CBS (ended 2005)
Hi Joan-Lovers! When this didn't return, I was HEARTBROKEN! It had become my absolute favorite show. I've even written to... was it NBC or CBS?!?!?!?! But I don't think that they liked my sorrowful letter, because they never responded. Thanks for all of the support! KK
i want joan back,i just started watching this great show we get it seven nights a week at 2am repeated at 3am
i watch them both,it's a great show it's the only one i will stop up for, there;s no violence,no swearing,no sex,the kids are not obnoxious and it makes you care about the lives of the people involved,i think the whole show is a winner
because it is written from a womans point of view this makes it more caracter driven the people seem to have more depth.we get most of the american shows over here in the u.k.this one is a real gem
|Gosh, I just watched the last few episodes for the first time. What a shame that this show was cancelled! The networks are so stupid. I mean, I'm sure the ratings were bad, but it is the JOB of the networks to recognize quality and be patient. A lot of great shows didn't get ratings right away. The blew it on this one.|
you are so right! they should implement "quality first" kinda rule. sad to say that's not the way it works anymore...
I absolutely HATE!!! that CBS cancelled Joan of Arcadia! In fact I seriously considered boycotting CBS programming, however they barely saved themselves with Jericho. I think that all the fans should sign a written petition and send it to CBS Television and actress Amber Tamblyn.
Anybody who agrees with me can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be specific in the subject line so I know it isn't spam.
The ratings were not bad - they just were not the right demographic, as I understand it.
Joan of Arcadia had a mixed audience - young and old, male and female, etc. Because of that, CBS could not maximize targeted advertising revenue. Advertisers pay more when the audience is a tight target that the advertiser wants to reach. With JOA, they could not guarantee that they were going to reach their target so they were reticent to spend the money.
We all have to remember that TV, for the most part, is not about entertaining us, but about making money. There are rare occasions when conventional wisdom says to keep losers on TV because the network decision-makers have a passion to get a particular message out, but other than that, it's about the money.
Programs like Cold Case, The West Wing, and others were 'agenda TV'. They wanted to influence the thinking of viewers for their own particular purposes. It's very unfortunate, because a lot of less-discerning people adapt those views and advance them in their own social circles, and ultimately in the voters box.
JOA was excellent TV. I'll treasure my Season 1 and 2 DVD's (and a few emmy DVD's I got on eBay) for many years. It's always nice to run through the episodes every couple of years and think about the positive messages communicated in each story line.
Once in awhile, another great show comes along for us to enjoy - remember American Dreams? And who's been watching Jericho or Prison Break? Those are pretty good, too. I don't think any of them measure up to JOA, though.