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  1. TV Cancellation Scorecard: Your Midseason Update

    Andy Greenwald

    Truly, these are magical times. We can store music in clouds, discover new, life-supporting planets and, here on Earth, we can marvel as a simple movie about a vampire eating a newborn baby out of a womb can charm and bewitch a nation. So, in light o...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  2. Cancellation Scorecard: Five TV Lessons We've Learned This Fall

    Andy Greenwald

    Old Tom Eliot had it wrong: April isn't the cruelest month, it's October. As the final blasts of the shofar fade into memory, television's brightest hopes find themselves adrift in an unfamiliar landscape, dotted with returning giants and buffeted by...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  3. Fall TV Cancellation Fantasy Scorecard: Playboy Club Disappoints,...

    Andy Greenwald

    The early going of a baseball season is often slow: Teams need extra time to gel, personalities need to mesh, and scoring is down. The inaugural Grantland Fall TV Cancellation League is no different: two weeks in and action, as well as the pickings, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  4. The Playboy Club Bad Enough Without the Mad Men Comparisons

    Andy Greenwald

    It's unfair to NBC's new The Playboy Club to compare it to Mad Men just because the two are both set in the early sixties, showcase copious amounts of smoking and boozing, and feature Naturi Naughton as a self-proclaimed "chocolate bunny." It's a laz...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  5. Introducing the Fall TV Cancellation Fantasy League

    Andy Greenwald

    "Not especially promising!" is how critic Alan Sepinwall anti-raves about the season's new network television offerings — bad news for the suits in Hollywood but great news for the sweatsuits participating in Grantland's first-ever Fall TV Canc...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  6. Your Fall TV Cancellation Forecast

    Andy Greenwald

    The dawning of the fall television season is a time of great hope, expectation and, if you're Will Arnett, inevitable, crushing disappointment. Every autumn, as the leaves turn, the big four and a half broadcast networks (we see you, CW!) unveil thei...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  7. Does Lone Ranger's Cancellation Mean Hollywood Has Finally Gone S...

    Andy Greenwald

    Like a binge-drinker rousing himself from an 8 a.m. Coors puddle and staggering to the nearest AA meeting, Hollywood may have finally sobered up over the weekend. How else to characterize Disney putting the kibosh on its planned big-screen adaptation...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  8. What Does Lopez Tonight's Cancellation Mean For Conan?

    Andy Greenwald

    Here is the no. 1 reason why TBS canceled Lopez Tonight: Nobody watched it. OK, that's an exaggeration, but not by much: Recently the show was pulling in a mere 400,000 viewers a night — or, as those in the biz call it, a "Cleveland." Even wors...

    Blog | August 10, 2011