Even though the network might not want critics to have advance access to its retooled Cavemen premiere (weirdly, as we typed those words, we could've sworn we heard Peter Krause whispering from the sidebar, "The comedy that has everyone talking debuts at 8 p.m. tonight , only on ABC"), they realize the importance of making sure that awareness of the show is high among audiences who expect intellectual engagement from their television programming.

Accordingly, they dispatched a Cro-Magnon ambassador to The View yesterday, who quickly confronted flat-earther co-host Sherri Shepherd for the anti-Neanderthal prejudices that go along with her religious belief s, precisely the kind of shocking bias that ABC's outwardly unevolved protagonists will rail against each week as they try to make their way in a modern society bent on keeping them down.