Anchorwoman thrown overboard

When you have a scripted/reality show based on a fish-out-of-water story of a former bikini model and WWE Diva trying to make it as a newscaster in Texas, what could go wrong? Duh, everything.

Fox has canceled its show Anchorwoman after just one episode aired, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The reality/scripted hybrid made its debut on Wednesday, and the numbers were not pretty. With just 2.7 million people watching, the show chalked up a pathetic 1.0 rating and 3 share in the 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The program was originally a short-order series, and the remaining handful of episodes (for anyone who cares) will be available on Fox.com.

In the show, former model Lauren Jones gets a shot as a news anchor for a city in Tyler, Texas. Most of the prepremiere buzz around the show was not good. The premise stirred waves of contempt among the journalist community, which claimed the show tarnished the profession.

Anchorwoman will be replaced by repeats of the comedy 'Til Death.

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Sep 05, 2007
I don't believe you've seen the end of "ANCHORWOMAN". The producers are in negotiations with several cable networks {including 'E! Entertainment'} to present the remaining episodes....
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Sep 02, 2007
One episode: I could care less about the show, but why even air it the first place? More and More reruns of shows on cable [ like Seinfeld or Friends] sound better than the new shows the networks are producing; I hope Caveman gets canned after one episode, too!
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Sep 01, 2007
yep? fox is evil & the devil. some people had plans to watch it.if they would have played the episodes out. like someone said one airing is not enuff to prove it should be cancelled
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Aug 31, 2007
This is just about as sad as when they canned Drive....both shows--had promise :)
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Aug 30, 2007
It was expected.
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Aug 30, 2007
Show seemed fake from the start!
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Aug 30, 2007
The show was a stink bomb but Lauren Jones was hot.
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Aug 29, 2007
not surprised lol
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Aug 29, 2007
Yeah, color me surprised - NOT!
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Aug 29, 2007
Does Fox realize that you have to actually give shows a chance before you cancel them? I guess the answer to that should be obvious. Of course, the very idea of this show was somewhat ridiculous. Couldn't they have spent the money on drive instead?
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Aug 29, 2007
Is this a record?
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Aug 29, 2007
Haha what a joke, some of these shows lately have just been pathetic.
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Aug 28, 2007
While the show was laughable, this illustrates the myriad of problems existant in the television networks like little else. To cancel a show, ANY show, after one episode is just a joke. Even moreso, to commission and air a show that anyone with even the tiniest bit of common sense will tell you is an extremely bad idea, taking away money from OTHER shows... well, that just takes the proverbial cake, throws it on the ground, then jumps up and down on it for good measure. And then it goes a step further and they don't even make use of what they spent on it, choosing to air reruns in prime time.



The television networks are just disgusting all around, and I for one am more than fed up with their crap.
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Aug 28, 2007
a 1 show bomb I guess
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Aug 28, 2007
1 episode?



Bahahahaha! FOX should of at least given it a chance to show the other episodes that had been filmed and see if the ratings had a chance to rise and if it was stagnant then cancel it...
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Aug 28, 2007
She should go back to wresling.
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Aug 27, 2007
good thing i never watched it
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Aug 26, 2007
Fox is the Devil!!!
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Aug 26, 2007
It wasn't that bad, wasn't that good. I think i'm going to watch the last five episodes on Fox's website though.
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Aug 26, 2007
Oh, my god! How can fox do this???



I love this show!!! Why??:cry:
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Aug 25, 2007
"The premise stirred waves of contempt among the journalist community, which claimed the show tarnished the profession."
Like most journalists haven't tarnished the profession already
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Aug 25, 2007
Like we all didn't see that coming
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Aug 25, 2007
If the show was a short order series, Fox should have just ran the show and ignored the ratings.
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Aug 25, 2007
yet another short-lived Fox show.
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Aug 25, 2007
I admit I watched the first episode, and it was pretty funny. It was interesting to see how a news show worked behind the scenes, especially the back stabbing that goes around.
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Aug 25, 2007
Good. I mean Fox usually is quick to cancel and it may not be good decision, but it looks like they made the right one here.
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Aug 25, 2007
Fox done this to a show game show a year ago called the Rich List.
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Aug 25, 2007
it is just stupid to cancel a summer show after just 1 episode, no matter what it is.
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Aug 24, 2007
I watched it until my stupid satellite went out. And I was gonna watch it again next week. It obviously isn't an award-winning show, but it deserved more than 1 episode.
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Aug 24, 2007
Even though the show sucks, 1 episode wasn't enough to prove it should be canceled. FOX is evil.
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Aug 24, 2007
i had one word. OOPS! i watch it. silly me.
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Aug 24, 2007
how sad not really though
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Aug 24, 2007
i knew it wasnt going to last long
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