ABC cuts episode orders for V and FlashForward
While not entirely unexpected, it still comes as a bit of a surprise -- according to SciFi Wire, ABC has cut the episode order for FlashForward and V by one episode each.
Both shows shut down production for things to be re-tooled earlier this fall, yet any changes made weren't able to help either drama's poor ratings. ABC threw its support behind FlashForward amid early buzz and strong series premiere ratings with a 25 episode order. Ten have aired thus far and now only fourteen hours remain.
V, on the other hand, only aired four episodes of its initial thirteen ep order in November and now only eight eps are left. Both shows return to the schedule in March.
What does everyone think about this? Honestly, it doesn't bother me at all. I've watched everything that's aired for each show thus far, but I won't be coming back in the spring. FlashForward has been nothing but flat and boring in its attempt to be the next Lost and as for V? Ignoring the fact that it's a remake, it still feels far too unoriginal. There's nothing new to mine there.
I'm guessing I'm not the only one who feels this way though, given the ratings. Now that ABC has cut eps and essentially declared they don't have faith in either show, it's going to be tough to maintain current viewers or gain new ones.