05 October 2006

Kidnapped cancelled; NBC picks up Heroes and Sci Fi renews Eureka!

The winner for first show to get cancelled is NBC's Kidnapped. The serial drama has scored way below the peacock networks expectations. And my guess is the show is very expensive, so if the ratings are not there to match the cost, you'll not last long.

But, NBC still has some love for the show, stating that they will air all 13 episodes ordered and that it will tie-up all its loose ends so the fans will not be totally disappointed. Then again, if the show continues to loose viewers, NBC may drop the show in favor of two shows that are waiting in the wings: Medium or Crossing Jordan.

Meanwhile, even as NBC announced this, they confirmed they have given the green light for the back nine of Heroes, which next to Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, are two best new shows on the network.

Finally, the Sci Fi Channel has picked up Eureka for a second season of 13 episodes. The offbeat show has scored very well for the cable channel, the first original series since the success of Battlestar Galactica.

So, one serial drama in the 24 tradition gone, but two genre shows are continuing.

Not bad.

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