Upfronts Day Three: D.O.A.
Here’s the list of network shows that will disappear into
the black hole of broadcast oblivion. It’s possible that, like Medium, one or more of these shows might
get picked up by other broadcast or cable nets.
- According to Jim
- Eleventh Hour
- Everybody Hates Chris
- Kath & Kim
- Lipstick Jungle
- My Name Is Earl
- Samantha Who?
- Sit Down, Shut Up
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
- The Game
- The Unit*
- The Unusuals
- Without a Trace
- Worst Week
* UPDATE: The Unit has already been picked up for the broadcast syndication marketplace by Twentieth Television for Fall 2010. The series has already been sold in all top 15 markets and cleared in 56% of the country. Stations acquiring the program are primarily FOX Television Stations with a smattering of stations from CBS Station Group and some independent players.
You know, I _thought_ the season finale of Without a Trace seemed an awful lot like a series finale. It was an incredibly repetitive show, but I enjoyed it and will miss it. Reaper and Chuck were the same show, but I preferred Chuck, so I'm glad the latter survived, but I will miss Ray Wise as the Devil.I am unsurprised, but extremely unhappy that Life is Dead.
Well, there are three on that list that I watched: Life, Reaper and My Name is Earl. Of the three, I think I'm most disappointed in the cancellation of Life, with Earl coming in a close second (and it ended with a cliffhanger, which always irritates me–I think the network should give the producers of a show on the bubble a chance to do a real series finale instead of leaving us to figure out for ourselves what came next). I read one thing that suggested that another network may consider picking it up for another year, but since I only saw it in one place I'm not holding out much hope there.I enjoyed Reaper, and like Amy G, I'll miss Ray Wise as the Devil, but I kinda figured the show's days were numbered and I'm glad we got as many episodes as we did.
Life without Life in it is depressing. Terminator: Sarah Connor chronicles was fun to watch.11th hour was kinda cool.Bummer.
I'm upset about Life as well, especially without any resolution.