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Buzz In: Have You Broken Up With Any "Relaunched" Shows?

Buzz In: Have You Broken Up With Any "Relaunched" Shows?

The Fall of 2007 came in with great fanfare in the TV world, only to be squashed just weeks later by the writers' strike. For this Fall, some networks focused on "relaunching" those shows cut short because of the strike: Chuck and Life on NBC, and Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, and Dirty Sexy Money on ABC. (Though it's now in its third season, Heroes probably falls into this category, too.)

The good news: Many of those shows might not have gotten renewed without the writers' strike. But the bad news has been coming in droves ever since, with many of these shows finishing last in their time slots and hitting series lows. In fact, not a single one has broken 10 million viewers yet — Heroes included.

A lot of longtime returning shows are down a little this year, too, but not this dramatically. So I'm wondering: Have you dropped any of the "relaunched" shows from your TV lineup? Have you replaced them with anything? And why do you think viewers aren't coming back for this "re-freshman class"?

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ildergreier ildergreier 9 years
I have not brok up with no of the show that caught my attention last year. But I miss Cashmere Mafia and The Black Donnelly.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
chuck... it's still taking place on my Tivo... but since i don't need the space right now it's fine, but i haven't watch even the first episode yet... i'll keep it there till i get sick or something so i have something to watch.
lilprisci lilprisci 9 years
I'm done with Heroes. Honestly, I probably should have stopped watching after season 1 but I decided to stick with it to see if it got better... it didn't.
psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
DH and I are completely obsessed with Pushing Daisies, we got season 1 on DVD as soon as it came out! I have broken up with the Office though. I didn't have a TV during the last season and watching episodes online just didn't keep my interest (unlike Pushing Daisies).
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
I stopped watching heroes about 6 episodes in - I found it way to hard to keep up and I would have to rewatch episodes to figure out what the heck is going on. I have wanted to start watching Dirty Sexy Money but I think I am pretty overbooked on the TV show front - My tivo has been getting pretty angry when I try to tape DWTS, Biggest Loser and Fringe all at the same time!
Allyace Allyace 9 years
Oooo I also love Chuck, but that is the one I fear for most. I really think it would have been cancelled last fall if not for the strike.
Allyace Allyace 9 years
Private Practice was horrible. Almost unwatchable. So we're probably done. I might give it one more week. I also wasn't digging Dirty Sexy Money, but I was never very into that show. Pushing Daisies came back stronger than before and I think Heroes is back to the way it was season one. Gossip Girl is just okay. It is chatty and the clothes are fun, but that's about it.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I've broken up with Heroes, but remain devoted to Chuck. Private Practice is on probation.
suziryder suziryder 9 years
Heroes lost me after a couple episodes last season and I don't miss it. I won't bother to take the time to get caught up. I stopped watching Grey's last season too. I never got into Chuck or Pushing Daisies - although I'd like to give Daisies a try. I think it's hard to get back into new shows after such a long break, and people got out of the habit of being addicted to a show and realized that they could survive without it and now there isn't much enticement to go back.
glynislily glynislily 9 years
I haven't stopped watching any shows but me and Gossip Girl have some problems now that it is against Chuck. Heroes is about dead to me if it doesn't pick up soon we are so over. Ugly Betty and I are struggling. It just seems that all my favorite shows are boring me. Pushing Daisies, Fringe, and Chuck are the only ones delivery right now. I can't wait for spring TV when Lost comes back and Dollhouse begins.
christyisemo christyisemo 9 years
Never got into Private Practice or Life, myself. Chuck lost interest for me after the first few episodes (and I only watched it a couple times after that with my roommate, who still tunes in for it). Heroes lost me last season, and despite people saying it's going uphill, I don't think I'll be going back to it. Pushing Daisies, however. <3 Don't miss an episode (though, admittedly, it was helpful to have watched the entire first season on DVD prior to the premiere of this episode). I don't think ABC promotes the show as much as they could. Or even plays it enough. Did they have a single rerun the entire time the writers strike was going on, or after it ended?
seven7 seven7 9 years
I LOVE Pushing Daisies. 5 minutes into last weeks episode I dumped Heroes and never looked back. I have stuck with it through the entire crappy season 2, but this new storyline with Sylar just being a sheep to Mrs. Petrelli has done it for me. I'm done with the show, and will just pretend that it ended at the end of the very fantastic season 1.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
I love watching Chuck, it's hilarious but I've stopped watching Heroes. It's on the DVR but I never end up watching and it gets deleted after my fiance watches it.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I broke up with Pushing Daisies about three episodes in last season. And, after three episodes of Heroes borefest, I think we're done.
bunnychick bunnychick 9 years
I'm still into Heroes and I absolutely LOVE Life. Damian is so quirky and funny, I love it!
gennifer22 gennifer22 9 years
I loved Heroes last season and couldn't wait to watch. Sadly I think Heroes and I are breaking up this season as I haven't caught a single episode and don't really want to. Too many characters and too many stories are making it hard to watch.
tchan01 tchan01 9 years
I haven't dropped anything yet...but we'll see. It's still early. My favourite right now is Life. I think it's a really well down show that is unforunately probably underated, and doesn't have the numbers it needs.:-(
divinelight divinelight 9 years
I have a class this semester that meets from 6-8pm on Wednesdays! I hate missing Pushing Daisies, but I'm going to try to remember to watch it online.
nadioz nadioz 9 years
i dropped Heroes ! maybe i'll catch up next year.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I don't know if Prison Break counts, but I have all but written it off.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
I'm still watching Heroes and I actually started watching Chuck this season. Private Practice = jokefest though.
Advah Advah 9 years
Grey's Anatomy has never been so boring imo.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
I have an uncommitted relationship with a number of shows. Many of them just can't seem to close the deal. We might date casually, but very few shows have my home digits. I've become desensitized to the idea that they could be canceled at any moment, or booted off the air until further notice -- now they have to work even *harder* to earn my devoted allegiance. Maybe it's a defense mechanism, OR maybe it's the result of schizoid programming run amok. With the availability of DVR, pulse-quickening anticipation for real-time airing has become more scarce. My heart doesn't go beaty-beat at 8 pm (or 9 or 10) very often anymore. Although, with DVR skips and tweaks, I *do* watch my most valued shows in real-time out of concern that the technology will flake and falter.
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
I've given up on most shows as I haven't been watching much tv this year. When I do happen to catch an episode, they aren't locking me in to make sure I'm back the following week.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Oh, but I have picked up Fringe, True Blood, and I'm really interest in the US version of Life on Mars!!! BBC America had a mini-marathon of the UK Version...very intriguing.
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