"The Nine" down to zero
ABC gave it a pretty good shot, but the serialized drama "The Nine" never caught on, despite a plum time slot after "Lost."
I always wanted to like "The Nine" more than I did. Great cast, led by Tim Daly, and pretty good writing, but the premise - the survivors of a botched bank heist form a lasting bond while the events of the robbery are slowly unveiled - always felt pretty thin to build a series around.
I fear this will mean bad things for "Day Break," the Taye Diggs serialized drama that replaced "Lost" for a couple months. I really like "Day Break," and its "Groundhog's Day" gone bad premise is killer, but what's ABC going to put on after it ("20/20" reruns for now) and are audiences willing to buy into the premise?