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.