Some television shows, including Mad Love, Outsourced, Better With You and Perfect Couples, were cancelled. Were these cancellations justified or just plain wrong?
Outsourced was a great television show. I'll be sad to see it go. Apparently, it did well on NBC (only second to The Office, until NBC moved it to the 10:30 PM time slot. Then it got cancelled. Seriously, what did NBC think? That you can move a show to 10:30 PM (not a traditional primetime spot) and expect it to perform as well as it did in the 8 - 10 timeframe? Of course it didn't. And it got cancelled because of it. Outsourced didn't deserve this - it was a good show. Plus, it might have been a better choice to ditch The Office now that Steve Carrell's gone because the show will likely jump the shark pretty quickly.
Mad Love was good to watch, and while I think it had potential, it was predictable and repetitive. If the show had taken the Connie and Larry storyline to new levels or made Kate a more interesting character, I think the show might have made it. But we sat there and watched a whole season of Larry-loves-and-hates-Connie drama, which never seemed to move forward. Until the season finale, that is, when it was too late, and even that was a weak move.
Better With You was mediocre at best and was a waste of Joanna Garcia Swisher and Debra Jo Rupp's talent. I can definitely understand why this was cancelled and will not miss it.
Perfect Couples was mediocre, and I feel like it managed to begin a major decline already within season one. The cast was talented (Mary Elizabeth Ellis in particular) but the show wasn't strong enough to make it into a sophomore season.
On a more positive note, while Mr. Sunshine didn't make the cut, Happy Endings did. Happy Endings is a fantastic and smart show that rivals 30 Rock in terms of being a smart and entertaining comedy.
I have mixed feelings on CBS saving Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher as the new character in Charlie's place. I think it might work but it'll be a stretch to keep the show's concept intact without Charlie Sheen.
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