Cancellation Danger Zone: Is Your Show in Danger?

As November sweeps run this month, TV shows will be stepping it up with lots of guest stars and plenty more to try to impress networks and bump up their numbers!


As numbers come under the microscope, this means many a show has not only their numbers to worry about for sweeps, but their survival for the rest of the season or for another season to worry about as well.


This week we'll be featuring those shows that have fallen into the "Cancellation Danger Zone" this season, and let you know the status on these shows, what you could do to help save them, and plenty more about shows already saved, and the history of shows previously in this doomed danger zone!


*Update: As reported by our own RachelL, 2 shows on the list below didn't even survive the week: Cancellation News: Lipstick Jungle and My Own Worst Enemy


Shows currently in danger of cancellation:


Pushing Daisies

Dirty Sexy Money

Lipstick Jungle

Crusoe

Chuck

Worst Week

Gary Unmarried

Heroes

My Own Worst Enemy

Privileged

Smallville

Dollhouse


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Nov 10, 2008 4:05PM EST

how the hell can heroes be on this list its nbc's best performing drama series and has already been green lit for the second half of season three.

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Nov 10, 2008 4:34PM EST

heroes in this list is a suprise...but not that much, considering it is really getting much less interesting... the writers should go back to the style of the first season quickly...
Dollhouse, poor Joss Whedon, looks like doomed.. but i'd be curious to at least have a glance at it before it disappears..=_=
I'd like dirty,sexy money to stay, it's not in my top ten, but it's enjoyable..
apart from that...fine for me if the cancel...

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Nov 10, 2008 4:58PM EST

Chuck better not get cancelled!

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Nov 10, 2008 5:22PM EST

It's true that Heroes will last this season, but that doesn't mean it's still not in great danger beyond that, especially since its ratings keep sinking from week to week and there seems to be inner turmoil (producers being fired, etc.).It was a rerun last week, but a new episode the prior week beat only shows on The CW ratings-wise. Comedy reruns on CBS fared better than a new episode of Heroes. That is absolutely troubling for its future...Also, believe it or not, I'm fairly certain that ER and Law & Order: SVU both regularly perform better for NBC than Heroes these days.If things don't change, I am highly doubtful it will last beyond this year.

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Nov 10, 2008 5:56PM EST

the main writers of heroes were fired by NBC because they wanted more cash.to make money you have to spend money.it seems the sci-fi channel, NBC,ABC,FOX etc dont want to spend money to have quality shows.
hell look at the WGA strike, all those ppl walked out because they wanted a share of the money that was made from re-runs and dvd sales, which i think is fair, they wrote the shows they should get a cut in the cash.
if there was another strike then the tv companys would be up brown creek without a paddle.
maybe this is there wayin revenge, sack the writers who are in the WGA.

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Nov 11, 2008 8:18AM EST

chuck should not be on this list, its a solid performer every week

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Nov 11, 2008 10:46AM EST

Lipstick Jungle and Pushing Daisies are on the list=O. I really hope that they will not get cancelled...

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Nov 11, 2008 11:14AM EST

chuck and heroes are brilliant! i only started watching heroes from the start of the 3rd series and i really like it.Chuck has always been funny and continues to amaze,unfortunatly in england its on a channel at 10 when none of my friends watch it.I only got into it because it was on here and i saw a couple of adverts.What about t:scc, i heard rumours of that being cancelled?

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Nov 11, 2008 11:33AM EST

Lipstick jugle needs to go...Its an wanna be rip off sex and the city, with out samantha, Charlotte and the others who made is so good!
Hiroes is a nice show but to get better nubers theye need to change,
A. why do theye always cancel heroes with sertun kinde of events?B. The firt season it was good and easy to follow.C. Theye want to do to mutch so they change the reals storry where its about... I mean some things doesn't match with true storry is about. To mutch characters, and the dates in the show dont always match, just keep it simpel.
The problem with sexy dirty money, Is just When the fuck is it on tv?I need it to watch on internet because its never on tv in time ure free from work ore school.
And pushing Daisies, what kinde of show is it? is it a show for kids ore adults? Its realy Childisch if u saw it once ore twice.
And about the otershow it are all rip-off os other shows... and u just see that the actors only whants the money and the fame its not more about making a cool show!

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Nov 11, 2008 1:27PM EST

Chuck better not get cancelled!Pushing Daisies is an amazing show, it's kind of losing direction in the last couple of episodes, but I'm hopeful it'll be back on track!As for Smallville, I believe Season 8 is the best so far! It really shouldn't get cancelled now that things are getting interesting!
I don't watch the other shows on this list, so I'm not entitled to an opinion

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Nov 11, 2008 11:44PM EST

Chuck is interesting at best, but not really solid all the time like it was in the first season. I still hope that is stays, though.I agree with the people that though heroes was going down hill. the plot seems too messy and unfocused. i hope it gets improved, though, and not cancelled.Smallville is a piece of shit show that i continue to watch online because i'm already so far in that i might as well finish it. the plot is TERRIBLE, i HATE CLARK because he hasnt changed or hasnt done anything interesting in seasons. at least they got rid of lana, god she was severely miss-handled by the show. yes things are getting more interesting RELATIVE to the god-awful season 7, but it still sucks balls. i hope the show is ended after this season, it has jumped 20 sharks.Dollhouse looks really interesting and i hope the show is not killed like firefly. that one still stings.

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Nov 12, 2008 9:36AM EST

Pushing Daisies is a great show. Although the season premiere is not that interesting to compare to others it still a great show and I really it survive. Heroes is getting boring every episode and I stopped watching it after 1st eps of season 3. Smallville is never an interesting show and I am actually impressed it survive until 8th season now. Crusoe is a great new show and it got my attention when I first saw it on fall tv schedule months ago. Try watching it and you will be surprise its an amazing show.

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Nov 12, 2008 4:40PM EST

Day what Cuck and Smallville.....no you did'nt... or... better dont

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Nov 12, 2008 10:19PM EST

i love lipstick jungle!!!! i cannto be canceled!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 13, 2008 8:08PM EST

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These shows are all awesome - I hope none get canceled. I can see if they're ending Smallville this season. I would like to see it keep going, but I doubt that it will :( I won't be happy if a bunch of shows get canceled before they should.

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Nov 14, 2008 3:17PM EST

How can "Dollhouse" be on the danger zone when it hasn't started yet. it's not due to air until march of next year.
PrivilegedSmallvilleChuckPushing DaisesThese shows are awesome. I hope they don't get cancelled, I look forward to them every week.

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Nov 14, 2008 10:07PM EST

i can't believe they do sweeps just after all of this election stuff and so many gaps in episodes. They should give a few weeks for people to get settled back into television.Those studio execs get paid lots of money to make crap decisions. What about all of the people that do watch? Are they not important? They leave them on long enough for you to care and then take it away. The rating system really needs to be revamped to catch up to modern times and technology.

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Nov 15, 2008 8:53AM EST

ok come on pushing daisiechuckdirty sexy moneypriviledgedandheroesshould NOT be on that list they are amazing!!!!!!!!

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Nov 15, 2008 9:30PM EST

Heroes SHOULD NOT BE CANCELED! I repeat it should NOT BE CANCELED! It's the best show ever written! It's captivating, intruiging, and great! If they cancel the show, many fans including me will be dissapointed. Please do not cancel the show!

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Nov 17, 2008 11:16AM EST

If they cancel Chuck and Pushing Daisies I will be incredibly angry. Both of those shows are fantastic and much better than a ton of other shows on tv that are still running. It makes no sense.

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Nov 19, 2008 4:42AM EST

i wont have anything to watch if the cancel smallville and pushing daisies. i so hope they dont.

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