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No Place for Alias on ABC Schedule

February 2, 2006 by  

You know why TV shows don’t have the longevity of yesteryear? Because the networks have a bunch of number crunching bozos in charge setting the schedules. How are TV watchers suppose to become loyal to a show when the schedule is constantly being shifted? Not one of my favorite shows has had a “normal” season over the past few years. And by normal I mean it comes on in September, exits in May and stays on the same night and time throughout the season. More than once I have sat down to watch a particular show only to find out that it’s on a different night and time, and oh by the way, now up against another of my must see shows. I’m getting sick of it.

So what’s the catalyst for my nonsensical and poorly written rant? Well ABC just announced its midseason schedule, and lo and behold, there is no space for Alias anywhere on it. Yes, Alias, the same show that has been on hiatus for months with a promised return in March. The same show that is scheduled to end in May after a 5 year run. And yes, the very same show that according to ABC big wigs, deserved a proper send off. ABC Entertainment President, Stephen McPherson, had this to say just a few months ago:

“Alias’ is not going to wind down as it comes to an end, it’s going to rev up, and we’re going to make it the event it deserves to be.”

Sounds like your are really committed to this show Steve!! So committed that you couldn’t put in on the schedule. I’m sure the new shows that are premiering midseason will be great. Just as great as “Emily’s Reasons Why Not”. Way to go on that one Steve-O. Why can’t they just put Alias on the schedule, and let me have some sense of closure for a show that I have committed to for over 5 years now. And seriously, if I don’t get a Michael Vartan fix soon, I’m going to snap.

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