Place your bets for the first cancelled show of 2011

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  1. Nov 9, 2011 #301 of 318
    JYoung

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    Chuck is irrelevant to this discussion.

    This is the final season for Chuck and once the 13 episodes for this season are done, that's it for Chuck.
     
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    WhiskeyTango

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    I wouldn't exactly say 'a lot' better. PS drew a 1.2, Chuck a 0.9. Plus Chuck is on Friday.

    The only reason PS is still on is because NBC likely doesn't have anything else ready to fill that spot.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 #303 of 318
    Church AV Guy

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    You are correct. I didn't make myself clear. I was merely speculating that NBC would surely have to cancel an old show (Chuck) before the freshman show PS.

    As JYoung said, I expect the thirteen episodes to play out for Chuck and it'll be gone. As far as Prime Suspect, I doubt it is long for this world, but it will last as long as there are completed episodes to show, or until NBC has something to replace it.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 #304 of 318
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    You're not factoring the timeslot into your analysis. Thursday night is prime real estate for all networks, but especially NBC, since The Office is its highest rated show (other than Sunday Night Football). So the fact that PS is pulling a 1.2 on Thursday with a Office/Whitney lead in that's much larger should be far more troubling for NBC than Chuck pulling a 0.9 on Friday. The networks don't expect much from their Friday night shows.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 #305 of 318
    mercurial

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    Why would you expect anything else? It was announced that this was the last season previously!
     
  6. Magnolia88

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    That's a wrap for Prime Suspect. It sounds like it is done after 13 episodes, but the official cancellation has not been announced yet. It's being replaced in the midseason with The Firm.
     
  7. jsmeeker

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    Bummer...

    Why is it that most new shows I watch don't last?
     
  8. LoadStar

    LoadStar I voted! Did you?

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    Chuck's not going anywhere... at least, not before it ends. They've already scheduled the series finale.
     
  9. JulianSF

    JulianSF Jack of all trades, master of none!

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    Charlie's Angels lasted as long as a fart does in the wind.
     
  10. WhiskeyTango

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    Interesting quote from Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group President, regarding Pan Am.


    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Fall-TV-Analysis-1039762.aspx
     
  11. Church AV Guy

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    Not a bit surprised, not even disappointed as it was so very expected, but sad none the less.:( The wife and I really enjoyed it. Sigh...
     
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    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    EW says Man Up is "Pulled"
     
  13. Church AV Guy

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    That doesn't surprise me at all. I basically thought it was just short of unwatchable.
     
  14. mwhip

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    You really have to wonder how shows like that make it on the air. And then, after they invested whatever they invested, and then previewed to to critics who hated it, why not just pull it before it even makes it to the air? I guess they sold enough advertising to justify it.
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think part of it has to do with the president of ABC being British, and cross-dressing comedies being much more mainstream in Great Britain.
     
  17. Steveknj

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    You really think that? You don't think that he should know better? Well, the show did make it on the air, so maybe not!! I just wonder how far along in the process of getting this show on the air that a network could cut bait on a show like this that was DOA. Was there ANYONE who thought this show was going to be a success outside of the ABC brain trust? I wonder what research they did that made them think so? To pull a show after 2 weeks seems to me that it was really too late to pull out at the point of showing the pilot. And by that time, they probably had no faith in the show
     

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