I read something yesterday that just cinches the fact that if you have a new T.V. show on a network, you don’t want me to be a fan because it will signal its immediate cancellation. The latest victim of my adoration is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Apparently, it is being cancelled very soon.
Each fall I pick out a few shows and decide to give them a whirl. This season’s lucky recipients of Big Mama’s viewing time were Studio 60, Ugly Betty, Vanished, and technically Brothers and Sisters, even though I have yet to watch an actual episode I do have them all recorded on DVR, you know for the next time I have 6 free hours to catch up on one show.
So far, Studio 60 is the first to go and I am shocked. I thought for sure that I had it right with this show…it’s smart, it’s funny, and it’s being cancelled. I’m not sure what has happened to Vanished because I lost interest after the second episode which is saying something because I watched every episode of Reunion last year until it got cancelled, and now I’ll never know who murdered what’s her name with the curly hair.
And at this point y’all are wondering what Reunion was? Yes, that’s my point. For information sake, let me tell you that it was one of the most poorly acted and written “dramas” ever on T.V. and I am saying this as someone who was a fan of Beverly Hills 90210.
My gift is definitely not predicting what will be successful. I didn’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, Alias, or 24 until the second seasons after every one else in the free world was raving about how great they were. I was too busy watching Reunion or Related, which was another show that couldn’t withstand my viewership.
I’m not sure what my point is, other than letting y’all know that I know how to pick bad T.V. I mean obviously I watch The Bachelor and America’s Next Top Model but those are good because of their inherent badness. What I’m talking about is non-reality programming. It’s too late for Studio 60, I just hope that Ugly Betty can handle the pressure.
I’d hate to think that I’d end this season 0 for 4.