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3 DOESN’T GET PAST TWO

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After drawing the lowest ratings for the network for any show in modern ratings history, CBS has yanked its Sunday-night dating/reality show 3 after just two episodes. While the new show faced an overwhelming challenge from the Olympics, the network apparently felt that the core group of viewers at which it was aimed — women […]

ROSIE: CANCELLATION WAS “FAIR”

March 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rosie O’Donnell has posted a video on YouTube responding to fans who have protested that it was unfair for her talk show on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, to have been canceled after only five months. “It was fair,” she says on the video, which was recorded on the Chicago set of The Rosie Show. […]

WHY WAS ROSIE AXED?

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Why was Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show on Oprah Winfrey’s cable network OWN canceled after only five months? Industry speculation spread quickly over the weekend after Friday’s surprise announcement of the cancellation. While The Rosie Show had been drawing fewer than 200,000 viewers per night, some analysts suggested, that figure may have had more to do […]

COWELL MAY SHUT DOWN THE X FACTOR

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell has indicated he will pull the plug on The X Factor if ratings do not improve next season. While he was referring to the longer-running British version of the show in an interview with today’s (Monday) London Daily Express, his words would also seem to be applicable to the U.S. version, whose ratings […]

SPIELBERG’S TV DRAMA DROPPED

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s not often that a project connected with Steven Spielberg comes crashing to earth, but such is the case with his expensive effects-laden Terra Nova, which was canceled on Monday by Fox TV. The time-travel series, which debuted with 9.2 million viewers, wound up the season with 7.2 million — a number not regarded as […]

ABC’S WORK IT OUT OF WORK

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After airing only two episodes, ABC has axed Work It, a show that had drawn fire from GLAAD, the gay-rights group, and from virtually every TV critic. TV Guide critic Matt Roush called it “atrocious” and “an instant early candidate for Worst Show of 2012.” Robert Lloyd in the Los Angeles Times remarked: “If you […]

JOY BEHAR BATTLES HLN CANCELLATION — ON HLN

December 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Canceled by HLN, comedian Joy Behar has been making the most of her last days on the network by discussing the its decision to fire her during monologues on the show, during interviews with guests, and with messages on Twitter. Reporting on the cancellation, the New York Times observed today (Friday): “The Web, of course, […]

CURTAIN MAY CLOSE ON EBERT’S AT THE MOVIES

November 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Roger Ebert said on Monday that he can no longer finance his public television movie review feature Ebert Presents At the Movies on his own and that unless he finds an underwriter, it will go off the air for good at the end of the season. Ebert revealed that since the new iteration of his […]

FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SEASON A NET LOSS FOR NBA

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The NBA on Monday canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 basketball season due to begin on Nov. 1, amid signs that additional weeks, if not the season itself, will likely be canceled unless some magical formula can be found to break the current stalemate between the team owners and the players. For the […]

BART AND KOBE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The actors who provide the voices of The Simpsons and the athletes who compete in the NBA are clashing with the powers who write their paychecks — and it now appears that they’re losing and that both the next season of The Simpsons and at least the first weeks of the basketball season will be […]

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