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March 25th, 2008

Yeah, I was afraid of this. The Futon Critic reports that Fox has officially canceled The Return of Jezebel James. This sucks, because I was truly looking forward to next next episode.

In its second Friday-night airing, Jezebel James garnered just 3.1 million viewers, pulling a 1.1 rating/4 share among adults aged 18-49. This, when it aired just after a repeat of Til Death (which did no better, but it's a repeat). More importantly, very few of those viewing Til Death seem to have stay tuned in to watch Jezebel James. Fox has not revealed its reasoning, but this is probably part of it.

Effective immediately, repeats of Bones will air in the 8:00 Friday-night timeslot. Fox has not said whether they would make the remaining episodes available on their website or on DVD, but in the past, Fox has frequently released the full run of episodes on DVD.

Fox is known for demanding instant ratings from new shows, even those that might have developed into ratings busters. Now, The Return of Jezebel James likely joins a long list of Fox cult classics that never aired in full, or whose airings were handled so badly that they had no hope of success. Two of my personal favorites in this category are Bryan Fuller's Wonderfalls and Joss Whedon's Firefly (which won several awards including an Emmy). Others cited include Roar (which went on to win a Golden Reel Award and be nominated for an Emmy), Tim Minear's Drive (also nominated for an Emmy), and the sci-fi mystery John Doe (which aired on Friday nights--sound familiar?).

-TimK

(Source: JezebelJames.info)

March 24th, 2008



That was quick.

Fox has closed the book on Amy Sherman-Palladino's post-Gilmore Girls comeback vehicle, The Return of Jezebel James, after three abysmally-rated outings. A Fox spokesperson confirms that the comedy starring Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose as unlikely sisters has aired its last episode.

OK, time for some Monday afternoon quarterbacking. Who deserves the blame here? AS-P? Fox for burying it on Friday night? The person in charge of integrating that horrible laugh track? Posey for failing to be, well, Lauren Graham?

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March 23rd, 2008

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March 22nd, 2008

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Ratings Giveth, Taketh Away

105assistsarah329 That sounds you hear is groaning from the fans of shows that are predicted to be heading for cancellation. We've already talked about "Jericho." Now the Hollywood Reporter says Lifetime has passed on the chance to pick up "Men In Trees" and "October Road" from corporate sister ABC, likely dooming "Road" and maybe "MIT" as well. Meanwhile, TV Decoder says don't get your hopes up for the survival of Julianna Margulies' drama "Canterbury's Law" and "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman Palladino's sitcom "The Return Of Jezebel James" (right). Both got what are technically referred to as "sucky" ratings over the last week. TV By The Numbers" says the same thing. The bright spot, according to the AP, is "Friday Night Lights," as the executive producer says he's optimistic NBC will renew the beloved but ratings-challenged drama.

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March 18th, 2008

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Jezebel James: Returning?

After last Friday’s results, it will be a surprise of "The Return of Jezebel James" actually returns.

Its premiere drew just 3.17 million viewers. Its two episodes came in fifth place behind the winning game shows, "The Price is Right" and "Amnesia," a rerun of "Grey's Anatomy" and even "Friday Night Smackdown!"

Considering the talent involved in the sitcom, it’s quite a bad showing. "Jezebel" is the first work for TV for Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, after they left "Gilmore Girls" they had created before the end of its final season.

It stars both indie film star Parker Posey and premium channel starlet Lauren Ambrose, with a wide cast of New York actors to come, including Dianne Wiest as their mother. It’s a performance we might see only if they leave it on.

The sitcom has already had a tepid reaction from the network, who cut its order from 13 to seven and then switched it from a can’t miss slot following "American Idol" to a practically can’t win slot on Friday, just about the deadest night on TV.

The series is named after an imaginary friend of Ambrose’s character. If there was an audience at all for "Jezebel," it must have been imaginary as well.

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March 15th, 2008

Here are a bunch of recent interviews leading up to the Jezebel James premier:



-TimK

(From JezebelJames.info)
This is completely legit, and you gotta love it. If you missed it, you can watch The Return of Jezebel James online (in wide-screen) at Fox's official website. (Complete with limited commercials.)

-TimK

(From JezebelJames.info)
Kristin Dos Santos, who has a cool column at E! Online, is running a little poll: Save It or Sink It: The Return of Jezebel James. You all know how I voted. Click on the link and cast your vote, too.

-TimK

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March 14th, 2008

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