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Creature Comforts: CBS Puts Stops on Stop-Motion Series

Creature ComfortsDuring the summer months, networks understand that viewership is typically lower than usual. As such, it’s pretty rare for a summer series to be pulled prematurely. For this, and obvious reasons, Creature Comforts is a rare breed.

A version of Creature Comforts was first seen as a 1989 animated short film made in Britain. It featured a group of anmals talking about their life in the zoo. It became a TV series in 2003 in the U.K. A U.S. version debuted on June 4th on CBS and featured animal characters being voiced by everyday people. All of these versions were produced by Aardman Animations who are best known for the Wallace and Gromit films.

The claymation Creature Comforts series debuted to 6.3 million and slipped to 4.5 million the second week. Only 4.3 million watched the third episode and, as a result, CBS has pulled Creature Comforts. Repeats of The New Adventures of Old Christine will fill the Monday at 8pm timeslot for the immediate future.

It’s unknown if the four remaining unaired episodes will see the light of day. It’s possible that they may be made available on the CBS site where two episodes currently reside. TV Series Finale home page

 

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Michael Fones September 4, 2007 at 5:49 pm

What?………. I though this was the best show in the time slot for a long time. I told others about it and they looked for it for a couple of weeks. Beats the hell out of the shallow crap your showing tonight!!!!

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Pam August 15, 2007 at 8:40 am

This is the best show to come out in a long time. I do watch CBS, but NEVER the Christine sitcom … YUCK! You had a fresh chance to start something different, and you blew it. I had just researched this show and told family and friends the details about the real people behind the voices, and those who caught it just LOVED IT.
PUHLEEZ give the public a chance to catch on to this great show!

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Diane Brunk August 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm

PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK CREATURE COMFORTS FUNNIEST SHOW THAT HAS BEEN ON IN YEARS!!!!!!!!!

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Heather Files August 14, 2007 at 12:30 pm

I’m very disappointed that you have chosen to stop running this show. By the time I discovered Creature Comforts, I got to enjoy just one episode before it was cancelled. PLEASE consider bringing it back!!! It’s much better than yet another tired sitcom with the same old jokes (Christine)!

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Penny Shacklett August 13, 2007 at 1:53 pm

Please put creature comforts back on! I have to agree witl all the others. It was a great show. Who wants to watch that stupid Christine show anyway! The animals talking was really funny and really great!

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Dien August 7, 2007 at 8:02 am

Poo on you! We love that show!

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Glenda July 31, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Can’t believe you pulled Creature Comforts. No wonder CBS ratings are slipping away. You get a great,creative,laugh-out-loud show like this, that’s clean, and you won’t even give it a chance. Now we won’t be watching CBS at all anymore. Please bring it back!!

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Trish July 31, 2007 at 11:30 am

Well, it’s August now and my whole family still checks vainly each Monday night to see if Creature Comforts has returned. I did email CBS; but to what purpose? We laughed so hard at that show we missed the next joke and replayed the episodes on the web over and over. I still can’t say ‘polar bears’ with a straight face. Now you can’t even see the shows via the CBS website. It’s as if they’ve erased the whole venture. Depressing.

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C Burrill July 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm

I can’t believe this show got pulled. We taped the three episodes that aired, and even watching them the second and third time through I laugh till I cry. And I also told ALL my friends and family to watch this show. CBS, please bring it back, or at least let us instant Creature Comfort fananatics see the remaining episodes!

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michele July 26, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Bring this back! This was hilarious. I called two of my siblings when I saw this show and got them hooked too! Then, it was gone! But that incredibly stupid Two and-a-half Men” show stays? That’s the most mindless show for half-wits out there. But this clever mix of media doesn’t work for stupid, fat Americans who need their comedy explained to them S_L_O_W_L_Y. Please bring this back! Dump Sheen!

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