The Fox network has taken it upon themselves to take yet ANOTHER show off the air. After pulling “Ben & Kate” off it’s schedule, the network has chosen to cancel it all together. They’ve been saying that the remaining episodes (all 15 that have been filmed) will air “eventually”, most likely meaning that we won’t see it until it hits Netflix and we all know how long THAT can take. The ABC network also appears to be on the same track, pulling “Don’t Trust The B—— In Apartment 23” from it’s schedule as well, also saying that the remaining episodes will also air “eventually”. Even thought no official announcement has been made about Kristen Ritter’s freshman comedy, it’s quite possibly only a matter of days before it’s canceled. If you ask me, this is a complete crock. Am I the only one that sees a pattern here?
This constant game of indecision from T.V networks has really pushed me to my breaking point. Why is that the shows that are actually worth watching are the ones that get the axe and the ones that are worth watching are the ones that get the boot? It’s such a waste of time, money and resources to go through the trouble of putting out a show that shows real promise only to lose it less the 6 months later. Off hand, I can actually name at least a handful of series that have barely made the cut in the past year. I do my best to not get too invested in shows, only because I know I won’t be seeing much of it. There are a lot of shows I personally wouldn’t miss if they disappeared from our airwaves, and there are some I wish would make a serious comeback.
Take for example, shows like “Animal Practice”, “Ringer”, and “Terra Nova”. All of these shows were actually pretty good, and yet they barely lasted a few episodes, much less an entire season. Mind you, most of these series weren’t actually given a real chance to survive and yet shows like “The Mindy Project” (which I don’t care for) is still on T.V. Seriously, if Meryl Streep’s daughter, Kristen Ritter and Dakota Johnson don’t have a chance of keeping their shows alive, given who their parents are, then I think it’s safe to say that no show stands a chance of making it.
I can’t help but wonder why this keeps on happening. I’ve been up to my elbows in T.V ratings and a majority of the series that are disappearing right before our very eyes are the ones that performed well. Then, you have the other shows that ratings are in the toilet and yet the still manage to stick around. Hello network people, make your minds already because or driving me and other T.V fans completely nuts by being EXTREMELY incapable of making a good decision when it comes to your viewers. Why is it that reality shows like “The Amazing Race”, “Survivor”, “The Bachelor & Bachelorette” are allowed to keep going? Does anyone realize that we’ve gone into the been there, done that phase with those shows and I think it’s time we allowed them to retire. There’s nothing new or even remotely surprising about these shows anymore. But no, the networks don’t pay much attention to those shows.
I think it’s safe to say, that I’m going to be watching a lot less T.V until conditions improve. I’m not holding my breath, since I get the feeling that I’m in for one hell of a wait.