ABC Cut’s V When It Should Learn From It

V-VisitorsABC is cutting its order for V by one, now when V returns March 30th it will only have 8 episodes left.  ABC sites low ratings as their reason for cutting the show.  I want to know what are the executives at ABC thinking? V is a great show.  I has good ratings even if they slipped some from the pilot episode dropping from 14.3 million to 10.7 million viewers.  Even with the drop in ratings V still got over 9 million viewers for episode 3 and 4.

These ratings are respectable especially since ABC’s darling Lost did not get better ratings then V for their 5th season.  Their last 4 episodes of the season were all around 9 million viewers with one episode dropping to 8.7 million.  Why not cut Lost short too… please.

ABC should watch V and Learn from Anna

If only ABC would watch V and learn from Anna they would learn that trust is a major factor in ratings.  Yes, a show needs to be good or at least catchy to get ratings and keep them.  They also need trust and respect.  Viewers have no loyalty to a network, no faith in the network’s shows with out that.  If you promise us 13 episodes honor that.  Anna knows that it’s why she spends so much effort on showing respect and keeping the people of earths trust.

If ratings are really the issue why hurt viewer trust?

If you want less views betray their trust and they will find something else to fall in love with.  Several people have told me how much they like V but are not willing to fall in love with a show when they don’t have confidence in the studio backing it.  I agree with that sentiment.  While I have enjoyed the episodes I can’t trust ABC.  They yanked Eastwick  now they are shortening V.

On the plus side when ABC rolls out a ton of reality shows I will sit back and enjoy spending time doing other things then watch TV.  Seeing as MMO’s have hurt TV ratings so much any one want to join me playing Star Trek Online it’s out February 2nd.

SF TV Series To Watch This Fall

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With so many Speculative Fiction shows and new shows coming out this fall I thought I could help sort them all out.

Currently Airing

  • Eureka (Syfy):  A fun sci-fi show.  Love it, watch it on Hulu
  • Ghost Hunters (Syfy):  Fascinating exploration of U.S. ghost stories and haunting investigation.  Love it watch it on Hulu
  • Warehouse 13 (Syfy):  A fun sci-fi show that adds a dash of paranormal into it.   Love it, watch it on Hulu


  • Glee (FOX):  loved the pilot, a nice feel good musical tale with a dash of fantasy.
  • Destination Truth (Syfy):  Loved the previous seasons can’t wait to see what Josh and the gang get into this season.  Hopefully nothing from Chernobyl bit Josh.


  • The Vampire Diaries (CW):  A vampire is in it so I have to check it out but I don’t have much hope.  I realize it is not a Twilight clone (I have been schooled on that subject, lol) yet I can only hope that it is way better then Twilight.
  • Supernatural (CW):  I’m a sucker for a paranormal show involving demon hunters so this is on my check out list because I also realize there are a lot of bad ones out there as well.
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  • The Forgotten (ABC): I don’t have much hope for this show, mainly I’m concerned this will turn out to be yet another show for people who don’t like sci-fi to watch.


  • Eastwick (ABC):  The trailers looks really good, they captured the essence of the movie so well in the promotional material I’m looking forward to watching it.


  • Dollhouse (FOX):  Season one rocked!!! A must see
  • Smallville (CW): I could appreciate the concept behind Smallville but until this season just didn’t care enough bout the show to want to watch it but with Callum Blue joining the cast this year I think I may start watching it.


  • The Simpsons (FOX):  If you don’t know then I’m at a loss for words.


Morena Baccarin at the 2005 Serenity "fla...
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  • Stargate Universe (Syfy):  I started out not caring much about this show, but as more came out and especially the latest trailers I’m excited to watch it.
  • Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters (Cartoon):  Season two of George Lucas' animated Star Wars tales covering the era of the Clone Wars.  The animation style is a unique style that has been difficult for some to get into but worth it.  The story is really good though lighter because the show is marketed more towards a kid audience I have hope that the second season will get better.


  • Ugly Betty (ABC):  What an amazing retelling of the classic fantasy tale
  • Sanctuary (Syfy):  The original web series was good.  The first season was awesome so of course I’m looking forward to season two.


  • V (ABC):  I enjoyed growing up with the original show V and it is one that could use a retelling, plus Morena Baccarin.

November 7

  • Legend of the Seeker (syndication):  Season one was so good I can’t wait to see how season two unfolds.

I find it interesting that all of the speculative fiction programming out there are on either sy-fy, Fox, CW, or ABC.

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