'Suburgatory' Gives Our Cancellation Bear A Primetime Shout Out

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February 7th, 2013

Last night's Suburgatory gave our very own Cancellation Bear a primetime shout out.

Tessa Altman (Jane Levy) had taken over her high school's internal TV show (renamed Tessa Talk). Sadly for her, and the show, the ratings plunged after the change.  Arriving in Mr. Wolfe's (Rex Lee) office, he informs her that “The cancellation bear wants to see you…in his den.” and that the ratings of her show have fallen to the point where it's being canceled.

Mr. Wolfe then shows her  a page with the "Cancellation Index" and a graphic of the Cancellation Bear & Tessa.

Where will the bear turn up next?

Even before the shout out, Suburgatory was in no danger of being caught by the bear. Now, it's unthinkable!

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

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  • BigBrotherFan

    Hopefully a show people actually watch. lol

  • CarShark

    I saw that last night and thought I was hallucinating. I wonder how CB likes being famous.

  • Vlad

    wow, that’s funny!!! Congrats to TvByTheNumbers for the acknowledgement.

  • BigBrotherFan

    but congrats to the BEAR! Thats great!

    on his way to becoming a POP CULTURE ICON!

  • Ricky

    idont care about this sdhow because i left it in season 1

  • Baqinardo

    “Where will the bear turn up next?”

    My bet is on Community. Haha.

  • Nick

    haha such an amazing moment! Definitely cements Suburgatory as my fave ABC sitcom.

  • Ian9outof10

    That’s AMAZING! Good work Cancellation Bear. But the question is, can the bear be bought? Will Suburgatory now get a free pass for the next five season?

  • EatMorePez

    “Once you’ve lost Chef Alan, you’ve lost America!”

  • Honey Badger

    @ Bill Gorman and Robert Seidman and all the people at tvbythenumbers
    You are famous, appearing on prime time television shows.

    Tonight on they mentioned the Cancellation Bear on “ Suburgatory “ on ABC, Original Airdate: 2/06/2013; they even had a picture of a Cancellation Bear. They used this to cancel Tessa’s Teen talk or body talk show.

    tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com has become national big deal
    Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM
    The Cancellation Bear was featured on Suburgatory tonight….?????
    We need a Youtube clip of that….STAT!

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM
    LOL!!…just watching the episode now,its at 16:28…Tessa goes into the principles office and says: you wanted to see me?, he he replies…I didn’t wanna see you, the Cancellation Bear wanted to see you
    And he holds up a pic of a bear with ratings numbers and everything!

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM
    Congrats Messrs. Gorman and Seidman! The Cancellation Bear has made it to Primetime. This evening on Suburgatory, the Bear was poised to devour “Teen Talk” starring Tessa Altman. Evidently, only fans of the CW were tuning into the show.
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM
    Yes! The Cancellation Bear making a cameo on Suburgatory! I was all, “Aaaaa! I get that reference!”
    It’s a big deal for someone as old as me to out-’get a reference’ over someone

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM
    Yes, and I am so out of it that I had to run over here to see if anyone else picked up on the Cancellation Bear reference.

    The bear breaks into pop culture!

  • omabin

    ahah awesome! the bear now will owe suburgatory another chance when it eventually needs one ahah

  • Lane

    lol Love thats awesome

  • KJ Styles

    LMAO, I immediately thought of this site when I watched that last night! Glad you posted about it.

  • ruudisss

    Hahaha!! :D Gratz guys!! Cancellation Bear on primetime!!! <3 He and you deserve it!

  • AppleStinx

    Here’s my question: will the Cancellation Bear pretend it doesn’t see ‘Suburgatory’ when it does get caught? :wink:

  • Max Vrany

    Note to failing TV shows: The Bear does not respond to flattery. It only worked for Suburgatory because it’s way far away from the bear. The Bear is not as friendly with shows he’s salivating over.

  • gerry

    first kathy bates and now suburgatory? the Cancellation Bear is getting very popular!

  • zerg

    The bear guarantees 10 seasons for Suburgatory :D

  • eridapo

    Congrats to the entire TVBTN team…

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