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Cancellation Watch 2012/13

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by RunnerFL, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. jadebox

    jadebox Godfather

    Dec 13, 2004
    Just wait ... the show will "jump the shark" when they send the main character to prison for a season .....

    Seriously, it's a very funny show. I'm a couple of seasons behind watching it on NetFlix.

    "Whitney" .... blech. Her other show, "Two Broke Girls" is better.

    -- Roger
  2. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    You mean like the one dealing with Alcatraz? One of two Fox Shows I watched last year.
  3. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    I really thought NBC was going to pull the plug when it did that sneak preview during the Olympics.
  4. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Raising Hope -- Zero eye candy and the O Look, a dysfunctional family, ha ha! syndrome. El paso.

    The Big Bang Theory -- One gag, over and over. Obnoxious, like Chinese water torture.

    2 Broke Girls (oddly enough created by Whitney and better than her own show) -- Much worse than her own show. Has some witty lines but the endless cupcake situations with the girls are uber-boring and everytime the grotesque and nauseating Polish blob enters the room I have to fast-forward. Not funny.

    Modern Family -- Endless flat and stereotyped gay jokes, a barely updated Charo racial stereotype, and "aren't we funny cuz we're so weird" isn't funny. At all. It's just depressing.

    New Girl -- O please. Imma soooo jerky quirky and adorkable! (pout) GACK! Plus she's got an awful sack o flour stumpy bod. El Paso.

    Suburgatory -- The girl and dad are so sexy together it's confusing when they never actually pull a Chinatown. This almost makes it but the "fish outa water" plots end up flat and uninventive, and then all you're left with is the snarky dialog, which is ok, but just not enough.

    Happy Endings
    Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 -- Okay, I admit, they both look promising, fresh, sexy, and fun. I'll check em out.
  5. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I did think that the episodes this season have been at least fairly week, though not obnoxious to me. That changed with the last new episode. Hilarious (and sad at the same time.)

    But don't a lot of shows have the same kind of thing? Murders committed, solved. Someone has strange disorder no one can figure out, try something doesn't work. Solved at end of show.

    I remember back in the 80s, watching Murder, She Wrote. Likable character on the show, all the characters liked her. Always wondered why no one said "Stay away! Whenever you show up, someone gets killed!"

    Looks like Private Practice was cancelled too.
  6. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    That's why I've never been able to get past crime shows. The strict formula is so up front and heavy-handed it's like hearing the same "knock-knock" joke over and over. And the bad guys are always so much more interesting than the good guys, but they always lose. I guess that's why Dexter has hung in there so long.
  7. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    The biggest gripe I have about crime shows is that once you reconize the actor playing one of the suspect he is almost the guity one.
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    So true. And other give away is a large early talking scene.
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It's not listed as cancelled by the futon critic. It would be odd to cancel a show this soon into its 6th season.
  10. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    Private Practice Ending - Deadline.com

    After this season's 13-episodes, it's curtains for PP.
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Ahhh, that's "ending", not "cancelled" in my book. Cancelled is when they yank it off the air, not when they let it end with a full season, also known as not renewed.
  12. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Same for Gossip Girl, last season (6th). Had a great run, very successful. But this last season it's totally jumped the shark. It's like the awkward conversation you have with the one-night-stand during your walk of shame. You just wanna get the frick outa there.
  13. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011
    I think thats why I always liked Law and Order:SVU, they did fall for this trope a few times but they would throw curveballs every now and again too and make a celeb a victim.

    Or my favorite is when they foreshadow a celeb as a future suspect :)
  14. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    That was one thing I liked about Law & Order. The major guest star was not always the one that did it.

    - Merg
  15. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011
    I also loved that they would generally have one star play multiple suspects through out the years xD.

    I forgot his name but theres this one older gentlemen with white hair, kind of chubby. Im pretty he has always been a suspect on every appearance lol.
  16. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Zooey Deschanel lost about 5 lbs this year so she's a touch more adorkable and a shade less tweenpulsive.
  17. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    That's nothing to crow about imo. Both suck.

    I've added my own cancellation to a few shows this year. First on the list of returning shows that I removed timers for is Hawaii Five-O. For me if you can't care about any of the characters on a show, especially by the 3rd season, then it isn't doing anything right. I'm tired of the overacting by both the male leads and the mostly idiotic story lines they come up with. Frankly they could kill any of the regular characters off and they wouldn't be missed.
  18. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    I like Whitney. While it's not in the same league as I Love Lucy, I do enjoy the occasional Lucy-Ricky dynamic between Whitney and Alex. Hopefully there will be more of it this year.
  19. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Yeah, the Whitney-Alex stuff works great, they have real chemistry. The rest of the cast and what they do with them...meh.

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