In the third season, they add more celebrities into the mix to try and attract a larger audience. A last ditch attempt at regaining a fourth season. Unfortunately it didn't fly. Ron Howard, cast , and crew did an amazing job with this TV show. It's just too bad that it appears people need a laugh-track / (tell me when to laugh)-track in a sitcom in order for them to consider it funny. Towards the last couple episodes, they poke fun at the ways they are trying to gain ratings and tying up loose ends, making it blatantly obvious to the viewers. I've watched this Golden Globe and Emmy winning series at least 4 times through, and still not sick of it. Highly recommended.