Friday, March 19, 2010

Murdoch's Fox TV Studio Kills Saving Grace

It is old news for the TV industry, having been announced last August, but recent promos for the three final episodes of the Oklahoma City based cop show "Saving Grace" have finally alerted its fan base to its demise.

TNT wanted to renew the show, but the Fox TV Studios that produced the show said it was too expensive to make. Shades of "Firefly". It wasn't that "Saving Grace didn't make money, it did. It was that it didn't make as much money as Fox wanted it to.

Actually I think was just a bit too edgy for the Fox temperament (a.k.a. Rupert's taste). I mean there is this angel right out of the book of Job(that looks like the bar tender from HBO's "Deadwood") catering to the whims of God by trying to save this fornicating drinking gun toting Oklahoma City police female murder detective that is screwing her married police pardner and can't seem to keep her clothes on and has a brother who is a Priest while at the same time she was molested by a Priest as a child and has stolen a cow with Jesus Christ emblazoned in the black and white pattern on its side. It isn't in good taste if you are a fundamentalist Okie Bible thumper or an uptight type from Australia. I doubt dollars were the real reason.
Want more information? Google it yourself.

Holly Hunter after all doesn't really fit the Fox executives' demonstrated vision of the right kind of woman to be on TV does she?

Anyway. It is over. The memo has come down.

Fox, what have you wrought?
By the way does anyone know where one might find an "action figure" of that cow with Jesus on its side?


The Punk said...

To quote the beginning of the first episode of Family Guy (on Fox) after it was uncanceled three years after it was canceled:

"Peter: Everybody, I got bad news - we've been cancelled.

Lois: Oh, no. Peter, how can they do that?

Peter: Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like:

Dark Angel
That 80's Show
Andy Richter Controls The Universe
Girls Club
Cracking Up
The Pits
Get Real
Freaky Links
Wanda At Large
The Lone Gunmen
A Minute With Stan Hooper
Normal Ohio
Harsh Realm
Keen Eddy
The Street
American Embassy
Cedric The Entertainer
The Tick
and Greg The Bunny.

Lois: Is there no hope?

Peter: Well, I supposed if ALL those shows go down the tubes we might have a shot."

drlobojo said...

Say is "The Tick" the live action one? Is there a DVD of it?