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Uh oh: Standoff won't return until the summer

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 28th 2007 8:00PM

StandoffFans of Standoff, the FOX hostage negotiator drama starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt, were worried when it was announced that the show was moving to Fridays. Now here's more to be concerned about: the show isn't returning at all until the summer.

It was supposed to return in April, but FOX has decided the show won't be back until after the network announces its fall schedule in May. I wonder how this will affect their decision, since the show has been on hiatus for a while and they're not going to know what the summer numbers are until, well, the show airs in the summer. They insist the show isn't canceled, but this can't be seen as a "good" sign, that's for sure. It got pretty good numbers when it was on.

For the record, I thought the show was so-so.

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Carrie

I think that you should reconsider reviewing this show. These new episodes are the best we have seen of this season. Everyone should give it another chance. Watch it Friday nights at 9.

June 20 2007 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jo

Hey, you guys, just to let you know, Standoff returns this Friday, June 8th, to air 8 new episodes, which unnamed sources tell me are the best yet... Tune in! It would be sad to let the possibility of no second season make you miss the best of the first season!

June 07 2007 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cara

I loved the show...They could have added so much to the series...shame they just threw it away....

May 30 2007 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jennifer

How can you be so hard on Standoff! This show is cute! I like it... Although this show is not the best show i have ever watched! It does not mean it sucked!

April 25 2007 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chadwick hansford

What do you guys want? Another CSI or something? The show was alright and thats what a Friday tv show is suppose to be. Whaa whaa whaaa

April 21 2007 at 4:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Heather

This show is so unique! How can you guys bash it like that? As Amy said, Standoff has the potential to be the next 'House.' I do NOT think that they are going to cancel it. What would they have to gain by hiding the truth in that matter? Nothing.

April 02 2007 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Amy

Mr. Sassone, you write it got so-so ratings??? You forget the competition it was up against and the freaking baseball break and then the time slot move, and it STILL maintained an audience. It did not slip to 1.9 like Fox's other debut show which went down the toilet.
Why don't you type an article up concerning the ratings that the debuting shows House and Bones got a short three years ago?? Back then, a freaking game show was beating House for God's sake. FOX stood by it, and look what we got, a hit TV series and a rearend load of awards to boot. By the looks of the people posting here, there would be a few jaws drop open if they would do thier homework.
This show has earned the shot of a second season. It is being forced to once again establish it's viewer base. You and others Mr. Sassone reviewed this show as another "CSI in whatever". Get over it, think NYPD Blue and rewatch it, these guys don't wear lab coats, hint, hint.

April 02 2007 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
radwimp

did anyone honestly like this show? i love ron livingston to death but this was quite possibly the worst show i had ever seen.

March 29 2007 at 4:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mel

Do you even read what you type and see if it makes sense?

It didn't get good numbers that's why it went on hiatus. You think they'd pull a successful serial for the fun of it?

March 29 2007 at 2:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

I bet you House reruns get twise the ratings as Standoff.

My problem with Fox is they have one new show on Thursday and Friday. They should have that gameshow on at 9pm eastern and that wedding show on at 8. Hell they can stick Standoff on at 9pm, it's as good as gone anyways.

March 29 2007 at 12:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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