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ABC = Alotta Bastardy Cancellations

Posted in ABC, Humor, NBC, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2008 by sgottahurt

The brasstards over at ABC have done the apparently inevitable: they’ve cancelled Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, and Eli Stone.  So we’ll be realistic about each one and give the Good News and the Bad News for each decision.

Pushing Daisies

  • Good News – Creator/writer Bryan Fuller will likely return to NBC’s Heroes to save their asses.  Also, they might do a theatrical version to wrap up the show’s loose ends.  Then there’s always the possibility of Fuller creating a new Star Trek show… 
  • Bad News – The show was hitting a solid stride in terms of creativity and clarity (the season’s first few episodes were a little bit all over the place), so it’s sad to see that it didn’t find an audience.  It also doesn’t help that it was bumped for two weeks.  But the worst news is the final episode to air is a cliff-hanger.  Let’s hope for that movie!

Dirty Sexy Money

  • Good NewsBlair Underwood at least was recognized by People Magazine as one of the Sexiest Men Alive before his show died?  One less Baldwin (William) and Sutherland (Donald) on TV?
  • Bad News – None of these actors may get another job any time soon?  Seriously, they dug up an interesting cast for this show.  And it’s not to curse them – it’s just… whatever.

Eli Stone

  • Good News – No more weekly chance of George Michael singing on TV.  Also, producer/writer Greg Berlanti can have more focus when he’s working on 2010’s Green Lantern.  (To note: Berlanti also produced Dirty Sexy Money.  Talk about bad luck.)
  • Bad News – No more weekly chance of seeing Julie Gonzalo on TV.
Asta la vista, Julie

Asta la vista, Julie

(via EOnline)

NBC Looks to Clean Slate(r) Sooner Than Later

Posted in Humor, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2008 by sgottahurt

The NBC Peacock is losing a few more feathers.  Since the suckfest that is “Heroes” can’t even draw in an audience for itself, the show that follows it – Christian Slater’s “My Own Worst Enemy” – is getting shit-canned.

Okay, maybe it’s getting cancelled not because of “Heroes” sucking, but because it actually sucks on its own.  (How would I know?  I never watched it.)

“Lipstick Jungle” is also getting the axe.  (I wanted to put axe-wound, but that would have been in bad taste, right?)

Do you have any cheese?

Do you have any cheese?

“Knight Rider,” which also bites dust is still going.  It might have been moderately watchable if Will Arnett had been the voice of KITT as originally planned.  (They gave the job to the fat guy from that garbage musical “The Ten Commandments.”  How do I know it was crap?  Because it’s a musical of “The Ten Commandments!”)

Sad news/ glad news: If ABC doesn’t renew “Pushing Daisies” (sad news), creator Bryan Fuller will return to be “Heroes” hero (glad news).  (He wrote the first season’s awesome HRG-focused episode, “Company Man.”)

Also glad news – Brooke Shields will be free to keep making Volkswagen commercials.

(via Entertainment Weekly and Hollywood Reporter)