What’s the one thing that can bring me out of mothballs? Bad Television.
Welcome to the 2012 Fall Television Dead Pool
As in years past, we here at EJSIC take our vast knowledge of pop culture – television in particular – and pit it against each other and our reader(s). We single out the new network show that we think will get canceled first. And whoever’s show gets the hook first, wins. Simple. Last year’s crop of freshman shows was stubborn, but, in the end, natural selection took over and most of them met their end. Though, a few didn’t…for some reason.
Anyway, last year’s winning victim, The Playboy Club, eventually shuffled off and less than half of the remaining new shows followed. Less than half? We can do better, folks. This year, I am calling for a 100% success rate in new show fatalities.
Yes we can! Yes we can!
A reminder of the rules: simply choose, IN THE COMMENTS SECTION, which new fall network show you think is going to get canceled first. The person who selects the show that is axed first will receive a prize of undecided worth and/or existence. The author will wait until 5 picks have been made before choosing his pick.
Choose well, jerks. Choose well.
(click the shows to learn more about them)
4) 666 Park Avenue (ABC)
2) Animal Practice (NBC) Shiffus77
- Arrow (CW)
- Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Ben and Kate (FOX) crazyqx
- Chicago Fire (NBC)
- Elementary (CBS) capnwacky
Emily Owens M.D. (CW) Yoda
Go On (NBC) bucksfan92
Guys With Kids (NBC) Chuck_Norrisaurus
4) Last Resort (ABC) buergermeister
1) Made in Jersey (CBS) rockchalk010*
Malibu Country (ABC)
- Nashville (ABC)
3) Partners (CBS) Flop
- The Mindy Project (FOX) GodzillaBJ
The Mob Doctor (FOX) shocker11
- The Neighbors (ABC) Azcats1993
- Revolution (NBC) brentton32
DISCLAIMER: Only new shows on network stations are included. No cable shows, for obvious reasons. Also, reality shows are not included, because it is typically impossible to cancel a reality show mid-season. Once all shows are picked, selection will be closed. If a show goes unpicked, but is canceled, the game continues until a show that has been picked gets canceled. Also, only shows that have set premiere dates are included. There are many more terrible shows slated for mid-season starts or replacement. If you want to risk it and choose one of those, be our guest.
* – Winner 10/10/12