12 December 2007

Big Shots Canceled!

The problem with Big Shots I think stems from the idea that guys in this series, big shot executives at that, deal with their troubling relationships like women. There's even one episode where they got all whiny about their love life.

It's a different kind of male bonding and so unlike the one you see on a program like The Man Show, for instance. In the real world, men do pine over their failed relationships, but I think it's harder for viewers to get it on TV.

It's a show treated like Sex and The City or Desperate Housewives but the central characters are Men. So, who's gonna be the target audience for it? Confusing.
ABC has benched freshman dramedy "Big Shots."

The network has pulled the remaining three scheduled episodes -- two originals and one repeat -- of the series starring Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus and Joshua Malina.

The network will air repeats of another freshman series, medical drama "Private Practice," in the Thursday 10 p.m. slot on Dec. 13, 20 and 27.

This could be a tryout behind "Grey's Anatomy," the series that spun it off.

"Shots," which landed the coveted post-"Grey's" time slot in May, was greeted with mixed reviews and a cold reception by viewers.

Still, given the dearth of original scripted programming the networks are facing with the strike stretching into the new year, ABC plans to air the remaining three original "Shots" episodes in January.

"Shots," along with fellow rookie drama "Women's Murder Club," have not been picked up for a full season. The other three ABC freshman one-hours, "Practice," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Pushing Daisies," have received back-nine orders.

Via Hollywood Reporter