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Upfronts: The names of the dead, Part 4

As the news rolls along with pickups, we also must pause to reflect upon those that have fallen.

In our fourth installment, we have learned that CBS' "Shark" and "Moonlight" are going gently into that good night. The James Woods vehicle "Shark" had run for two seasons; "Moonlight," a vampire drama troubled from the beginning, made it through just a single strike-shortened one.

We also had forgotten -- plain old forgotten -- to add "Jericho" to the list earlier. We are sorry, "Jericho" junkies!

We will add to this list as the news comes in.

Here's what we know so far, by network.

ABC
"Oprah's Big Give"
"Miss Guided"
"Women's Murder Club"
"Cavemen"
"Big Shots"
"Carpoolers"
"Men in Trees"
"Cashmere Mafia"
"October Road"

Fox
"Back to You"
"Canterbury's Law"
"New Amsterdam"
"The Return of Jezebel James"

NBC
"Las Vegas"
"Journeyman"
"Bionic Woman"

CBS
"Shark"
"Moonlight"
"Jericho"

"Cane"
"Welcome to the Captain"

CW
"Aliens in America"
"Girlfriends"

-- Maria Elena Fernandez and Kate Aurthur

 
Comments () | Archives (14)

What's the status of How I Met Your Mother? I was always under the impression it got solid ratings yet I haven't seen it on a renewed list yet.

Journeyman was a good show. Las Vegas was silly but fun, and I'll be sad to see that one go.

At least NBC isn't as scissors-happy as last year when they cut some real quality shows, like Studio 60 and especially The Black Donnellys (why, oh why, didn't HBO pick that one up?).

The best Television on, Period. I don't own a TV anymore due to the crap coming across the ether, but I have bought and watched this program assiduously. Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Eric King, and all the rest have the best writers and crew in the business.

Here's to Season 3... Let the producers not f it up...

Oh come on! I thought "Women's Murder Club" was a ratings winner and one the network loved? What happened? My wife and I love that show!

Gee, we're not losing anything here. The networks will just return to offer us stuff just as bad, or in the case of CBS, more reworked British shows...

Las Vegas was one of the best shows on TV. It was one of the only shows with new episodes during the writer's strike, and continued to gain fans, in spite of NBC putting it in the Friday night time slot.

The network rewarded it's loyal fans by airing one of a two-part season finale, and then cancelling the show before the second one was taped/aired. There are so many unanswered questions. I can only hope that they include the final episode in the DVD collection.

As an uncounted a/k/a you don't count TV viewer all I have to say is "Who cares?" Not I. I have a NetFlix account and a library card as well as a satellite dish with Pay Per View. I am entertained and entertained on MY schedule.

Am totally tired of the crap that is offered up and stays while anything remotely interesting or worthwhile gets whacked before one even gets a chance to watch. Am tired of being told to ignore my investment in techology and watch on the network/advertiser schedule. Uhhh, I don't think so! But then I don't count anyway.

Who else is tired of being told on Neilsen families have anything to say about what you get to watch on TV? Sound off.

The "Women Murder Club" is great. Why do you keep doing this. You put a good show on and just because people in the age group 18 to 49 don't like you take it off. What is with the networks all they care about is the 18 to 49 group. It is a good show and I know the ranking could not been that bad. When are you networks are going to pay attention to people over 50. What is it, we don't count. It look like the only thing you want on TV is all there shows for young people. People over 50 do look at TV. A lots of TV. You need to start paying attention to us.

wth, new amsterdam WAS a good show...
why would they cancel it?!
and miss guided was cute and funny...
GAH!
i hate the networks.

I have figured the formula out: I like it + I am not in the 18-49 demographic = CANCELLATION! Who do you think has the money? Who do you think bails out the 18-49 year olds? Boomers are not like our parents at this age.........get with the times Network Execs!

I am so upset! Men In Trees was lagging behind, true, but WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB??? I am not only a fan of the James Patterson novels, but of the show that was drawn from them. I looked forward to this show every week. If half of the effort was put into this script that was put into Grey's Anatomy or the ever-so-terrible Desperate Housewives, then this show would have been a hit with everyone! I am going to miss Angie Harmon the most. The show was awesome and I am so upset with ABC for dropping it that I might just quit watching the network all-together. I know several others that feel the same way. Bad choice, ABC, very bad choice.

"Don't Tread on me" words of the military and the greatest show ever Jericho we the people should use these words and stand up to these people and say, We are tiered of not being heard and just like the blog says Jericho Junkies I am prode to be a junkie of free will and not just a product of my environment or as Robin Williams said in Law in Order the other night dont be sheep! bahbahbahbah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELL IF YOU REMEMBER, MY LAST POSTS...MONTHS AGO, I GAVE YOU THIS EXACT LIST ALREADY, SHOW BY SHOW!!! MAYBE, DISNEY SHOULD CALL ME BEFORE THEY PAY MILLIONS TO A GROUP OF EXPERTS!!! FOR WHAT I ALREADY KNOW. WHAT WILL LAST ON AIR, WHAT DOESN'T HAVE A CHANCE...WHAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN PRODUCED, WHAT'S NEXT TO GO.

WHAT'S NEXT TO GO: UGLY BETTY, OFFICE, GRAYS,
STAY TUNED......

WWW.3RDCOAST-PRODUCTIONS.COM
WE'VE GOT THE ANSWERS!!!

Canterbury's Law was well-written, well-made and very well-acted. Of course Fox would cancel it. Maybe if they played it on F/X, like its producer's [Leary] show, it would have fared better.

I think I hear the bell tolling for scripted TV. Too bad.


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