NBC has canceled JJ Abrams’ new spy drama Undercovers. It will last air on December 1st.
New dramas are not doing well. This is now the 5th canceled show this season…Lone Star, My Generation, Outlaw, The Whole Truth, and Undercovers. And there are some other shows where it is just a matter of time…Running Wilde, The Good Guys, Life Unexpected, Chase, Detroit 1-8-7, and The Defenders.
I think it’s getting harder and harder for networks to determine how many people are actually viewing their shows. Between DVRs, internet, and iTunes, people’s viewing habits have changed. I know Neilsen can account for some DVR viewership, but it still doesn’t get everyone because you have to watch the show within a certain period of time in order for it to count. And I’m pretty sure internet and iTunes downloads aren’t tracked. So what is a network to do. I can’t even answer that one.
But the advise is still the same…if you watch any of these shows and want them to stay, do all you can to watch them when it, literally, counts!