? Nah, I’d rather not.
Or so probably went TNT, when it announced that it is cancelling the series after just one season. The drama, which revolves around the goings-on inside an advertising agency, starred Tom Cavanagh
and Eric McCormack
, and has struggled with ratings since premiering at the start of the year—lately, in fact, it’s resorted to showing two episodes back to back.
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The series did not benefit from the high number of viewers its lead-in, The Closer
, got. It only took on 3.4 million viewers during its premiere, and that figure quickly dropped to just under two million the following week.
The show, according to TNT executive Michael Wright, “achieved creative success” but “didn’t find an audience.” “People sometimes lament there’s so much drama built around doctors and lawyers and police,” he said. “[Advertising, on the other hand, is] not as accessible a subject as other subjects on television.” Or maybe it had a hard time going up against the similarly-themed series Mad Men
This cancellation just confirms rumors that have been swirling around the past few weeks, after McCormack took a role in a yet-untitled ABC comedy pilot, and TNT set out to release three new dramas within the next eight months.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
(Image courtesy of TNT)