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Why good shows get canned

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Joss Whedon's space-western "Firefly" was cancelled in 2003 after just one season on air. Photo courtesy of blastr.com Joss Whedon’s space-western “Firefly” was cancelled in 2003 after just one season on air. Photo courtesy of blastr.com

As much as I love the thrill of going to the movie theater, the smell of burning popcorn, and listening to the crisp rip of my overpriced ticket, I must begrudgingly admit that TV is where it’s at right now. The equation is simple—more entertainment for less money. And the medium has really begun to hit its peak. TV is still an unabashedly money-driven biz. Networks skulk around killing bad shows as they see fit, and usually we can see those bad shows from a mile away.

Story by Alain Stephens

However once in a while, a sad thing happens: a good, little innocent show gets caught in the cross- hairs—and poof—they are zapped into the static abyss. But why? Why kill a show that we know has big name actors, an…

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