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CBS pulls plug on ‘Smith,’ making crime drama first fall show to get ax

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Oct 6, 2006 #1 of 38
    dswallow

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    Looks like it's back to movies for Ray Liotta
    CBS pulls plug on ‘Smith,’ making crime drama first fall show to get ax
    The Associated Press

    Updated: 2:58 p.m. ET Oct. 6, 2006

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15159165/

    NEW YORK - Here’s something Ray Liotta won’t be putting on their resumes: stars of the first new TV show to bite the dust this fall.

    “Smith,” the Tuesday night CBS drama with Liotta leading a band of high-stakes thieves, is off the schedule, the network said Friday. It will be replaced temporarily by reruns of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Criminal Minds.”

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  2. Oct 6, 2006 #2 of 38
    MikeMar

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    so will it finish out the season? cause I LOVE this show!!!

    Ray Liotta, Amy Smart, great show!
     
  3. Oct 6, 2006 #3 of 38
    terpfan1980

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    I thought the show was ok, but I dropped the SP on it after the second episode was recorded strictly over my frustration with CBS handling of football over-runs (along with eliminating a few other CBS programs from my season pass list).

    I wish I had picked this one in the BrilliantButCancelled death pool, but oh well. I'll have to get the next one right.

    (The poor folks that have picked against Kidnapped and Happy Hour have to keep waiting as those shows aren't officially dead and are instead considered in comas.)
     
  4. Oct 6, 2006 #4 of 38
    wmm_16

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    Crap! I like this show.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2006 #5 of 38
    Lee L

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    Well, I guess I have no reason to go watch teh 3 episodes I have in my NPL then. ;)
     
  6. Oct 6, 2006 #6 of 38
    classicX

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    durn. I liked this show. But then again, I liked Thief also, which was the same type of show, and also got cancelled.

    This is why I hate serialized shows like this, it's hard for new viewers to get into, so they judge them based on the premiere.

    The most successful shows are ones that start off as standalone episodes, but become serialized over time, giving the show time to build an audience. (i.e. Smallville)
     
  7. Oct 6, 2006 #7 of 38
    jlb

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    +1
     
  8. Oct 6, 2006 #8 of 38
    Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    I've watched it up till now, will continue to if they decide to clean up the story line for us. I'm a little disappointed, but I can live without this show.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2006 #9 of 38
    jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    I liked Thief, liked Heist, liked Smith, but I held off watching the last episode until more news about the show's fate came out.

    I won't miss it terribly, but would have kept watching it.
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

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    Dang, I must have missed the Sunday night episode that ran over because of football...
     
  11. terpfan1980

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    I stated it clearly enough to get the point across. If CBS doesn't care enough about my viewing habits and convenience, then why should I be concerned about any of their shows? Smith became a casualty to me after twice getting burned on Amazing Race.

    Along the way I also nuked SPs for TAR, Numb3rs, The Unit and some other CBS shows. Granted, those shows don't all air on Sunday nights, but again, I'm not gonna reward CBS with viewers for shows on other nites when I'm pretty pissed at them for their Sunday night hijinks. :mad:
     
  12. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Looks like it's dead-dead.

    They've already killed next week's airing (10-10), putting in a repeat of CSI,
    and the next 2 weeks (10-17/10-24) putting in repeats of Criminal Minds.

    I'm guessing it will be rotating CSI/CSI:Miami/CSI:NY repeats during November sweeps,
    or maybe a 48 Hours Mysteries.


    phox
     
  13. laststarfighter

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    You guys need to move to the West Coast. :p
     
  14. MikeMar

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    freaking ridiculous!!! such a great show!!!!

    They most likely have already filmed at least some other episodes right? can't they air them at like 1 am or something!?!?!?!
     
  15. dimented

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    That is what I hate when they cancel these shows so early. Some of us are interested in it. The least they could do is burn off the remaining shows they already have in the can.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    But that strategy seems to be exactly the opposite of sensible. If we don't watch their Sunday shows, then they will notice that they're losing viewers on Sunday, and maybe they should do something about it. If we stop watching all their shows, then they have no clue what they're doing wrong.
     
  17. TIVOSciolist

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

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    So who won the betting pool?
     
  18. pmyers

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    wow....after only 3 episodes? I thought it was pretty good.
     
  19. terpfan1980

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    Given the fuss here and in other places I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing wrong but just don't care.

    That being the case, I don't care about their mediocre efforts at entertaining me. There are other choices for similar programming and I'll take advantage of that.

    Am I sad that shows that I might have liked lose viewers and potentially wind up cancelled (as happened with Smith)? Perhaps, but I'm not worried enough about that many shows on the CBS slate to shed any tears.
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    So, basically you have issues that go beyond Sunday football and CBS.

    OK, glad we cleared that up!
     

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