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#1 Posted on 14.1.12 1434.09
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Who didn't see this coming (besides everyone at ABC)?

The inevitable has finally evited...
    Originally posted by Zap2It's "From Inside the Box" (blog.zap2it.com)
    'Work It' gets laid off ... but no 'Cougar Town' quite yet

    By Rick Porter - January 14, 2012 12:17 AM ET

    The "Work It" era is coming to an end at ABC.

    The network sent a notice late Friday (Jan. 13) that it's pulling the low-rated, savagely reviewed sitcom after just two episodes. Tuesday's show drew 4.9 million viewers and a paltry 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.

    So, that means "Cougar Town" is on its way back in the next week or two, right? Well, not immediately -- but that might not be such a bad thing.

    ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee said earlier in the week that he wants to give Season 3 of "Cougar Town" a "very good launchpad" -- and dropping it into the timeslot of a failed sitcom with no time to promote it doesn't qualify.

    For the rest of January, reruns of "Last Man Standing" will fill the 8:30 p.m. Tuesday spot on ABC. We wouldn't be surprised to see "Cougar Town" take over the time period in February, but if it's going to get a chance to succeed it needs at least a little bit of a promotional push -- and not just from the pockets of creators Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence.

    We'll trade a couple weeks of reruns for a proper promotional campaign.

    With "Work It" gone from the schedule, expect an announcement from ABC on its plans for the time period next week.
I had set the "Work It!" cancellation over/under as the premiere date of "¡Rob!" - which was Thursday, so it JUST made the over.
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#2 Posted on 14.1.12 1455.28
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    I had set the "Work It!" cancellation over/under as the premiere date of "¡Rob!" - which was Thursday, so it JUST made the over.


Speaking of which, what's the over/under on "¡Rob!" getting cancelled, because that show is ungodly wretched. What happened to you, Cheech? You used to be cool.
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#3 Posted on 14.1.12 1500.53
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Rob got something like 13.4 million viewers!
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#4 Posted on 14.1.12 1532.20
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Hope somebody makes a tribute video set to Leave the Memories Alone.
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#5 Posted on 14.1.12 1855.04
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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Rob got something like 13.4 million viewers!


Including me, but I doubt I'll watch it again. I might give it ONE more try. My suggestion: have both Cheech and Rob's wives kick them out of the house and move Cheech and Rob in together. Odd couple/Chico and the Man reboot.
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#6 Posted on 14.1.12 1943.15
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I feel like seeing the commercials for Rob sumed up everything I need to know about every episode that ever airs.
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#7 Posted on 15.1.12 2251.10
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Quality has no bearing on how long a CBS sitcom stays on the air, since seemingly every terrible show on that network is a top-30 hit. Rob! will outlive us all.
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#8 Posted on 16.1.12 0425.20
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Quality has no bearing on how long a CBS sitcom stays on the air, since seemingly every terrible show on that network is a top-30 hit.


I disagree. I'm sure that if Chuck were on CBS, then it would still only be seen by, like, a half dozen viewers.
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