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Hidden Palms: CW to Finish Drama Early

Hidden PalmsThe CW has decided to finish the low-rated drama Hidden Palms two weeks earlier than planned. Fortunately for fans, they’ll still get to see all of the filmed episodes — at least that’s the plan right now.

Often compared to The O.C., the drama was conceived by Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson. Palms was originally scheduled to begin airing in early March but was replaced by Pussycat Dolls Present and postponed until May 30th. The drama debuted to disappointing ratings — fewer than 1.9 million watched. The second episode’s viewership dropped to just over 1.5 million.

For now, the CW still plans to air all eight episodes but, the network will burn them off as quickly as possible. Double episodes will air on both June 20th and 27th and the season finale will air on July 4th, a typically little-watched night of television. (Coincidentally, FOX is airing the final two episodes of their cancelled drama Drive on the same night.)

The network has also decided to drop the drama’s Sunday night encores effective immediately. Reruns of 7th Heaven will move to take Palms’ place at 8pm and double episodes of Reba reruns will fill in at 7pm on Sundays.

Though Hidden Palms has not been cancelled, it’s highly unlikely that the series will return for a second season. Will storylines be left unresolved by the end of the eighth episode? If the ratings fall any further, will the CW finish airing this season? Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Elycia July 10, 2007 at 2:57 pm

I lovee Hidden Palms, i have never really gotten into a show and then i do and now they want to cancel it.. AH.
I dont understand why people dont like this show, its better then most of the stupid ones on TV

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Chanel July 8, 2007 at 11:14 pm

I LOVE HIDDEN PALMS!! It’s an amazing show and i’m tired of people bitching about it. I have never seen a show with such a neat opening full of imagery, mystery, and a kick ass song. Stop comparing it to the O.C it was a thousand times better. The C.W sucks ass and if they don’t bring HP back next year ,i’m going to stop watching there already declining network with much worse shows like oh i don’t know supernatural! like wtf, you can’t honestly say that supernatural should be on that network if Hidden palms isn’t. f**k this sh*t and f**k the cw!!

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Anonymous July 7, 2007 at 12:00 am

hey i agree the show is awesome and i hope there is another season!!!!

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Delena July 6, 2007 at 6:26 pm

I CANT BELIEVE ITS NOT GOING TO COME ON ANYMORE…I LOVE THAT SHOW SOOOOOO MUCH…AND I LIKE TO WATCH CLIFF AND JOHNNY…THERE SO CUTE…LOL :)

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Monica July 6, 2007 at 2:15 pm

i really liked this show i dont know why they cancelled. It was really good and know they still have seven heaven its really old AND IT IS JUST BOARING PLEASE CANCELL THIS ONE AND LEAVE HIDDEN PALMS AND PLEASE VIEWERS GIVE IT A SECOND CHANCE.

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tdatb July 6, 2007 at 3:19 am

This is a good show so, of course, you can’t have good shows on a sh*t network. I’m actually surprised they didn’t dump Supernatural along with this a Veronica Mars. Well, any network that would do that idiotic Pussycat Dolls thing…..

I watched the first episode of Hidden Palms because there really wasn’t anything else to watch. I usually HATE “teen” shows – I tried to watch an episode of The O.C. once and it was so awful I almost became physically ill! it was actually WORSE than Dawson’s Creek! – but HP got me and I watched every episode because it was GOOD!

Now I guess I’ll just download Supernatural and never watch the CW again. Smallville sucks and it’s the least horrible of their non-Supernatural shows. Supernatural, Veronica Mars, and Hidden Palms could’ve anchored a hip, young network for the next few years. Now, instead, the C.W. will be derided for years as nothing more than a bunch of moronic plug-pullers who’ll only program for people with low-double-digit I.Q.s.

I guess I’ll watch CBS: at least they listen to the people who pay their bills. Jericho Rules!

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Jazmine duhh July 5, 2007 at 6:25 pm

i love the frikin showw !!

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MIchele July 5, 2007 at 9:41 am

I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH ANY MORE SHOWS ON CW. They promote these shows and then cancel them. And I watched the finale and it SUCKED!! BRING BACK HIDDEN PALMS!!!

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akira July 5, 2007 at 8:35 am

0MG I FREAKiN L0VE THiS SH0W GRETA AND JOHNNY ARE SUCH A H0T C0UPLE AND THERE CANCELING THE SHOW THE ONLY REASON WHY THE RATING WATCHIN HAS DROPPED IS BECAUSE WE FOUND OUT THAT THEY WERE CANCELING AND YALL DID PLAY THE SHOW ON 4TH OF JULY COME ON NOW PEOPLE ARE PARTYING AND HAVING A GOOD TiME U COULD’VE HAVE WAITED TILL THE 5TH WHEN SO MUCH WASN’T G0iN 0ON THEN …….. GEEZ THiNK D0 N0T CANCEL THE SH0W THAT 1.5 MiLLi0N iS INCLUDING ME AND i NEED T0O SEE THE SHOW 0ON A SEC0ND SEASON THiRD SEASON AND S0O ON AND S0 F0RTH L0L N0W ST0P PLAYiN WE PEOPLE MiNDS AND CAST THE SH0W…..C0ME ON THE SUSPENSE iS KiLLiN ME

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Katie-Lynn July 1, 2007 at 3:43 pm

CW CANNOT cancel Hidden Palms!!!!!!!! I’m addicted to the show!!!!!!!(Johnny and Gretta make such a cute cpoule<3)Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez DON’T CANCEL HIDDEN PALMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!!!!!!!!

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stephanie July 1, 2007 at 7:41 am

I love Hidden Palms. I was soooooo upset when I heard it might be cancelled. it hasn’t even been on that long. they should not cancel it.

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Sarah July 1, 2007 at 2:30 am

I really hope that they don’t cancel Palm Springs. I think its an amazing show and its great to see Taylor Handley in a lead role, putting him in the mainstream. Its great to see Michael Cassidy also taking the lead. Though honestly, Taylor and Michael are the only similarity to the OC that this show has.

And to whoever said we haven’t even seen the beach, it takes place in a desert. Just thought I should throw that one out there.

But seriously, this is one of the best new shows that I’ve seen in a long time. I haven’t gotten a new show since basically around One Tree Hill and the OC, so I’m really hoping this one lasts, because this is good quality entertainment. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, but also keeps you laughing. Its a great balance of suspense and humor.

If only they hadn’t started it in the summer…

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Keria June 29, 2007 at 1:38 pm

ok people we have established that we LOOOVVVEEE Hidden Palms and would like to see it for a second season or at least a second chance in the Fall don’t you agree.
go to http://palms.svfan.com
and sign the petition and also voice ur opinion
so many efforts are being done to show our love for this show PLEASE JOIN THEM!!!

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missy June 28, 2007 at 6:53 pm

I am so mad that they are cancelling Hidden Palms!!!!
I love this show and I love Taylor Handley! I can’t believe how much they promoted this show on TV and then they cancelled it. I have watched every episode and I’ve loved every minute of it! They should give this show another chance to air in the Fall when more people are home to watch it! Please bring this show back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Erica June 28, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Why doesn’t the CW reair the show in the falls to see if it gets better ratings? I know I already really like the show and then they decided to cancel it? Just like they did Veronica Mars and I was like WTH?
Please bring it back! I and a lot of other people really like the show!

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