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Old 05-17-2005, 09:21 PM
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Judging Amy Canceled

http://www.usatoday.com/life/televis...schedule_x.htm

Solid CBS Has Its Eye On The Offbeat
By Gary Levin, USA TODAY
NEW YORK — Dharma and Greg are back on TV, but Joan and Amy are history.

CBS' fall schedule — which will be unveiled at a presentation for advertisers today — includes separate new series featuring Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson, who co-starred in ABC's hit comedy Dharma & Greg, which lasted from 1997 to 2002.

But two-year drama Joan of Arcadia and six-year drama Judging Amy have been canceled.

Wednesday's edition of 60 Minutes —the subject of controversy over its segment on President Bush's National Guard service — has an uncertain future, while Jason Alexander sitcom Listen Up is not expected back. But warhorse sitcom Yes, Dear will return after a strong performance paired with The King of Queens this spring.

CBS this month ends its third consecutive season in first place among all viewers and has made surprisingly strong gains among young adults, where it is just behind Fox in an extremely close race.

Although Joan had a loyal core audience, ratings plummeted this season as the show's focus shifted. Both Joan and Amy were among CBS' lowest-rated series among the younger viewers so sought after by advertisers.

The network also loses TV's top comedy, Everybody Loves Raymond, but has a solid hit in Two and a Half Men to inherit Raymond's Monday at 9 ET/PT time slot. It's the kind of succession NBC lacked when Friends exited last May.

Unable to score with softer dramas such as Joan and this season's failed Clubhouse, CBS has drafted new shows that are heavy on crime, despite three CSIs, Without a Trace and Cold Case on its returning lineup.

But the network is taking a gamble with two paranormal or sci-fi series, continuing a trend evident at other networks. CBS' off-beat experiments:

•Ghost Whisperer, with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a newlywed who communicates with the dead (but, in a twist, solves no crimes). It's based on psychic James van Praagh's work.

•Threshold, a sci-fi drama about a mysterious alien life form, with a cast that includes Charles Dutton, Brent Spiner (Star Trek) and Carla Gugino.

The network has three new sitcoms. Among them is Elfman's Everything I Know About Men, which marks CBS' first female-driven comedy in a few years; the network is known for being home to sitcoms led by tubby men with hot wives. (Old Christine, a comedy pilot starring Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a divorced mom, was passed over but has a shot at a future midseason order.)

Other new shows (some for midseason):

How I Met Your Mother, a flashback comedy about a single man looking for his future wife.

Flesh & Blood, a sitcom from the producers of Frasier about a family of single doctors, starring Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler.

American Crime, yet another series from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, about a new-mom prosecutor battling suburban crime.

Criminal Minds, a suspense thriller about the FBI behavioral-analysis unit. Features Dharma's Gibson, Shemar Moore and Mandy Patinkin (Chicago Hope).

The Unit, a drama about members of a military commando unit and their families. Stars Dennis Haysbert (24); from David Mamet and producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield). Likely for midseason.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:59 PM
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Ohhhh,nooooooooooooo!!!!!
Thanks for the information and the link!
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:02 PM
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I can't believe it. I'm really upset about this.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:14 PM
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I hate CBS,too!!!!!!!!!!!!
They cancelled
one of the very few decent tv shows!!!!!!
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:49 PM
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I can't believe that CBS canned JA and JoA. I was honestly expecting one of them to go, but not both and I'm a big fan of both series and I just am in such shock right now.

Provided, I'm a new fan to JA and have still yet to see a majority of the episodes, I took comfort in knowing that the show was doing well and would continue for a few more seasons.

JoA on the other hand is beyond pissed off because it's only had two seasons and there is still so much left to tell.

But back to JA, what about all the loose ends? What about Bruce/Amy? I always thought they would finally get them together and now nothing!

I officially boycott CBS!
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:50 AM
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I guess we jujst have to tie up all the loose ends in Judging Amy in our own minds whichever way we want them to go!!!!
It is soooooooooooooooooo totally UNFAIR about JA!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:12 AM
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Wow how depressing. I can't even think straight. Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:14 AM
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Wow, I am shocked. They suck over at CBS.

The ONLY good thing about this is that atleast their last episode was a good ending that people can feel happy about.

geez, I'm sad. I gues there is always TNT for reruns.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:27 AM
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:01 AM
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Oh, crap! This is depressing news... CBS should give us AT LEAST a two-hour tv movie to wrap it all up. This is giving me a headache...
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:30 AM
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I posted on the tvtome board about this, but I think this is all a move by CBS to get in more copycat programming from Jerry Bruckheimer. They may as well change the name of the network from CBS to CSI, b/c that's all that's going to be left. I'm pretty upset. I was crying last night. Judging Amy was nowhere near done. There are tons of loose ends, especially with Bruce and Amy. Man, I wish the show would've put them together. It's all very sad, and CBS is going to regret doing this. I mean, there are NO guarantees that these new dramas will do better than Judging Amy. There's no loyal fan base. It's just pathetic when networks have to resort to cancelling a 6-year drama.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:31 AM
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Well I've still not seen all the episodes and I'm catching up via TNT reruns, but then it's going to be truely over for me.

CBS is so going to get a backlash for this one.
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My sentiments exactly! CBS sucks!
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Zach Braff Lover & SnowWalk,
Welcome to the JA board!

Quote: Originally Posted by Nikki K


That's how I feel too.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:31 PM
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Thanks for the welcome MalloryKeaton!

I know this is a crazy question, but what are the odds another network would pick it up? I know so UNLIKELY- but some shows switch networks and a girl can dream right?

I think CBS is stupid for getting rid of so many of their dramas. What if their new dramas don't work out? If they kept JA they could have had that for a fall back to keep ratings at least. I hope their new shows bomb next year (too harsh?).

I wonder what the cast is thinking about the news today.
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