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WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCKING FUCK.  EVERYTHING I LOVE ON CBS (THAT WAS IN DANGER) IS GONE.  FUCKING EVERYTHING, except Medium (SO FAR), including Ghost Whisperer; IN WHAT UNIVERSE DO YOU YANK BOTH OF YOUR LONG-TERM FRIDAY NIGHT STAPLES AT ONCE?! 

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.  For example, I notice that POS "Rules of Engagement" survives to see another undeserved year.  And that they continue to slather love in the form of cash on Charlie Sheen, which is worse.

[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.



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aries11
May. 18th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'd heard that "Cold Case" and "Accidentally on Purpose" were in danger, but "The New Adventures of Old Christine" comes as a bit of a shock. I've never seen it, but it always seemed to do well in the ratings.
rainbowstevie
May. 18th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
It does decently, but CBS is so spoiled on its own success that it can afford to kick out anything in the lower half of its empire to roll the dice on something new and potentially bigger. Since CBS doesn't produce it, it's aging, and they have a host of sitcoms performing as well or better, I guess that's what they're doing. It's not unreasonable from their point of view, but it still irks.

It does seem to have a decent shot of finding a home on ABC, though.
eleigh
May. 18th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
I'm really surprised about Ghost Whisperer too. I haven't watched it this season but I figured they'd keep it around because it was a good tie-in with Medium.

I'm sad about Gary Unmarried because it ended on a freaking cliffhanger. The only good that could've come of it, i.e. Rick returning to Ghost Whisperer, is ruined now, too.

As it is the number of must-watch shows for me on network tv decreases every year. I think I'm currently still watching only 2 new shows from this fall season.
rainbowstevie
May. 19th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ghost Whisperer made a little more sense after I saw that its spring ratings were in the 5-6 million neighborhood, but even so. They weren't complaining before, so you'd think that would only be enough to put it on probation.

Gary Unmarried - it does? I don't even understand how a goofy sitcom ends on a cliffhanger. What kind of suspense is there to build??
eleigh
May. 19th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Well, see, it ends at his ex-wife's house for his friend's wedding and his girlfriend shows up just as they've all found out he's actually still married and when his ex or his gf, can't remember which, says he doesn't still want to be married does he? it just ends while he's got this whole "uh, maybe?" thing going on. I wanted to know how that ended and I am not ashamed to admit it!
rainbowstevie
May. 20th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Wow, a lot happens when you don't see this show for half a season. But that doesn't sound too bad...I mean, at least you can pick your own option, right?
eleigh
May. 20th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I choose getting back together with his ex.

I mean, I'm not going to miss the show like, say, The Class (I figure the statute of limitations for my hating CBS for canceling that is about 10 years) but it was entertaining to watch.
rainbowstevie
May. 20th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Oh good, me too. Two people is enough to make it true.

(I figure the statute of limitations for my hating CBS for canceling that is about 10 years)
Heeeeeeee.
poinsley
May. 18th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
I knew Cold Case was running on borrowed time, but I'm surprised about Old Christine. I thought it was doing fine. I guess not.
rainbowstevie
May. 19th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Well, "fine" doesn't mean the same thing to CBS that it does to the other, sane networks. Everything they have must be AMAZING, otherwise after a couple of years it gets kicked out for something potentially better.
looking4shadows
May. 19th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Okay, this has nothing to do with anything here and I know you haven't watched in months but please. You need to watch the Grey's Finale on Thursday.

Please.
rainbowstevie
May. 19th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
I can't! I'm sorry! I didn't sacrifice for five months and dodge spoilers like a crazy person just to ruin it now! (though I must ask...is it because it's amazing, or because it's doom-predicting? It sounds doom-predicting.)
looking4shadows
May. 20th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
It's doom-predicting. It's really doom-predicting. Really really really doom-predicting.

Okay. But I'm warning you, I'm holding out hope that you'll watch the rest of the season this summer.
rainbowstevie
May. 20th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
*whimpers and hides in corner from impending doom*

I can, however, promise that GA is first priority after How I Met Your Mother, once I finish off this week's finales.
looking4shadows
May. 20th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Okay.

Thank you. Discussion and character-bashing will be needed. xD
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