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Honestly, why are they even bothering with another Cupid?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 4th 2009 2:04PM
CupidBack when I was a kid, besides walking several miles in the snow to school, we never heard the insider-ish, behind the scenes details of what was going on behind the scenes of a TV show. We hardly knew that shows were even coming up, not until we got the super-duper fall preview issue of TV Guide. We didn't have any preconceived notions of the shows, we didn't know about any episode orders or set tension or anything like that. Shows just premiered, they stayed on or they didn't, and then we moved on.

That's not the case nowadays, of course. TV fans on the web (thanks to sites like, well, this one) know just about everything about a TV show months before it airs. And here's another little bit of information about a show before it airs: ABC has again dropped the number of episodes it wants for the Rob Thomas remake of Cupid.

First ABC wanted 13, then they wanted 9, and now inside sources say they want just 7. Pretty soon the episode order is going to be in the negative numbers, and TV fans will have to produce and film the show themselves and post it on YouTube.

Seems like ABC isn't exactly behind this show, though I guess things will change if the first episode gets gangbuster ratings.

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Annie

I agree with you Chris. Bring on the Veronica Mars movie and forget this crap!

February 05 2009 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Miles

Why bother? What occurred on the set where they decide to dump a show before its seen? TV stinks.

February 05 2009 at 12:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Shifty

Just cancel it already so Rob Thomas can finish the Veronica Mars movie script.

February 04 2009 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carissa

"Pretty soon the episode order is going to be in the negative numbers, and TV fans will have to produce and film the show themselves and post it on YouTube."

LOL! That made me laugh out loud. This show looks about as good as that crap show with the chick who lost her face on Grey's Anatomy. Can't even remember the name, but it was the one that took over for Moonlight.

February 04 2009 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Franklin

In light of this new and utterly pointless "Cupid", how about an article on cancelled shows that are more deserving of a "rebirth"? It would be a long list of shows, I know.

February 04 2009 at 4:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Courtney

I've been asking this question from the start. After all, this cast is probably half the quality of the original with a premise that's not unique--as it was done 10 years ago. Why are they even doing this?!

February 04 2009 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
james

So ABC cans pushing daisies for this crap show. Then realizes its going to suck so they lower the episode order, bravo ABC, bravo.

February 04 2009 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pumapayam

And with an announcement like that, who would want to invest time watching a show that ultimately is destined to be canceled?

13 to 9 to 7, I predict 4 before it is on the way out.

February 04 2009 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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