Archive for the cancelled! Category

The real reason the greatest sitcom ever was cancelled [Arrested Development]

Posted in Arrested Development, cancelled!, North Americana, video on January 14, 2009 by jetsamjr

David Cross reveals the truth:

A man with a good point who’s wearing an oversized comedy bra is still a man with a good point.


Brooke Shields and that river in Egypt [Lipstick Jungle]

Posted in cancelled!, North Americana on January 10, 2009 by jetsamjr

Lipstick Jungle

Poor Brooke:

Brooke Shields says she still has faith in her struggling NBC drama Lipstick Jungle – even though the show’s finale airs today… “I’m not going to give up until I get the final word. I’m hanging on,” she told Us. “I have faith.”

I think it’s time to give up the dream.

Lipstick Jungle axed [cancelled!]

Posted in cancelled!, drama, North Americana, video on November 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Lipstick Jungle

Lipstick Jungle has been cancelled, joining Cashmere Mafia on the failed-Sex-and-the-City-rip-offs pile. Now where are perves supposed to see Robert Buckley half-naked? I guess there’ll always be YouTube:

It’s time to go… [Big Brother]

Posted in Australiana, Big Brother, cancelled!, news, Ten on July 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Behind Big Brother reports that the flailing reality show has been axed by Ten and won’t return to the network in 2009. I briefly considered adding a brief “This is so sad” or maybe a “What a shock this is!”, but – much like Big Brother viewers – couldn’t muster up the enthusiasm.


Desperation isn’t pretty… but it is expensive [cancelled!]

Posted in cancelled!, North Americana, sci-fi on June 16, 2008 by jetsamjr

Why bother trying to solve trivial problems like poverty and famine when you can concentrate your efforts and resources on resurrecting a dead TV show of middling quality that’s already been un-cancelled, only to fail again:

Fans of the twice-canceled CBS series Jericho are continuing their campaign to bring the show back by sponsoring more than 200 local ad spots to air on cable TV stations in the Los Angeles area. The group, dubbed the “Jericho Rangers,” have already purchased a print ad in Variety and rented a billboard in downtown Los Angeles to show their support for the series and help find it a new broadcast home.

The group paid for the advertising time through a fund-raising campaign which generated more than $6,000 in three weeks.

Rangers… stop trying to make Jericho happen. It’s not gonna happen.


Canal Road snubbed by viewers, network [Canal Road]

Posted in Australiana, Canal Road, cancelled!, Nine on April 28, 2008 by jetsamjr

In some of the least surprising news in the world, the new Aussie drama Canal Road has been cancelled. Because it stinks.

Well… not cancelled cancelled, but Nine has pushed the fledgling series back into a 10.30pm timeslot in favour of Hell’s Kitchen, which is TV-speak for “You suck”.


The Power of Ten is apparently not very powerful [cancelled!]

Posted in cancelled!, news, Nine on April 8, 2008 by jetsamjr

Remember those halcyon days when people actually watched Nine’s quiz shows? Seems like a veeeeery long time ago in light of the news that the network’s latest effort, The Power of Ten, has been canned after just two episodes. I didn’t even know Power of Ten had started – so much for advertising. (Actually, I lie. I saw an ad for it in an elevator. Talk about bringing out the big guns!)

The failure of the Steve Jacobs-hosted quiz proves that either people really don’t like Steve Jacobs, or that scheduling stuff against powerhouses like Border Security and So You Think You Can Dance is stupendously dumb idea. Actually, it probably proves both.