Struggling Series Kept Alive by Strike Threat

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October 14th, 2007

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Broadcasting & Cable reports that the impending writers strike is keeping series on the air [reg. req.] that might otherwise have been cancelled.

With the October 31 strike deadline looming, network programmers would rather keep almost any series on the air if they have unused episodes they could air during a strike. Cancel a series now and the already produced episodes go to waste, and replacing them in the near term is likely impossible with anything even remotely as good with no writers available.

Shows specifically called out include CBS’ Cane, Fox’s K-Ville and ABC’s Big Shots, none of which looked great in our latest Top 20 New Show Ratings and Momentum.

 
  • http://yahoo.com Eva G.

    Wow! Could this be the reason very low-rated CW sows like “Life is Wild” and whatever else they show on weekends is still on? What about other sucky shows on ABC, like “Carpoolers”? I can’t wait until they take that crap off the air, cuz the commercials make me nauscious!”Carpoolers” has C-level actors in a D scale show, it’s truelly the saddest thing out there.

  • http://yahoo.com Eva G.

    Wow! Could this be the reason very low-rated CW sows like “Life is Wild” and whatever else they show on weekends is still on? What about other sucky shows on ABC, like “Carpoolers”? I can't wait until they take that crap off the air, cuz the commercials make me nauscious!”Carpoolers” has C-level actors in a D scale show, it's truelly the saddest thing out there.

  • Tamara Garcia

    I did not like Angel. I did not keep up with
    Forever Night.
    I'm watching Moonlight. I can't handle
    a story about a football coach. I do not care
    how well written it is.
    Ladies murder club? No thankyou.
    Angie Harmon did her thing on Crossing Jordan.
    If Moon light had better writing it could
    be neat. The hero really did look weak and
    not very attractive when sucking blood from a clear plastic tube. He looked like addictted
    He always has to stay in control not to relapse.
    There is tension in his relationships.
    He has super powers; but what he is is not cool, and he knows it.
    I like Moonlight. They have a good premise.
    The relationship with his exwife was very believable. She is very appealing. Her attraction for him honest. She is a little insane. He is a little nuts for her.
    This is a good story line.

  • http://owebsite Tamara Garcia

    I did not like Angel. I did not keep up with
    Forever Night.
    I’m watching Moonlight. I can’t handle
    a story about a football coach. I do not care
    how well written it is.
    Ladies murder club? No thankyou.
    Angie Harmon did her thing on Crossing Jordan.
    If Moon light had better writing it could
    be neat. The hero really did look weak and
    not very attractive when sucking blood from a clear plastic tube. He looked like addictted
    He always has to stay in control not to relapse.
    There is tension in his relationships.
    He has super powers; but what he is is not cool, and he knows it.
    I like Moonlight. They have a good premise.
    The relationship with his exwife was very believable. She is very appealing. Her attraction for him honest. She is a little insane. He is a little nuts for her.
    This is a good story line.

  • Crystal

    4 episodes april 11th..omg that is so far off..I love this show and having withdraws already from it not being on..oh how I need the episodes on dvd,,yes it ia all about Alex for me..the perfect vampire..I have always watched vampire movies..never got into the Angel one..whe I thought of what I would consider the perfect vampire{or or daydreaned} I was stunned when Moonlight came on…THAT's HIM thats the vampire I imagined…freaky lol

  • Crystal

    4 episodes april 11th..omg that is so far off..I love this show and having withdraws already from it not being on..oh how I need the episodes on dvd,,yes it ia all about Alex for me..the perfect vampire..I have always watched vampire movies..never got into the Angel one..whe I thought of what I would consider the perfect vampire{or or daydreaned} I was stunned when Moonlight came on…THAT’s HIM thats the vampire I imagined…freaky lol

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