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The New Adventures of Old Christine: Staying Cancelled, No Season Six on ABC

IMAGEIn 2009, both Southland and Medium were cancelled by NBC but were then saved by other networks. Three long-running shows were recently cancelled last month and it looked like each had a good shot of being saved as well.

A couple weeks later, Law & Order and Ghost Whisperer have been denied a second chance and now, The New Adventures of Old Christine has as well.

The New Adventures of Old Christine follows a neurotic single mom (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who has a hard time juggling a relationship with responsibilities at home and work. Others in the cast include Hamish Linklater, Wanda Sykes, Trevor Gagnon, Clark Gregg, Emily Rutherfurd, Tricia O’Kelley, and Alex Kapp Horner.

The sitcom has been a moderate performer for CBS from the beginning and has ended up on the bubble each year. For the past two years, ABC has been ready to pick up the show if CBS dropped it. Those were in the days when ABC wasn’t having much luck finding successful sitcoms of their own.

When CBS cancelled Old Christine this year, the alphabet network wasn’t as interested anymore because ABC already has some successful sitcoms with several new ones waiting in the wings.

This season, Old Christine aired opposite ABC sitcoms and didn’t fare very well. As a result, the network has decided not to pick up the Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom for season six.

The final episode of The New Adventures of Old Christine aired on May 12th on CBS. After five seasons and 88 episodes, there won’t be a final episode to wrap up the series.

On the positive side, reruns will begin airing on Lifetime and on local stations across the country in the fall.

What do you think? Should ABC have picked up Old Christine for season six? How would you have ended the show?

 

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Tiya December 14, 2013 at 4:27 am

This show is so funny. I wish it still came on . Everyone on this show is hilarious and the plot is interesting. I have not seen an episode that was not funny and entertaining.

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Deanna December 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Oh Boy i wish they could bring it back with new episodes. Super funny and mood lifting show.

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Joe June 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm

This was a hilarious show. Was well written and preformed. CBS has had nothing that holds up to the talent and comedy of this show. It was a big mistake to have cancelled, especially for CBS who rarely gets that quality of a show. Abc would have done well with it, it’s to bad they didn’t take the leap of faith.

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Teddy May 3, 2013 at 2:49 am

This show is BEST AT REAL COMEDY!!!
BEST ACTORS,IT WAS A BLAST,I watch reruns:(

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Sharon May 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

They cancel all of the good shows that can relate to actual situations just to replace them with detective, medical, and reality shows and lie about it being the “number of viewers” and “ratings”. I wish Lifetime would have suggested picking it up, seeing as many people were crushed to learn that this happened. Even more crushing to learn that there was no finally for the season or the show itself.

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Anonymous April 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

loved that show . IVE been waiting for the new ones .didn’t know it was cancelled.
I’m so sad. why take off all the good shows.

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Lisa January 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I dont’ know why you would cancell this show!! It was one of only a few that actually made me literally laugh out loud and i could relate to the characters!!! Why didn’t they get another season? Was it because of the actors or political reasons? Because i can’t believe it’s not because of the dynamics of the characters, especially Barb!!! They are the epitimy of a normal, middle american working family and a divorced Mother that unfortunately, MOST of us can relate to!!! PLEASE GET IT TOGETHER AND GET IT BACK ON!!! it’s really nice to have an “escape’ from our real lives and get absorbed in hers!!! Cuz they’re so close but she makes it funny where we’d have to take an anti-anxiety pill!!

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Tana January 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I love this show and can’t get enough. I rarely laugh out loud when I watch TV, and this show has me laughing out loud every time I see it. The characters are so quirky and fun, and they portray real life situations in the most hilarious way. Julia is a comic genius, and all the other actors are fantastic. And one great thing about this show was that they weren’t afraid to tackle controversial issues, they brought comedy into it and made it palatable. I wish they would bring it back, however, I fear it is too late to revive it. I watch every re-run and laugh just as hard each time, even if it’s the 4th time I’ve seen it!

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Debbie January 8, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I started watching Old Christine and can’t get enough. I have watched every episode twice (sometimes more) and kept thinking there would be a finale. Bring back old Christine!!!

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Rachel December 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

Best show ever!!! Worst decision in the world to cancel this show…..

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Catherine December 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Just started watching the reruns of this show and love it. Julia Louis Dryfess is the best. The show is so funny and I watch three reruns every night. Great cast and great writing.
Wonder why I never heard much talk about this sit-com. It never fails to make me laugh.

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Kiara November 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Please bring back Old Christine! I watch all the reruns everyday on Lifetime & I love this show. Who’s dumb idea was it to cancel it?

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suzyquzy November 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

I didn’t start watching this show until it was cancelled. It is GREAT! She is the only one to truly survive after Seinfeld. Bring her back!!!!!

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Regina November 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

When I found this show years ago, I thought why isn’t anyone talking about this show? It is one of the funniest sitcoms I’ve ever seen!!! To be honest this show has gotten me through some tough times, who’s bright ideal was it to cancel it? This is one that should have stuck around, my older kids love it!!

Thanks for the memories Christine..

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Gina November 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

I absolutely love this show! I watched it when it was on each week and was so disappointed when it was cancelled. I still watch the reruns and laugh each episode as if it were the first time I was watching it. Every character is perfect….. it’s a fabulous show! As long as they keep the keep the reruns on, I’ll keep recording and watcing them! BTW…. I just recently started watching Veep and I have to say it’s pretty good …. it’s no “Christine” … but pretty good!

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