In 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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Awesome show! If only Julia would be given a chance to continue it and a smart network to offer it!
Have to continue… I truly agree with Jake’s comment! 100%
The New Adventures of Old Christine was a great show. Shame I didn’t see it when it was on, but it should be brought back. Get rid of the fake Love shows, bring back fun shows with great actors. I get up at 4am most most mornings to watch the reruns! No one has an imagination any more.
Best show ever made. Such a disappointment when Christine ended.
This was a good show! Better than most on tv these days. Julia Louise Dryfus is really talented. Sorry the show was cancelled.
Absolutely. I love this show. As a single mom, it is nice to see this show. I think alot of single moms enjoyed it. They should bring it back.
I fell in love with “…Christine…” from the first episode and it only got better as the actors and writers hit their stride. I was devastated when they cancelled it! Do you know those movies and shows that you always have to stop channel surfing and watch? Well, Christine is one of mine!
I love that show. Just like everyone else been saying it relates to real life. All the characters r sooooo funny the actors so talented. Yes it has me laughing out load as well. PLEASE bring it back. !!!!!!!!
bring the show back loved it. watch reruns .
Me too, I’m a fanatic! Sad to say I never knew about the show while it was originally airing but I have just about every episode recorded from reruns.
Hate that this has been cancelled. Loved the show.
I think that this is a fine comedy and it’s a shame that the show was cancelled. It is one of the few comedies that is entertaining without being vulgar. I still watch it on Sundays because it airs in our area in the early morning. I would love to see it come back again.
This show was really entertaining! Watch the reruns!