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April 5, 2004

Wonder No More

In their continuing trend of killing the good shows, Fox has cancelled the critically acclaimed and spiffy Wonderfalls effective immediately. Last Thursday's episode -- only the third or fourth aired -- was its last.

Even more interestingly, Fox is apparently trying to pretend the show never existed at all, as nearly every trace of it on the Fox web site has vanished.

Damn. I liked the show. It was quirky and had heart. And it wasn't another horrible bastard child of the "reality" genre. Not many shows are actually capable of making me laugh out loud anymore (and particularly not Fox's overplayed "LOL Sunday" line-up), but Wonderfalls did. Every episode.

In its place starting this week? The Swan, another banal reality show. If Joe Millionaire and American Idol had an orgy with Extreme Makeover, you'd get The Swan. It's stupid, it's shallow, and it's oh-so-Fox's-target-demographic.

$20 says Eliza Dushku can't save Tru Calling either. I give it a month to live. Frankly, I'm surprised Arrested Development is still around, but then again the execs might just be afraid of Ron Howard.

(CNN via Whedonesque)

Posted by Colin at April 5, 2004 5:35 PM

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I, too, was very disappointed to learn of the show's cancellation. I only caught one episode (the one with the nun and priest), but I was very excited to see more. Oh well. :(

Posted by: D at April 5, 2004 6:17 PM

I was totally thrown off by the last-minute scheduling change for the last episode aired, and missed it.

Thursday? With no announcement?

Fox really gives the appearance of actively trying to kill all their innovative new shows.

The Nun and the Priest episode was a good one. I thought it had just started to really hit its groove around that one. :/

Posted by: Colin at April 10, 2004 10:18 PM

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