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Why did this show end after only 3 seasons?!?

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    teenagersrule15

    [1]Apr 10, 2007
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    Dang! I hate that they canceled this show after only 3 seasons! Why did they do it?!? Perhaps it had to do with John Ritter dying but who really knows. It's a shame really the only show that every character was funny on especially CJ!
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    pelican_hugz

    [2]Apr 12, 2007
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    i dunno y it was cancelled either i loved it! n i agree bout all the characters! bt i liked bridget the best!

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    chocoholic411

    [3]Apr 12, 2007
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    I miss this show
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    JYCT

    [4]Apr 14, 2007
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    Ratings got lower and lower.
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    teenagersrule15

    [5]Apr 15, 2007
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    Wow, that's surprising but most likely cause most kids can't relate to this show.
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    shortie7thluver

    [6]Apr 16, 2007
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    I think it's because John Ritter, who played the dad died, and the show wasn't the same without one of the main characters.  And the show wasn't the same, they tried to fill in for him by having the grandpa and uncle come in...just didn't work.
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    teenagersrule15

    [7]Apr 19, 2007
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    I think it did and very humorously.
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    BECKSFAN86

    [8]Jul 20, 2008
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    i loved this show, i was shocked it was cancelled, i understand why it probably was, because of the death of john ritter. It was a great show though
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    cooldudetv22

    [9]Jul 21, 2008
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    shortie7thluver wrote:
    I think it's because John Ritter, who played the dad died, and the show wasn't the same without one of the main characters. And the show wasn't the same, they tried to fill in for him by having the grandpa and uncle come in...just didn't work.
    CJ is a cousin and nephew.
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    Evolution_666

    [10]Jul 24, 2008
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    I think it was the ratings
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    sayor85

    [11]Jul 26, 2008
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    it must be the ratings..it goes lower and as usual the network will cancelled the show..
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    downbeat423

    [12]Jul 26, 2008
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    It wasn't the ratings. It was because they couldn't sell the show to syndication. By cancelling, they made a lot of money. If they had been able to sell it, who knows, maybe it would've been on the air for another year or two.
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    Kingcool7789

    [13]Jul 29, 2008
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    The rateings kept going down.
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    bliarxoxo

    [14]Aug 8, 2008
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    i loved this show
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    DOMOJITA

    [15]Mar 12, 2009
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    this show was funny i wish abcfamily at leas kept airing reruns of it insted of what i like about you starting to hate that show now.
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    kikimarie593

    [16]Mar 15, 2009
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    I don't know why it got cancelled, but I'm so sad that it did! I haven't seen this show in forever because ABC Family stopped showing the repeats.
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    teenagersrule15

    [17]Apr 9, 2009
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    CJ is awesome!

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    Underdog121488

    [18]Jun 14, 2009
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    I think it would still be on to this day if Ritter had not passed on.
    Very sad.
    He made the show.
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    HypnoToad72

    [19]Jul 19, 2009
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    teenagersrule15 wrote:
    Dang! I hate that they canceled this show after only 3 seasons! Why did they do it?!? Perhaps it had to do with John Ritter dying but who really knows. It's a shame really the only show that every character was funny on especially CJ!


    ABC moved the show to Fridays. Friday night is known as 'the death slot' because most audiences are not at home.

    It, when moved to Fridays, was also aired before "Hope and Faith", a show that was so dire, one instinctively knew they wanted to get rid of it... a shame because the writing was still sharp.

    The revamp of the show worked. Yes, it changed because of John Ritter's death... but the changes surprisingly worked.

    I also have to wonder: The person who said kids couldn't relate to it. What do kids of today relate to?
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    txgirl75

    [20]Oct 7, 2009
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    Underdog121488 wrote:
    I think it would still be on to this day if Ritter had not passed on.
    Very sad.
    He made the show.
    yep I agree with you there.
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