Sunday, May 14, 2006

Conviction and Invasion cancelled

Confirmed at Variety.

Update More cancellations via the futon critic.

'Teachers', 'Hope & Faith' and 'Freddie' are all confirmed as cancelled. NBC has given 'Andy Barker, PI' a 6-episode order and Fox has picked up 'The Wedding Album'.

24 comments:

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Man, ABC sure can piss away decent shows. Freddie was surprisingly funny, and Invasion had SO MUCH potential. These weren't perfect shows but I thought they were solid and would have had more success (especially Invasion) if they hadn't messed with their scheduling. Morons!

wcdixon said...

Any word on another season of Veronica Mars?

And have you checked out DeadThingsOnSticks blog? It's good.

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Shawna said...

No word on V. Mars as yet, but most of the rumors floating have said that the renewal of 7th Heaven may have killed it. We shall see...

Homestead Sweet Homestead said...

The finale of Invasion last night was left wide open. I still wonder if another network will pick it up. What are your thoughts?

Shawna said...

I'm sure it was left open in the vain hope that the show might get picked up. Unfortunately, we'll never know what would have happened.

Sorry Invasion fans. Looks like this is the end of the line.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe ABC would keep a show like "Desparate Housewives" and cancel a quality show like "Invasion". Other than "24" and the cancelled "Surface", "Invasion" was the best show on TV. COME ON CW, please pick up this show.

Invasion Lover/Phoenix said...

"Invasion" was one of the most fun and different shows I have ever watched. I thought I would give the show a try at the beginning of the season and was hooked immediately. PLEASE CW OR SCI-FI,
pick up this show!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm 54 years old, this was my favorite show, along with grey's, the housewives and others such as surface. I'm so mad at whoever decides on cancelations. The least you could do is give us an ending. I waited all week for this show. Sick of the way things are done.

Anonymous said...

I'm 54 years old, this was my favorite show, along with grey's, the housewives and others such as surface. I'm so mad at whoever decides on cancelations. The least you could do is give us an ending. I waited all week for this show. Sick of the way things are done.

Anonymous said...

i will never watch another "season one" ever again, unless the show gets picked up for a second season.

Catherine Johnson said...

I'm sick.

INVASION is my favorite show.

Anonymous said...

Invasion - We spent the last month watching something like 12 DVR episodes to get caught up for the finale, only to find out that it's not coming back. Boy am I mad that such a great show was cancelled. It was something different and always suspensful. Even the finale was suspenseful and now we'll never know...

Anonymous said...

Help bring Invasion back or at least get a movie to wrap things up. That was too much of a cliffhanger to perpetrate on so many loyal fans!
saveinvasion.net

Anonymous said...

I was hooked from the beginning and what a finale!! Please Please bring it back!

Anonymous said...

I just found out about invasion not being picked up for another season, and I really loved that show. If they knew it wasn't going to have a second season, then they could have at least ended the show. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen, and now I will never know.

Anonymous said...

When I watched the first episode of Invasion I wasn't sure I was going to like it but... it just kept getting better and better!!! I looked foward to seeing INVASION each week (even more than Lost).I found it to be so interesting and I really liked the characters.It was such a nice change from all the lawyer,csi & reality shows that are flooding the networks.All I can say is I hope it comes back or another network picks it up.I LOVE INVASION !!!

Anonymous said...

Yes...to hell with watching season one of ANYTHING!

Invasion was THE best tv show last season! and now I'm just sick that I watched it!

A total waste of time that WON'T be repeated!

Memo to whomever cancelled Invasion:
You sir are a moron!

dgaines said...

I too am fit to be tied about the cancellation of Invasion. As I posted on TV.com, I'm hopeful that the address for the idiot(s) who cancelled it is now at a state mental institution.
It may be too late, but I just signed an online petition to try and bring Invasion back ... it's at
http://www.petitiononline.com/33030/
WAKE UP, ABC!! You've done it again, and I'm about to boycott your stinking network and no longer be subject to your retarded evaluations of show popularity!!!
- D. Gaines, VA

Anonymous said...

I am just sad!! I hate that they seem to cancel all the shows that I enjoy!! The show was awsome and if another channel picked it up I would be thrilled!! I am so done with ABC!!!

Anonymous said...

Birds fly through the air... and sometimes smack into windows.

Cinnamon bread is good when it is served warm.

I saw a cloud on the way to work today. It was fluffy.

Gamera is a turtle, just not of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja" variety.

Bill said...

ABC Programing, Must you always choose your programs based on the lowest common denominator. Stellar concepts such as The Bachelor" and other reality rip-offs. One fox network is enough and you should try to maintain a higher level of programing than the pablum offered there. Invasion was innovative, with truly suprising plot and character developement.No wonder you lose viewers to Shows like Deadwood,Weeds, and Oz. Your programing department is full of cowards and sheep. And might I add short- sighted with a lack imagination. God help the arts under your ignorant stewardship.-Bill

Anonymous said...

Other than the show "Lost", "Invasion"ldsgnq was the only other reason I would bother to watch ABC.

Anonymous said...

ABC sucks, I loved that movie and couldn't wait for it to return, now I won't watch ABC for anything

Anonymous said...

I could not believe Invasion was canceled- but what REALY frustrates me is the fact networks do not show the viewers or the producers of such a show, the respect to at least air one last 2 hours wrap-up to resolve the season ending cliff-hanger. Really, it is insult to injury screwing us all that way- I mean, why should WE the VIEWERS waste our time in the future watching any new shows that seem 'orignal' and 'risky' like this until we are sure the knuckle heads up top know what they are really going to do with a show!? Producers/show creators really need to have built into thier contracts a final show(s) cancelation clause for exactly this reason, that way, they can give thier fans & themselves closure. I know that is almost imposible for most shows to negotiate, but still it is worth trying.

I myself am in a business that is equally screwed up when it comes to sudden cancelations- The Video Game business- so I have seen lots of teams burned by the same small minded (but the numbers do not lie right?- wrong) execs and out of 18 video games made, have lost 2 games during development to exec randomness. I myself have also canceled games, but I am a 'working' exec (try it sometime guys, get your hands dirty). So my solution to this exact problem for our own creations is to build in a 'all IP rights, ownership, publishing rights, etc.' revert back to my studio in the event of a cancelation 'for convience' (i.e. not us sucking or bs specuation about product performance)- any publisher not willing is probably a dumb- something or other- who will screw you later without a 2nd though. I have self funded my own projects to get to the point to negotiate such deals and no longer are in the 'pimp-ho' relationship.

I digress.
So, it is too bad the Invasion people (who you would think have major pull considering the credits SC has!) can't just pack this thing up and put it with someone bold (sci-fi?) who will stick it out with them.. until then,
screw ABC for not giving us closure, this season I plan to be very careful about what I watch so I am not disapointed- lucky those clowns have lost or I would not both with them this year at all for being so short sighted.
-DJ