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Attention to Dawn Ostroff and all those concerned at The CW - it's time. 

It was a valiant attempt to bring back the 1990s glory days of small network success, but it's time - time to kill Melrose PlaceThe CW IS The WB and should be all about The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl.  That's your sweet spot.  Melrose Place is too old.  Embrace the mental teenagers that you are!  Stop trying to move out of mommy and daddy's house.  Let CBS get old and die.  The CW is forever young.  Their characters don't pay bills and rent apartments.  But I digress...

Last night's episode, Episode 6 "Shoreline" received a 1.0/2 rating.  That's not A18-49 - THAT'S TOTAL HHs.  It's over.  Air repeats of Roswell or Felicity.  Show Color Bars.  Show anything.  But stop showing Melrose Place.  It's not easy to get that small of an audience.  A show really has to work hard at NOT connecting with viewers to get that low of a rating.

melrose_place.jpgYou pulled the trigger at the right time on The Beautiful Life:TBL, it's time for the characters of Melrose Place to strap on the mini-dresses, stick their feet in cement and jump into the pool.

jill_kennedy_small.jpgJill Kennedy - OnMedea

After only two pathetically rated episodes, The Beautiful Life: TBL has the distinction of being the first show cancelled of the 2009/2010 television season.  Sorry MischaYou heard it here first... last week.

TBL_RIP.jpgjill_kennedy_small.jpgJill Kennedy - OnMedea

With a 1.1/2 rating for its PREMIERE, this show is done.

TBL_RIP.jpgSorry Dawn.  One out of three ain't terrible.  If it weren't for The Vampire Diaries... well, you know the rest.

jill_kennedy_small.jpgJill Kennedy - OnMedea

DawnOstroffSmall.jpgMs. Ostoff made this horrific comparison yesterday in Pasadena at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

[From The Hollywood Reporter:  "It was really a 'Sophie's Choice,' Ostroff said of trying to choose projects for next season with only 10 hours to fill.]
Seriously, Dawn?  There was no other phrase you could use. 

"Sophie's Choice" was a decision Holocaust survivor Sophie Zawistowski had to make on which of her children would live and which would die in a Nazi concentration camp.  Sure, it was a work of fiction by William Styron - but he has even said that it was based on a real story (fyi, Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for her portrayal in the movie).

The decision on which child a parent would choose to live and which to die is the same as which TV show on The CW makes the schedule and which doesn't?  The Gossip Girl spin-off or The Vampire DiariesSupernatural or One Tree Hill

sophies_choice.jpgI know it was said on the fly and was meant to convey that it was a difficult choice - but come on.  Imagine what the Right Wing Pundits would say if President Obama, during the recent Beer Summit, said "It's really a 'Sophie's Choice' in deciding which beer to drink." 

I started OnMedea with the intention of having a positive tone in regards to the world of media (with the exception of anything concerning Ben Silverman) - but that's been really difficult based on what I'm discovering out there. 

I certainly hope Ms. Ostroff made the right decision and the new "Melrose Place" lives up to her expectations.

For the record, Sophie chose the boy.

jill_kennedy_small.jpgJill Kennedy - OnMedea - (I understand the slight irony that I write these things under the blog title OnMedea - a fictional woman who slaughtered her kids after finding out her man had an affair.) 

About Jill Kennedy

Jill Kennedy - Blogger - OnMedea Jill Kennedy is an Ivy League MBA / refugee from Lehman Brothers.

Manka Bros. (and the Manka Business Channel) hired her (for a very low sum) to cover the world of media (not the world of Medea) in her own words without corporate inteference.

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About Medea

Medea Medea was a real bitch from classical mythology - as most famously dramatized by Euripides.

She was a sorceress and wife of Jason, whom she assisted in obtaining the Golden Fleece. When Jason deserted her, she chopped up their children. One could say, Medea acted as rationally as a major media company.



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