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Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Season's First Victim

We are not even officially three weeks into the new television season and already we have had the season's first cancellation. At the end of last week FOX cancelled it's new legal drama Head Cases, starring Chris O'Donnell and Adam Goldberg.

The program only aired two episodes before FOX pulled the plug.

The program wasn't very well reviewed by critics. It also took a drubbing in the ratings, but that was expected since it was up against ABC's juggernaut Lost.

I just wonder why network executives are so quick to cancel series nowadays. I understand that there are severe financial consequences by keeping a series around that does not flourish, but is two airings up against one of the top-rated programs out there a way for a series to find its audience?

Sometimes I just wonder why TV programmers are so quick on the trigger to pull such programs. In this case, do they really think the replacement program (Nanny 911) will do any better up against Lost?


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