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Put an Eye Out (CBS Axes Bunch of Shows)
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 5-19-05

Posted on 05/19/2005 8:21:18 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Put an Eye Out CBS cancels ''Joan of Arcadia,'' ''Judging Amy'' -- The low-rated former hits get the ax, as does the Wednesday edition of ''60 Minutes'' by Mickey O'Connor

Oh, God. It's official. At the unveiling of CBS' fall 2005 lineup Wednesday, the network announced that it has axed Joan of Arcadia, the underdog-that-couldn't, despite last year's Emmy nomination for lead Amber Tamblyn and much critical love. A second-season ratings slump made continuing it not feasible, said CBS chairman Les Moonves, calling it one of his biggest disappointments.

In other cancellation news, a desire to attract a younger demographic has spelled the end for two graying CBS shows: The awards magnet Judging Amy has heard its final sentence, and the beleagured Wednesday edition of news warhorse 60 Minutes, which suffered after a story that questioned President Bush's military service proved to be false, will stop production as well.

So what will replace these dearly departed shows? Among the new series that the chatty Moonves held forth on: a comedy about a family of doctors; a drama about FBI profilers; and, er, Jennifer Love Hewitt seeing dead people. ''I think talking to ghosts may skew younger than talking to God,'' Moonves said. From his mouth to... oh, never mind.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; fired; turass; tv
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Fine with me...the 3 shows all sucked big time. No great loss imo.
1 posted on 05/19/2005 8:21:18 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

You're nuts. Joan of Arcadia was quality. And unlike "Touched by an Angel," it wasn't simply syruppy pseudo-religious pabulum, but contained tough, spiritual lessons.


2 posted on 05/19/2005 8:23:16 AM PDT by dangus
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe they could bring back Ben Casey.


3 posted on 05/19/2005 8:24:13 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Paging, Dr. Zorba...)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Joan of Arcadia was a good show, one of those rare shows that (gasp!) actually mentions God.


4 posted on 05/19/2005 8:24:16 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful Or Fatal If Swallowed)
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To: My Favorite Headache
When does CSI Chicago start?

BTW three cities I will never visit again Miami, Las Vegas and New York, to many dead bodies.

5 posted on 05/19/2005 8:25:02 AM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

"Ben Casey, Ben Casey...you can't go out with this nurse and that nurse...because we only have male nurses!"


6 posted on 05/19/2005 8:25:26 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Anyone can see what's wrong, but can you see what's right?" -Winston Churchill)
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To: My Favorite Headache

My wife if brokenhearted over the cancellation of Judging Amy. I think it is the most irritatingly PC program on TV. It's like nails across a chalkboard everytime it comes on.


7 posted on 05/19/2005 8:25:39 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: RexBeach
"Ben Casey, Ben Casey...you can't go out with this nurse and that nurse...because we only have male nurses!"

Unless, of course, he transfers to San Francisco General Hospital :)

8 posted on 05/19/2005 8:27:18 AM PDT by ssaftler (Screw politics, it's baseball season!!!)
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To: ladtx

You got it. Everything on that show is a crisis or an outrage. Ugh. Watching that show is like sticking pins in your eyes.


9 posted on 05/19/2005 8:27:44 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Anyone can see what's wrong, but can you see what's right?" -Winston Churchill)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I think the last CBS show I watched besides NFL football was The Jeffersons!


10 posted on 05/19/2005 8:27:54 AM PDT by Kokojmudd (Today's Liberal is Tomorrow's Prospective Flying Saucer Abductee)
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To: dts32041

Next CSI will be titled CSI-CBS. That location has the Highest crime rate in America.


11 posted on 05/19/2005 8:28:11 AM PDT by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: ssaftler

Yes, SFGH has such fabulous earth tones in the ER waiting room. Oh, I just love it there! - Ben "Betsy" Casey


12 posted on 05/19/2005 8:29:30 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Anyone can see what's wrong, but can you see what's right?" -Winston Churchill)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The only new show I'm both anticipating and dreading is ABC's remake of KOLCHAK:THE NIGHT STALKER on Thursday nights. Stuart Townsend plays Kolchak.


13 posted on 05/19/2005 8:29:41 AM PDT by TheBigB ("You should meet MY boss. He'd turn Buddha into a chain smoker."~the wit and wisdom of Carl Kolchak)
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To: shadeaud
Next CSI will be titled CSI-CBS. That location has the Highest crime rate in America.

Dusting "fake but accurate" memos for fingerprints.

I'm still rooting for CSI-Idiots. The CSI team investigate Darwin Award nominees: By the burn marks you can tell that this is where the driver lit up the JATO units and left the highway...

14 posted on 05/19/2005 8:30:31 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Relying on government for your retirement is like playing Russian roulette with an semi auto pistol.)
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To: dts32041

You know its getting out of hand when they start "CSI-Peoria"


15 posted on 05/19/2005 8:30:53 AM PDT by macamadamia
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To: Kokojmudd
I think the last CBS show I watched besides NFL football was The Jeffersons!

LOL, that two of us.

At least none of the three were "reality" shows. Hopefully they are on the way out.

16 posted on 05/19/2005 8:31:24 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: My Favorite Headache

I'm waiting for "CSI:Peoria - Meter maids in action." (This time it's personal!)


17 posted on 05/19/2005 8:31:36 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: ladtx

That "Big Daley Woman" causes me to change channels very fast. The same response when Geraldo or Greta are on. Also, there are way too many CSI's now. Adding that Caruso A$$, made me stop watching all together.


18 posted on 05/19/2005 8:32:32 AM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
the beleagured Wednesday edition of news warhorse 60 Minutes

On first glance, I thought this read "news whorehouse 60 Minutes".

19 posted on 05/19/2005 8:34:01 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." -- Alexander Hamilton)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sucks about Joan. It was a very wholesome show for the entire family. I'm sure it promted more inter-family spiritual debate than CSI.


20 posted on 05/19/2005 8:37:35 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Kokojmudd

The whole network needs cancelling.

21 posted on 05/19/2005 8:40:24 AM PDT by Minnesocold
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To: ladtx

My wife if brokenhearted over the cancellation of Judging Amy. I think it is the most irritatingly PC program on TV. It's like nails across a chalkboard everytime it comes on.

Hahhahahahhahaha! LMAO! Same with my wife and me. My wife loved it and I hated it. Amy was a pure effing nut case. All the men on the show were pussies, excepting the guy Kevin? I believe who left several years back. That show was nothing but a bucket coming up from a liberal septic tank.


22 posted on 05/19/2005 8:40:45 AM PDT by jwh_Denver (Behind every successful man is a divorce!)
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To: dangus

I enjoyed a few of the episodes, but got pretty irritated with the artsy-fartsy side of it and the "boyfriend" who wore woolen hats portraying the sad, gifted obscure artist in youth.


23 posted on 05/19/2005 8:41:23 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Never watched any of the 3 shows.


24 posted on 05/19/2005 8:43:00 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Minnesocold
The whole network needs cancelling.

I hope someone picks up The Amazing Race when they do.

25 posted on 05/19/2005 8:43:10 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: macamadamia
Yeah think about the publicity for the church of the creator and the green onion.
26 posted on 05/19/2005 8:44:06 AM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: L98Fiero

Make that 2 1/2. I only watched the Jeffersons minus the NFL.


27 posted on 05/19/2005 8:45:28 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: dts32041

Did you hear they had to pull the plug on spinoff "CSI Morgantown"? [West Virginia.]
Yeah. Turns out, everybody has the same DNA, and there aren't any dental records!

Sorry, West Virginians, but I really like that joke.


28 posted on 05/19/2005 8:45:34 AM PDT by John Robertson
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To: My Favorite Headache

Joan started going rancid around the time of last year's season finale--and this year trying to find sympathy for the devil (literally) was about the last straw for a lot of people. In truth, it was just another Hollywierd version of God, and heaven forbid they not show some "sensitivity" for the pain of the devil--overlooking the evil, of course.


29 posted on 05/19/2005 8:46:10 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe CBS can do a "CSI - Petticoat Junction".


30 posted on 05/19/2005 8:47:02 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: ladtx

I couldn't bear to watch Judging Amy. It was almost beyond PC. Good riddance, although I admit I haven't watched it since about its third episode.


31 posted on 05/19/2005 8:47:56 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I never watched any of them either. Tried Joan once and watched it until she met a man in a hosital and said, "You mean they beat you up just because you are gay?"


32 posted on 05/19/2005 8:49:02 AM PDT by N. Theknow (BXVI - The cafeteria is closed.)
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To: John Robertson
You forgot the real punch line, every female is related to Bobbi's little dog billy. Nasty but the keep electing that racist idiot so they deserve it.
33 posted on 05/19/2005 8:50:20 AM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Is The Evening News or 60 Minutes among them???


34 posted on 05/19/2005 8:50:53 AM PDT by weegee (Funny how prisoners at Gitmo can have their religious books but our school kids can't.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
VICTORY in the WAR ON ERROR

...and the beleagured Wednesday edition of news warhorse 60 Minutes, which suffered after a story that questioned President Bush's military service proved to be false, will stop production as well.

PAJAMA PEOPLE RULE!!!

35 posted on 05/19/2005 8:52:10 AM PDT by weegee (Funny how prisoners at Gitmo can have their religious books but our school kids can't.)
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To: dts32041

Right after CSI- Bayone, New Jersey. LOL

Regards


36 posted on 05/19/2005 8:53:58 AM PDT by headstamp
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To: My Favorite Headache

Why can't we just cancel SeeB.S. and get it over with.


37 posted on 05/19/2005 8:54:52 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Search and Destroy socialist democrats & their leaders Fat Ted, F'n Kerry & the Beast!)
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To: Minnesocold
The whole network needs cancelling.

BUMP!!!


38 posted on 05/19/2005 8:55:29 AM PDT by weegee (Funny how prisoners at Gitmo can have their religious books but our school kids can't.)
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To: Minnesocold
The whole network needs cancelling.

BUMP!!!


39 posted on 05/19/2005 8:56:39 AM PDT by weegee (Funny how prisoners at Gitmo can have their religious books but our school kids can't.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Any network that would opt to pickup "Joan" would be making a good decision, IMO. It's one of the very few shows I actually watch. Idiots.
40 posted on 05/19/2005 8:58:07 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (red, red voter in a blue, blue state)
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To: ladtx

Never seen the show, butI read somewheres that next season before it was cancelled) she was going to Washington as a Senator?..thank gawd they dumped it..


41 posted on 05/19/2005 8:59:04 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: headstamp

Hey!

I lived in Bayonne for a time. It's nice (well the southern tip is).


42 posted on 05/19/2005 8:59:35 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (red, red voter in a blue, blue state)
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To: shadeaud

CSI-60 Minutes..


43 posted on 05/19/2005 8:59:40 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: My Favorite Headache

And the world yawns...


44 posted on 05/19/2005 9:00:48 AM PDT by Antoninus (Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, Hosanna in excelsis!)
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To: numberonepal

I always taped the show and watched it over the weekend. I really liked it..Maybe PAX will pick it up..


45 posted on 05/19/2005 9:00:50 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: My Favorite Headache

I am so disappointed, I loved Joan of Arcadia.


46 posted on 05/19/2005 9:01:59 AM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Joan of Arcadia - no mention of Christ - I wonder what God the gal was was talking to?


47 posted on 05/19/2005 9:03:09 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: MizSterious

It never got any better, it was disgusting.

I must admit, I love all the CSIs...I can't help it! LOL


48 posted on 05/19/2005 9:04:31 AM PDT by 2Jedismom (The light at the end of the tunnel is most certainly not a train.)
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To: John Robertson

Well actually Motown, because of the big university there, probably has less inbreds than the rest of the state. Otherwise, I agree with you(no,it's not that far from a joke). I used to live in that hellhole called Clarksburg, a little south of Motown-it was the worst 2 years of my life. Seemed EVERY school, road, and bridge was named after their native Klan Klown.

About the only decent thing about the state is the fact that it has the most veterans, per capita, than any other.


49 posted on 05/19/2005 9:05:26 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (Jean Fraud Kerry-the Botox BoatWarrior,"oh no, aground again and huge riceberg approaching")
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To: Minnesocold

Great logo...I love it.


50 posted on 05/19/2005 9:06:22 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache ( "I think she did too much coke, ahh you think so Doctor?")
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