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Bad news for Reaper, Aliens

Why must you spite us, CW! The network's Aliens in America and Reaper, two barely watched critical favorites, have been on life support for quite some time now with the CW trimming its portfolio in preparation for this fall. Now the shows look one step closer to being done for good, given that actors from each have found or are looking for a new job for next season.

Adhir Kalyan, who plays Raja in Aliens in America, signed on for a recurring role on FX's Nip/Tuck last week. He'll play a wunderkind doctor who helps out with the plastic surgery at McNamara & Troy.

Earlier this week, word got out that Scott Patterson, who played the frugal and often oblivious father on Aliens and previously gained fame for his role on Gilmore Girls, is currently job searching. E! Online reports that a rep for the actor said that Patterson is "available for a new project next season."

With two main characters of Aliens in America picking up or looking for gigs next year, one of the year's best new comedies looks like it's being deported to Axe-ville.

Things are looking better for Reaper, but not much. The show was recently declared "on the bubble" by The Los Angeles Times, and its star Bret Harrison is using his Web site to get fans to send in socks (after knee-slapping sidekick Sock, played by Tyler Labine) to the network to show support.

Reaper has also lost a cast member--albeit a recurring star. Jessica Stroup has signed on to the in-the-works Beverly Hills, 90210 modern-day spin-off, according to ETOnline. On Reaper, Stroup played Cady, the possible Satan spawn and love interest to main character Sam.

If both shows are on the wrong end of the blade, there will be plenty of up-and-coming talent available for casting. How about combining the two casts for a new supershow? Dan Byrd (Aliens' Justin Tolchuk) and Tyler Labine (Reaper's Sock) as teenage supersleuths? Harrison and MILF-y Tolchuk matriarch Amy Pietz as a mother-and-son team on a cross-country drive? Hilarity is just around the corner.

Or better yet, the CW can just renew both shows and keep television watchable!

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it is my favorat show !!
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Is there an address currently available to help save Reaper? I love that show!
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Hey, when America will STOP watching the cheap, junk they (networks) put out... maybe then, they will find the fortitude to keep good shows on the air. In other words, as fanboys/girls we all are... we need to accept that these reality shows are too cheap and too well-received (by the masses, anyway) to ever REALLY give good financial reasons to the networks to keep the "critically received" dramas/comedies/action shows on the air.

I HATE this, but it is true... these people's souls begin and end @ the bottom line. Whether we like it, or not!
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Yeah, CW keep the eye-burning, barely watchable Farmer Wants A Wife on air, but cancel two of its funniest shows. Might as well stamp retards on their foreheads....
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NOOOOOO!!! Reaper should not bee cancelled. It is one of the few good shows on Television. If there will not be a second season Ihope they complete the current story line.
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Reaper is good please don´t cancel it!!
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Reaper and Alien are great shows. Farmer wants a wife??!! - Who gives a ****? Are they seriously going to cancel two great shows and keep FWAW? I have always wondered why nielson boxes are not in all households? Yeah FWAW wins out because most of those boxes are in homes in the bible belt. Put boxes in all homes and you will see a dramatic change viewing numbers. KEEP REAPER AND ALIENS or cancel Thw CW all together.
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KEEP REAPER PLZ IT IS A GREAT SHOW. It has been on fire lately, really good the last two episodes.
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They should get rid of Smallville and keep Reaper...
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If Reaper gets cancelled by the CW it will be a mistake on par with Firefly being cancelled by Fox. This is the funniest show on television.
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Angels in America: don't care...



Reaper: big mistake. this show

has only gotten better. but the

CW is too busy pushing the over-

hyped Gossip Girl to care...
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Cancel Reaper!!!??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!?
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hope it says on
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Reaper gets better and better by the week so I hope they don't cancel it - Its one of my fav shows at the moment. Living in the UK, never seen Aliens in America, curious now
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Both of these shows are awesome! Reaper is hilarious and always fun, and Aliens in America is funny and covers lots of great issues no other show really covers. Come on CW, renew these shows, they're the best things you've got! Well, that and Everybody Hates Chris, but that's only one show...
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What the heck is this? Since when do CW need a lot of viewers so it could come back? like look at Smallville (isn't the renewal thing happen when more then 5 mil watch a show on that channel)
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Reaper?!?! why Reaper?!?! me confussed
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Firstly, that is hardly convincing proof that Reaper is in trouble. Cady hasn't been on/talked about since like 6 episodes ago. Also, almost every show is on the bubble for the rarely watched CW. I think though, that of all channels, they look at more than ratings when deciding to cancel shows. I think the critics might actually help keep a great show alive for once.
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bring back reaper
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I was just staring to really like Reaper.
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What??? Reaper was just starting to get really good. I hate the networks. I'm sure they will find some reality show to replace it.
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I like reaper,its a good show
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well the ratings say that it isn't watchable, so maybe the critics are outdated! lol.
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Not just keep TV in general watchable, but the CW watchable as well. Let's face it folks, the network is on a downward roller coaster and it's accelerating fast. If they want to cancel a good show like Reaper so they can air more crap like Farmer Wants a Wife, then they've already took the dive and there's no saving then now.
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JelliBeen23 is right this network is only around to upset fans of their shows yearly. Last year it was Veronica Mars. Now this its Girlfriends, Reaper and Aliens. Next it will be Supernatural and ONe Tree Hill.
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Reaper kicks major a!? it has intelligent, insightful comedy as well as a great story arc that is finally begining to form. this show rocks! It would be big shame for cw to cancel the show, quit using nielson ratings!!!! Use the web buzz surrounding this show and see how many people enjoy this show!
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can't believe it reaper is getting axed!!????

it's an awesome show what is the deal with tv exec's, they must all be anal retentive pen pushers, cause they keep cancelling great shows and replacing with reality tv and talent show garbage.



Save Reaper...SEND IN YOUR SOCKS TO CW
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Duuuuuuude Reaper is the best thing since BtVS, Angel, and BSG. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease don't cancel Reaper!!!!!!
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Aww i like love aliens its funny
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Reaper should definitely be kept on for another season. It has shown alot of growth and development in both character and story.
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I'm pretty sure that there was never any intention of Jessica Stroup returning to Reaper next year, anyway. She was only in a handful of episodes.
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I like Reaper as well. I hope it gets a second season. Sock is great and an awesome character. Keep Reaper please.
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GOOD RIDDANCE Aliens. Show shouldnt have has a life anyway.

Reaper Ive no comment about.



I also agree with "tennisrobe26 Posted 05/02/2008 11:01pm". mytv isnt mtv. That is a stupid channel name & the channel is so low budget and crappy looking. CANCEL IT.
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Please save Reaper! It's hilarious and Sock is one of the best characters on TV in... ever. Damn you CW don't you cancel it.
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Honestly the CW tends to do this. They did it with Veronica Mars and now there doing it to Reaper and Aliens. I haven't watched much of the two but I know what it is like when they take a good show off the air. Its just what the CW does, they would rather have a bunch of half naked girls running around trying to become the next pussycat dolls and farmers wives then keep an amazing show that actually means something to people (VMARS).
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Reaper is a great show. Please dont cancel it. Please.
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When will the networks learn that they're not going to get super high numbers for EVERY single show they put out? Keep the goods ones damnit!!! I love Reaper, and never miss it. I want it to come back.
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Well that blows! I love Reaper! The CW keeps getting rid of the good shows and replacing them with mindless drivel. Geezz, CW stick with a good thing!
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Dont Cancel Aliens in America! That was such a good show!
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I hope they do not get rid of Reaper. I think it is a great show!!
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Curse the CW... i love Reaper its great! I'm convinced this is the second time that this has happened with them (or the first may have been with WB but still) Arggggh!
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I very much enjoy both of these shows. Aliens In America isn't a laugh-a-minute comic romp, but it is an excellent social commentary, with a few nuggets of comedic gold. Reaper blends the reality of a dead end job with the unreality of collecting escaped souls for Satan, and does so quite well. It's sad that the american populace would rather watch mindless pap than witty, thought-provoking programming such as these two shows.
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they cant do this toreaper i just start likeing the show
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Reaper is great, and getting better with every episode!!! They just can't cancel it!!!
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Oh no... Please don't be cancel on Reaper. I am really like Reaper. it is very funny. If reaper one season will be arrival at store. I am sure I will buy a Reaper one season DVD. I love smallive and supernatural. Please keep it. Thank you.
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don't cancel Aliens in America! It's one of today's funniest, smartest comedies!!
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I like reaper and never saw the other one. But I wanted too.
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I necer watched aliens in america but I love Reaper. Please don't cancel Reaper.
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I love Reaper... it's just starting to find itself.
and Bret Harrison is sooo adorable!
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Please Mr. Big TV Exec, don't axe Reaper.
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