Place your bets for the first cancelled show of 2011

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  1. Aug 15, 2011 #1 of 318
    mwhip

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    One of my favorite games to play each year. Official picks due by 9/10.

    My early favorite:

    Revenge
     
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    lew

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    Wonder Woman. :)
     
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    Steveknj

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    Hadn't even thought about the new season yet or looked at the schedule. Is it THAT time already?
     
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    Shaunnick

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    Can I have a list with short show descriptions.

    I have seeen ads for Revenge, and with the way my girlfriend and her friends are talking, I am thinking that one might have some life in it.
     
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    Alfer

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    I have no idea what "new" shows are coming this fall.
     
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    mwhip

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    I am going to go with GRIMM. It's airing Friday nights opposite both FRINGE and SUPERNATURAL. The audience that would watch Grimm will probably be watching one of the two other genre shows airing in that timeslot.

    I will only see Grimm if I remember to look for it on Hulu.

    The only thing that could keep Grimm from being first is that it doesn't premier until October.
     
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    LoadStar

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    My leading candidates are "Grimm" (NBC) and "Charlie's Angels" (ABC).

    Grimm is an expensive genre show that NBC banished to the Friday Night Death Slot, following another show they've already given up for dead (Chuck).

    Charlie's Angels is a retread of a retread of a retread. I think audiences are going to go "What, this again?" and skip it completely.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2011 #9 of 318
    lew

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    I think Charlies Angels will start with high ratings. High enough to ensure it won't be one of the first shows cancelled.

    Looks like too much of a "re-tread" and it won't last a season. The first shows to be cancelled haven't lasted more then a couple of episodes. No shot Charlies Angels goes that quick.
     
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    LoadStar

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    Hmm, not sure about that one. It's definitely not going to stay in it's current timeslot for long, that's for sure. Coupling a prime time soap with a 2 hour sitcom block? Not gonna work.

    They're going to have to either couple it with Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice on Thursdays, or send it off to Sunday night, once "Once Upon A Time" gets canned (and it will).
     
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    Steveknj

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    I'm thinking of of the NBC sitcoms at 8PM on Wednesdays.

    My assumption here is that you are talking about only the big 4 networks.
     
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    Steveknj

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    Considering the success of Hawaii-5-O, I think that CA stands a good chance of at least making it until January. I don't think it will be first.
     
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    LoadStar

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    I'd expand it to include The CW as well. That said, I can't see any of The CW's being likely candidates... they've got a niche audience already, so they have some ability to give shows a longer rope.

    Sitcoms tend to be quite cheap to make, so they usually aren't the first to bite it. They'd have to be really, really bad to have a chance. (I mean, hell, "S*** My Dad Says" got a full season. Enough said.)
     
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    LoadStar

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    True. I'm going to stick with "Grimm" though.

    I'd include "Once Upon A Time" (ABC) but they have the luxury of starting late in October, so there's a distinct possibility that the first victim will fall well before they hit the air.
     
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    getbak

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    I found the Whitney preview to be unbearable, and it doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the NBC Thursday night line-up. Just because both of the "fairy tales are real" shows don't air until late October, I'll make it my pick for first cancellation.

    If we're going for the fewest episodes aired before cancellation of a show announced for the upcoming season, but not yet on the schedule, my vote goes to Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.
     
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    mwhip

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    I can agree with that. I don't know why Chelsea Handler being the person she is ever let a broadcast station have this show. Her comedy would be way better suited for FX or Showtime.
     
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    sieglinde

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    Revenge is one of those shows that reminds me of Harper's Island or whatever that horrid murder mystery show was called. A 13 episode mini-series.
     
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    cheesesteak

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    Torchwood :)
     
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    mwhip

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    Exactly plus I don't think Emily Van Camp can hold a show.
     
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    i'll go with whitney as well, nbc shows with laugh track/live studio audience don't do well, especially on thursday night with a strong lineup.. that 100 question show they tried didn't last long
     

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