Aliens in America: CW Cancels Low-rated Sitcom

Aliens in AmericaTo very little surprise, CW has cancelled their critically-lauded but viewer-ignored sitcom, Aliens in America.

The series premiered on October 1, 2007 and focuses on geeky Justin Tolchuk (Dan Byrd), Muslim exchange student Raja Musharaff (Adhir Kalyan), and Justin’s Wisconsin family. Aliens in America’s first 10 episodes aired on Monday nights and averaged an audience of two million. CW moved Aliens to Sunday nights and the ratings have dropped to as low as 810,000.

Coupled with the low ratings, cancellation rumors have recently been circulating because some of the show’s castmembers have been taking on other work. Kalyan has been signed on to a recurring but important role on FX’s Nip/Tuck. He’ll play a 16-year-old prodigy plastic surgeon. Scott Patterson, who plays Justin’s father, was reportedly also available for other projects.

Aliens’ season was cut short by the writers strike but, unlike other series (Bionic Woman, for example), they had shot most of their episodes prior to the shutdown. The sitcom’s first and only season is made up of 18 episodes and it looks like CW will air all of them. The series finale is scheduled to air on May 18, 2008. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Roxy says

    I loved it too. How come all the good ones are getting the axe? After 1 season too…It was funny, sweet, good-natured and carried a message.Pity.
    My only hope is, that someone is gonna do something based on it like `The Middle` somewhat inspired by`Malcolm in the middle`.

  2. Laverne Cromey says

    Hey everyone. I’m going to have to add those TV sites to my bookmarks. Right now i’ve just been going to this blog and watching TV live from there –Laverne Cromey

  3. Anonymous says

    yeah , well i’m not pretty sure why did they cancel the show , i like it and i’m seeking for more episodes !

  4. Anonymous says

    I WANT MORE!!! It’s really rare to see a witty, truly original sitcom!!! It may not get the attention it deserves in the US, but its a real blast in Europe!!! You made a real mistake by cancelling the show!

  5. Anonymous says

    Thats is so unfar this show is one of the most funniest shows i have seen in a long time. To my surprise this show even passed Everybody hates Chris.

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