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Pilots sputter out, Sit Down yanked again

The landscape of the television industry is looking like the aftermath of a Kamikaze attack, as pilots are crashing and burning all over the place. And they aren't just longshots--many of the potential shows feature some big-name talent.

One of television's most prolific producers won't see his next project make it to air… at least on NBC. David E. Kelley's Legally Mad has been passed on by NBC, says The Hollywood Reporter. The show was set to star Kristin Chenoweth and follow a family of lawyers. Kelley is the creator of Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, and The Practice.

The starring vehicle for Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham, The Bridget Show, has also hit the skids, reports Variety. The comedy would have seen Graham as a self-help talk-show host who fails to follow her own advice after getting dumped. Though the show isn't officially dead yet, it isn't looking very alive either. Someone needs to make space for Lauren Graham somewhere, STAT!

And finally--at least on the pilot-side of things--Starbuck's schedule is open. NBC's pilot Lost & Found starring Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff is also a long shot to make the network's schedule.

There was more unsettling news for Fox's Sit Down, Shut Up. The animated program from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has been pulled from the schedule, not long after it was demoted to a weaker time period on Sunday nights. Will it ever be back? Probably not.

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"Sit Down, Shut Up" was a straight-up rip off of "Bromwell High", but in an almost Disney-like version. Give Bromwell a try and you'll forget all about this poor substitute.
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lilkunta, it didn’t say “Starbucks”, it said “Starbuck’s”. Starbuck is the character that Katee played in BSG.
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I was kind of getting to like sit down, shut up but not a hole lot, I think fox would be better off bringing back futurama, now that was a very entertaining show!
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Pity! I really liked Sit Down, shut up. It was really funny and the animation and voices were great.
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__ And finally--at least on the pilot-side of things--Starbuck's schedule is open. __



? I dont get this. Waht does starbucks ahve to do with it?
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Sit down, Shut up was not good. I didn't care about anything it in.
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I feel bad for Lauren Graham she never seems to get a break when it comes to getting her own show.
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sit down shut up is the worst show i've ever seen!
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yay thank god sit down shut ups been cancelled it wasn't a good DX. too bad i already knew this was gonna happen after the awful show in waiting the cleveland show is renewed for half its second season. fox is gonna just have to air reruns since it will never find something good enough to replace king of the hill. if they were smart and renewed futurama and bought it back from comedy central then they could at least air something good.
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SDSU's first episode was pretty horrible, but the show got better with each episode.

Also it was pretty awesome visually.
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Maybe now they'll learn that this isn't the 70s...a remake of a foreign show isn't a guaranteed success anymore.
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I liked it.
It wasn't great but it actually had me watching FOX since my KOTH will be dying soon.
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Sit down was pretty bad!
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i was actually looking forward for those shows :(

not happy about next season. same old same old. no great new shows. hardly any new shows at all!
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I think the death of these shows are a good thing. Do we really need another Law show? Don't we already have 20+ law shows? It seems that primetime TV is essiently 5 genres now: Legal, Law Enforcement, Medical, Gameshow, Reality.
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Fox should just cut it's losses with SDSU. The show is no where near on par with the quality of other animated shows. Not sad to see it go.
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Lauren!!
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