The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #205
May is a difficult month for TV fans, particular those of us
who still watch broadcast network TV. This is usually
the time when
The CW announce their Fall schedules, or at least hint
at them, and tell us
which shows are being cut. We can get emotionally
invested in TV shows, so it can be painful.
I used to get really upset about the cancelations. They're
never fun, even now. I stopped trying to watch every show I
liked, for one thing. It was just too much. I try to only
superhero shows and
others. I just had to weed out the more mundane shows or
the ones that were not a top priority for me. Let's
face it, shows like "NCIS"
will be around forever in re-runs and other formats. No need
to try to watch it every week or get upset if it's canceled.
That's true of so many shows.
Perspective is another thing that helped. If you do a little
research online, you might discover that most TV shows don't
make it past the first or second year. Very few make
it more than 5 seasons. Some shows barely make it past
a few episodes. That's just the way it's always been.
Everyone thinks that it's a recent phenomenon, but that's
just not true. I remember being very upset in the 70's when
they canceled some shows I liked after a few episodes. If
you look at the
Primetime TV schedules going back to the 40's, they've
always changed, constantly. We just hear about it more
online. So I just try to enjoy my shows as long as I
can, assume that each season finale is the last, and try not
to get too upset if it really is the last.
That said, I'm still upset that "Once
Upon a Time" is almost over. I love that show so much.
Even this season, which is drastically different and is
missing many characters I liked. Also, I still miss "Major
Crimes" and hate the way it ended.
So far I've been very lucky that most of my shows are being
renewed. All of
The CW shows I watch were renewed last month. "The
Resident" and "Blindspot"
were renewed this week! Yay! I'm still waiting to hear
(Probably) Saves the World," though. I hope that "Elementary"
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are renewed, too, but I won't be
too surprised if they're not. Same with "Instinct."
I know that many people are upset about "Designated
Survivor" and "Great
News" being canceled (among others).
People always say that their
favorite shows get canceled. That's because
everyone's favorite shows
get canceled. That's because they
all do. It's not just you. It's all of
us. There are only so many slots on the network schedule.
Even today, when they basically have three times as many
slots to fill as they used to. You may remember, when you
were younger, that they had Fall shows that ran for most of
the year. A few were canceled and replaced mid-season. Then
they had summer replacement shows and many re-runs. Nowadays
they have Fall shows that run half as long, and then
mid-season they're replaced by more shows that run half as
long. And they rarely show re-runs in the summer any more.
However, they do have a lot of reality or game shows for
Of course, there are also
on cable and streaming networks. That's part of
the problem. There are just too many good shows to watch,
and you can't possibly watch all of the ones you want to
watch. You can't even hear about them all, unless you're
looking for new shows out there every week.
I do that, and I still miss some.
Whatever shows you enjoy, I hope you have
plenty to watch and enjoy this summer! Don't forget, we
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