ABC (ended 2009)
Let me say something about ABC. I have watched and loved Samantha Who, Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, and Ugly Betty since they all first aired.
PD and ES were canceled by ABC which sucked...I put up with that. What they did with those shows was cancel them, and hold off the last few eps and air them months later.
UB I'm not complaining about because they had new eps every week and went on a planned hiatus and are coming back a week early! (BIttersweet since I want to get my daily SW fix!)
With SW this disgusts me the most. They put the show on an unnecessary hiatus, then bring back 5 eps and air them OUT OF ORDER just so that they go along with the finale which now isn't even going to be aired, not to mention change its day and time slot and pair it off with a dead show walking...seriously ABC, WTF?
JUST AIR SW IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER WITHOUT ANY STUPID HIATUS OR BUMPING! ><
ABC has dissed Samantha Who almost from day one. The "big wigs" decided that 90 minutes of Dancing With Fools wasn't enough - but 95 minutes was? The 9:35 to 10:05 "time slot" (and I use the term loosely) was a pain in the butt when it came to resolving DVR recording conflicts. I ended up completely removing Samantha Who from the series manager and watched the episodes online.
Well, not having the series in the Series Manager (combined with never watching any other ABC shows) meant that it took a couple weeks for me to notice that it was back on the air - on THURSDAY no less. Opposite the new episodes of Survivor and Bones. So, I went to ABC.com to watch the episodes I missed, only to discover that for some reason it's quit working.
If the numbers for the show were that bad, it wasn't because it wasn't a good show - it was because people were fed up with the way a good show was being treated.
*sigh* This has been one of the best shows on ABC. They just don't know how to handle a good show. Changing its timeslot, mixing the order of episodes to air, and then completely bumping it off the program mere DAYS before its airing, shows what a bad network ABC has become -_-. 2/4 of my fave shows got canceled already because their 'ratings' weren't good enough. SW is on the chopping block now, I just hope we get all 20 eps on the DVD in production order, and get one final season at least so Sam could get some type of closure.
ABC you disgust me.