by James Jewett | staff writer
Renewed, Cancelled or On the Bubble?
Much like school spirit that comes on strong in the fall and then dissipates in the spring, so does viewership for some once promising television shows. This means that many shows – maybe even some you watch – could face the infamous chopping block.
Outsourced, V, and No Ordinary Family are performing as well as expected. And while they haven’t been cut just yet, there is still that possibility. Surprisingly, fan favorites Chuck and Fringe could fall in the same category. And of course, everyone is anxiously awaiting the fate of Two and a Half Men as they follow the Tweets and webcasts of star-gone-wild Charlie Sheen.
The Cape, Running Wilde, and Smallville have already suffered that fate.
Shows such as Outsourced, the story of an American getting shipped out to India for his job, remains on the bubble for now, but with the number of viewers dropping, it is unclear on whether-or-not it will return.
You’re Missing Out
Unlike many of the popular 50 million-viewer shows out, there are other shows that still manage to stay afloat with a widely diverse fan base.
Top gear is a show that combines the widely loved British humor with a burning passion for car enthusiasts. Even if you aren’t a motorhead then you’ll still love the show. The show is known worldwide, and has been known to have an average audience of, nearest makes no difference, 350 million viewers worldwide. The show airs on BBC America.
Onion SportsDome takes the personality and feel of ESPN, and basically humiliates it. Segments such as “Who Would You Kill?” where sports analysts pick who they would kill because of their performance in the sports they play. The show airs on Comedy Central.
Castle is a dramedy, airing on ABC, that follows an author and an NYPD detective while solving cases linked to Richard Castle’s book. The cast includes Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic.