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TNT has officially canceled freshman drama Trust Me

Another one of my shows is officially gone. I am sad.



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marymary
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
WHAT THE HELL? Did you know it was in trouble? Are they airing any more episodes? Wow, that was fast, TNT. I was just sitting there the other night, watching the two latest eps of Trust Me, marvelling at what a great show it is and how much I love where they're going with it. OH WELL.

I was just saying to aunt_deen yesterday that I agree with whomever wrote that TV execs all need to be on Ritalin. They keep cranking out more and more shows, and giving them less and less time to succeed! It's nuts! I can't believe that it's more cost-effective to keep ramping up brand new shows instead of investing in current shows.

In any case, I suspect that this strategy is just driving people away from TV as we know it. When I talk to people about TV in RL, they seem to have no patience for new shows, because they figure they'll just be gone soon. They watch stuff that's solid, ratings wise (like Lost or 30 Rock) or they just watch DVDs.

OR, more commonly, they literally turn on the TV and watch whatever's on; they don't even try to follow a show from week to week. Because, really, who knows what will be in that timeslot next week?
gatsbyfan
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I had heard that the ratings weren't fabulous. When they started running two episodes back to back I figured they were burning them. I'm just so bummed about it. I really enjoyed that show.

Yes, Execs are on Ritalin. They do tend to crank out shows and it seems like instead of focusing on quality they focus on quantity. If 30 Rock wasn't produced by Lorne and Tina Fey it would have died in its first season. Most shows get two weeks and then they are gone. It's pathetic. They will probably replace it with a show featuring the Octo-mom. Please god, can she go away. And take that family with 18 kids with her. I'm sick to death of hearing about both of them.

Its also no wonder that Execs like procedurals because people don't have to worry about watching if they missed the week before. Missed an episode of Law & Order. No big deal. Someone dies, and after some back and forth with the cops, the prosecutors bring them to trial.

The thing that I found interesting was this post in the Herald.

The series (Trust Me) averaged about 1.4 million viewers in its final episodes.
What’s interesting about that to me is that AMC’s “Mad Men” attracts about 1.1 million viewers in a good week. Which proves that one cable network’s bomb is another’s hit.
marymary
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes! I was reading someone making that exact point on the subject of Life! They said that the very worst Life ever did, ever, was 4.75M (?), which is twice what a "successful" cable series pulls in (they used Rescue Me as their example).

But there's a reason for the disparity, and I'm worried that USA can't affort to make Life every week, and that Trust Me simply has nowhere to go. Except maybe AMC? That would be funny. :-)
gatsbyfan
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping that Life ends up on USA. I mean it would have to get better ratings that In Plain Sight, right? (And I like IPS)

Since I saw that comment on your LJ about Season 2 Preorder being available, I did that this morning. I checked about a week ago and I don't think it was there.

13_pines
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! That sucks! I really liked Trust Me. I did not realize it wasn't doing well ratings-wise. It's really too bad because it was a great show. :-(
gatsbyfan
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
At least I still have the episodes on my DVR until I'm forced to make room. :(

Stupid Network Execs.
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