It's always nice to find out that folks in the TV business have visited our tiny little corner of the Internet, and apparently Neal Baer, the showrunner of A Gifted Man, does.
Unfortunately, in an interview in TVGuide.com*, Neal's memory** about my predictions is a bit faulty:
TV Guide Magazine: What's the worst thing that anyone has said?
Baer: A ratings website said we'd be cancelled before November sweeps. They were wrong and will have to adjust their proprietary "cancellation index."
Of course I predicted that A Gifted Man would be canceled by the end of the season (as it certainly will be) as early as the beginning of October, but I never predicted it would be pulled before the November sweeps.
What Neal is likely mis-remembering is the question we put to our readers:
But that wasn't a prediction from me, just a question of whether CBS had changed its recent past practice of yanking its lowest rated dramas early. It seems that they have, at least for now.
In that post, I did give "almost no chance" that A Gifted Man would get more than its 13 original episodes, and there I was wrong. It got an order for three more episodes this season to fill the weeks before the NCAA basketball tournament, and then it will vanish into the TV ether.
*hat tip to Twitter follower @nuccbko.
** in before Robert's comment about people like me living in memory glass houses refraining from stone throwing.