Fox’s ‘Drive’ already out of gas

While watching Wednesday’s American Idol, I noticed a promo for next Monday’s 24 said it would be preceded by a special showing of House.  What?  That 8 p.m. Monday slot is reserved for Fox’s newest show, Drive.  This announcement can’t be right.  But a visit to tvguide.com confirms my fear  — Drive has been canceled.

Apparently the show has been canceled after just three episodes due to ratings.  How can the network decide on a show after three episodes.  Give us a chance to get to know the characters, to decide we like the show and to tell our friends. 

Why bother airing a show if you aren’t really going to give it a chance?  No wonder no one is tuning in to new shows.  It’s not worth our time if the networks won’t even given them a real chance.

The only small satisfaction is that it is rumored that you can see the two unaired episodes in May on Friday nights.

I was really looking forward to Nathan Fillion finally finding a series to showcase his talents after a brief stint on Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s final season and the lead on the short-lived cult favorite Firefly.

C’est la vie.

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10 Responses to Fox’s ‘Drive’ already out of gas

  1. IndianPad says:

    Fox’s ‘Drive’ already out of gas

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  2. Fox’s ‘Drive’ already out of gas

    Liked what you just read here ? Vote for it on Blogmemes ! While watching Wednesday’s American Idol, I noticed a promo for next Monday’s 24 said it would be preceded by a special showing of House. What? That 8 p.m. Monday slot is reserved for Fox’…

  3. hoser says:

    This sucks, I just finished watching the first 4 episodes of drive and I think that it is a great show. Full of twists and turns and some nice driving. To cancel something so quickly is silly. I’ve noticed that the show has been on a bunch of different dates as well. Not only monday, but there was two back to back episodes on Friday. How can a show expect to get regular viewers if they dont even know when the show airs?

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  4. rcrawford79 says:

    Once the networks becoming cheep and giving us game shows instead of shows like Drive that take time to build up a bit of steam. Well, thank God for cable!

  5. vacelts says:

    hoser, I totally agree. There are quite a few shows that I don’t tune into at the beginning but later come to love — Lost, for example. I didn’t start tuning into Lost until episode 6 or so. They didn’t even give Drive a chance.

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  7. Firefly dork says:

    I think this was an amazing show. We should be able to see more episodes to diecide if it should be cancled or not. And I feel bad for Nathan Fillion because this is the second show that he is on that was cancled. This pissis me off. I WANT MORE DRIVE AND FIREFLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Pamela says:

    FOX sucks. Seriously. They must have some vendetta against Nathan Fillion because they cancel all his shows. FOX is also notorious for cancelling shows midway through the season or after they ended the season with a cliffhanger…I love Firefly and didn’t even get the chance to watch Driven because like a lot have said, it got cancelled before it had time to be noticed.

    FOX Executives, you really need to retire and let a hipper crowd take over.

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