‘Love Monkey’ review

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“Love Monkey” (2006, CBS) – Sorry, “Ed” fans, but this was the role Tom Cavanagh was born to play: a youthful-looking yet experienced record company executive who trolls New York looking for talent (he finds Teddy Geiger – I mean “Wayne” – in the first episode) and trades quips with his friends. It’s a perplexing shame that music-themed shows never catch on with the masses, even if it boasts random celebrity pop-ins like James Blunt, Aimee Mann and John Mellencamp. Maybe CBS should’ve called it “CSI: Love Monkey” (Thanks to Dispatch Interactive pollster Marla Singer for the joke).

– John Hansen, “Five shows that’ll be missed,” Brainerd Dispatch, May 25, 2006