Cold Case, Numb3rs**, Accidentally On Purpose, New Adventures of Old Christine, and Ghost Whisperer, and that last one is not only like my #3 highlight of the week right now, but as far as I know had not planned for this news at all, so I'm super extra pissed. You know, it was one thing when you kicked Numb3rs out of the party even though you'd finally found a way to cohesively link all three hours of prime time together, but given how you've been promoting the hell out of "the spirit of Friday night," I just don't understand your logic at all. I realize its ratings are down and still took an inexplicable nosedive this spring, but-but-but!!!
God damn it. I agreed to be pragmatic about the crime dramas, okay; I even agreed to sacrifice one of the rare female-oriented comedies, but I did not truly think you would deliver on more than half your threatening fronts, much less 5 out of 6. Well, 6 out of 7, really, but I did want that usurping bastard Miami Medical to die - the only relief in the pack. No, wait, 7 of 8: Gary Unmarried is gone too, and it's not like that was a great show, but at least it made me laugh, unlike 80% of the comedies currently on the air.
[Edit: Don't even talk to me about a bloody Criminal Minds spinoff; I haven't finished raging about NCIS's. Don't remind me how The Good Wife, the least appealing of the shows I was considering checking out this year and shortly thereafter wrote off for extreme dullness, is a ratings powerhouse. And definitely do not talk to me about a ridiculous Hawaii Five-Oh reboot - I don't care if you snagged a piece of Lost's eye candy to go with it, I am done with Alex O'Loughlin. I predict it will be successful, but it sounds too stupid for words, and I can't deal with the idea of him having two marvelous projects bite the dust only to succeed on something inferior. Best case scenario, I decide I like it after all and then it gets canceled too.]
Absolutely none of the leaked-early/unconfirmed upfront news has been proven wrong so far, but can some of this please be wrong? Or can that news about ABC being interested in acquiring the NAOC/GW properties pleeeeeeeeeease pay off? Your free ride on Lost is over, you know you want to buy success!
**That is its whole separate post of woe, and I still haven't written about the finale because I can't face the reality that it's over.
I think I'm in shock. I can't even process the fact that all of these beautiful projects are no more.
Law & Order doesn't even begin to compare to the trauma I am experiencing right now. In the face of this, yesterday's comments should all be written off as irrelevant; it's not as though I actually cared much what happened one way or another. BUT THIS. THIS IS WHAT CARING FEELS LIKE. It sucks.