Sunday, May 26, 2013

Did Your Favorite Show Get Cancelled?

by Leann


Season finales are all but over (except for The Voice) and the list of shows that didn't make it have been released. Usually, I'm fine with something I have no control over and it's no big deal, but one cancellation bothered me. Body of Proof.

I admit I am a crime show junkie, but this cancellation bothered me because the heroine wasn't all that "likeable." She was a medical examiner and very flawed--but strong and always seeking the truth. Female characters like that just don't seem to do well on network TV. The Closer--another of my favorite programs that is gone--also had a complex female lead and did very well. But that was cable, not ABC. Seems like games shows, bachelors and night time soap opera fare is what does well on that network.

I do know that I am leaning more toward cable for shows that are "must see TV" for me. Royal Pains, Suits, Covert Affairs, Rizzoli and Isles, Perception--cannot wait for those seasons to start. And one of my favorites will be back this Monday--The Glades on A&E. Now that's a charming hero--and not bad to look at, either. :-)

What about you? Are you bothered by a cancellation for this past TV season? Do you feel like the networks only look for programs that appeal to an age demographic you do NOT fit into? (Like moi!!)