New Amsterdam up in smoke?

While TV.com users offer their insights into which shows should be canceled and which should be saved in The Axe, actual network executives are currently busy doing it for real.

The suits over at Fox, fresh off their slaughter of the failed country-music reality-show Nashville, are apparently sharpening their claws and fangs to suck the life force out of another show. Production of the drama New Amsterdam has been shut down indefinitely, according to Variety.

The show has finished shooting seven episodes, and Fox execs will allegedly decide whether to give the go-ahead for more. However, Variety, without citing a reason, says more episodes are "unlikely."

New Amsterdam is a drama about a modern-day New York City private investigator who was empowered with immortality by a Native American girl in the 17th century. He is doomed/blessed with immortality until he finds his true love.

The show was originally supposed to air this fall, but was bumped to midseason by the reality competition Don’t Forget the Lyrics. No word yet on when (or if) New Amsterdam will premiere.

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They cancel every good show...just look at Firefly or Terminator: TSCC.
Just two of the many that didn't survive. Other BETTER stations should take these shows on imo.
FOX is garbage and that's why I don't watch that channel any longer.

There should be a petition for people to stop watching them until they stop canceling every good show just to make room for others.
LOSERS...I can't stand FOX...
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My husband & I absolutely LOVE this show! Please bring it back! Every week we couldn't wait for it to come on. I haven't anticipated the next week's show like that in years, I loved it! If it doesn't come back, we will be thoroughly disappointed!
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oh come on Fox, why cancel every good show? isnt it the point to get more viewers? or are you some lame network that enjoys annoying the viewers?
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First they cancel Firefly which was just beyond Wonderful and fresh! Next they don't finish Drive, which I was VERY into..left us hanging there, When I first watched the first ep. of New Amsterdam, I turned to my Husband and said " I just Love this show!!!! What network is it on?" He said "Fox" I then replied "CRAP..they will cancel it..because they ALWAYS cancel the Great shows they have" guess I was right...AGAIN!! I am getting to the point of not watching any fox shows..why get all into a show, just to have it ripped out from under you! Wish they would get a clue!
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Why is that all the really good shows end up in the trash. It is just not fair. 8 episodes is not enough time to know whether a show is going to great or not.
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I can't believe they are doing this. EVERY episode had me GLUED to my chair. I couldn't wait to see the next show and now they're not going to make anymore. Any possibilities of starting a petition to bring it back. It was really one of the good shows on television and it was one of the reasons I now watch Fox more than any other station. It led me to other shows that I now watch, but PLEASE bring back New Amsterdam! Everything from the cast to the storylines kept me coming back. Fox: You'd be crazy to give up on this hit and go with another reality show or something stupid!
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I have come to the conclusion that you simply cannot have a multi-racial cast on any show on the Fox network and expect it not to get cancelled prematurely. Why do writers and producers with cool show ideas even bother approaching Fox network unless their show works with an all white cast? They should know better by now. I certainly do. NA is a great show and I hope it gets shopped to a different network, which will deservedly make a mint off it.
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I'm speechless, this show is the best.

Finally something worth my time.

We should do something like the fans of Jericho.

They sent NUTS to the tv execs and got there show back.
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american networks suck! it's all money money money! I can't ever remember any british shows being cancelled prematurely without at least some sort of closure. I feel a huge viewers guild of America strike is imminent.....
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What can I do to encourage FOX to keep New Amsterdam in their line-up? Surely there is room for a quality program like this instead of perpetuating all of the "reality" programs!
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No No No ! ! ! Fox PLEASE don't cancel this show !

Our whole family has become crazy for this show, we actually watch this in real time. The story line is set up to be never ending like Law and Order, but with great twists like flash backs to his past lives & knowing every secret in New York. Plus un-endless guest star possibilities, and regular actors we are really interested in - this is a show we are willing to sit through commercials for. What kind of idiot would cancel a money maker?
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NOOO! I love this show. I was looking how manny episodes this season was going to have and now I read it is going to stop afther ep 7 :(
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I saw my comment before, hope it wasn't erased. Well, if it was I wanted to say that some other network should pick up New Amsterdam if Fox doesn't want it. Sometimes I don't understand you executives. Do you even watch your own shows? My 16 year old daughter and I LOVE this show,(and anyone who is a parent understands how important that is) and to take it off the air is a big mistake. The acting is great. The premise is refreshing and new, I mean, the possibilities for shows is endless. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? I usually don't write things like this, but in this case I hand to comment.
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Okay, what is wrong with you people. New Amsterdam is the best new show on TV. It's one of the few shows my 16-year-old daughter and I both like. Anyone who is a parent can relate to this. The acting is great and the star(forgive my not knowing his name) is adorable. We have already watched a few shows and we would be EXTREMELY UPSET if New Amsterdam was axed. Fox, if you do this, it will be the biggest mistake of your TV life.
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This is so sad. I just finished watching the first two episodes and I really like the show. I thought to myself YES finally something different. A guy who can live forever who is cop with a deathwish. Ah, good things never last. Guess this make room for the 042038402903489 season of 24 or whatever shows that should die already.
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Loved it, was actually looking forward to seeing ....ahhhh; come on FOX
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I can't believe they've killed this show! I love it. Fox finally has a show I'd TiVo and they're killing it. Can't they do anything right?
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I just watched the pilot for this show online and it is really good. I enjoyed it. Way better than K-Ville and some how that made it to air in the fall. They should air this show because I think it will catch on.
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I think fox should air the show all over the world and see what the people think before passing judgement.
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damn fox! they used to be a good network but they are the ones going up in smoke. Whoever is in charge should be fired. I was looking forward to this show, then they moved it back, well I can wait but now they might not show it? Well they can stick their channel where the sun don't shine because I'm sick of their attitude. Chancelling a show with good buzz before it even airs! Shane on Fox!
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FOX is has now truly become the worse of all tv channels. Long time ago it was pretty good, but now it's all a joke. And seriously, I really wanted to watch this (I want more of the supernatural, even though I watch 2 of it)
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I was actually looking forward to watching this. this would have been something I was willing to watch live(as I did with drive). Someone at Fox needs to get his/her head outa a hole because their programming is blah....
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Hehe for all we know it may have just been bad and not worth of continuation. But this is Fox, at least nobody got too attached to it before t was canned still not forgiving them for Drive.



MJ
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What kind of system could make this move financially sound? I mean, paying for seven eps and then canceling it before even giving it a chance? Seems like flushing money down the toilet to me.
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What's wrong with Fox?!
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This sucks! i was looking forward to this show and before it airs *poof!* it's gone! come on give it a chance! someone is losing their head alright... and it isn't going to new Amsterdam!
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Nice move Fox , But what next ? , Is there any new ideas for new show , Or same story with new actions.
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Oh great more room for some other dance/sing/act reality crap American Idol was enough but do we really need the 50 other shows?
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This is great - it's the start of EXACTLY what Fox needs to keep doing to gain my respect. CANCEL SHOWS - one by one until they have NONE on air. Then and only then will they deserve the respect of everyone for finally realizing they are have no right to be in this business at all. They screen little ever worth watching and watching anything that even STARTS to look good is very very dangerous - because the best shows are always the first ones that will be gone. Such is the level of insanity within this network. If you never want to be disappointed again - change the channel - this loser network just doesn't have a clue, and they certainly don't have the right to be wasting your time the way they do.
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The end of scripted television is upon us, the ratings machine will steam roll all shows that falter even the tiniest bit in viewers. It happened to wonderfalls, freaky links, john doe and many others. You SUCK Fox!!!! I mean the show hasn't aired and you ALREADY are readying the killing blow. So it's not American Idol numbers, big deal!
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It just figures !!!
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It sounds a bit harsh to axe a show that hasn't even aired yet, wonder whoe was it that watched it???
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We're talking about Rupert Murdoch here, what the hell do people expect from someone dubbed "the devil on earth" I wasn't fussed either way if it aired or not but i'm also not surprised by this.He's all about the money!!!!!!!
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Why yes it is Nashville, not Knoxville. Whoever wrote this is an idiot. And yes, I am that idiot. My bad!
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Kill the crap before it airs. Excellent work, FOX.
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I'm not suprised with all the talk of a writers strike.
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This is one I was looking forward to. Sad to hear this news.
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wtf?! it hasn't even aired. it must royally suck
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Well atlast there is hope. I know how Fox feels by trying to make a show successful and it fails.
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Dammit Fox, I was looking forward to watching that show. I think it had a lot of potential but when Fox decided to air it as a midseason replacement, I knew that the executives at Fox didn't have much faith in the show. Enough with reality tv. Give me a fairly decent scripted show and I will be happy.
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I'm getting fed up with Fox, okay they have some great shows but they don't give new shows a chance and either don't air them before they show or cut them after 3 or 4 episodes.
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It sounded like Highlander.
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I was curious and wanted to watch this show. I hope they at least air the 7 episodes they've produced so far so viewers can decide (via the ratings) if you should stay or go. And to all networks... Enough reality TV already! we're fed up with that BS!
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thats so bad from FOX
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I've been waiting to watch this show all season. I can't believe FOX had the never to axe the show before it was ever aired. This was one of the most promising new shows of the season.
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first yes it was nashville and what they cant even let the viewers decide leave it to fox after giving us drive and canceling that they suck
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What do fox know? when the viewer has even seen it and made there minds up.Look how well Highlander did as a tv show,so i say give it a chance fox
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God damnit I was going to watch this show. Up yours, FOX!
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Isn't it Nashville? Not Knoxville? Sounds like cheesy reality show spinoff of Jackass...
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I hope the ratings are killer so FOX can learn a lesson. But seeing how it's a midseason replacement, awesome ratings seem unlikely. I mean, look at last year's Drive. Awesome script, amazing cast, tons of potential... all down the drain because it was thrown in as a midseason replacement.
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