The New York Daily News ran a story earlier today that talked about all of the television shows that were canceled for the upcoming fall season. Reading through this list is absolutely hilarious for a bunch of reasons. For me, I like to laugh at the networks proving their stereotypes over and over again. I also like to look at the completely ridiculous shows that were cut and ask the obvious question: “Who approved this piece of garbage show in the first place?!?”
Some examples of the stereotypes…
FOX canceled Back to You – the news sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton. They put SO much promotional resources behind this show that you have to wonder if someone at FOX is finally going to get canned for wasting so much money. But this is FOX’s way – they start a show, give it two or three seasons (just enough time to build up a core fan base), and then dump the show. Idiots.
Then you have the brain trust at CBS who decided to cancel Jericho – again. If I’m not mistaken, CBS canceled Jericho last season and then was forced to bring the series back after tons of fan outrage. Hey, if that works, then I wonder why Arrested Development hasn’t been brought back by FOX yet!
Our friends at ABC canceled the Cavemen show. You know – the show based off of Geico’s advertising campaign. What a completely stupid…and I mean absolutely dumb…basis for a television show. ABC is only saved this time around because they are acquiring Scrubs from NBC. If you haven’t watched Scrubs, then you have to give it a shot. Lots of humor on that show.
The CW, which may have more problems that they’re not letting on about, gave up on WWE Smackdown! which will certainly go down as the dumbest move in this company’s short history. Why a dumb move? It’s the number one show on the network! I’m glad, though, that they’re bringing Smallville back for another season, but I’d like to see how they move that storyline along without Lex Luthor – especially in light of the large role he played in the season finale last night.
NBC is dropping 1 vs. 100, The Singing Bee, and My Dad is Better Than Your Dad. Good grief! Who gets fired for approving these shows in the first place – really? Alright, so 1 vs. 100 had some potential, but the game show scene is way over saturated right now.
Anyway, I guess there is still a chance that some of these shows will be brought back, but it’s doubtful.