Archive for Friday, 13 May 2011
The cedars of Lebanon couldn’t build a fortress strong enough to save Detroit 1-8-7 from gunned down. At least it had a proper ending. As a contained 18 episode story it was the most brilliant police mystery drama in many years.
Of all cop shows made on location the only that remain alive are CTV’s Flashpoint, which stars season 4 on 17 June, Global’s rookie blue, which starts season 2 on 16 June, and TNT’s Memphis Beat. The fate of CTV’s The Listener is presently undecided but not looking good while Showcase’s king is half way through its 8 episode first season and its ratings are actually pretty good for basic cable in Canada. Shattered, The Good Guys, Chase, and The Chicago Code are all done or ending shortly.
ABC’s most interesting potential show is one that has not yet been confirmed either way. POE. A period mystery drama in Boston with the famous Edgar Allen Poe in Boston. If you love Murdoch Mysteries then you would probably really enjoy this show. Writer solving crime. Remind anyone of the famous fictional Richard Castle. There is word going around that Poe is already dead. For now i shall be overly optimistic.
Other ABC cancellations of the day are V, No Ordinary Family, Brothers & Sisters, Off The Map, and Matthew Perry’s odd but brilliant comedy Mr Sunshine. Hope ABC shows the remaining episodes of Mr Sunshine. ~hugs~ The writing has been on the wall for V for some time now.
By now you have probably read somewhere that NBC has cancelled THE EVƎNT, which is not really much of a surprise. By now you also probably know that NBC has cancelled Law & Order : LA. There are reports a-plenty which say that it is because of the performance after the show was pulled to be reworked due to falling ratings. Only half of that is actually true. The show was pulled and its ratings since returning under a new name have not been great (who gets into a show in April in North America?) but that it was first pulled due to declining ratings is a whee big lie.
Here are the first-run ratings for each episode. Law & Order Los Angeles repeated prior to the debut of Law & Order : LA and Law & Order : LA repeated on the following Saturdays. The return of Law & Order Los Angeles had been announced for 28 February and info on the episode released. That was then retracted and soon after came word that Skeet’s character would be killed off. Read the rest of this entry »
The season 6 finale of BONES will be on Wednesday, 18 May at 8pm ET. In Canada, on Global. Viewers in the USA will have to wait until the next night to see the episode at its usual time on FOX. This little change is brought to you by a new episode of glee, which bumps NCIS to Wednesdays, and the double offering of The Office and a 90 minute episode of Wipeout (USA) which leaves no room on Thursday for Global to show BONES. The last half hour of Global’s Thursday night is filled with a delayed broadcast of Raising Hope, which will be seen on Tuesday night on FOX.
NBC has picked up a few shows in advance of their up-front presentation next week. What a surprise there? Every network always does this. It is no surprise that Parenthood was renewed; it is NBC’s most solid performing drama. The other renewal in the last couple of days is Harry’s Law & Fine Shoes, the mid-season debut from lawyer-turned-Hollywood-former-golden-boy David E. Kelley. The renewal of Harry’s Law & Fine Shoes comes half a decade since the last renewal of any show he created and is the first ever renewal for a show of his about lawyers that is not set in Boston. Think The Practice (8 seasons), Boston Legal (5 seasons), and Ally McBeal (5 seasons). DEK’s other shows of recent years include The Wedding Bells (5/7 episode aired on FOX in 2007), reality series The Law Firm (2/8 aired on NBC, remaining on Bravo in 2005), The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (5/8 aired on CBS in 2003), and the more infamous (2/13 aired on FOX in 2002) and the recent Wonder Woman, a second failed pilot for NBC to go along with Legally Mad from 2010. Harry’s Law And Fine Shoes is a production of Kelley Television and Warner Bros. and can be seen on NBC in the USA and on Citytv in Canada.