Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that the Media Rights Capital produced Valentine and Easy Money, airing on CW Sunday nights have been put on "permanent hiatus", TV-speak for cancelled. This is a surprise to no one, particularly watchers of our Renew / Cancel Index where Valentine and Easy Money were the shows at the top of the "cancel" list by a wide margin.
Also reported is that MRC has the rights (obligation?) to program CW's Sunday nights throughout the 2008-9 season and that it would be choosing two new shows to fill the hour. I wonder what contractual escape clauses they have with the CW. That CW Sunday night is just a killing field for television shows and the money spent to produce them. Commenters at Deadline Hollywood Daily are wondering if MRC might have action against the CW for lack of promotion. If MRC wants to get out of its deal with the CW they might be casting about for any contractual reason for being able to do so. Stay tuned.