The Halloween season might be behind us, but a horror show bloodbath still rages for the poor, poor Tesla-driving TV execs as low ratings claim more victims in the battle for primetime supremacy.
And because not every show can be a mediocre spin-off of The Big Bang Theory (“…But with children,” said the hotshot suit to his fellow executives), new shows are doomed to fall off the fall schedule like foot soldiers in a Lannister army.
The honor of first loss of the season goes to Me, Myself & I, the Bobby Moynihan laffer that brought John Larroquette, aka Dan “The Man” Fielding back to primetime.
This is just the start. One by one, the primetime schedule will eventually lose its dramas and comedies alike as the fight for traditional TV viewing habits continues. These youngsters lost their run not because they were bad (well, not all of them), but because they failed to make a splash upon first entry. And really? Who has the time to nurture a potential hit anymore?
So far, notable cancellations for the season include CBS drama American Gothic and BrainDead, NBC’s I Can Do That (Note to editor: insert “No, you can’t” joke here. I don’t care if it’s not funny, just do it.) and Fox gameshow Boom!
ABC’s fall fail includes Still Star Crossed, a show I only know about because my friend’s daughter locked herself in my room in a moment of tween angst for about an hour, and next thing I know this milquetoast drek has been added to my Hulu Watchlist.
This is just the beginning folks. We have a long ride ahead of us and the road is littered with the corpses of TV’s good intentions. Buckle up.
I’m looking at you, Inhumans.
On the bright side, The Trixie & Katya Show debuted on Viceland on Nov. 15. See? You can have nice things.
To Be Continued…