Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Word on the First Casualty of Fall TV 2010 Is In...

...and it's Lone Star, the con man drama from FOX. Raise your hand if you're surprised.

Admittedly, My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture didn't love this pilot. Nor was I even able to get through the second episode last night. The posturing and the flat monologues delivered by quite a few characters made me turn off the network in search of something better. Unfortunately, the truth is, there really isn't anything much better on in the 9pm hour as of yet. And while I would hope that ABC would seize this opportunity to give My Generation a real chance by giving it a much less competitive time slot...well, they already have the ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars from 8 - 10 on Monday nights, so there is really no reason for them to do a schedule shuffle.

But as much as I just couldn't get into Lone Star, I definitely thought others would. It felt more like a cable show, sure, but I thought the audience would find it by the second or third-- though we'll never know since the axe has already fallen before that particular mark-- episode. They didn't. At least those with Nielsen boxes didn't. And networks are still old-fashioned enough to rely very heavily on overnight ratings coming from those boxes, which by the way, aren't even really put into younger households, and so much of primetime TV on networks like FOX is aimed at that younger sect.

But I digress.

The bottom line is I was surprised when the first cancelation announcement came in and it was from FOX about this show. There are others still on that are more deserving, in my not-so humble opinion. But what did you guys think? Were you surprised, as well? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to make mention of which show you thought would be the first to fail in my nifty little poll.

What new fall show did you think/hope would fail first?

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