Last year, NBC’s ill-fated The Playboy Club was the first show of the season to be axed. This year, NBC’s fodder is doing surprisingly well—or, at least, causing less controversy than those scantily clad bunnies did. Instead, CBS will have to take the honors for the first cancellation: after only two episodes, Made in Jersey has been shut down.
According to TV Line, CBS has already implemented a plan to fill the missing spot. CSI: NY, which also airs on Fridays, will be bumped back to the 9 p.m. ET slot. The 8 p.m. slot will then be filled by a rotating group of reruns for other CBS programs. The cancellation is not really a shocker. Despite earning 6.77 million in total viewers last week (which would be decent for NBC), most of CBS’ stuff crushes. 6.77 million and a .8 rating in the 18-49 demographic is not going to cut if for the network that wants to stay on top.
I honestly thought Fox’s The Mob Doctor might earn this year’s distinction, but alas, I was very, very wrong. The Mob Doctor did far worse in the ratings than Made in Jersey last week but did manage to squeak by with a 1.0 rating in the coveted demographic. I’m still throwing in my vote that it gets cancelled next, but I have been wrong, before. What do you think? Will The Mob Doctor be the next network program kicked off the island, or do you think NBC’s Animal Practice or maybe even ABC’s 666 Park Avenue will take the big hit?
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