Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by GarrAarghHrumph, May 7, 2010.
Oh. Whew, thank god! And
Law & Order may be picked up by TNT, and may not be cancelled.
There will be a US version of the British show Top Gear (sacrelidge!!!!!) on the History Channel (OMFG.)
Shows I'm happy got renewed (that were not obvious renewals) - Parks & Rec, Community, Parenthood, V, Chuck.
Show I'm sad got cancelled - Flash Forward, but I expected that.
Shows I loved but feel okay with getting cancelled - Heroes, Scrubs. I do hope we get a Heroes wrapup show though.
Changes I'm happy about - shorter AI results show, Apprentice going back to a non-celebrity version.
Show I'm still a bit worried about - Medium. I've heard differing opinions about whether it will be picked up or not.
Why, because they don't already show enough Law & Order.
Makes perfect sense to me.
They had a free slot to fill between the 8pm rerun of L&O and the 10pm rerun of L&O.
That's why I was thinking it's a perfect fit. It's ideal. It can headline!
I hope it's true!
Good. I'm surprised they didn't go over to USA Network.
Just read that Cold Case, Numb3rs, Miami Medical, Accidentally, Christine, Gary, Ghost Whisperer are all likely Canceled...though officially that won't be announced until tomorrow
Too bad about Ghost Whisperer, as cheesy as it was it was entertaining though I only started watching it on reruns.
Ghost whisperer getting cancelled seems weird to me. When I was following Friday ratings earlier in the year it had some of the best Friday numbers ever. It must be about money. CBS don't have great demo numbers and Fridays are a week day on whole.
CBS renewed Medium.
ABC's confirmed fall schedule is here:
BTW, for those in the NYC area who want to try to catch glimpses of the stars, it may be possible. Go to the area where the after party is being held, and hang out outside. You won't get in, but you can often see the stars walk in. Locations and times in the attached:
Really? Gary Unmarried really faltered in its second season after a complete revamp that didn't really work IMO, so not a surprise. Paula Marshall could do far better.
But I thought The New Adventures of Old Christine was quite successful (and has been improving with each season IMO).
I also thought that Accidentally on Purpose was strong for a new show - well drawn characters, good premise, good writing. Hope it's not canceled already.
ETA - it's all true - http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/cbs-cancels-cold-case-numbers-miami-medical.html
Rumors suggest that they renewed Medium because its produced entirely by CBS and cancelled GW because its produced in conjunction with ABC which ultimately means less $ in the pockets of CBS.
Aw, I'm sorry to see my favorite guilty pleasure show Ghost Whisperer gone And I'm surprised about Old Christine - good show, at least one Emmy for Julia Louis-Dryfus, solid night of comedy - but on ew.com they siad there's a 50/50 chance that ABC might pick it up.
No surprise about venerable shows that didn't have much new territory to cover (Cold Case, NUMB3RS), and I don't know how Gary Unmarried and especially Accidentally on Purpose even made it through their first seasons.
Glad Medium survived though!
I heard that if New Christine is cancelled by CBS (I think?), then it may be moving to ABC or NBC.
I can tell you what happened to Gary Unmarried (at least from this viewer's POV) - for some reason, they totally revamped the show in season 2. Gary suddenly had a new job, new best friend and whole new set of coworkers. They attempted to replace his ex-wife with similar-but-not-quite character as his girlfriend, reducing Paula Marshall's screen time when she and her chemistry with Gary was one of the best things about the show. They also rewrote one of the children, changing him from a smart ass to an airhead, who knows why. I enjoyed the first season, gave up on the second.
As for Accidentally on Purpose, I see where it was helped by its initial slot between How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men - but is it any surprise that ratings dropped when they put it on hiatus for months, then quietly put it on another night, after another show they've just canceled? Honestly I thought the characters on that show were really well drawn, and I'm going to miss it.
Funny thing is, they've picked up Rules of Engagement, a mid-season starter for several years now that has always benefited from the same timeslot that Accidentally on Purpose had, so how do they know it can stand up on its own?
I'm not a network executive, but I've never understood the strategy of moving shows to different timeslots, doing a poor job of letting fans know, and then being surprised when they lose viewers. Or of putting shows on hiatus for months, and expecting viewers to stay loyal after such a long break, and without knowing when, if or where they might return.
How the feck is One Tree Hill not cancelled?
Bonanza was on the air from 1959 to 1973. Perchance are you thinking of Gunsmoke (1955-1975)?
Wow, I thought this show had been cancelled several years ago....
Mercy & Trama done according to TV.com
And The Forgotten seems to be finished although they say Hiatus.
I can tell you my theory of numbers123 liking or getting invested in a show = a higher than expected level of cancelled shows. And if I dislike a show, it is likely to survive beyond any expectation (i.e. L&O).
I'll stick to watching NFL football, college football, NBA and college basketball. If I wait a few more years to get invested in the WNBA, those ratings might take off big time.
Fox picked up Human Target! Wheeeeeee, love this show
Oh lord! Tell me tonight episode of Flashforward is not the end of the show! Tell me their is going to be a movie or mini series to tie up the loose ends.
The season finale is next week so you have at least one more week of Flashfoward.