Read the list of Cancelled/Renewed Tv show
I had one reaction…
Smash and Go On get cancelled, and community, the one show that has had so many second chances it’s like that guy in Austin Power’s who can never die, get’s picked up again!
Yes, I’ll grant you, Smash got shit, very quickly, but it has promise.
As for Go On, it was Matthew Perry trying something new, and it was a beautiful little 20 minutes every week that was enjoyable. Not life changing television just enjoyable.
Why do TV networks around the world keep rewarding shit television?
Vampire Diaries get another season? WHAT! I tried to watch that… I really did. I survived long enough to watch the most annoying character get killed four episodes in, only to realise I actually wanted them all to die, not just her.
Carrie Diaries? Really? REALLY? That show takes something that was good, sex and the city, which was categorically destroyed in two hour and half movies, and carries on with the god awful tone of them, not the show. Do I want to get “Carrie-d” away? Dear god no! The central problem is the show was about a group, and you’ve actually taken the least liked member, without BIG, her only redeeming quality, and expected it to be good.
And Glee?! The show that had a loveable bank of characters that then tried to introduce a new set, with new problems, as if we were suddenly supposed to care about these people straight away. Not to mention the fact this Murphy tries to have a full character arc per episode, not season, and ram home a ‘message’ all in an hour, leaving me feeling like someone who ate one of those heart attack burgers that’s about 7 patties tall with extra cheese. Stop before you hurt yourself Ryan Murphy.
How I met your mother - even though I love it - somehow manages to hang on! It’s how I met your mother! If this season ends with Robin and Barney’s wedding, then mission accomplished. The show is how I MET your mother, not how I DATED your mother. No Jason Segal - no deal. Give up while you’re ahead.
Reality shows are renewed.
All of this is coming, and shows that are daring for the new, or at least using unique concepts are gone. I understand when TV exec’s look at shows they see dollar signs, and the vampires diaries’ and the glee’s of the world will pull the teenage girls, the best market to have, just ask stephanie myer, justin beiber and one direction. All supremely untalented, but marketed to the right age group and BOOM millions of dollars. But still!
I come from australia. I come from a place where the television industry takes no risks, places the same 10 actors in everything, and hires an actor based on thier looks, not their talent, hence why all our shows crash a burn after the first episode. Because Australians apparently will only watch shows if the people are hot, not if the storyline is good and the acting is above par. Exception being Offspring, who took a risk.
I come from that, I live for UK tv who do the opposite. They don’t draw a series out, they fill it with talent, and let it go. Look at the success rate they have! The amount of american versions of UK shows (that usually flop but whatever)
America every now and again picks up a gem, it’s brilliant, and then you cancel it for the shows that are horrible, but teenage girls adore them. The fact other shows have question marks, good wife, sons of anarchy, parks and rec, that’s disgusting.
Pick up your game networks! If you cancel Go on, and Smash, but keep the Carrie diaries, you have to take a long hard look at yourselves. If you keep Gossip girl on the air as long as you did, finding new ways every 5 epsidoes for someone to sleep with nate but secretly be plotting the downfall of Serena, and then question Parks and Rec…. you have problems.
Enjoy the depression everyone