Friday, November 21, 2008
E!Online is reporting that ABC has axed three of its primetime shows. Kristin Dos Santos writes that the network has cancelled Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, and Pushing Daisies. Ok. I understand why the first two are gone, frankly, i'm surprised that didn't happen during the writer's strike. But Pushing Daisies!?!?! Really, ABC? Really? Good lord, you honestly don't know a good thing when you've got it. Not only is it the whimsical darling of the critics, but it is clearly building a slow and steady cult fanbase. I wonder, if Ned (Lee Pace) the Piemaker touches everything on the set...can he bring the show back to life? Of course, since something else has to die after five minutes, maybe he could do this near wherever they film Dancing with the Stars...or Grey's Anatomy.
The worst part? Crap like Private Practice and Dancing with the Stars (remind me to write a post about how this show is evidence of the decline of the American empire) will survive through the apocalypse while ambitious and creative fare gets flushed away. This is why we can't trust the masses, folks. They have no taste. I think i'll go cry now. And here is the rest of it.