Smallville - Departures of Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum
I actually haven't been watching Smallville for a few seasons, but I have to say, I was shocked and disappointed to learn that Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum would no longer be regulars this season. Kreuk's character had been bothering me forever, but frankly, does Kreuk really have any better opportunities out there to pursue besides her role on Smallville? Rosenbaum on the other hand, I find instrumental to the series and can't really imagine it without him. All I can say is I hope he hasn't left to make a sequel to Sorority Boys...
Howie Mandel - Howie Do It
Howie Mandel already has an inexplicable success in Deal or No Deal (seriously guys, it's the same thing every time...we're a bunch of greedy bastards and never take the deal). Apparently Howie is greedy too though, because he's taking a shot at another god-awful looking show on NBC beginning in January. It's a hidden camera show entitled Howie Do It. I already want to vomit. If this show becomes a success too, I will cry for humanity.
Kath and Kim - Molly Shannon and Selma Blair
I love you, Molly Shannon, I really do (Selma Blair, meh). But...even though Kath and Kim may have gotten a full season order, it's still a bad show. I really can't understand how Shannon read this script and thought this would be a good idea. When the sitcom inevitably gets canceled (whether it be when this season ends or if it magically squeezes out a second season merely because NBC has nothing better to air), there's no way that anyone will remember this show as anything besides the crap that it is.
The Return of Jezebel James - Amy Sherman-Palladino
Any fan of Gilmore Girls will be familiar with the brilliant creator's name, Amy Sherman-Palladino. What you may or may not know/remember is that due to contract disputes with The CW, Sherman-Palladino left the series in 2006 after its 6th season (the 7th season and final season reflected this). What was the result? The Return of Jezebel James. However, blinked and you missed this abominable sitcom (I couldn't get through the pilot) as it was canceled after just 3 episodes which aired in March 2008. I'm not mad that ASP made a bad show; I'm mad that she left Gilmore Girls to do it.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Jimmy Fallon
Granted, getting the Conan O'Brien slot should seem like a great career move, which is what Jimmy Fallon will be getting come March 2009. Problem is, I never thought Fallon had what it takes to carry a late night show. Never even thought he was that great on SNL (seriously, girls, you were just blinded by his cuteness). Just check out his Late Night Blog. I predict Fallon will be a ratings disaster.