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Nets pull shows sooner than expected - Featured


From Variety:


ABC and NBC got impatient Tuesday, yanking already tossed-aside series Samantha Who?, In the Motherhood and Kings sooner than expected.


Alphabet net had already shortened the runs of "Motherhood" and "Samantha" by a week, opting to bring Ugly Betty back to the Thursday at 8 p.m. slot on April 30.


But "Motherhood" and "Samantha" were still slated to air one last episode this week - until ABC execs decided that they'd be better off with a repeat of Grey's Anatomy leading into an original "Grey's" at 9 p.m. Having been in repeats for a few weeks, "Grey's" might have been hurt further by the weak numbers coming from "Motherhood" and "Samantha."


That means last week's "Motherhood" and "Samantha" segs wound up being the last of the season for both shows. "Motherhood" isn't expected to return, but "Samantha" still has a decent shot at returning for a third season.


Seven episodes remain of this year's "Samantha" order; those could either fold into next year's order, or run this summer - should the show not make it on the fall sked.


Over at NBC, Peacock has opted to push the remaining seven segs of Kings to the summer. The show will now air on Saturdays at 8 p.m. from June 13 to July 25.


In the meantime, NBC will now air repeats of "Law & Order: SVU" at 8 p.m., followed by repeats of Southland at 9 p.m., on Saturdays. "Law & Order" repeats will then run at 10 p.m. That setup will last through May 16; "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" repeats will then run at 8 p.m. on May 23 and 30.


The "SVU" - "Southland" pairing is seen as a trial run for next fall; NBC could very well run the two gritty dramas together on Wednesdays.

Comments

Default avatar cat
May 18, 2009 12:39AM EDT
Samantha who is great and in mother hood was pretty good, but I only watched the first few episodes of kings and I'm not sad to see it go it was really boring.
Default avatar cat
May 8, 2009 3:00PM EDT
I love Samantha Who it is hilarious and original!!I rather watch Kings than watch another CSI/Law&Order like come ON
Default avatar cat
May 2, 2009 12:07AM EDT
i missed lasted weeks episode as the run weather the whole time anyone know where i can see it
Default avatar cat
Apr 26, 2009 8:52AM EDT
This is ridiculous! With so much happening in that show how will we remember everything all the way to June! They should have just let the rest of it play out instead of putting on Law and Order. I'm sick of Law and Order!
Default avatar cat
Apr 25, 2009 7:45PM EDT
KINGS ROCKS! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH NBC?! I WAS WAITING FOR TONIGHT'S EPISODE! I HATE CRIME SHOWS! WE HAVE ENOUGH OF CRIMES IN REAL LIFE!
Default avatar cat
Apr 25, 2009 7:45PM EDT
KINGS ROCKS! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH NBC?! I WAS WAITING FOR TONIGHT'S EPISODE! I HATE CRIME SHOWS! WE HAVE ENOUGH OF CRIMES IN REAL LIFE!
Default avatar cat
Apr 25, 2009 6:30AM EDT
I love Kings...NBC is crazy!!!!
Default avatar cat
Apr 23, 2009 5:13AM EDT
i honestly don't understand this... kings is probably one of the best new shows that i have seen in a long time...imaginative, thought-provoking, and one huge ass biblical allegory...genius! the problem is that nbc has NOT promoted this show since the first episode aired...it hasn't even tried to care about it. What i think it's all about is money...straight up...kings is probably really expensive to produce and in this economic climate NBC doesn't want to take any risks....screw the industry! this is the problem with all mediums of entertainment: tv, movies, music, etc...they all are about making money and not about quality programming...so no one takes risks and what we get is no originality and all clones of things that worked before (ie reality shows, crime dramas, etc)... this all really sucks.
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Apr 22, 2009 9:04PM EDT
can we not have a show we can f*ing laugh at instead of having to watch people get killed while i eat my dinner, ugh
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Apr 22, 2009 6:33PM EDT
Pushing king aside for crime show REPEAT ... ARE YOU FRACKING KIDDING ME !!!! WTF are they thinking .... We have 4 different CSI/2 Law & order and numerous crime show in repeats Why the hell would they put some other ... I cnt wait for the Kings serie to continu ... Poor ratings aside this is a really great show that as a lot in store for us!!!
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