Ain't No Party Like a Sh*tcan Party: Three Freshman Series Get the Axe

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Ain't No Party Like a Sh*tcan Party: Three Freshman Series Get the Axe

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 19, 2012 | Comments ()


Late last week, after press time while I was wallowing in my Twilight hangover, we got news of three cancellations, none of which were particularly surprising, but one of which kind of smarts.

CBS made its first cancellation of the season, taking "Partners" out behind the woodshed and putting a bullet in its temple, effective immediately. CBS has a reputation for pulling its lowest rated sitcom each season, and "Partners" was struggling in its time slot. For good reason: The show was crap.

Meanwhile, over on ABC, those of you hanging on to "666 Park Avenue" need to do so no longer, as the Terry O'Quinn devil drama has been given the heave ho. The bummer cancellation is the nixing of "The Last Resort," another in a line of Shawn Ryan series that didn't make it to a second season. I admit, the series wasn't really keeping my interest that much of late, but I liked it well enough, and Andre Braugher should always have a place on our television sets.

The one bit of good news is that both "The Last Resort" and "666 Park Avenue" will finish out their 13 episode runs, and ABC also reserves the right to uncancel them for next season.

Let's be strong for Ben Covington.


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  • googergieger

    ABC cancelled two shows I never heard of?! Who do they think they are? NBC?

  • John W

    Last Resort - they sold us Crimson Tide with a dash of Hunt for Red October and they gave us Gilligan's Island with a dash of Terra Nova.

    666 - They sold us Devil's Advocate with a dash of Rosemary's Baby and they gave us American Gothic in a hotel.

  • Fredo

    I liked Last Resort's pilot but it always felt like the tension required to maintain it beyond a season would be something impossible to maintain. And while I added it to my Season Pass, I never felt compelled to continue its story -- a feeling, sadly, that seems to spread to most of this season's shows.

  • jthomas666

    I still think that CBS only put Partner on the air was to make 2Broke Girls look good by comparison.

  • KatSings

    I'm only sad about 666 because it films in NY, which meant I could conceivably work on it. The show itself kinda deserves the boot. I just hope they wrap things up - I'll watch the end for the sake of knowing the answers to the few questions I care about.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Any chance Last Resort had enough of a head's up that they can actually wrap things up? Because it always struck me as well-suited to just a 13 episode one-off anyway, so this could be perfect.

  • Blake

    Probably not. With only a 13 episode order most if not all have already been completed. The show kind of lost me after the pilot anyways. I knew 666 was doomed with Vanessa Williams attached.

    We might just get to see some of those pairings from "The 8 TV Reunions We'd Most Like To See" thread now that Terry O'Quinn is out of work.

    I'd love to see Braugher and Kyle Secor or David Morse back together.

  • pajiba

    That's what I'm kind of hoping, too.

  • bleujayone

    At these parties, instead of the Limbo they all take turns trying to get out the front door before the door hits them in the ass. I'm told Ted McGinley is the undisputed king.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    It's obvious from this post that your shitcan parties are very different from my shitcan parties. I suppose it can be chalked up to regional customs.

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