It’s about that time of the television season – our favorite shows are ending, cliffhangers are leaving us high and dry…and a few networks are making batshit crazy programming decisions that will leave us completely irked. Let’s take a look, shall we?
1) Parks and Recreation gets shafted to mid-season
NERDS! Why, oh why must this be so! Granted it’s not canceled, but I still have room for complaint here. The Amy Poehler led comedy about a small town Parks and Recs department and the government “officials” (I use that loosely) that run it has made leaps and bounds this year in its second season. The character of Andy has finally come into his own, secondary characters Donna and Jerry were added to much success, and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) became a star. The comedy is tight, smart, and better than The Office. And the Rob Lowe cameos are off the wall! Mid-season, NBC? Really!? Parks and Recreation is not a mid-season show. See! This Facebook group says so!
2) The Sarah Silverman Program is cancelled
I guess there’s not too much to say here. Comedy Central gave the show multiple seasons to really dominate the airwaves, and I suppose Silverman and company failed to do so. Or maybe its because the comedy rarely evolves into something new. But dammit all to hell – I loved it. The program’s comedy is so dumbed down and idiodic that it’s genius! It’s a shame others didn’t feel the same.
3) ‘The next Lost,’ aka FlashFoward, is also canned
Was ABC’s FlashForward perfect? Not by a long shot. But did it have outstanding potential that was just beginning to be tapped? Absolutely. For starters, the networks are high in thinking that there will ever be another show that compares to Lost. Kudos for trying, but clearly both FlashFoward and V are not the answer to ABC’s programming hole once Lost leaves us for good. But keeping V and axing FlashFoward was not the way to go – they should’ve went Missy style and flipped it and reversed it.
FlashFoward is going to leave so many questions unanswered! I liked the cast and the stories that were unraveling, it just needed a little more love and nurturing to really tap into what this show was capable of. Oh, and also, I hope V crashes and burns. Sorry, Morena Baccarin (I love youuuu).
Though I’m mildly heartbroken about these decisions, at least they aren’t as devastating as the Angel or Dollhouse calls. oooof. and rip.ABC, Amy Poehler, Angel, Comedy Central, Dollhouse, FlashFoward, Lost, Missy Elliot, Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation, Ron Swanson for President, The Sarah Silverman Program