Ex-List as good as canceled by CBS

It's not you, it's me. Well, actually, it's mostly you and your disappointing ratings. That's what CBS said to its Friday-night dramedy Ex-List late last night before it pulled the show off of its schedule, effectively giving it the old heave-ho. (An official cancellation has yet to be announced, but networks prefer to let shows quietly fade away for PR reasons.) The move comes on the heels of a 20-percent drop in viewers and a season-low 1.6 rating among the 18-49 demographic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On Friday night, the lighthearted Ex-List was mismatched with the serious dramas The Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs, and has largely been a major disappointment in CBS' rock-solid lineup. Beginning this week, CBS will be holding hands with repeats of the rock-solid NCIS instead of The Ex-List, which will presumably be sobbing on the couch and eating ice cream straight from the container.

Based on the Israeli program Mythological X, The Ex-List followed a woman (Elizabeth Reaser) who learns from a psychic that she has already been romantically involved with the man of her dreams. Awesome, right? Well, there's a hitch: If she doesn't reunite with him in a year, she'll never marry her true love. The show made it through four episodes before it was yanked.

The Ex-List joins Fox's Do Not Disturb and ABC's Opportunity Knocks as the only shows to get canceled so far this year. Fox's experiment Hole in the Wall was recently put "on hiatus" and also may not return.

The Ex-List had huge potential, but was plagued with a few problems and never quite got off of the ground. Not only was it stuck on Fridays with a show about a woman who can talk to ghosts and another about a dude who is really good at math, but show runner Diane Ruggiero (Veronica Mars) left the project after six episodes due to creative differences with the network.

Well, at least this means Ex-List's awesome costar Rachel Boston is available!

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I can't believe it! I loved this show! I had to miss it at the scheduled time, but I watched it online. It had such a great cast. I hope the network will give it another try.
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Canceled?? Really?? It was fine, I liked it...
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the last episode was a stinker, but i enjoyed this show's begining and premise....i really hope they bring it back- they certainly didn't give it enough time to grow into something.
At least give a show 7 episodes...I mean really....
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ahhh I watch so little tv I was just getting into this show;(
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Yeah I'm never going to get over the fact that they cancelled Moonlight *sigh*
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Yep, CBS should've kept Moonlight.
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Good riddance.
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I'd say, CBS shouldn't have dropped Moonlight.
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As a HUGE fan of Moonlight, I am glad that this show failed in this timeslot. It's ratings were WELL below Moonlights and I hope the CBS realises what a giantic mistake they made in canceling Mick and Josef. I am still continuing my boycott of CBS. Now that this senseless show has been canceled maybe they will bring back Moonlight!!!!!!!!
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I'm just going to add my voice to all the others who have said 'told you so', like this was EVER going to replace Moonlight. Karma's a b@%&h CBS!!!
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cbs you made a big mistake this is a great show,Elizabeth Reaser was just awesome as was Rachel Boston!! I hope an other network gives Elizabeth Reasera chance with another series I loved her on Grey's!!
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Well cbs you shouldn't of canceled moonlight. I hope you are realizing your mistake now.....
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Too bad... survival of the fittest
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I liked the Ex List, but I didn't like Elizabeth Reaser playing the part. I don't think that she did a good job at doing it. Sometimes she seemed to masculine too me. Sorry fans! I think maybe it would've done better if another lead would've been chosen.
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This show had a lot of potential, but I was beginning to find the search for the correct ex tedious. It reminded me of "Side Order of Life." Once Jenny found cellphone guy the whole premise for the show was over. With the Ex-List, I knew the stud of the night was going to turn out to be the wrong guy or the story would be over. I was just waiting for it to turn out to be the guy who left her with a cat. Elizabeth Reaser is very likable. I wish her luck with her next project. Perhaps she'll pop up on Grey's and freak out Alex again.
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I'm glad, I was a HUGE Moonlight fan and was already set against watching what they had put in Moonlight's timeslot, but as I am naturally easygoing, I tried to watch Ex List and only lasted about 10 minutes(including the first commercial break) and couldn't stand it. I watch Ghost Whisperer with my mother, and then I Love watching Numb3rs, so it had been good, three hours of TV on friday nights, but I'm down to 1 for Numb3rs now. Good, now CBS can bring Moonlight backk (for now, I'll let my two buddies get me hooked onto NCIS) or they can bring Flashpoint onto the regular showing, instead of the summerset.
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This sucks, I was really starting to like this show. I think it would have had a shot if it hadn't of got stuck in the crappy black hole that is Friday night television. And I am so tired of hearing about Moonlight. I know that it is really disapointing when your favourite show gets cancelled but seriously - it is gone, get over it. Stop whining and smack-talking other shows just because you are still bitter.
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too bad this was a good friday show
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im still sore at CBS for cancelling moonlight..i think this is good karma for CBS...cancel a good show and unable to replace it hehe
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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



i wanted this show off on cbs months ago but they thought that the moonlight fan would disappear. Well guess agian stupid cbs we are still here. NOW bring back moonlight PLEAASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This show is disgusting somehow.. i can't put my finger on it.

But i hope that Alexandra Breckenridge gets a good tv-show in the future. I loved her on Dirt.
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I give it a chance and the show was at the most OK, no big deal if I never watch the ex-list again, I'm a fan of Moonlight and I hope the people of CBS can't see the mistake they make canceling Moonlight
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



i have been calling cbs since the ex list took moonlight's time slot. i called and called and i guess that they listened. moonlight was a really good show. i knew this show was boring. i hope moonlight does come back bacuse i can't stop watching true blood on HBO. moonlight was and is better.
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good. that show was awful!
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I'm just grateful the words Pushing and Daisies were not mentioned in this article. It would be a crime against humanity if it was cancelled as well.
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Yeah well, was never really interested in the show and don't really watch CBS anyway and the big headed chick from Grey's Anatomy wasn't a really good sell to me.
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This was a really really bad show. I'm sure they're kicking themselves now for cancelling Moonlight especially since HBO has a success with True Blood and soon Twilight will be out, I saw the promos and the film looks awesome, I think the young man (don't know the actors name) will be a big star he's that good. :)
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It's normal.. Any good shows are always cancelled and the crappy ones just keep on going! reat!
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I second that (Dulcinea1978) -- you put this stupid show on in place of the fans' Moonlight saying it would draw more female viewers. How was that supposed to happen? This actress/female was supposed to draw female to watch the show better than Alex O'Loughlin and the storyline of Moonlight -- HA! Don't know where CBS's head was at when they came up with that one. You really blew it bigtime CBS and all the other networks who wouldn't pick it up. You never gave our show a chance and you knew it was growing in popularity -- I'm still shaking my head over that one. Well let's see what next lame show you're going to put on. Tsk Tsk Tsk
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thats what you get canceling moonlight!!

may all your new shows get canceled till u bring that back ;)
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Why am I not suprised?
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As of the night of 10/27 they were still filming a new episode. I'm not in the biz, but you'd think that if was really getting ditched, they wouldn't bother with all that work just yet.
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I found it quite annoying, almost as disappointing as 90210 =P
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its gone thank you.
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This blows. I thought it was a really cute Rom Com. Not nearly enough of that on tv.
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I never watched the Ex-List, but I'm glad to get more NCIS episodes, even if they're just reruns.
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Now if they could just put Elizabeth Reaser in a different show where she gets to where those same sexy outfits, then I'd be happy. :)
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I thought it was kind of sweet and fun. A nice change from most of the crap on tv these days. Friday night is a terrible slot for the people who would actually watch it.. AKA single people in their 20's and 30's... Hello... Friday night is when you go out to find that special person!



I am concerned by the lack of programming on Saturday nights. Why don't they just move it there? My generation is too hungover on Saturday to go out again...
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I watched the pilot did not interest me
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Oh man, I am bummed, I actually thought it was a really cute show! The acting was funny, the stories were creative and the people were gorgeous in that "real" way that makes it fun to watch. Oh well... another fun show bites the dust!
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Yes, all you haters of the Moonlight fans WILL see our fangs come out once again. You shouldn't doubt it for a second. Terribly sorry The Ex-List, you tried but it didn't work. Great news for us Moonlight fans, shows CBS something. I do respect them for trying to step out of the box though.
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I had a feeling that this show was on the out and out, I just really hope that Elizabeth Reaser doesn't end up back on Grey's Anatomy, I abhored her character on that show, and now that her future looks empty, I hope she doesn't cloud the halls of Seattle Grace once again. I never really got into the show anyway, not something I'm likely to watch.
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The premise was ridiculous so I wouldn't be surprised if it gets canceled. Moonlight was pulling in better ratings then this show, just a really bad decision on CBS part.
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that stinks, I thought it great mindless entertainment
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i actually liked this show. the idea was stupid but the show ended up being funny. but what to expect when airing on fridays? cancelation, of course!
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i actually liked this show. the idea was stupid but the show ended up being funny. but what to expect when airing on fridays? cancelation, of course!
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Well this show is Ok but its no big loss to me I wont be in black mourning over this show being canceled LOL.
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I thought it'd pull through the season. CBS have more to worry about than a show that's failing on a FRIDAY night.
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That's what you get for putting this show in Moonlight's place. If Moonlight was still at the 9pm timeslot, it would most certainly draw ratings. Oh well, I never watched the series so it's not a bad lose for me.
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Sorry guys I've a question: it has not been cancelled yet, is it?

I know that is not positive that it won't be aired anymore, but until an official cancellation news, we can't say that is has been cancelled, right?
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