Motherhood, Samantha cut short

To those of you out there preparing your In the Motherhood finale parties: stop. You're a week late. ABC has decided to pull both In the Motherhood and Samantha Who? from its schedule, which could signal that both shows are being shut down for the rest of the season.

The two shows are being lifted in favor of a Grey's Anatomy repeat; ABC thinks the Grey's repeat will work as a better lead in for this week's new episode of Grey's Anatomy as the medical drama winds down its season.

In the Motherhood has had a tough road to primetime, with its initial order cut from 13 to six early in its production. ABC then decided to pass over the show's sixth episode to bring back Ugly Betty early. Today's move means that In the Motherhood will only get four episodes aired; the show is not expected to return next season.

As for Samantha Who?, the shortening may just be a break. There are still over half a dozen episodes left in the season, which could be saved up for the summer or for next season, if the show gets picked up for a third cycle.

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May 06, 2009
I REALLY LIKE SAMANTHA WHO I HOPE THEY KEEP IT ON
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Apr 29, 2009
Love Samantha who, it is really fun & funny to watch!!! Hope it get the full season at least...
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Apr 28, 2009
please tell me that Bob Saget piece of sh*t Surviving Suburbia is next...
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Apr 27, 2009
they put Samantha who on a 5 month hiatus brought it back, aired 3 episodes and now its gone again and they think that was a good idea?
the show was doing well...does abc WANT to fail as a network?
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Apr 27, 2009
I was disappointed Samantha Who was cut short :(
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Apr 25, 2009
I give up on tv! They keep cancelling all my favourite shows!
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Apr 24, 2009
All I can say yes alot of people say ABC can't keep good shows boy they are right. THeir problem they get to many shows for one net work and can't fit them all in one season. Sam Who can home a couplf months the first part of the season and then for what 3 weeks in April. All i can say is it's ABC fault for switching that show around so much. BUt it on another channle. I loved that show had great characters in it. Would have been a hit if ABC was more flexible with it and left it alone.
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Apr 24, 2009
Geez I really don't understand what all the fuss is about. There is a really simple formula used by ABC: Take your favorite show - count the number of episodes commissioned for the season. Divide by two, add 1, or 2 if you're optimistic. That will be the number that air. If any kind of conclusion appears to be evident at the end of that number they will reduce the total by 1 more so that it isn't. The 10 highly paid executives responsible will then spend 3 months in fully serviced 5 star hotels rolling dice and arguing about which ones will get the final episodes played out at 8 to 10pm on Saturday night. 10 others will be busy commissioning the next wave of really promising, quirky, clever and intelligent shows for the first 10 executives to massacre next season... on so it goes on...
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Apr 24, 2009
That's sad, i like Samantha.
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Apr 23, 2009
Shame for Megan Mullally and Christina Applegate.
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Apr 23, 2009
to bad for sam but in the motherhood can go
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Apr 23, 2009
Tell me something new. ABC sucks.
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Apr 23, 2009
They're both crap so good riddance!
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Apr 23, 2009
To bad for Samantha Who; never heard of In the Motherhood, just the name makes me not interested.
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Apr 23, 2009
I can understand why Samantha who is being pulled, the writing has been pretty bad in season 2, they've really tried to milk this one dry!!! Can't comment on "In the Motherhood" as I have never watched an episode!!!
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Apr 23, 2009
bah In The Motherhood had better writing than Grey's Anatomy (which has seriously gone down the tube).
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Apr 23, 2009
Motherhood is crap but Smantha Who is funny!
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Apr 23, 2009
Wow, ABC pulling shows too? When did that ever happen before? Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, just this year. Networks don't really have any brass ones anymore to leave good shows on the air.
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Apr 23, 2009
The constant rescheduling and stupid long breaks make me so mad, I think they do it on purpose so they can say 'oh look no-one's watching' and then cancel it.
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Apr 23, 2009
Never showed either, but they looked like garbage. My thursday is either My name is Earl or Smallville in that timeslot. Which are both much better and a lot funnier.
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Apr 23, 2009
Both are junk can't say they will be missed.
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Apr 23, 2009
This is upsetting. How is a show suppose to make it when the Networks only give it a couple of weeks, MOTHERHOOD. As for Samantha Who? at first it kept changing time slot then it was not on for so many months and then it changed days. Again how is a show suppose to gather and keep it's following when the audience never knows when it's on!!!! Get it together!!!
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Apr 23, 2009
WHat? They are going to cancel IN THE MOTHERHOOD? Damn woman just damn

Samantha Who? UI really lost some eps so i lost the interest but IN THE MOTHERHOOD? Why?

Damn



XO XO



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