Help Me says "help me"

ABC announced it is pulling the Ted Danson comedy Help Me Help You off its schedule beginning next Tuesday, December 19. The network is replacing Help with a second airing of another struggling sitcom, Big Day.

Help Me Help You starred Danson as the acerbic leader of a therapy group. The show premiered on September 26 and averaged a 2.9 in 18- to 49-year-olds. The show fell once its powerful lead-in, Dancing With the Stars, finished its run, pulling in a 1.4 in the latest episode.

Big Day, a "real time" countdown to a wedding, premiered in November to a weak 2.8 rating. The show fell to a 1.8 as of last Tuesday.

ABC hasn't officially canceled Help Me, but it is the ninth series of the fall season to get pulled from the schedule. ABC also pulled Six Degrees and The Nine, while CBS yanked Smith. NBC pulled Kidnapped and Twenty Good Years but stuck with Friday Night Lights and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. CW canceled Runaway.

Fox has had a field day with its low-ranking new shows. Justice, Vanished, and Happy Hour were all canned. Standoff has switched time slots, while 'Til Death took a monthlong break so script problems could be ironed out.

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I agree. Justice is great and to get to 12 episodes and then pull it seems strange.
Here in the UK, they are about to show the 'hit' US show Smith, starring Ray Liotta.
Considering only 3 episodes were aired, I wonder if they've got the other 4 episodes as well.
Loads of 'robbery' series have hit the dust. Smith follows Thief and Heist to be canned. Heist was my fave, much slicker and smarter than the others and had the most potential.
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I was real disappointed to learn that they had pulled Justice. It is one of the best shows ever. It had action, intrigue and the best part was showing what "really happened" in the end.
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Oh i'm sure there's a petition but the networks don't care. I wish more of cable channels would pick these shows up, they have smaller ratings on some shows but tend to keep them on due to a couple million people are still watching them.
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Justice was one of my favorite shows of this season. I can't believe they cancelled it! Is there a way to petition for it to be back? There were some other cases where this worked.. I believe 7th Heaven?
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I agree. Justice is the best law drama I've seen for a long time. Should not have been cancelled. Network execs rely too much on ratings to make their decision. Do they even watch the shows they put on ??
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Yea, keep Justice on the air it's a great show.
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I've really been enjoying Justice a lot and have been pleased to see that new episodes are still airing. I hope that it will get a chance to continue! I've never been a big fan of Fox shows prior to the last couple of years, but Bones, Justice and (Gods know why) Standoff really appear to me, and if Fox treats them well, I'll be more likely to trust Fox to give other new shows a chance to find their footing and be a lot more willing to check their stuff out. Their history of yanking stuff in a hurry is one reason I've been very tentative until lately.
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The Reason why Help Me Help You is being put on hiatus is because it's going up against the might of House.
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justice rocks
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I do not understand abc. It better put day break on dvd
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Quit acting like you all are smart because you spotted a simple typo.
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I actually really enjoyed this show, but I have to admit that I don't like it enough to go out of my way to make sure I watch it. Its one of those shows that I like watching if nothing else is on. I will be sad if I don't have the option though, I think it just needs a better time slot.
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Ted Danson has bombed ever since Cheers
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Maybe Big Day will flop and ABC will have an open slot for the final few episodes of Day Break (a great action/conspiracy show if you like that type...)
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I liked the show. Another one you get hooked on and then gets cancelled :(



You have to like Ted Danson to like the show. Have to understand his sense of humor. I just started watching Becker from Season 1, and I really like it too.
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i didnt like help me
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I'm kinda sad about Help Me, Help You being pulled. I liked it. I really think that if Justice were on a bigger network that it would get a decent chance. I love that show. It doesn't help that FOX said it would be back in January and then started showing it again without any notice to anyone.
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Now that ABC has pulled the unbearable "Help Me, Help You" from its schedule, will it finally give "Notes From the Underbelly" a chance?!?



I don't quite understand what happened to "Notes From the Underbelly." Initially, ABC had given it Ugly Betty's pre-Grey's Anatomy slot which struck me as a huge vote of confidence. Then, it got demoted to mid-season replacement. Now, it doesn't even seem to be appearing with other shows that had been delayed.



Having seen the original pilot, I can say "Notes From the Underbelly" is a RIOT. Does anyone know if ABC will give it a chance?
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that must have been a cut-and-paste error, no biggie imho.
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Yeah. The CW canceled Runaway (unfortunately) while Fox gave the ax to Vanished (thankfully).



Where does this "Colin Mahan" get his information from anyway??



ABC doesn't really need half hour shows right now though. They should just focus on the hour long shows that do well in the ratings. Though, Daybreak should be axed soon enough, as it goes up near Lost and, well, nothing can really look good next to Lost (Since Lost just ends up looking so much better)



ABC hasn't really pulled Six Degrees yet though. This is another error by said Colin Mahan. Six Degrees is just taking its winter hiatus. So by your standards, Lost would also be pulled. Doesn't make sense, huh? Once ABC cancels Men In Trees (You know it's coming), Six Degrees will take its place back behind Grey's Anatomy. Just you wait.



While this is the first sort of ABC cancellation, can Daybreak and Big Day be far behind? I mean, sure, they pulled Help Me Help You, but does anyone even watch Big Day anyway? That seems pretty destined to fail as well.
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CW pulled Runaway not Vanished. Vanished is the FOX show that never explained Anything at the end ... Annoying!!!
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Actually CW canceled Runaway, FOX canceled Vanished.
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the networks are getting desperate, they going to have a hard time with sweeps in feb
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Keep Justice.
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