TV cancellations!

Just a quick little post: I saw that a whole bunch of TV shows got the axe today. Heroes, Flashforward and Happy Town all got cancelled.  (Yes, the original Law & Order got cancelled too, but I don’t watch that.)

I admit that I slogged through all of Heroes – somewhere into the third season it was time to stop watching, but I felt that I had put enough time into it that I should at least see how it ends. The show is cancelled, but from what I’ve been reading, they’re going to try to give it an ending with a two- or four-hour miniseries finale. Fair enough.

Flashforward was a bit of a surprise, though its ratings have been plummeting. It’s become a little ridiculous, though, in its inability to give any answers but also string the viewer along. Honestly I don’t really care about any of the characters on it, and I suspect I’m not alone in that.

As to Happy Town, well… I watched the most recent episode, and I realized that this cancellation was the right idea. The show is just way ridiculous; even the music is hilarious in its shift between dramatic and whimsical. The characters are lame and uninteresting, and it’s mostly just pseudo-mystical that’s not going anywhere. Still, I feel bad for Amy Acker, as this is the second show she’s been on that’s been cancelled. Sad.

All the right shows got picked up: Community, 30 Rock, Castle (SVU?) V as well, but that show is frustrating to watch. And there should be a new set of shows that could be interesting: I’ve got my eye on JJ Abrams’ new show Undercovers, and maybe The Event and The Cape. We’ll see.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 12:19 am - tv

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