And the cancellations begin! As much as I've been enjoying weecapping My Own Worst Enemy for all you nice people, not to mention watching Christian Slater do some sexy kung fu movies every week, quite often shirtless, after the way the show dropped off in entertainment value since the pilot, I'm fine with it being canceled. At this point, it's unclear whether Monday's episode will be pulled from the schedule, or if NBC will decide to show the remaining five that have been shot. Either way, the series has wrapped for good after shooting only nine episodes, due to crap ratings. Sigh, I will miss seeing Christian Slater every week. Can we work on getting him a better series, Hollywood? Now, on to Lipstick Jungle.
When it rains it pours, cancellation-wise. After 14 seasons, Fox has pulled the plug on MADtv. The remainder of this season will air, and then that's it for MADtv on Fox, though the show's creator is working on bringing it to another network. I'm kind of loathe to admit that I'm one of those people who looked down on the show in favor of SNL, even though SNL is weak and inconsistent and many comedy buffs have urged me to give MADtv a chance, so aside from Stuart and Ms. Swan, I'm not terribly knowledgeable about the show. I did find the sketch below on Hulu this morning and laughed out loud several times (despite it containing the worst Goldie Hawn impression in the history of celebrity impressions), so now that it's canceled I of course wish I'd watched it more. Hindsight, right? Any MADtv supporters out there who are going to miss the show?