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CW to Lose "Hidden Palms" Earlier Than Expected

You've got to love when a network obviously shows so much pride in their product that they push a launch date for a series endlessly, dump the thing during the summer months (read: burnoff), and then mess around with the scheduling.

In a move, post-Veronica Mars cancellation, that surprises no one, the CW has announced that it will "condense" the airing structure of newbie drama series Hidden Palms and wrap the series on July 4th.

The CW will therefore air back-to-back episodes of Hidden Palms on Wednesday, June 20th and June 27th, from 8-10 pm ET/PT, with the series finale (a.k.a. Episode Eight) planned for Wednesday, July 4th. Because the CW's teen audience will doubtlessly be inside watching the network rather than, you know, watching fireworks or being outside on the Fourth.

Additionally, effective immediately, the CW will drop the Sunday night replays of the teen drama, replacing it with repeats of, yes, Seventh Heaven. (Seventh Heaven's slot will likewise be filled with back-to-back repeats of Reba, another dead series.)

No word yet on what will take over Hidden Palms' vacated timeslot come July 11th.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
Just when the show starts to get interesting, somehow I'm not surprised.
Anonymous said…
Kind of sad. It's not a brilliant show but it's fun and I think it could have found an audience had they given it a chance.
Unknown said…
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Unknown said…
Heh. I think I'm going to TiVo any serial dramas and not watch them unless they can get past a dozen eps. I still doubt they'll run all the Traveler eps.
Anonymous said…
sigh.
Anonymous said…
maybe if they'd give the show longer than 2 episodes to attract an audience, hidden palms might stand a chance.
Anonymous said…
The CW did everything wrong with this show. The promotion was minimal, and of poor quality. The scheduling was wrong. Just bad news all around. No, it's not a brilliant or even really good show but it could have been a fun summer diversion, and a potential modest performer for them. Why premiere it right on the tail end of the season when viewers are burned out on scripted shows and need a break? Why not premiere it in August like The O.C. when people are deep into their summers and ready for something fun like this? Blergh.

As a former WB fanatic, the way The CW is running their network is killing me. I mean, physical pain.
Oh my GOD. The CW is such FAIL.

they're going going to end up with nothing but 7thHell reruns and old episodes of "Girlfriends" after they cancel everything else with a storyline.
Anonymous said…
I LOVE HIDDEN PALMS its my new favorite show...i think its great and i'm super bumbded that its being canceled..it would have run longer if u didnt get so much info in each episode but i still think it should keep running..and the girl who plays Getta is a great actress
Anonymous said…
seriously hidden palms is the best show ever and i thought it was great...u should think of making something else like it and piloting it on mtv again cause thats how i started watching it
Anonymous said…
hidden palms is really the only good show on the CW....7th heaven is probably the most boring show ever and hidden palms kept me interested now theres no more shows that i would watch on the CW once Hidden Palms is done
Anonymous said…
I really enjoyed Hidden Palms and got so into it then like all the other good shows they just cancelled it and they say with the story wrapped up but its totally left open for more i Hate when they do that Please Bring It Back

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