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Lipstick Jungle isn't dead yet... and might survive on Fridays

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 18th 2008 11:03AM
Lipstick JungleYou know, it's almost refreshing these days when a network comes out and actually uses the word "canceled." It just happens so rarely these days. Over the last few years, shows have "shut down production," "gone on hiatus," and "filled their production order," but rarely if ever have they been canceled outright. That word is usually reserved for the truly horrible shows (Do Not Disturb) or ones that become spectacular failures (My Own Worst Enemy).

So it's not surprising that when news came out that Lipstick Jungle was going to take a pause in production, everyone -- including our own Isabelle -- assumed the show was canceled. However, a helpful staffer e-mailed us to set us straight (Isabelle updated her post with the info), saying that NBC was going to wait out the show's move to what is usually a Friday "death slot." Indeed, there seems to be a slight uptick in ratings in its new slot, and DVR viewing numbers continue to be solid, so NBC is playing a "wait and see" game with the show.

Oh, and a Jericho-esque campaign is afoot, according to Brooke Shields, who states that lipstick tubes "by the droves" have been sent to NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker by the show's fans.

Oy. When is this trend going to stop? You'd think that in this crappy economy people wouldn't have the time or money to ship anything bigger than a post card to uncaring network executives. If anyone thinks that sacks and sacks of lipstick tubes are sitting in Zucker's office, they're kidding themselves; he likely just told the mailroom staff to keep a count of how many are sent and then give the lipstick to their spouses or drag-queen neighbors.

Anyway, four more episodes are left to air, and NBC will make a decision after that first 13-episode order is completed. So, hold the trip to the UPS Store for another month, and save the expense for something nice. Like a gallon or two of gas.

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I hope they don't cancel this show. It has a great cast and great acting. NBC needs to get their act together and promote great shows like this one.

November 18 2008 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This show is one to keep on the air. It has all the markings for great viewing> great casting, great scripting and good sets. sites and wardrobe departments.

Leave it on.

November 18 2008 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Aren't there five more episodes? 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

November 18 2008 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My husband and I watch Lipstick regularly (have never missed it), and would be terribly disappointed if it is dropped. We even quit watching our other favorite that is on now opposite Lipstick - we will watch the other one in re-runs - unless, of course, the studio gets stupid and drops Lipstick.

November 18 2008 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What time on Fridays? Will it be competing with Dollhouse? 'Cause, I'm kinda hoping that Dollhouse will come out on top.

November 18 2008 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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It will of already finished when Dollhouse starts.

November 18 2008 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We all know what assuming does!

November 18 2008 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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