F*** CBS


Jericho, one of the best dramas (a dying genre on American Networks) to grace television since the advent of Reality TV has been cancelled again thanks to the overwhelming stupidity of CBS. Apparently a 6.8 million viewer low in the Nielsen ratings is not good enough for them so they decided to pull the plug on what is easily the best drama to grace TV in years. Well that’s it I’m giving up on U.S TV and going back to anime full stop again, just like I did 6-7 years ago (they aren’t going to waste my time anymore by leading me on and cancelling my favourite shows like The Boondocks and now Jericho.  I mean what’s next, is South Park going to get cancelled after the next episode?) since at least if recent anime isn’t quite as good as I found Jericho there’s like a 99% less chance of any given anime series getting cancelled out of the blue (I mean they still cancel shows, but not when they actually have decent ratings, which CBS even admitted too with Jericho).  Here’s to more reality TV and crappy gameshows like Deal or No Deal then (note that I love game shows like Jeopardy, The Price Is Right and Lingo, but not ones where the viewer isn’t challenged in any way other than to pick a suitcase next to a model and hope to get lucky). That’s what networks want right?  I say this because Jericho has overwhelming fan support so it doesn’t make any sense to cancel it again.

As it stands tonight is somehow supposed to be the final episode and if people felt Clannad’s ending was abrupt and it didn’t get it’s due, I guarantee this is going to make it look refined by comparison.  I don’t see how this could possibly work. There are still so many plotlines going and there’s no way to bring about a satisfying conclusion in less than 45 minutes.  Some of the producers of the show are trying to get it off of CBS for renewal though, but it’s going to be tricky getting everything, the actors, the set, the budget to fall into place.  Still this is as good an idea as any because the networks are crap honestly and killed the show like they always do, a bad timeslot and ratings thresholds that are impossible for the show to attain and onto the Sci-Fi channel.  I’m sure Sci-Fi would be glad to have such an amazing show and it’s audience.

I had really thought that American TV had gotten it’s act together in recent years and that I didn’t need to look at anime as an escape anymore and that both American and Japanese TV could share equally in my time and adoration, but I guess I was wrong.  Well at least Code Geass starts up again in less than 2 weeks so that can help soothe the pain of being used and abused again by my own regions stupid media practices.


4 Responses to “F*** CBS”

  1. 1 ZeusIrae March 25, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    meh, I share your feeling, watching battlestar galactica jumping the shark was very depressing for me, watching the last the season one of jericho was even worse.

  2. 2 Gwen March 25, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Jericho has ended on CBS, but that doesn’t mean that Jericho can’t continue. It was confirmed on Friday evening (3/21), on Shaun o’Mac’s radio broadcast, that the show’s production company will be trying to find another home for Jericho. Most likely they will be looking at cable networks.

    There is a list of things the fans are being asked to do:


  3. 3 DoGi March 30, 2008 at 1:39 am

    T T…You people are lucky.
    In australia, they only broadcasted the first few episode and they say they were going to continue it….but it never happened.

    Probably on cable.

  1. 1 The Art Of Heresy (Or How To Thrive Under The Benelovent Rulership Of King Gabe Rivera) « chartreuse Trackback on April 22, 2008 at 9:28 am

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