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Cancellation Watch: Which New Show Should Get the Axe First?

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 30th 2011 3:15PM
Which Show Should be Canceled?We're well into the new 2011-2012 TV season and there are a few hits (ABC's 'Pan Am,' CBS's '2 Broke Girls') and a number of flops (The CW's 'H8R,' NBC's 'The Playboy Club'), and the cancellation axe will start swinging very soon.

In terms of ratings, many of NBC's new shows are sinking. Coupled with critical appeal, it looks like the network is having the least luck this season. 'Free Agents' and 'The Playboy Club' are on death watch, yet NBC boss Bob Greenblatt seems to be content on watching, not canceling.

CBS has had some luck in finding an audience for its new dramas like 'Person of Interest,' as well as comedy '2 Broke Girls,' but the premiere of 'How to Be a Gentleman' did nowhere near 'Girls' numbers ... nor anywhere near the now-canceled '$#*! My Dad Says' that lived ever-so-briefly in that timeslot last season.

Fox's 'Terra Nova' had a ton of buzz, but an audience about half of its dinosaur-sized budget. Meanwhile, The CW's 'H8R' is dead on arrival with critics and viewers alike.

Too early to cancel a new show, you say? Last season, both Fox's critically acclaimed but low rated 'Lone Star' and ABC's 'My Generation' were pulled from the schedule after airing only two episodes.

So, which show should get canceled first? Tell us below!


Which show should be canceled first?
'The Playboy Club'5843 (30.1%)
'Free Agents'747 (3.8%)
'Whitney'2189 (11.3%)
'Charlie's Angels'4899 (25.2%)
'How to be a Gentleman'1769 (9.1%)
'H8R'2376 (12.2%)
'Terra Nova'778 (4.0%)
Other (Tell us in comments!)818 (4.2%)



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Daff

The Chew, The Revolution, Touch, Two and a Half Men<--->NEEDS TO BE OFF AIR ASAP!

May 23 2012 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Donna

two in lthe half men should be cancelled, or bring back charlie sheen.

January 17 2012 at 8:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Molly

The Chew should be cancelled and All My Children brought back.

December 21 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
teens

two broke girls, terra nova, wipeout. fringe and vampire diaries should be cancelled

December 08 2011 at 1:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
lolimorris

the chew - just horrid - why is it there?

October 19 2011 at 3:03 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
bpurplecat5

The Chew!!

October 14 2011 at 10:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
lisas613

The CHEW!

October 14 2011 at 3:32 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Aleicia Bou

the Chew....it replaced our beloved All My Children and we want them to know we will turn out in droves until our show comes back and they realize their mistake!

October 11 2011 at 9:30 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Disha Hollins

The Chew, sorry... okay really I'm not sorry. It's got to go!!! I could just watch the cooking channel if I wanted to get some new ideas. I want AMC back, thank you but NO THANK YOU

October 10 2011 at 12:05 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Pamela Nonya Wells

Daytime: The Chew needs to go( never should have started ). The Revolt , I mean The Revolution should never happen either.
Primetime: Pan Am, The Playboy Club, Two Broke Girls, How To Be a Gentleman all need to go.

October 07 2011 at 8:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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