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|Ugly Betty: Will ABC let it die quietly or attempt to save it?|
|Topic Started: Oct 24 2009, 09:21 PM (335 Views)|
|into_the_skyline||Oct 24 2009, 09:21 PM Post #1|
It really is a shame that this show that has performed well on Thursday is now being thrown in the garbage on Friday. Yes the Thursday ratings were declining, but look at Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and many other shows. It's ratings were still good enough for ABC to give the show a few more years. They just needed to find a new night that's more compatible for it.
Right now they know 'the forgotten' is a complete and total flop. Shut down production and act like it never existed. Tuesdays can start off with Ugly Betty, a family friendly show that would fit perfectly with Dancing with the Stars. Then end the night with V which seems more like a 10pm show anyway. Eastwick is also doing worse on Wednesday than Betty is doing on Friday which speaks volumes. If you can't score 5 million viewers after their successful comedy block, something is seriously wrong. The only problem there is that I don't know if Betty could work at that hour. With the comedy block it's possible a lighter show like Betty could work.
Of course with V coming so soon I don't think ABC is going to make any changes until that show hits the air. I just now wonder if ABC will do anything. Will they let Betty die on Friday for one final year, or will they use it to replace one of these failing new dramas.
I really hope they give it a go. The show has been great this season and even if it weren't, at worst, Betty was still a very good show. I want another two seasons at least!
|Nubia||Oct 24 2009, 10:05 PM Post #2|
|If ABC had any intentions of Betty living beyond this season it would not have been placed on Friday night.|
|angmc||Oct 24 2009, 11:13 PM Post #3|
||I find Ugly Betty to be a consistently entertaining show. It's not the greatest show on TV but it's better than a lot of stuff on network right now. Putting it on Friday though, seems to be the kiss of death. :(|
|sungrey||Oct 25 2009, 01:11 AM Post #4|
If the DVR numbers are strong for Betty on Friday, ABC will be happy. Of course, the last time ABC tried a drama on Friday they let it fail (oh hi, Women's Murder Club! Yup, still pissed. lol)
I think Betty has a solid shot. If it doesn't do anything, then maybe experiment with a different day airing an eppy and see what happens.
|MTSRocks||Oct 25 2009, 12:59 PM Post #5|
||ABC would be stupid to let this go. Wednesday would be the ideal night. Maybe UB will get more viewers when the nights start to get colder, and less people go out.|
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