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Why are all the showes I like cancled

So, CBS has canceled "Joan of Arcadia".
So, WB has canceled "Jack & Bobby".
So, UPN has canceled "Enterprise".
So, NBC this year canceled "LAX" & "Father of the Pride".
Fox has not come out with there fall schedule yet. I think that happens Thursday.

So, why is it that all the shows I seem to like are the ones that get canceled. Yes, it may just be that I watch crap & like it, but damn this is starting to piss me off. Any the networks wonder why I don’t watch TV that much anymore. Channels like USA, which has "MONK" and discovery which has "American Chopper" & "Myth Busters" are what I'm watching now. I do think that TNT & USA show a little too much Law & Order, but at least I know that any night of the week, I can prob catch an episode if I want. LOL. I think all the networks (NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, WB, and UPN) all need to take a lesson from the likes of HBO, USA, & Discovery and create new shows that are fun to watch. They need to stop it with the damn reality TV programming, cus that got old a long time ago.
I mean, even reality TV is nothing new, hell, MTV was doing it long before the networks were with shows like "Real World" & "Road Rules".

So, everyone feel free to comment with what programs you like that have been axed this year or for the up coming fall season. Because I wonder if I'm the only one, or if there are others out there like me.

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climbingthesun
May. 18th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
I just don't watch much TV period. The only shows I regularly tune in for are "Survivor," "The Amazing Race" and "E.R." Absolutely nothing else on regular broadcast TV holds my attention at all. Because we have HBO and Showtime, I tend to watch reruns of "Six Feet Under" and "Queer as Folk" oh and "Dead Like Me." Other than that, we might as well not even own a television.

As far as things being cancelled, I just don't think the networks know how to create a decent comedy or drama any more. There's not much territory they can cover because everything's been done to death. And because certain shows do well like the "CSI" and "Law & Order" series, it seems that network execs only care about shows that follow the same sort of formula. Because the TV networks are a business, they only really care about shows that consistently pull in 10's of millions of viewers -- nevermind if the show has a cult following, is well-written and has great actors, or has any other value that the average person feels is redeeming. It's all about money, and if they can't "sell" the show's viewership to advertisers, it's not worth their money to produce the show or the money required to put it on the air.
hux
May. 18th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)

I'm still bitter about Firefly being cancelled a few years ago. =)

claystorm
May. 18th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Firefly, which channel was that on, and what was that about?
hux
May. 18th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)

It was a show done by Joss Whedon. I don't recall which channel it was on, but basically, it's the origination of the upcoming movie, Serenity. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, I highly recommend going to http://trailers.apple.com and looking it up.

If it's 10% as good as the show was, it will still be amazingly awesome. Sadly, the show only lasted 13 episodes, but they are available on DVD.

tko_ak
May. 18th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Aw. Jack and Bobby (the actors that played them...Logan Lerman and the other guy) were cute!

I'm suprised about Joan of Arcadia. I thought it was popular.

I hope Judging Amy didn't get the boot...
climbingthesun
May. 18th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
I was surprised about Joan of Arcadia, too. I'd never seen it, but I assumed it was a popular show.

Judging Amy makes me want to hack people into little pieces, though. Sorry :)
claystorm
May. 18th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
It was a good show, and I loved it being religious my self. It was a fresh look at religion, but I guess not what people want to see.
climbingthesun
May. 19th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
I didn't have any problems with the religious aspects of the show -- I just thought the acting was freakin' terrible -- so overwrought and overdone all the time. But I did like the idea of the show. *shrug*
claystorm
May. 18th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Well, I hate to tell you this, but Judging Amy also got the ax. Here is the news artical about it from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/18/cbs.60minutes.ap/index.html
tko_ak
May. 18th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, after I read your post, I went to CBS' website and saw it was replaced.

I hope they spin it off.
claystorm
May. 18th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
Aw. Jack and Bobby (the actors that played them...Logan Lerman and the other guy) were cute!

Yes, I very much have to agree with that. Thats what made the show great. It had a good story line, and cute guys. lol.
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