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The New Adventures of Old Christine: TV Show Cancelled, No Season Six?

New Adventures of Old ChristineAfter being on the bubble for several seasons, CBS has finally cancelled The New Adventures of Old Christine. There’s a chance that it may be saved by another network but odds would have been better if this had happened in previous years.

The New Adventures of Old Christine follows the challenges of Christine Campbell (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) , a neurotic single mom who has a hard time finding a relationship and juggling her responsibilities at home and work. Others in her life include her low-key brother, Matthew (Hamish Linklater); best friend and business partner, Barbara (Wanda Sykes); young son Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon); irresponsible ex-husband, Richard (Clark Gregg); and his current love, “New Christine” (Emily Rutherfurd). Often popping up to make “Old Christine” feel even more incompetent are “mean mommies,” Marly and Lindsay (Tricia O’Kelley and Alex Kapp Horner).

After being part of CBS’ Monday night line-up for two seasons, Old Christine was used to help establish a second comedy block for the network on Wednesday nights. Unfortunately, the experiment wasn’t a big success. Old Christine was barely renewed last season. As there had been in the past, there was talk that ABC might pick it up if CBS had actually cancelled the show.

This season, Old Christine’s numbers have gotten worse and CBS decided to abandon the Wednesday night comedy hour. As a result, the network decided to finally cancel Old Christine.

In past years, Old Christine was attractive to ABC because they weren’t having much success with their own sitcoms. This time around, they already have a well-established night of sitcoms and several new options waiting in the wings.

Still, there is some talk of ABC picking up the series. As of today, the execs at ABC and Warner Bros. are trying to work out the numbers. The deal that Warner Bros. can offer is likely being impacted by how much profit new episodes will bring in syndication.

Last summer, Warner Bros. sold the Old Christine syndication package to Lifetime for some ad time and about $350,000 per episode (compared to 30 Rock episodes which went for $800,000). The sitcom was also sold to local stations in most of the US markets.

Reruns will pop up on cable and local stations in the fall. It remains to be seen if new episodes will be on ABC.

What do you think? Should ABC rescue The New Adventures of Old Christine? Where would you put it — with The Middle, Cougar Town, or someplace else?

 

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mark October 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Girlfriend and I love the show and would love for it to be brought back. I think it would do very well in the Wendsday lineup.

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nancy October 18, 2011 at 3:32 am

I loved this show please bring it back

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fan of New Adventures of Old Christine October 11, 2011 at 2:54 am

I missed the first season of this show, since in all honesty I found the show’s title a little silly …seemed like a Saturday kids’ show, maybe had the named it differently something like “Old Christine” instead of the “new adventures of….” maybe that’s why it didn’t get the positive ratings it should have received. All I know is , I accidently watched it one night – since tv was on on that channel, n’ I hadn’t able to stop watching it since!!!

THE NETWORK IS WRONG – THIS IS AN AWESOME SHOW AND THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY BRING IT BACK – IF NOT CBS THEN ABC SHOULD. SEEMS WITH ALL THE REAL TIME CRAP SHOWS (which are all bogus n’ fake now) THAT THEY KEEP AIRING, THEY ARE MISSING OUT ON THE GREAT SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE!!

BRING BACK “NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE” but please change the freaken title….that title annoys me.

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Vicki October 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I just discover this show and it is sooooo funny! So disappointed to find out it was cancelled – have told everyone about it! Really funny – lots of lol moments,

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oz tow October 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm

These 2 women are really funny together. It’s a good cast with plenty of clever writing.

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christine October 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

I absolutely adore the show. Funniest sitcom ever. Just finish watching season 5 on amazon instant video and found out that season 6 was not there. Please bring it back!

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ally October 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

oh no !!!! THIS is the BEST COMEDY on TV !!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do more seasons……. was looking on line where i could buy it as it hasn’t played for ages in NZ, even then they stupidly put it on late at night, where a lot of people didn’t hook onto what a brilliant show it is. have put some of my friends on to it , and they became hooked – so mad to see its not being continued. please rethink this ! fantastic shows, with nothing else quite like it!!!

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Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 11:39 am

I love watching The New Adventures of Old Christine!!! I watch the re-runs all the time! I like this show because its about real life situations. Its a funny sitcom and I definitely think ABC should pick up this sitcom! I think it would do very well!

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amber anthony September 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Please ABC pick up this show and bring it back. I love this show almost as much as I love HIMYM.

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Anonymous September 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I want Old Christine back, I love this show, my friends and I always talk about this show all the time I didn’t even know it was cancelled I have been waiting for it to come back on for so long, I would never have thought it was cancelled, it’s the funniest thing on TV. This is ridiculous I’m mad as hell. Bring Christine back.

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Tammy September 24, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Are you serious? This was one of the best sitcoms on television. Please, bring it back!

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Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm

This show is great. What the ….? ABC should pick up.

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Rick Lococo September 5, 2011 at 6:03 am

The Networks constantly air BRAIN DEAD material, but yet pass up what has to be a show in the top 5 Sitcoms of all time. I work in production for KDKA in Pittsburgh, so i think i know what i speak of. Its a Dam shame this show is out of production. Bring it back if possible. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lori August 31, 2011 at 6:56 am

please bring back” OLD CHRISTINE” We love that show so much Iknow that has to be the funniest show I have ever seen please abc bring it back for the sake of LAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!

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Mandy July 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm

This is a mistake. Like many that ABC makes. I was looking forward to the new season.

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MYSTI COX June 25, 2011 at 5:51 am

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN AND ALL MY FRIENDS SAY THE SAME THING…IT’S REALLY ALL ABOUT LIFE AND THE THINGS PEOPLE THINK,AS THEY ARE DOING THINGS, AND ARE AFRAID TO SAY OUT LOUD….AND TRUST ME, THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE THAT..

JULIA LOUISE- DREYFUS IS THE FUNNIEST WOMEN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BESIDES LUCILLE BALL. IT IS VERY HARD TO BE FUNNY AND GET OUT THERE AND MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH..
PEOPLE THE THAT OWN THIS SHOW SHOULD RE-THINK THEIR POSSIBILLITIES OF THE SHOWS IMPACT ON EVERYONE. IT’S ONLY THE CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE THAT DON’T WANT THIS SHOW TO AIR..
I THINK IT’S THE GREATEST FUNNY SHOW SINCE I LOVE LUCY, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, BRING IT BACK…!!!!

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