O.C. times two, Twenty axed

Fox is doubling up on The O.C..

The show sputtered upon its fourth season return last Thursday, but the net is hoping it can slowly move it to a Wednesday night spot. The network will now run a new episode of The O.C. on Thursday at 9 p.m., then rerun the same episode the following Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Fox also cancelled the sitcom Happy Hour and the reality show Rich List.

The O.C. drew 3.4 million viewers when it came back for its season four premiere Thursday at 9 p.m., against ABC's Grey's Anatomy and CBS's CSI. Now, O.C. will also battle it out against equally tough competition from ABC's Lost and CBS's Criminal Minds.

Fox is hoping O.C. will flourish in its new space, at which point the network could move the show to Wednesday nights and put an all-comedy block on Thursdays.

NBC announced it is cutting the low-rated sitcom Twenty Good Years, which stars John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor. The show has flopped in the ratings and routinely lost a large portion of its lead-in from fellow freshman comedy, 30 Rock, which itself is struggling.

Last week NBC announced 30 Rock will move to Thursdays, meeting up with My Name Is Earl, The Office, and the returning Scrubs to form an all-comedy Thursday night on NBC.

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is it smart going up agianst lost? thats going to be risky dont you think. tuesday would be better i think, theres nothing on tv tuesdays. well i guess over all i hope that they finish the season if it does get axed which im praying it dont, cuz its the only show i watch that hasnt been cancelled YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I can't believe they cancelled 20 good years! They didn't promote it most people I talked to about how good it was, hadn't even heard of it.
They don;t even give shows a chance. We do have a life and if we aren't sitting ready to watch whateverthey think we should be watching, they cancel any new show good or not and replace it with the same old inane thing in reruns and think they are doing us a favor. If it manages to make a few shows they move the time around so we can't find it the ratings drop and they cancel it. What are they thinking do they have any concept of the real world??? Thanks for letting me rant.
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Here's why the "Mini-Series" is becoming invaluable. When a show drags on and on whith no end in sight and increasingly weak plotlines and characters, it can just destroy it's original appeal.
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I watch OC for the cute girls. One of my favorites was Marissa and now that she's gone there is one less reason to watch the show, but, thank goodness I gave it a chance on my TIVO schedule. I like the new OC and the girls are still cute. What's up with Summer, though? She has suddenly turned into a tree hugger.
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I was sceptical about the death of Marissa but I am hopeful for greater, more creative things for Season 4. Come on, you guys, you can't say that you haven't been waiting for the writers to get out of the same scene scenario, Ryan and Marissa will they won't they, Julie vs Marissa, etc etc etc stuff that has been going on too long. Don't get me wrong I love her but it's time to move on.
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I can only draw up one conclusion; that it is the "No OC without Marissa" activists that have stopped watching out of sheer spite. B****rds.
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the oc is great! plese give this season a chance!
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any one who claims Happy Hour wasnt good is an idiot. That show was hillarious, funnier than til' death anyways. which by the way is only still on because Robert from everybody loves raymond is the star. Happy Hour was a great show and its stupid people like those of you who are ragging on it that lead to its demise. The only reason this show didnt make it is that they gave Happy Hour a terribly small budget, not nearly enough to sign an actor who makes people go "oh man i gotta see that." So why don't you idiots watch a hole episode before you act like your an expert on the show.
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the OC is a really good show and it would be a shame to see it go. Especially this season because this season is very good. i dont really understand why people dont like it.
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Twenty Good Years was a ok show
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Hopefully O.C Will make the cut and draw in more viewers- I really like the show and it would be a shame to see it end so early.
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I really hope that The OC will get more viewers at wendsday. OTH is so lame next The OC, I can't imagine why someone would decide to watch it instead of The OC.

And for God, Marissa is dead, get over it. She was just one more character of the show, not the entire show. There's no absolutly storylines left for her and i'm really glad that the show took another direction than just get Ryan and Marissa back together again. The Avangers was really great and the others episodes are just getting better. GIve this season a chance before you stop watching for god.
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The O.C.= ABSOLUTELY GOOD! i don't understand why you people hate it so much! the o.c. is a very good show since the beginning including the second and third season!
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The O.C.= ABSOLUTELY GOOD! i don't understand why you people hate it so much! the o.c. is a very good show since the beginning including the second and third season!
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I dont know why they cancelled the Rich List after 1 episode? That made no sence. I thought it was a heck of a lot more challenging than picking which numbered briefcase to get rid of.
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i enjoy watching the OC but now, i might as well just get it on DVD since i have to watch a different show at 9. all for the better though, its a good excuse to get my friends to buy it for me since i'm not going to be watching it on TV.
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The O.C. is probably the show I look forward to watching the most each week, that and 24 (when it's on). I don't see why people hated Season 3 so much. I just watched it over again on DVD and thought it was great. The show always impresses me and better be allowed to finish off the 4th season. I am not expecting anything after this season though which is perfectly fine.
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"Twenty Good Years" didn't last Twenty Good weeks. With the exception of Judith light, I won't miss the show.
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the oc should move back to 8pm on thursdays because i watch supernatural at 9pm,i hate having to choose between 2 good shows
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Too bad about the OC, I used to love it during season 1. Season 2 was OK and it was saved when Trey came but then season 3 just blew and I don't think I'll watch 4 until it comes on TV over here. Too bad...
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Hey!! I'm a big fan of the OC from France, and i really think that season 4 will rock us all and gonna be great.

Going on Weds instead of Thursday, i think will be a good thing for the Grey's viewers!!!
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Wont make a difference... Lost and Suspiciou smind viewers probably don't watch the OC... and if it thinks it can take on one tree hill... we say! BRING IT ON!
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Goodbye O.C.!!! It was great once but it went downhill fast...Too bad!
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O.C = Bad :(
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Twenty Good Years was HORRIBLE! Unbelievably bad. Good riddance. I was shocked Tambor followed up Arrested Development with this garbage. This is good for all involved.



As for Happy Hour; if you liked this show, you're a moron.
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'lost' was good on the first season but i watched the second season and i haved the worse 23 hours of my life! that season was so boring and i wont see this season i prefer to watch THE OC it is so much better. i hope THE OC can have a fifth season! sorry for my english!
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'lost' was good on the first season but i watched the second season and i haved the worse 23 hours of my life! that season was so boring and i wont see this season i preferd to watch THE OC it is so much better. i hope THE OC can have a fifth season!
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'lost' was good on the first season but i washed the second season i haved the worse 23 hours of my life! that season was so boring and i wont see this season i preferd to watch THE OC it is so much better. i hope THE OC can have a fifth season!
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Iloved Happy Hour, but couldn't watch it because it went up against Smallville, I was hoping to watch it in reruns, but oh well.
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I never watched Happy Hour though I knew it was ruining Til Death in ratings. I knew before Twenty Good Years came on was going to get cancelled.
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superbilly...i disagree with you totally! Happy Hour was one of the funniest shows on TV!!! Twenty Good Years was a pretty funny show, too.
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Hopefully The O.C. can survive, and maybe get a 5th season. Critically, Season 4 is as great as Season 1. I hope it can regain its popularity and become a player in the ratings. This season, it deserves a chance. Last season, not so much.
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yes! happy hour is finally axed! i hated that show soooooo much



oc also sucks and needs to be axed



im happy about 20 years gettin axed too..that was a horrible show
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The O.C. is really getting a bit too tired to even look as fresh as when it first debuted. With Marissa dead, and they're trying so hard to fit Mini Cooper into it, it just feels like the characters haven't grown up even after three long, arduous seasons.

Seth's whining is getting chronically worse. They should cancel the O.C. and do a spin-off for Anna Stern. Maybe that could work, because Samaire Armstrong was the coolest thing ever to happen on the set.
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Well Criminal Minds is getting the ratings it deserves, no arguement there. From the FANTASTIC acting Thomas Gibson and Mandy Patinkin, as well as the rest of the cast present, including the fact that the show itself is a different view on the crime drama genre, I'm not suprised Twenty Good Years got cancelled... Now if 30 Rock gets cancelled, I will be pretty furious. Between that and Studio 60, I haven't really found any other good shows this year, Jericho not counting because that's just got the overall sci-fi appeal.

Nonetheless, let's not see any more cancelled shows please, it's somewhat depressing to hear when something someone worked hard on is canned.
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OC is a terrible show, i just dont see why its still on the air.
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Wed at 9 is against One Tree Hill - good luck!!
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The new O.C. is better than ever it doesn't matter what anyone says. With Lost taking a break until the new year, the O.C. can easily gain back viewers. Not to mention it started out on Wednesdays and thats when it was the most popular. Fox needs to get it together and realize that a lot of Grey's fans probably would watch the O.C. if they could on Wed
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In paper they should do better on Wednesdays since the people who watch The OC and Lost may be totally different (2 totally different genres) but not with Grey's (equal genres).



So let's wait and see how it goes after Bones...
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The characters on OC draw you in and keep you coming back. I love it. If you say you don't you haven't really watched it.
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a thankful godd bye to some awful shows. go lost #1 show on television
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Okay I was an avid O.C. fan I loved everything about the show, until they killed Marissa. :( I mean I have seriously never been so effected by a freaking t.v. show ever!!!!!! This one however got me, I cryed the, I mean sobbing, and anger that they killed Marissa off, why kill her? Why could'nt she just go off to college or something so that just incase she or the producers ever changed their mind she could back. I mean that would certainly keep me watching just the for the chance she would someday.Killing her was a HUGE mistake. I did watch the 1st new episode of season 4, the only thing that is keeping me holding on to the show is that they are still talking about Marissa, but once all the hype of her death is over on the show I will surely not be watching anymore. Soooo dissapointed even the new episode, I actually cryed again! Grrrrrrrr
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damnit i really liked twenty good years, it reminded me of 3rd rock
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30 rock actually isnt that bad- getting better
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Both Happy Hour and 20 Good Years needed to go. Neither was really that funny. I tried to watch 20 Good Years, but just couldn't get into it. I think the hardest part is knowing that Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow have done such better stuff. For Fox to pull the plug on Arrested Development after three seasons and 20 Good Years after three episodes... Yeah, that seems about right. Except they never should have canceled AD and then Jeffrey Tambor would have never done this crap.



I even enjoy Till Death to an extent, but I simply cannot watch it because of Smallville and My Name Is Earl/The Office. Thursday is just a tough night to be on. But maybe if Fox moves The O.C. to Wednesdays it will help Bones.
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LOVE THE OC.... way less competition on the wednesday slot, many O.C. fans also watch Grey's, and after a dismal third season there wasn't really a choice. Maybe, with the thirteen week hiatus, The O.C., which is critically back on top form, might resurface and become a player in the game once more.
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It does not surprise anyone that Fox has cancelled the sitcom "Happy Hour" and the reality show "Rich", (their cancellation with inevitable as soon as Fox decided to put them on the Fall Schedule. The same can be said about NBC's "Twenty Good Years".
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that's good and bad. why i already watch rich list and then get the ax.
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The OC has kept me throughout its 3 year run. I won't be leaving it anytime soon, as its characters appeal to me more than any others since the Buffyverse ended.



I hope it survives...
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"Now, O.C. will also battle it out against equally tough competition from ABC's Lost and CBS' Criminal Minds."



Um... CSI and Gret's each gewt over 20 million viewers. LOST and Criminal minds average 16-17 million each. I don't get how that is "equally tough competition".
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