Sunday, April 27, 2003
It's the time of year when the US tv networks decide which of their shows are going to be cast into the fiery pit of cancellation. Here's a round-up of some of the decisions that are going to leave you dumbstruck this year.
alties of the 2002-2003 season:
» Sadly, our throwaway remark earlier in the week was accurate – Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting the chop after seven seasons. Sabrina will get married in the finale. Star Melissa Joan Hart is none too pleased, and feels that nobody at the show's US network really cared about it. Still, she is pushing 30 now, and contracts with Archie Comics mean Sabrina must remain a teenager for all eternity, so maybe now is the right time.
» Lame sitcom Just Shoot Me, which can be seen here on Paramount, is likely to end after six years. The only real surprise is that it lasted as long as it did.
» Our beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer is about to be staked through the heart after star Sarah Michelle Gellar decided she didn't want to stick pointy things into vampires any mroe.
» Dawson's Creek will reach a probably-not-very-thrilling conclusion after six years. We remain hopefull that the two-hour finale is an extended orgy scene featuring all the main cast (except the girls, obviously).
» Production on the 12-year-old Jenny Jones talk show ended in January, and it looks unlikely to resume. Readers of our daily Low Points will know we're big fans of the rhyming couplet episode titles (eg 'I'm Buff, Brainy and Hot, So Why Won't Guys Give Me a Shot!').
» We will all have to find something or someone else to be touched by after the summer, as Touched by an Angel is finally ending.
» Robot Wars has recently been booted off BBC2 to Channel Five hell, and its US counterpart, BattleBots, will not be back either.