Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows?
Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where Brilliantly Canceled comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.
Writers adapt all types of stories to the screen. Whether they be based on works of fiction, like novels, comics, or plays; myths, handed down from generation to generation; or even real stories that happened to real people. All of them, however, communicate the subtle and not-so-subtle moments of [...]
$#*! My Dad Says, the Twitter-based Shatner-fronted comedy on CBS that consistently pummeled 30 Rock in the ratings, has been cancelled, mercifully.
We're back after missing a week due to 30 Rock's Halloween hiatus, but don't worry, the battle is still raging. Last night, 30 Rock drew a respectable 5.3 million viewers, which is a 9% increase from 2 weeks ago. $#*! My Day Says, however, pulled in a much more respectable 10.9 million viewers, which is a 10% increase over last week. God dammit, Shatner.
In other Thursday night ratings news, it's a good thing NBC ordered two new episodes of Community before last night's episode, as its viewership dropped 21% from last week. But to be fair, it was at 8:30 last week and not up against [...]
Ratings last night were pretty awful all across the board, with nearly every show taking a tumble compared to previous weeks. Included are our headline fighters, $#*! My Dad Says and 30 Rock. $#*! My Dad Says dropped about 15% to 9.78 million viewers. Unfortunately, 30 Rock fell even further, dropping down to 4.92 million viewers, down from 5.69 million last week. It's ugly out there, folks.