Monday, November 06, 2006

Ding dong the witch is dead

Fox has finally put a stake through "Happy Hour's" heart.

You'll recall that this was the half-witted new sitcom that almost everyone predicted would be the first to get the axe this fall. And, in fact, it was the first series to get pulled from the schedule back in September. Like the Phoenix, though, it arose again in November, where it continued to be pummeled in the ratings.

Now, it's been pulled for the second time. Fox still denies the show has been canceled, but come on.

The new game show "The Rich List" also got the hook, while Variety is reporting "The O.C." will get a Wednesday tryout away from the firing squad at 8 p.m. Thursdays.


At 10:24 AM, November 06, 2006, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Fox has always been a conundrum. They give the green light to all these shows that SOMEONE SOMEWHERE has to know will never fly, but still get the go ahead.

They're also the only network to continuously give super natural
and Sci-Fi shows a try (Millennium, John Doe, Firefly, Space Above & Beyond, the list goes on). They let them go just long enough to get us hooked... then give IT the hook! GAAAAAAAAAAAA!

At 12:24 PM, November 06, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

Eli - But I think what Fox did with all of those trial balloons was make it OK for the older networks to give sci fi a try -- first "Lost" and now "Heroes."

You'd never have seen those shows if it weren't for "X-Files."

At 6:05 PM, November 06, 2006, Blogger V said...

And Firefly rocked... A friend got us hooked on the series once it was out on DVD - and then they made the "Serenity" movie...

So the moral of the story is - if the audience finds the series even after it is cancelled... Maybe - just maybe - it can be revived, for a movie at least!


Post a Comment

<< Home