As canceled Samantha Who? returns tonight with "The Rock Star," Sam (Christina Applegate) alienates her best friends Andrea (Jennifer Esposito) and Dena (Melissa McCarthy) after she begins dating a rock superstar (Duran Duran's John Taylor). But who can blame her? He had been her idol while growing up although she has absolutely no recollection of her former feelings about him. Eventually, she discovers that she might have bitten more than she can chew as the rock star turns out to be "hungry like the wolf."
Last we left the ABC comedy, Sam was running into financial trouble at the craps table in Vegas with her - yes - parents. When things got tough, it seemed as if her old boss Winston Funk could be just the person she needed to help her out of the jam. Meanwhile, Dena was able to pull a fast one on Andrea after she reluctantly agreed to help improve Andrea's image in the media.
After two seasons, ABC canceled Samantha Who? mid-May this year, with the final seven episodes scheduled to start airing tonight. The alphabet network cited dwindling ratings for the comedy as the reason for the axing, with its impressive 14.92 mil debut numbers down to as low as 9.87 mil later in the season, and further plunging to 4.96 mil on the last episode in April.
While there is a chance that the show will be picked up by other networks, critics say the chances of such a thing happening is highly unlikely. Applegate has started an online petition to bring the show back on air. As of last count, she has gathered a little over 30,000 signatures so far.
Catch "The Rock Star" tonight 8pm on ABC.