All the major television networks have announced their fall 2008-2009 lineup and I must say that all in all, I am sad as I lost 3 shows I like (Las Vegas, Back to You, & Canterbury's Law) but overall, it could have been much worse. I think next year will be much worse for me with some big name shows (Boston Legal & ER) having 2008-2009 as their final season.
What really pisses me off is that they leave these shows with cliffhangers and then do just that, leave us hanging. I wish that they would come back and air at least one episode (maybe two) and wrap crap up for us. I mean, is it really that hard before they strike the sets? Maybe a new rule, that they must film at least one episode for the next season right after they film the season ender?
Anyway, enough of my bitching and pity-party I got going here. Life will go on and there will be other shows (unless they are all that crappy reality TV).
Speaking of reality tv, one show that I am glad to see canceled is Kid Nation. It was not picked up for a second season and I am really not surprised in any way, shape, or form of that. Now if it was canceled due to lack of rating or just cus they could not find a legal place to shoot the show now that New Mexico closed the legal loop holes in our labor laws? That is a question we will probably never know the answers to.
Anyway, below the cut is a list of shows that are coming back, shows that got the ax, and new shows for the 2008-2009 season. See which of your favorite shows made it and which ones did not. Then come
RETURNING: Chuck, 30 Rock, The Apprentice, The Biggest Loser, Dateline NBC, Deal or No Deal, ER, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Knight Rider, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Life, Lipstick Jungle, My Name is Earl, Medium, The Office, Sunday Night Football
CANCELED: 1 vs. 100, Amne$ia, Bionic Woman, Clash of the Choirs, Journeyman, Las Vegas, My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, Phenomenon, Quarterlife, The Singing Bee, Scrubs (moved to ABC)
NEW: America's Toughest Jobs, Chopping Block, Crusoe, Howie Do It, Kath & Kim, Kings, The Listener, Merlin, My Own Worst Enemy, The Philanthropist, Shark Taggers, Who Do You Think You Are? Momma's Boys, and The Untitled "Office" Spinoff
RETURNING: Pushing Daisies, America's Funniest Home Videos, Boston Legal, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Samantha Who?, Supernanny, Ugly Betty, Wife Swap, Eli Stone, Scrubs, According to Jim, The Bachelor, Primetime: What Would You Do?
CANCELED: Men in Trees, Big Shots, Carpoolers, Cavemen, October Road, Women's Murder Club, Cashmere Mafia, Miss Guided, Notes from the Underbelly, Oprah's Big Give, Here Come the Newlyweds, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
NEW: Life on Mars, Opportunity Knocks, The Goode Family, and an Untitled Ashton Kutcher/Tyra Banks Project
RETURNING: The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, NUMB3RS, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Without a Trace, The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Unit, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement
CANCELED: Moonlight, Shark, Jericho, Viva Laughlin, Welcome to the Captain, Secret Talents of the Stars, Kid Nation, Power of 10
NEW: Worst Week, Project Gary, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour, Harper's Island, The Ex List,
RETURNING: Reaper, America's Next Top Model, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Smallville, Supernatural
CANCELED: Aliens in America, CW Now, Life is Wild, Online Nation, Beauty and the Geek, Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious
NEW: 90210, Stylista, Surviving the Filthy Rich
RETURNING: 24, American Idol, American Dad, Family Guy, Kitchen Nightmares, King of the Hill, Prison Break, The Simpsons, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 'Til Death, Bones, Hell's Kitchen, House, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Don't Forget the Lyrics!
CANCELED: Back to You, New Amsterdam, Nashville, Canterbury's Law, K-Ville, The Return of Jezebel James, The Next Great American Band, Unhitched
NEW: Dollhouse, Fringe, The Cleveland Show, Do Not Disturb, Sit Down, Shut Up, Secret Millionaire