“Cavemen” is literally a thirty second commercial expanded to twenty-two minutes. But… it’s actually much worse than that. Just like their source material, the origin of these domesticated Cro-Magnons is never explained. I guess “Encino Man” is part of the prequel trilogy.
A while back I predicted difficulty: The writers will also have to be very clever working in the predjudice angle.
Seems I was prescient:
The creators have tried to infuse social satire by making the show an allegory for prejudice. They draw astoundingly leaden parallels to every minority group in the world without a laugh in sight.
Seems they missed the 'clever' part.
I still think it'd be a neat idea, but tough to pull off.
UPDATE: Looks like ABC is going ahead with it.