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Ouch! Lone Star To Be Canceled After One Episode?!

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Despite the pilot receiving critical acclaim, Fox's Lone Star, which follows a con-man juggling two unknowing woman, may be canceled after a terrible debut on Monday night.

"No one in TV should be happy about this," said an agent who reps a writer on the the show. "This is going to have a chilling effect on networks taking chances on anything but cookie-cutter shows."

But the ratings were so bad that the network can't find a glimmer of hope with the show. A mere 4.1 million viewers tuned in for Lone Star, which is horribly low after the season premiere of House as a lead-in.

"Those are Friday night numbers on a Monday night premiere," said Brad Adgate, TV analyst with Horizon Media. "That's a nice cable audience. A program like this is either going to be a huge hit or land with a resounding thud. There's usually no in-between."

The show may not be canceled and just moved to another time slot, but something better happen fast.

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25 comments to “Ouch! Lone Star To Be Canceled After One Episode?!”



  1. 1

    I watched it and it was better than most shows. The rep is right though, we are being lulled into a coma by the same old reality, sitcom-shit that we've had for years. The suits are so afraid to lose any money that WE the public get to suffer through their creative insecurity. Grow some balls and make some stuff people actually might have to "think" about… Crazy idea, I know.



  2. 2

    I thought it was good.



  3. 3

    I was stoned out of my mind while watching it, and thought it was AMAZING! Which says a lot because usually when i'm high every show seems lame to me. PLUS Tyra from Friday Night Lights is in it. I'd watch it just to support her career. I hope they don't cancel it, it's such a unique show.



  4. 4

    You completely stole this article from Yahoo.



  5. 5

    i watched most of the show. i thought the main character guy was just kind of a prick…but i was excited to see john voight later on. i don't really care if it gets cancelled but PLEASE god don't put on another reality, dancing, or talent competition show!!!

    the only network show i watch is Glee. def think cable shows are better



  6. 6

    Noooo, I liked it! :(



  7. 7

    I watched it on Hula it's really not all that bad, but it's time slot sucks they shouldn't put it against any heavy hitters and they did. Let's face it everyone turned into Dancing with the Stars to watch Hoff fall on his face, Palin get boo'd (which should have happened) and The Situation look douchey not to mention Jennifer Grey was on Halo! Oh and of course the CW got the younger audience. What can you do when your against a cast that should be on Celebrity Rehab and teeny bopping good times like Gossip Girl? Seriously when they time stuff they don't think all they need to do is segway it with the Bone's premier and voila hit on your hands with the right demographics watching it.



  8. 8

    yes and it was awful i cut it off after like 20 minutes



  9. 9

    I didn't watch the show so I don't know if it was good or bad (can you even tell by ONLY watching one episode??) BUT since it was on FOX then I'm glad it didn't do well. Fox is shit and it's about time the producers see this.



  10. 10

    This is why I hardly ever watch new shows! These stupid ass networks NEVER give shit a chance! Sometimes word of mouth needs to spread and more people will watch. Put out something good, people will watch it. But they MUST give the shit a chance…a full season prehaps.



  11. 11

    I saw the billboards all over Los Angeles for this, it looks so lame. Geeze a married con man with a wife and a hidden life? Sounds like a couple of the guys I dated.



  12. 12

    I wouldn't watch it after seeing the damn previews for it. Its all the same shit about promoting guys infidelity. He is soo cool, he fucks his wife and fucks his girlfriend. I actually heard critics panned the show saying its one of the least show to look forward to it.



  13. 13

    I thought it was amazing….and look at Jersey Shore.. horrible numbers at first, you have to give it time to evolve and grow. For me, I absolutely love that show, it's the only show on my Tivo.



  14. 14

    I didn't watch it, but these damn networks don't give a show a chance to grow and audience.
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    Human Target was very good and I don't see it back on Fox. House jumped the shark 2 seasons ago. They need to give these shows a chance.
    .
    Now the show that I think will be cancelled early is "An Ordinary Family". Looks stupid. It is like the "Fantastic Four", but a family.



  15. 15

    Didn't watch

  16. Jaded says – reply to this


    16

    They put it up against The Event, Gossip Girl, and Dancing with the Stars of course no one is watching it. With that line up people don't even have enough bandwidth to DVR it. I can only do two at a time.



  17. 17

    I haven't heard of it and I even watched Monday night's episode of House.

    Need to give it more time to catch on or more advertising.



  18. 18

    Where was the marketing for this show? I didn't even know it existed. Isn't that a big part of getting people to watch something?? I think a show should get at least 6 episodes to prove itself. And the marketers need to do their job.



  19. 19

    i watched the show and thought it was really good….i hope it doesn't get cancelled!!!



  20. 20

    Re: Em….. – She was the ONLY reason I watched the show but it was slow and boring.

  21. MP says – reply to this


    21

    This is why people don't bother watching new shows anymore. Because the network heads don't give them a chance to find an audience. To cancel a show after one episode is ridiculous. Personally, I'm watching very few "new" shows this season.



  22. 22

    I didn't watch it as I can barely keep up with the new shows right now. I would give these new shows a bit of a chance. My God network execs are idiots. 4.1 million is a lot when they are cranking out news shows like grandma does Christmas cookies for Christ's sake. I don't know I am still pissed about Mercy. My stupid $%### on demand is behind the times anyway so they will never even get it, but God forbid they get another %^^** reality show on in its place and I will cancel my effing cable. I don't know about anyone else, but about 2 minutes of that Jersey crap and I am ready to vomit.



  23. 23

    I wanted to watch it. but I couldn't fit it into my Monday night TV schedule.



  24. 24

    The problem this show had was not that it was "different". The problem was that it was TERRIBLE. Blechy. Turned it off after 20 min. Hey, I tried to give it a chance.



  25. 25

    this show sucked