It's been awhile since I've had a survey, and while you may not have missed them, I have. It's shameless how easily entertained I am.
And speaking of entertainment...
It's that time of year when some of my tv shows are getting canceled. No doubt you've heard (if you were a fan, anyway) that Pushing Daisies has been canceled. I actually haven't watched it much this season because I don't watch tv on Wednesdays because I'm putting the girls to bed by myself on Wednesdays which means I go to bed when they go to bed. Nevertheless, the cancellation is a shame. Mostly because I am in love with Jim Dale's narrating voice (he's also the voice of the Harry Potter audio-books) and because I find Kristen Chenoweth charming.
I'm happy that 30 Rock got all those awards, so that should keep it around for awhile even though the ratings aren't that good. (Why aren't you watching that show? Tiny Fey is hysterical.) And I'm holding my breath that The Mentalist will hang in there. Patrick Jane (played by Simon Baker, who was on the canceled The Guardian) is absolutely our favorite character on tv. I'd be really sad if he stopped showing up on Tuesday nights.
I hear that Private Practice also might get the ax. The show itself is actually not that spectacular (and really quite awful at times), but I kind of like it anyway. Of course, since it's on Wednesdays I don't watch the regular program, but Jason and I have a longstanding date to watch it online Saturday evenings after the girls have gone to bed. Now we'll have to find some other show to watch online. Meh.
It's so unnerving to get all invested in a character then... *poof*...they disappear. Alas, I'll never know what happened to Jarred on The Pretender or which boyfriend was Mr. Right from that one show I watched this past fall about boyfriends with what's-her-name from Grey's Anatomy. Television executives really have no consideration for viewers. It's a crime.
I know, I know. It's all about the ratings. But even though 3 million viewers is really terrible when compared to, say, the whole country, it's a huge bummer when YOU are one of those 3 million viewers who tuned in to catch the newest episode of Crusoe (which was kind of crazy but campy) or Lipstick Jungle (oh, Brooke, you are so fabulous, even if your show might be pulled). It boggles my mind that they cancel good or even mediocre shows and then fill the slot with reruns of the too-horrible-to-explain Wife Swap.
True, sometimes shows get a second life. Like Scrubs was canceled by NBC, but is being resurrected in January at ABC. Hooray.
And then sometimes, they disappear into thin air, only to be remembered by Internet junkies. Like the short lived Dolphin Cove, which was my all-time favorite show for 3 beautiful months in 7th grade. Oh, how I loved those Australian dolphins. And the girl with long, straight hair. And the cute boy. Many tears were shed when the show was gone.
Let's hear it. Any of your tv shows being killed off? Group hug.