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Plus: Fringe, Supernatural and Syfy's Seattle Superstorm.
Plus: Grimm, Army Wives, Breakout Kings, and Q'Viva! The Chosen.
What to watch on Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10.
Oh, woe is Kings. The ambitious ready-for-cable drama tried to break the mold of network television, but instead finds itself broken and discarded into NBC's ever-growing trash bin of failed shows.
Off with his head! Well almost off. Kings is no longer ruling over Sunday nights, and who knows--may not rule on NBC's schedule at all pretty soon. The big-budget, big-concept, big-ratings-disappointment Kings looks to be near the end of its reign as it's been scuttled over to Saturdays.
If shows were kept around based on their quality, television would be unrecognizable. Unfortunately, great shows are often rewarded by throwing them out on the curb as the business is cruel to those that can't find audiences. Another round of eliminations is just around the corner, and these shows are in danger of being sent packing. But do any of them have a chance at survival?
NBC tried to break the mold of network television last night with the premiere of Kings, an ambitious new drama from Everwood and Heroes producer Michael Green. It has big-budget production, a convincing cast, and a plot unlike anything else on network television--so of course no one watched it.
For the week of March 9-March 15: Midseason premieres continue with the debuts of Castle and Kings, plus Clooney reportedly returns to ER. Online, take a trip down memory lane with television's most lovable family.
For fans of the long-running medical drama ER, the date of March 12 wasn't a day to look forward to. That's the day ER was scheduled to end its 15-season run with a two-hour blowout finale. Now it seems as though March 12 may be off the hook.