We're getting close to the upfronts, a couple of weeks away, and some news is starting to filter out:
Gilmore Girls (thefutoncritic.com) will not be returning for an 8th season. Their run will end on May 15.
As for the "Studio 60" deathwatch, the summer burnoff of 6 episodes will begin on May 24th, in the Thursday at 10pm slot--after the NBC upfronts. Sounds like this show is all but toast, and there have been rumors around that the sets have already been taken apart.
There is a decent list of what's going to be ending this season over at the Futon Critic (thefutoncritic.com).
And the upfront schedule:
NBC- May 14 ABC- May 15 CBS- May 16 Fox, CW- May 17
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I really enjoyed this week's GG with Lorelai's karaoke (and the obvious setup of Luke walking in) and then Lorelai's shell-shocked reaction to Logan at the end, but I'll be glad that this is the final season. Shows are fueled by drama, and when you have the two characters that deserve to be together together, there isn't much to do. Which is why April had to be invented to rip Luke and Lorelai apart, and thus this season was spent undoing the damage. I look forward to them getting together in time for the finale and then riding off into the sunset.
Studio 60 was such an amazing show, not only for the plot but for Aaron Sorkin being a nutcase and how that was visible within the plot. I'll miss it when its gone.
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Originally posted by CRZHey cool since you have me here...
Hey so how long did DRIVE last, two episodes? I'd say "Amazing" but I think it's the third or fourth show to have a run that short this season.
Speaking of which, I can't believe "The Winner" is merely "on hiatus" instead of grouped with those other folks.
Mostly, I just wanted to use those thread icons that never got used. :)
I thought 'The Winner' was the best show in between the Sunday cartoons since Arrested Development was moved all over the map by Fox. It's possible it was just a one trick pony, but I've been sick of King of the Hill for eons now.
Studio 60 was great whenever it actually dealt with some of the problems of putting on a late-night sketch comedy show. It got brutal when it became a will they-won't they festival with the main characters, and when it became Sorkin's therapy over his relationship with Kristen Chenoweth.
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"Yep....and was it really necessary having the woman keep glancing down at his penis?" (Kevintripod)
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Originally posted by CRZ Speaking of which, I can't believe "The Winner" is merely "on hiatus" instead of grouped with those other folks.
I liked "The Winner" ... had that weird "Chris Elliott in Get a Life" vibe going for it.
Seconded. Although I figured it was doomed because of the fact that Corddry's character was basically having that kind of relationship with a 14-year-old. (Mind you, he was pretty much just as immature, but hey.)
Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco...I've been sick of King of the Hill for eons now.
You know, I never was that big a fan of KING OF THE HILL until I lived in Longview Texas for a short while. The two best places to eat were either WHATABURGER or HOMETOWN BUFFET, and every male over 40 looked and sounded like Hank Hill. Basically, it was like living in the show and I grew to enjoy watching it.
I'll blurb this here since this pertains to the subject but not exactly current subject. Was browsing along today when I came across this small article. Think it's worth a brush through if your fan of axed shows.
I was really surprised to see the Fantastic Four, even just as a cameo. Makes me think we might just see Spider-Man at some point. Loved getting continued seeds of the Kree/Skrull war. I just hope they're able to deliver after all the hype.