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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

American Nightmare

Looks like the Peacock's 8pm Sunday slot may be up for grabs in the fall.

NBC has trimmed its season order of American Dreams from 19 episodes to 17. And to add fuel to the cancellation fire, the show will also be pulled for February sweeps.

Never a good sign.

3 other geekspeak:

  • The Slammer:

    More good TV snatch going the way of the buffalo.

    Curse all of you network raging queens!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:21 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 PM  

  • I gotta tell you, this show's been dying for years. Besides the fact that the writers can't get things like historical facts correct on the show, or that the characters seem to react as if they know what will happen in the future (which is our present), it's a program that ran at least two seasons too long. The capper had to be last week's episode, where guest star Joss Stone was allowed to sing her current 2005 pop hit in a scene that was supposed to resemble 1966. What's next, will the show recreate the Selma march to the dulcet tones of Lil' Jon and Ludacris?

    Granted, American Dreams was at one time a noble concept of creating a mega-series with a defineable beginning, middle and end, a la The Paper Chase or Babylon 5, but the only way this show is going to make it to its target series finale of Nixon's resignation is with lots of fan fiction. I know I'm not the only person who feels this way about the show; the ratings this season for American Dreams have been so poor UPN could offer a wrestling match on Sunday nights and beat NBC. Looks like we'll be seeing reruns of this program on the Hallmark Channel for the next couple of years or so.

    By Blogger Chuck, at 3:46 PM  

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