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Thread #47039   Message #704607
Posted By: Genie
05-May-02 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Cancelled TV Shows, that shouldn't have
Subject: RE: BS: Cancelled TV Shows, that shouldn't have
Well, ABC recently toyed with the idea of cancelling Nightline (and they probably would have if Letterman had come over to their side). I'm not convinced they won't cancel it before too long, just because its ratings don't consistently rival Letterman's or Leno's.

Also, rumor has it that "Politically Correct" is on its way out, mainly because--well, because Bill Maher had the audacity to say something politically incorrect after Dubya called the 9-11 hijackers "cowards." This is one of the few talk shows I really hate to miss. [If it weren't on so late, I'd watch it every night.] Anyway, don't be surprised if this show soon joins the ranks of others that have been cancelled because their humor offended someone's sense of propriety.

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A great daytime show that was cancelled -- or at least dropped by our local stations--was the Martin Short Show. He did many of his great characters on the show, in addition to interviewing guests as himself, sprinkling the conversations with his usual funny shtick. I see that Jeremy Glick has survived in cable with his own show, but what about those of us who don't have cable? Networks, bring back Martin!

Genie