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.