Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ABC Family and CBS cancel programs

CBS has the strongest lineup of the big four networks – which is why it didn’t come as a surprise that they launched the fewest new series this year.

Ironically, they’re the first network to pull a series, though.

On Wednesday, CBS pulled ‘Made in Jersey’ from their Friday night lineup after only two airings.

The show, which features a “street smart” woman trying to compete at a law firm debuted to dismal ratings – and then fell from there the second week.

CBS officials say that reruns will air in the timeslot until ‘Undercover Boss’ returns to the lineup in November.

In other television news, ABC Family cancelled the long-running ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ a program that once garnered more than three million viewers an episode but has recently fallen to one million viewers.

When the show launched, it was supposed to be a realistic look at teenagers and sex –with the main character, played by Shailene Woodley, finding herself pregnant and in high school.

Over the years, though, the show devolved into a poorly acted soap opera with some of the least believable dialogue on television.

Just a hint ABC Family: Teenagers have sex. They even talk about it. They don’t talk about it like these kids do, though. If you believe ‘Secret Life,’ teenagers don’t talk about anything but sex -- and I'm here to tell you they also talk about hair, makeup and One Direction.

'Secret Life' debuted in 2008 -- and the remainder of the fifth season episodes will air on ABC Family in the next few months.

What do you think? Will you miss either show?


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