ABC schedules the last episodes of Eli Stone, Daisies and DSM for this summer
by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 9th 2009 11:03AM
ABC announced their summer schedule, complete with returning reality "favorites" and some new shows, but honestly, who cares about all that?! What matters is that three of my favorite sophomore shows that were killed too soon are all scheduled to make their triumphant (?) returns to ABC this summer, as promised.
Yes, I'm talking about Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money. Apparently, ABC has decided that the Saturday 10pm/9pm Central timeslot is the perfect place to air the remaining episodes of each series, one after the other. After all, it is the dead zone of television, so what do they have to lose?
We'll call it "ABC's under-appreciated hour," or maybe "ABC: Already Been Canceled." Well, I'm sure you can come up with some better names than I can. The bottom line is that from May 30th all the way through August 8th, I can tune in and watch the rest of these three series. As much as it's a sad reminder that ABC so quickly gave up on all three shows, at least we'll get to see the episodes that were already made like Life on Mars fans did. I mean we should be grateful, right?
Here's how they break it down. From May 30 to June 13 we'll get the last three episodes of Pushing Daisies. Then, starting June 20 and running through July 11 we'll see the last four episodes of Eli Stone. And finally, we'll wrap things up from July 18 through August 8 with four final evenings with the Darlings of Dirty Sexy Money. After all that quality all summer long, the new shows ABC bows in the fall will look that much crappier!