TNT dumps Trust Me

Since basic cable has risen to become legitimate networks, TNT has become a model for others looking to give original programs a shot. The ad-supported cable network has shown that it can play with the big boys by launching several hits, including The Closer and Saving Grace.

But TNT isn't perfect, and today it opted not to renew its newest original program Trust Me. The show, about a pair of buddies (Tom Cavanagh and Eric McCormack) who work at an advertising company, has been a disappointment in the ratings department. The show just wrapped up its first season and averaged only 1.4 million viewers.

"It achieved creative success," TNT's Michael Wright told The New York Times, "it just didn't find an audience."

Hopes were high for Trust Me, and was thus heavily promoted. However, a pair shows with lower expectations, Leverage and Raising the Bar, performed much better than Trust Me and were both renewed.

Will you miss Trust Me?

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This kills me. Why is it that my favorite shows only last a season or 2?
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i worked in the ad business for 40 years...most with the best agency in america, chiat/day (see www.jayday.org). this show is light years better and a trillion miles more authentic than the mindless soap "Mad Men." this was my favorite TV show. I'm truly disappointed it's gone. damn.

- chuck phillips (chiat/day's first employee)
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Bring it back!!! :( anyone up for a try to save on this one?
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I liked the show a lot, it really didn't get a chance. To compare it w/ Leverage and Raising the bar is silly. Those are VERY different shows.
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Good show. The only thing I didn't like about it was Eric McCormack whining. They made his character seem weak which in return at times almost made it unbearable to watch.
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Keep Leverage. Awesome show. Nothing about Trust Me looked appealing. Maybe that Cavanaugh guy should try something besides acting. He's series poison.
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dam dam dam, I was really starting to get into this show - atleast their keeping Leverage tho
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Tom Cavanagh and Eric McCormack were great partners. This is unexpected, I will miss it.
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This show didn't have enough time to breath.
It could have been amazing.
I will surely miss it.
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Of course it got canceled. I liked it but I'm over 18. "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" will be coming back, need I say more?
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never saw it... only saw about 10 minutes of an epi... kinda bored me out
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Does not surprise me at all I watched for a few weeks then it just bored me, who cares what happens in adverising
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what i'll miss most is tom cavanagh talking in circles. hopefully he'll be in another show soon with dialogue as suited for him as this show's writing
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sawxfan, I agree, I dvr all the shows I want to watch so I can skip the commercials and I end up watching stuff that I don't pay much attention to live. If I had a Neilson box they would think that I was watching a bunch of crappy shows when in reality I'm dvr-ing my favorites.
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i stopped watch a few shows back.... i like just about all the oringinal shows ...i am also starting to like the 13 shows season more and more....
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will be missed
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As expected.
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Wow - that was quick.
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Good show... my wife and I will miss it. And if it's about ratings, somehow they need to add the TiVO/DVR numbers in soon. I DVR everything... I can watch a show in 40ish minutes by skipping the ads.
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No surprise. This one didn't have that special feeling -- not like Leverage did.
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No, I turned it on a couple of times and didn't like it. I couldn't even watch an entire episode.
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Ditto what GreerGirl wrote. I retty sure none of us has the time throughout the week to watch every single show we're intereste in, exactly when it airs. I have recorded, watched and LOVED every single episode of this show and it sucks that it apparently means nothing to the studio. Poor Tom, first "Love Monkey", now this. *Sigh*.
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Helloo...I'm the AUDIENCE!!! I travel and record all my shows so I watch them later in the week. The networks SERIOUSLY need to find a way to capture ratings for recorded shows because you're losing a HUGE market of high-earning affluent professionals like me who don't have time to watch TV during the times the shows air.
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I really liked this show, bring it back.
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It was just getting there.. I'll be missing it for sure!
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Trust Me was better than Leverage, but not as good as Raising The Bar. Saving Grace should be cancelled too.
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I loved this show. My Dad's in advertising and that show is exactly what it's like. I'll miss it.
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it sucked wont miss it glad its gone.
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only one of the best new shows from this year :(
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Never saw it, but I feel bad for Tom Cavanagh. I'm such a huge Ed fan and he was great the few times he guest starred in Scrubs, I really hope he can get a show that sticks. Or maybe a movie role or 2. Eric McCormack is also good.
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It was ok but i won't miss it.
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It wasn't a bad show. But I can't say that I will miss it.
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I wont miss it. I wanted to like it but found it self-concious, unlikable and a poor imitation of Sorkin dialogue. Painful and unwatchable.
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I agree it was getting better but only because they were actually doing advertising work. If they would have started that way it may have caught on.
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I somewhat enjoyed the show, and thought they worked well together, but I guess I wouldn't be missing it.
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Yes. Its been getting better and better every week.
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Yes it was a well written and funny show. The problem is that any network will cancel a show before giving it a chance to develop a story or audience. Don't worry so much about ratings and worry about quality.
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Never caught this, but I liked the idea of Tom Cavanagh and Eric McCormack acting together
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I wish Leverage would be cancelled.
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I'm so sorry this show is getting canceled. Since there wasn't any police, lawyer's or forensic's in it, I didn't think it would last long. I'm very sad about this show ending!
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loved that show. I miss Ed....
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BIG Time!
I can't believe it got axed!
We'll never know what will happen next to the characters.
I mean, seriously? They didn't even give it a chance to have a decent ending!
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