When I heard that The Ex List
, CBS' new romantic comedy, was being scheduled Fridays at 9pm between Ghost Whisperer
, the first thing I did was write the headline for this article. If Moonlight
couldn't survive this timeslot, The Ex List
never had a chance. According to TVGuide, The Ex List
is being axed effective immediately.
Technically, CBS is only removing it from the schedule, though at this point, the cancellation is just a formality. This Friday, a repeat of NCIS
will air Friday at 9pm, and it will probably do better than The Ex List
The Ex List
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has filmed 11 episodes, though only four have aired. The latest episode saw a series-low rating with only 5.65 million viewers. If that doesn't sound so bad to you, Ghost Whisperer
, which airs at 8pm, received nearly 10 million viewers while Numb3rs
at 10pm had a little more than 9 million.
Despite the low ratings, The Ex List
was one of the better reviewed new shows of the season. The romantic comedy starred Elizabeth Reaser
(Ava/Rebecca on Grey's Anatomy
) as Bella Bloom, a single florist who is told by a fortune teller that she has one year to get married to one of her ex-boyfriends or she'll be single forever. Bella writes a list of all her exes, and in each episode she runs into a new one.
Upcoming episodes featured more exes played by Men in Trees
star James Tupper
, My Boys
star Reid Scott
and Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo. There is still a chance that CBS will burn off those final unaired episodes, maybe on one of the network's sister channels. The short-lived CBS romantic comedy Love Monkey
got to air on VH1, so that could always be a possibility.
The Ex List
becomes the third casualty of the new TV season, following the cancellations of Do Not Disturb
and Opportunity Knocks
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of CBS)