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USA Cancels Starter Wife

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    TesserT

    [1]Feb 12, 2009
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    EW: The Ausiello Files Feb 12, 2009

    USA Network has filed for divorce from The Starter Wife, citing irreconcilable ratings.

    When the Debra Messing-fronted Wife debuted in 2007 as a 6-hour miniseries, it attracted more than 5 million viewers and went on to earn 10 Emmy nominations. However, ratings for its 10-episode first season averaged just 2.4 million viewers -- a decent number by most cable standards, but not for USA, where its top shows (Burn Notice, Monk) regularly pull in around 6 million.

    In an exclusive statement, USA called Starter Wife a "critical and creative success," and added that the Dec. 12 season finale served as a "satisfying conclusion" to the franchise.

    Ugh another of my shows gone!
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    Angel200489

    [2]Feb 13, 2009
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    So they say "it's a good show, so let's cancel it!"?

    money spoke loud and clear this time... it's a pity...
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    ZakAlami

    [3]Mar 8, 2009
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    NO!
    Another good show gets canceled!
    It's better for me to stop watching shows in case they get canceled! This way I can stop before I get hooked

    *sigh
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    ACFAIRCLOTH

    [4]Mar 20, 2009
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    OH NO!! I really love The Starter Wife. I am so mad!! They always take off the good shows. I hope they change their minds and bring it back!
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    Angel200489

    [5]Mar 29, 2009
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    I don't really see that happenning... And it's too bad...
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    nmpelti

    [6]Jul 6, 2009
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    Just found out it was cancelled -thought it was a summer show. I hate to see it go.

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    juan137946

    [7]Sep 22, 2009
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    damn canceled tv sucks
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    buddys1mom

    [8]Jan 13, 2010
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    Come on guys, this was a great series.great acting and the casting was just perfect so please ,lets get you act together and start this series back up ! I just hope Ms Messing will want to. I do miss seeing her on the tube (although I still watch Will and Grace reruns)she is a joy to watch.

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