While there was a time when cancelled broadcast series were as much a part of fall as the changing leaves and football on TV, the list of scrapped rookie shows is shockingly short heading into December. A variety of reasons account for this phenomenon. Both the prospect of landing a new broadcast show on a streaming network to the increased focus on delayed-viewing ratings have sparked a sense of patience among network executives who decide the fate of a new program. Struggling broadcast shows are less likely to be cancelled but instead limited to a 13-episode run. Thirteen episodes, after all, sounds like a full TV season to digital natives.
The first casualty of the new fall season was the amusing–ish comedy Me, Myself and I, airing in Canada on CTV. Even though our Experts collectively agreed that the combo of funnyman Bobby Moynihan and John Larroquette would keep viewers entertained week after week, the network yanked it after 6 episodes. They (CBS) have not announced a final verdict for the show’s fate.
The new drama Wisdom of the Crowd was canceled after 13 episodes were shot; though the extenuation circumstances of sexual harassment allegations against star Jeremy Piven complicated the show’s status.
The limited series 10 Days in the Valley has also been shelved for it’s less-than-stellar performance, according to ABC.
NEW SHOWS • Returning Shows
|1||BIG BANG THEORY||CTV|
|3||THE GOOD DOCTOR||CTV|
|6||THIS IS US||CTV|
|7||WILL & GRACE||GLOBAL|
|8||HNIC PRIME EAST||CBC TOTAL|
|11||THE INDIAN DETECTIVE||CTV|