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Friday, November 21, 2008

ABC drops Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, and Pushing Daisies

Photo: Peter Krause, Lee Pace and Johnny Lee Miller

ABC dropped the hammer on three of its sophomore shows this week with a decision not to renew Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money and Pushing Daisies, according to E!Online and TV Guide.

I need to take a moment to ask ABC why they would cancel three unique entertaining shows, but keep on the most annoying TV drama to come along in years? Yes, I’m talking about Private Practice, a typical medical melodrama with plenty of bed-hopping characters. Despite a stellar cast, Private Practice doesn’t come close to matching the quirkiness and originality of Pushing Daisies, the soapy guilty goodness of Dirty Sexy Money, and the heartwarming plots of Eli Stone.

I already know the answer: ratings.

For some reason, people are watching Private Practice, but won’t give Eli and the others the time of day.

Pushing Daisies fans can at least take solace in that their show will continue on in comic book form, said series creator Bryan Fuller.

I’m so sad to see Eli Stone leave the airwaves. It was one of the highlights of my week.

Are you going to miss these shows? Sound off in the comments below.


Julie said...

I'm so upset, pissed!! I love Eli Stone it always made me happy. Pushing Daisies is also a great show.

Anonymous said...

Eli was AWESOME. This sucks. It was the one new show I really enjoyed. I thought Daisies lost it's power this season. DSM, eh..it never won me over.

Kim said...

SAVE ELI!!!! Take Private Practice ans send Addison home to Seattle Grace. McSteamy needs her.

ac said...

Eli Stone was a great show. It was whimsical and interesting. It needed better marketing. Once viewed, it was addictive. I'm experiencing withdrawal. Please bring it back. It blessed my week with an uplifting message about the human experience and making the best out of life.

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