3 LBS Cancelled

Well that was quick. This show made ‘Smith’ look like a winner. 3 LBS is now added to the trash heap of quick cancellations. CBS will air repeats of one of its other successful shows in the timeslot going forward.

Link: 3 lbs Flatlines on CBS

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This post was written by Shawna on November 30, 2006

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Stupid.

NBC announced their ‘revised’ schedule yesterday, and let me tell you — it sucks.

Take a look:

Mondays
8-9 p.m. — “Deal or No Deal”
9-10 p.m. — “Heroes”
10-11 p.m. — “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”

Tuesdays
8-9 p.m.– “Dateline NBC” (beginning December 26)
9-10 p.m. — “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”
10-11 p.m. — “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

Wednesdays
8-9 p.m. — “Friday Night Lights” (January 10)
9-10 p.m. — “Deal or No Deal” (January 3)
10-11 p.m. — “Medium”

Thursdays
8-9 p.m. — “My Name Is Earl”
8:30-9 p.m. — “The Office”
9-9:30 p.m. — “Scrubs”
9:30-10 p.m. — “30 Rock”
10-11 p.m. — “ER”

Fridays
8-9 p.m. — “1 VS 100”
9-10 p.m. — “Las Vegas”
10-11 p.m. — “Law & Order”

Saturdays
8-9 p.m. – Dateline NBC (repeats)
9-11 p.m. — Drama repeats

Sundays
7-8 p.m. — “Dateline NBC” (February 11)
8-9 p.m. — “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” (January 7; first two weeks will run from 8-9:30 p.m.)
9-10 p.m. — “The Apprentice” (January 7; first two weeks will run from 9:30-11 p.m.)
10-11 p.m. — “Crossing Jordan” (January 21)

Okay, I agree with the Tuesday and Thursday night lineups, but Studio 60 isn’t moving?? And why oh why would you move ‘Friday Night Lights’ to WEDNESDAY against the behemoth, American Idol? This a dumb, dumb, dumb idea that will kill the show. Kill it dead. Word is that NBC will put ‘The Black Donnellys’ on in Studio 60’s slot at some point. Again, huh?? That show cannot possibly be a good fit with Heroes. And I’m sorry, ‘Deal or No Deal’ is an 8 PM show, not a 9 PM show. Putting FNL on at 8 (which at least saves it from ‘Lost’) and Deal or No Deal at 9 is just idiotic. So, how would I schedule NBC?

Mondays
8-9 p.m. — “Deal or No Deal”
9-10 p.m. — “Heroes”
10-11 p.m. — “Medium” (Shawna’s change)

Tuesdays
8-9 p.m.– “Dateline NBC” (beginning December 26)
9-10 p.m. — “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”
10-11 p.m. — “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

Wednesdays
8-9 p.m. — “Deal or No Deal” (Shawna’s choice)
9-10 p.m. — “The Apprentice” (Shawna’s choice)
10-11 p.m. — “Studio 60” (Shawna’s choice)

Thursdays
8-9 p.m. — “My Name Is Earl”
8:30-9 p.m. — “The Office”
9-9:30 p.m. — “Scrubs”
9:30-10 p.m. — “30 Rock”
10-11 p.m. — “ER”

Fridays
8-9 p.m. — “1 VS 100”
9-10 p.m. — “Las Vegas”
10-11 p.m. — “Law & Order”

Saturdays
8-9 p.m. – Dateline NBC (repeats)
9-11 p.m. — Drama repeats

Sundays
7-8 p.m. — “Dateline NBC” (February 11)
8-9 p.m. — “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” (January 7; first two weeks will run from 8-9:30 p.m.)
9-10 p.m. — “Friday Night Lights” (Shawna’s choice)
10-11 p.m. — “Crossing Jordan” (January 21)

Black Donnellys can still replace Studio 60 and Raines could still sub in for Las Vegas. I don’t think my schedule is perfect, but at least putting Deal or No Deal at The Apprentice on Wednesday will keep them afloat — The Apprentice audience doesn’t completely cross over with the AI audience (skews older).

Memo to Jeff Zucker: Thump Kevin Reilly on the head for me.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 30, 2006

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Need your input

I’m adding a section to the left column called ‘Podcasts’. Some of these will be links to useful writing podcasts, but I also hope to link to my own.

What I need to know is, what would make for an interesting podcast? What topics could I cover that would be of interest to you? What would entice you to download my podcast?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 27, 2006

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Back to work

Hope everyone had a great holiday! (And you Canadians — hope you had a good week).

Now that I’m back in the City of Angels, it’s time to get crackin’. I’ve got a lot of writing to do — rewrites mostly right now — and little time to waste.

Oh, and for those who are interested, I’ve learned from multiple sources that the calls/emails for the Fellowship went out last Wednesday. I did not receive one. So, I guess I try again next year!

Yes, I’m disappointed, but I allowed myself a day or two to mope, and now it is time to focus on the writing. Clearly I have some work to do to make the grade next time.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 27, 2006

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The Nine goes on hiatus

ABC has pulled ‘The Nine’ from the schedule effective immediately. Zap2it reported the news on Saturday…ABC claims the show will come back, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 27, 2006

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Clean up

CW gives more episode orders to ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘One Tree Hill’ bringing their orders up to 20 and 21 episodes respectively.

‘Gilmore Girls’ numbers have been pretty good so far. Big question facing CW: Will they really be able to justify renewing this and 7th Heaven for one more year, even if the numbers are decent?

Reba’s back on, but the numbers aren’t that great. Big surprise.

Reminder: NBC cut ‘Las Vegas’ episode order to 17 in August.

ABC gave ‘What About Brian?’ a full season order. Despite the advertising ‘Show Me the Money’ is not Shat-tastic, but is, instead, really Shat-ty.

I really like ‘Men in Trees’. You people better watch on Thursday night so I can spec this show with a clear conscience. Dangit.

No word yet from the ABC Fellowship. When I know, you’ll know.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 20, 2006

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Vanished cancelled, Justice sent to Friday death watch

And so it goes. Fox giveth life (to ‘Til Death and Standoff) and Fox taketh life (cancelling Vanished and putting Justice on death watch Friday).

Link: the futon critic

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This post was written by Shawna on November 17, 2006

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Til Death gets picked up, Standoff gets 6 more

Til Death gets a full season pick up, but Standoff only gets 6. Fox claims they don’t need the last 3 to make a full season pick up. So, the show is sorta kinda picked up for a season. Good enough for my Watch List, anyway…

Link: Variety.com – Fox orders more ‘Standoff,’ ”Til Death’

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This post was written by Shawna on November 16, 2006

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3 LBS a snooze…and a bomb

I don’t know about any of you guys, but I caught the pilot of this and it is a snore. I read a review somewhere which called it ‘House-lite’. I couldn’t agree more.

The numbers also show it probably isn’t long for this world…

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This post was written by Shawna on November 15, 2006

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Contemplating ‘Lost’

Alert: If you have not seen last week’s episode of ‘Lost’ please skip this post. Thank you.

So, most of the time when I watch my myriad of TV shows, I shut off my inner story critic and just enjoy the episode. Obviously if the story trips any of my “alarms”, story critic comes out of hiding and doesn’t go away until the story is over.

So it is with ‘Lost’. Most of the time, I get so caught up in the enjoyment of watching it, that my story critic seems to take long naps while it is on. Thus, any alarms that go blaring (and there are some, believe me) do not awaken said critic and I continue to be happy as a clam. Until later. Then story critic gets cranky.

I was at the gym (wonders never cease) tonight and just letting my mind wander as I listened to the music blaring into my ears and ignoring the pain signals to my brain. I thought about running. I thought about last week’s ‘Lost’, when Jack told Kate to run. (see the connection?) I then thought about her saying she couldn’t. Why couldn’t she run? Well, how would she get across to the real island for one thing…but also she didn’t run because she loves Sawyer. And yet she loved Nathan Fillion (*sigh* so do I)…but she ran. Why did she run? She couldn’t help herself…even the U.S. Marshal chasing her told her she couldn’t stay put.

Ah. Enlightenment. Character arc. Kate can’t stop running. Until that moment when Jack tells her to run, to abandon him and Sawyer. AND SHE CAN’T RUN. She won’t run. Just realizing what they did within the story made me giddy. I probably would have picked up on it sooner had my story critic not been taking a powder.

And I know that two years ago, I wouldn’t have even seen that. Especially not two days after I watched it. I’m getting the hang of this storytelling thing.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 13, 2006

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