Originally posted by John OrquiolaNBC is on a canceling spree.(edited by John Orquiola on 6.10.11 1019)
Nope, at least not according to Robert Bianco of USA Today. They can't afford to cancel too many new shows because they don't have any new ones to replace and their old ones aren't popular enough to repeat in the cancelled slot. Basically, they're stuck for the time being with the new shows and can only cancel the really, really bad ones. Otherwise, shows like 'Whitney' may have been goners long before they actually are removed.
If their Mondays were this bad, they should have just kept Heroes and taken the hit from the internet. I can't imagine the ratings they were getting with Heroes was worse if they are canning these shows.
(edited by lotjx on 6.10.11 1830) The Wee Baby Sheamus.
Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
I have watched Whitney and they blew it. The show should be COMPLETELY centered around Whitney and her boyfriend. All the secondary characters do not need to be in each episode. I think the two of them have decent chemistry and could be a modern "Mad About You". Just leave the secondary characters to very minor scenes until they ar eneeded down the road (if it goes that far).
Originally posted by Peter The HegemonI blame Natasha Leggero. She was awful on Last Comic Standing (which, perhaps not coincidentally, wasn't on this summer) and pretty bad from what I saw on this, too.
I never saw this show but I loved her Comedy Central Presents special a year or two ago. She was pretty funny.
The problem with most American adaptations of BBC shows is that they never live up to the spirit of the original version. There are more failures (Coupling, Red Dwarf pilot, Men Behaving Badly, the group of failed Fawlty Towers adaptations, One Foot In The Grave/Cosby, among others) than successes (The Office, Three's Company/Man About The House, Sanford and Son/Steptoe and Son).
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They really should just try a whole different approach and...I dunno...skip Fox entirely. Just place the new episodes on Adult Swim, which is where the majority of viewers go anyway. I don't want the series to land on Fox and get jerked around again.