or warmth. Frank Cabell stars with Holly Hagen and Kate Reid.