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February 10th, 2006

Give the Show a Chance!

One of the shows that was watched regularly in this household this season was Love Monkey. The show stars Tom Cavanagh, formerly of the also-good Ed, as an A&R guy at an indie label in NYC. Nice idea. The show debuted three weeks ago and in my estimation was just starting to feel its oats. I wasn’t really caring about the side characters, for instance, but Tom is a really likable guy… so he anchored the show nicely.

Then the word came down yesterday that the show was cancelled… after three weeks. Three weeks! How in the world is a show supposed to hit its stride after just three weeks? I don’t think it can. The reason it was canned, of course, was “low ratings” which really means “no advertisers”. I know, I know, it’s commercial TV – but still.

It’s mildly frustrating that quality shows get yanked well before their prime.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

DATE: Friday February 10, 2006 -- 10:14:06 am
That sucks. I've been enjoying Love Monkey, even if it is a thinly disguised PR campaign for Sony recording artists. It was nice to see Brandon Walsh back on TV too.

The new Heather Graham show got cancelled after one episode. I'm sure it sucked (I didn't watch) but still, after one show?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday February 10, 2006 -- 10:26:18 am
The new Heather Graham show got cancelled after one episode.

Wow, is that right? I watched that one and thought it was, you know, okay. Nothing spectacular. But one episode? That had to tank.

FROM: jk
DATE: Friday February 10, 2006 -- 11:11:01 am

I like the show Numbers and marvel that I am not the only person in America watching it.

FROM: Maria
DATE: Friday February 10, 2006 -- 5:02:02 pm
My biggest complaint this year is that Reunion got cancelled. The whole premise of the show was that the answer to the murder mystery would be revealed in the 20th episode. Granted, I don't know how they could have continued it to a second season if it had been successful, but they cancelled it after about 9 episodes and we will never be able to find out whodunnit!

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday February 10, 2006 -- 7:35:57 pm
Dudes, Arrested Development. None of these other shows matters.

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday February 11, 2006 -- 10:28:45 am
I boycotted Fox for a number of years after one summer when they put on three sci-fi-ish shows and cancelled them all. One in four weeks, one in eleven, and one at the end of the season (which, of course, was a cliffhanger). Then I became a Simpsons addict and my will crumbled.

Four weeks? Come on. So "Fortune Hunter" wasn't the most intellectual of shows. That should appeal to Fox...

And, jk, you're not the only one who likes Numb3rs. There's even *cough* fanfic for it.

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday February 11, 2006 -- 6:51:56 pm combines two things I love: math and Jewish men.

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