A couple of monthes ago I vented my frustrations with this time of year – dealing with renewals or cancellations of my favourite tv programs.
At the time I had no idea how ironic my post was because, at the end of the post, I wrote about a new show that I was really enjoying called Awake and I lamented about my fear of enjoying a new show, only to find it is cancelled.
Well, guess what? While reading an article on 4 Big TV Gambles That Failed This Season, I picked up on a brief reference that made my blood boil. They stated that failures this season included “high-concept science fiction like Fox’s “Alcatraz” or NBC’s “Awake.” They were canceled last week…”
Are you kidding me?
Both Alcatraz and Awake were on for only 2-3 monthes and were launched as mid and late season replacements. If you weren’t watching from the beginning (which I was, sadly as it turns out!), then you barely had time to blink before they were ripped away!
I’m so ticked off! I can understand if a show is launched in the fall and, over the course of a season, fails to yield results. But these shows were never given a chance!
Both Alcatraz and Awake were interesting and had unique storylines. They weren’t cookie-cutter shows (like Revenge -which apparently is a hit this season but I turned off after the first episode because I’ve seen that show so many times before, just called something else!) and they were interesting and made me think!
I’m so tired of having no choice but to watch reality tv. Don’t get me wrong – I love reality tv (as I’m going to talk about on another day because some of my favourite series just ended) but I need more than that in my television viewing.
I think the only thing that makes me smile is the fact that the smartest new shows I’ve seen this season are still going strong and are slated for renewal – Once Upon a Time, which I’ve raved about before, Grimm (which I keep meaning to talk about!) and Touch (if you need me I’ll be finding some wood to knock on because this show is SO good that I’m now paranoid that it will be cancelled!!).
Want to know what shows have been cancelled? Check out this updated list – I know I will be following this site to see what is happening (sadly, it showed me that A Gifted Man and The Finder have definitely been cancelled too!). If you need me, I’ll be dealing with the loss of these shows, along with Harry’s Law and House!
Is anyone else frustrated with some of the shows that have been cancelled this season?