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My Own Worst Enemy: NBC Cancels Christian Slater TV Show

My Own Worst EnemyThough it was promoted ad nauseum during the coverage of the Summer Olympics, NBC could find few friends for their My Own Worst Enemy series. The TV show has been cancelled after airing just four episodes.

My Own Worst Enemy follows the strange life of Henry Spivey (Christian Slater), a hum-drum suburbanite with a wife and two kids (played by Madchen Amick, Taylor Lautner, and Bella Thorne). Unknown to Henry and his loved ones, he has a dual identity as a secret operative and trained killer named Edward Albright.

Edward works for a superspy organization under supervisor Mavis Heller (Alfre Woodard) and is partnered with friend and fellow operative Tom Grady/Raymond Carter (Mike O’Malley). Others in the series include Omid Abtahi, Saffron Burrows, James Cromwell, Sarai Givaty, Mark Ivanir, Mindy Sterling, Missy Yager, Eugenia Yuan, and Louis Giambalvo.

The show debuted on October 13, 2008 on NBC. Despite a lot of high-profile promotion, the premiere attracted only 7.27 million viewers and a 3.0/8 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. The following week, the numbers dropped to 5.69 million and a 2.6/6. The most recent episode hit a low of 4.27 million and 1.8/5. Though Heroes has been struggling this season, Worst Enemy has been losing over 40% of its lead-in audience and more than that in the key demographic.

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NBC has announced that they are cancelling the series following the completion of its ninth episode. It’s been confirmed that the network plans to continue to air the series until all of the episodes have been shown.

If Worst Enemy goes uninterrupted, the series finale should air on December 15th, the same night as Heroes’ so-called “fall finale.” Because of the abrupt cancellation, fans of Worst Enemy aren’t expected to be given any kind of conclusion to the show’s ongoing storylines. That’s enough to make even mild-mannered Henry angry. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Awesome Show October 3, 2011 at 12:41 am

This show is the best!!! I can’t believe it was cancelled what a waste of good talent and script… No wonder NBC can’t make anything work… It’s not the show its the damn network that needs to be replaced….

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you dont need to know April 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm

i found this show on xbox live and loved it, it reminded me of james bond for some reason. bring it back and it will have a good viewer basis. the problem was when it was on. they put it against established shows and that was a bad idea. put it on earlier and things will be better.

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DMG February 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I love this show. I watched the first series (this was before widespread DVR existed remember?) and now I’m watching it again on hulu. LOOOOVE IT. I wish NBC would repeat this series again. Christian Slater was very likeable, and got to be both sweet and HOT in this! Love the duality. Bring it back!

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Jeff donnaly June 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

Has NBC lost there minds!!!!!! Finally a show with depth and an actual detailed plot and they cancel it? This show should be brought back because popular demand wants it back! I don’t care if it’s a few years later many viewer would be overjoyed to have this series brought back to life! Listen to what the people want NBC.

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Lee February 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

This should have not been Cancelled…. I am shocked that this got cancelled…
Unbelievable…. What was NBC thinking??? Bring it back, try showing it again, and lets see how many people watch it…

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