Luck’s luck ran out.
So HBO canceled the series.
I applaud the network for halting production and ultimately making the decision to end the series after a fourth horse died on the set.
Some reports say the animal rights issue gave HBO a good excuse to cancel the new drama, which had poor ratings right out of the starting gate. Whatever the reason, I’m just glad the horses are out of harm’s way.
No TV show is worth the risk.
Now…if we can just convince the City of New York that carriage rides for tourists are no excuse for horses losing their lives.
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NBC. I’ve decided it stands for ‘Never Be Cutting-Edge.’
How else can you explain the network’s decision to launch an “American Idol”-esque program next spring…just as AI is wheezing its final breath?
The producers and major players can see the writing on the wall. The viewers are leaving, too. So now NBC decides to enter the singing competition business?
At least they’re consistent.
Sure, their new iteration has a twist. The judges don’t face the contestants, so in theory their decision will be based solely on the quality of the vocals. (The idea is based on a program called “The Voice of Holland” already in production.)
Forgive me if I think they will get around that stipulation.
More importantly, I think audiences are ready for something different. When AI dies — which I think will happen after next season if not this one — people will be ready for the next great competition…and this ain’t it.
Who knows? By then, maybe reality TV will even be going out of style altogether.
We can always dream.
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