Southland Canceled – Ben Silverman Strikes Again

America's Got Talent, Angela Amato, Angela Bromstad, Ann Biderman, Ari Emanuel, Arija Bareikis, Ben McKenzie, Ben Silverman, C. Thomas Howell, Dee Johnson, Dick Wolf, Emily Bergl, Heather Zuhlke, Heroes, Jay Leno, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jeffrey Immelt, John Ferriter, John Wells, Kevin Alejandro, Khan Manka, Manka Bros., Mercy, Michael Cudlitz, Michael McGrady, NBC Universal, Paul Telegdy, Regina King, Shawn Hatosy, Southland, Southland canceled, Susan Boyle, Terry Semel, The Biggest Loser, The Jay Leno Show, Tom Everett Scott, Trauma, Warner Bros. TelevisionFrom the executive grave, Ben Silverman has struck again.  Southland, the once promising (for one episode) gritty cop show has been canceled (before its season premiere!).

Another day – another failed show.  NBC is in big troubleMercy, Trauma, Heroes – all cancellations to come.

NBC had better start super-sizing episodes of The Office ASAP.

Also, maybe think about putting together a few hours of The Biggest Loser Outtakes.  Are there any extra Law & Orders laying around?  Somebody should get Dick Wolf on the phone.  That might work for a week or two.

Hey, America’s (Still) Got Talent – get the cameras rolling!  Or just show re-runs of Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent.  How about that sand artist from Ukraine’s Got Talent?  Something is bound to work.  Right?

Thank God The Jay Leno Show only needs a 1.5 rating to make $300 million!

This has been an extremely challenging year for NBC so far – and it’s only October 8th.

Accel Partners, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Chris Hughes, David Kirkpatrick, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Gerald Levin, Greylock Partners, HBO, Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Zucker, Jill Kennedy, Joanna Shields, Jon Miller, Khan Manka, Li Ka-shing, Manka Bros., Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Cohler, MySpace, Nicolas Carlson, OnMedea, Owen Van Natta, Paul Buchheit, Peter Thiel, Rupert Murdoch, Sheryl Sandberg, Sumner Redstone, Toy Story 3Jill Kennedy – OnMedea

One comment

  1. JJ Campbell · October 8, 2009

    Its not just the shows that lack appeal. NBC is terrible when it comes to casting for its shows.
    Casting is just terrible. I could cast a lot better than whoever is casting at the moment!