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CHINA AXES ITS MOST POPULAR TV SHOW

September 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has axed one of the country’s most popular television shows ever, Super Girl, which, at its peak in 2005, attracted 400 million viewers. Officially, the show was removed because it repeatedly violated rules limiting the length of television shows to 90 minutes. The talent contest, produced by […]

GOODBYE, WISTERIA LANE

August 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently ABC has decided to shut down Desperate Housewives after eight seasons before commentators began referring to the lead characters as spinsters. Once the top show on ABC’s schedule, Housewives has seen a steady erosion of its ratings in recent years. Speaking to the Television Critics Association on Sunday, Housewives creator Marc Cherry said he […]

GUILDS IN A LATHER OVER SOAP CANCELLATIONS

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) reacted with shock and dismay Thursday to ABC’s announcement that it will be shutting down the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. In a statement, the DGA said, […]

BBC AXES ROOM AT THE TOP FOLLOWING RIGHTS DISPUTE

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC has been forced to cancel a scheduled two-part broadcast of John Braine’s Room at the Top because of a dispute over the TV rights. A statement issued by the public broadcaster on Monday said that it is assessing “a potential contractual issue which emerged just a few days before the program was due […]

WILL MTV CANCEL SKINS?

January 27, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

A report appearing in the New York Post on Wednesday quoting an MTV source as saying that the racy new teen drama Skins “may soon be off the air — for good” quickly drew a denial from the cable channel, which issued a statement saying, “MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the […]

NBC SENDS CONAN ANOTHER CANCELLATION NOTICE

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Conan O’Brien has received another cancellation notice from NBC — this time for the legal drama Outlaw that his production company Conaco produced but which attracted few viewers in its Friday-night time slot. Although the debut episode of the legal drama drew 10.7 million viewers in a time period following NBC’s hit America’s Got Talent […]

LONE STAR FALLS AGAIN

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s hopes that word of mouth might save the critically praised Lone Star, which bombed in the ratings in its debut last week, were dashed today (Tuesday), when Nielsen released results for the show’s second week indicating that the ratings had actually fallen 11 percent from week one. According to Nielsen’s overnight numbers, the show […]

NBC SENDS “LAW AND ORDER” UP THE RIVER

May 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC confirmed today (Friday) that it is canceling Law & Order, its longest-running primetime series ever. The series finale, due to air on May 24, will mark the end of the line for the New York-based show that spawned imitators and spinoffs, including next season’s planned Law & Order: Los Angeles. NBC’s decision to cancel, […]

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