Another TV Show Cancelled Before It Could Do Anything? It Must Be Monday…

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– The Unusuals has been canceled.

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Although I wanted to check this show out, I didn’t even bother to watch one episode.

Why bother? The networks really don’t care if I watch at all because I don’t fall in that “17-34” demographic or because their “Q” ratings didn’t score high enough or whatever it is they’re looking for.

I am tired of getting invested in a program only to see it either moved around the schedule so much that you need to attach a Lo-jack on the mofo to keep track of it, yanked off the air with no resolution, pimped out like FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS or constantly have the Sword Of Cancellation hanging over its head ala DOLLHOUSE and CHUCK, only to be renewed if there are cast reductions, writers eliminated, only two types of sodas to choose from and, oh, yes, you have to bring in your own eating utensils…and your own food.

Or, even worse, canceled before Christmas and the remaining episodes thrown out there as filler after Memorial Day ala DIRTY SEXY MONEY, ELI STONE and PUSHING DAISIES.

As much as I liked those shows, I won’t give ABC the satisfaction of my time to watch the remainder of them. Not that they would care anyway.

Good shows deserve better than this. We the viewers deserve better than this. Instead, we get teased with commericals for the new shows being BREAKOUT HITS!  THE HIGHEST RATED NEW SHOW OF THE SEASON, TELEVISON DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS…etc…etc…etc… only suffer and watch and be unable to do a thing as your show is held hostage by that soul sucking Nielsen Family all season long.  Then comes the news that those bastards took your ratings yet they still killed your show.  That sucks, dude.  I’m tired of that game, it’s time to be movin’ on.

Now if you will excuse me, I’ll be over at BBC America waiting for series 2 of GAVIN & STACEY or catching up on MISTRESSES before some schmuck at one of the American networks attempt to Americanize the shows and screw that up.

No…I’m not bitter.

Wait, What? It's STILL on the air?  Oh, My Sweet Lord...Really????

Wait, What? It's STILL on the air? Oh, My Sweet Lord...Really????

ACCORDING TO JIM is STILL ON THE AIR????

Now, I’m bitter.  NOBODY IS WATCHING ACCORDING TO JIM!

UPDATE:

ABC cancels SAMANTHA WHO? Why?  Because they couldn’t justify spending money on a show that better than ACCORDING TO JIM.  Duh.

...let this be a lesson, kids, always striving to be better isn't always a good thing, especially for ABC sitcoms.

...let this be a lesson, kids, always striving to be better isn't always a good thing, especially for ABC sitcoms.