The silly season of meaningless “Save Our Show” polls from by entertainment sites (E! Online and USA Today among them) has begun!
Of course, those polls have no effect on any network decisions, but certainly give some fans the false hope that they’re actually doing something to help their show.
If entertainment sites can spread false hope with their nonsense polls, maintaining the balance of the online TV universe* demands we spread false gloom with nonsense polls of our own!
In the 4th Annual** TV by the Numbers “Don’t Save Their Show!” Poll you get to vote on which shows the TV networks should cancel instead of save!
There’s only 22 hours in a broadcast primetime schedule (or 15, or 10), so every one of their shows that gets cancelled means more of a chance for your shows to get renewed (or so the logic of the desperate fan may suggest).
Included in the poll is every scripted broadcast primetime show (grouped by network) that either the Renew / Cancel Index or Bubble Watch has pegged as anything but renewed or cancelled already (plus the obviously canceled Smash, just for extra fun!)
Vote for as many shows as you’d like, as many times as you’d like!
I promise that the decisionmakers at the networks will give as much weight to your votes here as they do to the votes in all those silly “Save Our Show” polls: None!
*Not to mention generating traffic for us.
** Our readers picked Gossip Girl as the show they didn’t want saved in last year’s poll. It was ultimately renewed for a short final season, but, of course, our poll had nothing to do with it!