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.