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Enter the TV Squad cancellation trifecta game

by Keith McDuffee, posted Sep 17th 2007 9:01AM
canceledEvery year we get a new crop of fall shows to look forward to (or maybe not-so-much), and while some gain a huge fan following and others barely truck along, one thing is for sure -- at least one show will not complete even one season.

Already we've seen that it's possible for a show to be canceled before it even starts, but that won't stop us from holding our annual contest to pick the first new show to get the boot. In fact, this time we're going to give everyone three chances to win. The prizes: $75 Amazon.com gift certificates. Read on for details.

Here's what you have to do. Simply comment below with what new show you think will be first to be officially canceled (a list of eligible shows is below). Unfortunately many networks don't like to use the dreaded "C" word, so we will have to resort to any official reports that a show will not complete an entire season within its regularly scheduled time slot or is reported (by a reputable trade publication) not to get a renewal for more episodes or a new season, whichever comes first.

Once the first show cancellation is announced, we will randomly choose among those who picked the correct show. We will then post a new entry allowing you all to pick the next show to get the boot, and then again for a third show. If for some reason there isn't a third or second show to be canceled, well, no prizes will be awarded.

Some other details

  • To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating which new fall show (among those listed below) will be canceled first (as defined above).
  • The comment must be left before September 20, 2007 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
  • You can only enter this round once.
  • The winning entries will be chosen completely at random from those who correctly chose the first canceled show.
And now, the list of eligible shows, followed by the official rules (Read them. Please.):

Aliens In America
Back To You
Big Bang Theory
Big Shots
Bionic Woman
Cane
Carpoolers
Cashmere Mafia
Cavemen
Chuck
Dirty Sexy Money
Gossip Girl
Journeyman
Kid nation
Kitchen Nightmares
K-Ville
Life
Life Is Wild
Moonlight
Nashville
New Amsterdam
The Next Great American Band
Private Practice
Pushing Daisies
Reaper
Samantha Who?
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Viva Laughlin
Women's Murder Club

TV Squad's Cancellation Trifecta Game Giveaway

Official Rules

No Purchase Required to Enter or Win



  1. eligibility: The TV Squad's Cancellation Trifecta Game Giveaway (the "Giveaway") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Weblogs, Inc., AOL LLC, its advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Giveaway, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with Giveaway (collectively "Giveaway Entities") and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

  2. Sponsor: The Giveaway is sponsored by Weblogs, Inc., 331 N. Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 ("Sponsor").

  3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Giveaway constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  4. Entry Period: The Giveaway begins at 9:00am Eastern Time (EST) on September 17, 2007 and ends at 5:00pm EST on September 20, 2007 (the "Entry Period").

  5. Giveaway Entry/Submission: Go to http://www.aoltv.com/2007/09/17/enter-the-tv-squad-cancellation-trifecta-game/ and leave a comment with what new network TV show you think will be the first to be officially canceled in the 2007-2008 Fall TV Season. A list of eligible shows can be found at the URL referenced directly above. Additional details and more specific instructions and criteria can also be found on the website noted directly above in this paragraph.


Once the first show cancellation is announced, we will randomly choose among those who picked the correct show. We will then post a new entry allowing you all to pick the next show to get the boot, and then again for a third show. If for some reason there isn't a third or second show to be canceled, well, no prizes will be awarded. Submission will result in one (1) entry. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address. Subsequent entries from the same person/email address will be voided. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.


  1. Winner Selection: On or about September 21, 2007, Sponsor will select the name of one (1) winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received.

If a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winning entry.

  1. Requirements of the Potential Winner: Except where prohibited, the potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the "Affidavit/Release") within seven (7) days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant may be selected in his/her place.

  2. Prize: One (1) Winner will receive a $75 Amazon gift card.


No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.



  1. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume the Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

  2. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Giveaway or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Giveaway Entities' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Giveaway, and in no event shall the Giveaway Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

  3. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Giveaway or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  4. Publicity: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Winner's consent to Sponsor's use of Winner's name, likeness, picture, portrait, voice, opinions, biographical information and state of residence for promotional, publicity or advertising purposes worldwide in any media and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, without further payment, consideration, review or consent (where allowable).

  5. Giveaway Results: To request the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to TV Squad's Cancellation Trifecta Game Winner's List, 22070 Broderick Drive – 12E:D01, Dulles, VA 20166. Requests must be received by September 28, 2007.

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Aimee Pickett

I'm going to go with Cavemen.

September 21 2007 at 2:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Terri Preston

Cavemen, dont even like the commercials

September 21 2007 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rcampbell11

K-Ville

September 20 2007 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Titanic

like to win.

September 20 2007 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eleanor Jethro

Oh Lord - it has to be Cavemen - that was horrible -

September 20 2007 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LUCINDA HABEL

K-Ville

September 20 2007 at 10:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
judy chapman

cavemen

September 20 2007 at 10:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
anna titanic

like to win this.

September 20 2007 at 10:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ConiSu

Cavemen is outta here!

September 20 2007 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cynthia C

Cavemen, without a doubt!

September 20 2007 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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