I guess that the networks will cancel their shows. After a so far quiet killing season among the network ranks, NBC dropped the guillotine this evening on two of its shows. Lipstick Jungle
and My Own Worst Enemy
are no more. They have perished. Cancellations have been levied, and there will be no saving either show. Lipstick Jungle
has filmed all 13
episodes of its initial half-season order, though it's unclear whether it, or My Own Worst Enemy
(which is currently filming its ninth and final episode), will continue on the schedule for the time being or be immediately removed from the schedule. Nonetheless, it's a disappointing moment for NBC, which had high hopes for each show, only to see them fail miserably in the ratings.
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My Own Worst Enemy
was supposed to be a hit. A high-budget spy drama, starring big name Christian Slater
, it was given the supposedly coveted post-Heroes
time slot. It did no good, and audiences did not respond in any meaningful way to the series. In Monday's episode, My Own Worst Enemy
garnered horrible numbers among adults 18-49, bringing in under five million viewers. Although only four episodes into the series, NBC apparently had seen enough and have unceremoniously removed the show from its schedule. Lipstick Jungle
got a surprising renewal after its generally poorly received first season. It has been moved nights in this, its second season, but it did no good.
NBC has fallen on hard times. Really, none of their new shows in some time have turned into hits, and even the successes are mild. My Own Worst Enemy
was something that NBC invested heavily in, and promoted quite hard. Unfortunately, the response to the show was completely indifferent, and it will go down as one of NBC's bigger failures in recent years.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image Courtesy of NBC)