In a move that's being described as shocking and surprising, the CW is bringing back 7th Heaven next season - the show whose *series* finale just aired last week. Apparently, it's all about money - it was canceled cause it was too expensive, but now it's back after a recent "influx" of cash to the network.
Now, shows whose fate were up in the air before have one *less* timeslot to fight over.
All eyes are on the CW next week during the upfronts.
Actually this isn't that shocking at all since it's been rumored for several weeks. In fact they knew there was a possibility of another season before the finale ever aired which is why the WB never even called it the SERIES finale just the SEASON finale. Maybe other people called it the series finale but the WB never did.
(edited by Quezzy on 13.5.06 0801) Lance's Response:
The WB that I get here in Winnipeg was advertising it as the series finale up until at least a few days ago. I've never watched the show, Sarah Thompson (from Angel) caught my eye during those commercials so I paid more attention than I normally would. Those ads aired for at least a few weeks.
Heh. Especially when the answer of what Mad Men has over its network clones is so obvious: Pan Am and The Playboy Club have very nice costume design, production design, cinematography, and even persuasive CGI to recreate the 1960s.