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CBS Tells "Pirate Master" to Walk the Plank

In a summer filled with premature cancellations, I shouldn't really be surprised by any network pulling the trigger.

That said, I was stunned to learn that CBS has canceled reality series Pirate Master, which had recently moved to Tuesday nights after launching a few weeks ago (and failing to find traction) on Thursday.

Five unaired episodes of Pirate Master, from reality maven Mark Burnett, remain and will be burned off on, with new episodes appearing every Tuesday at 3 am ET/midnight PT, beginning tomorrow.

Pirate-themed reality series, which failed to find an audience this summer, will also be made available to the CBS Audience Network.

Hmmm, maybe the pirates shouldn't have voted Joe Don off the ship after all.


greebs said…
Good lord...the show was actually getting GOOD. Last weeks Ghost Pirate crew was genuinely interesting, even if it didn't work out the way it should have.

Jace, you are in TV - tell me why networks find it a good business decision to not air things they've already filmed and instead show reruns. Are the ratings that much better for reruns, or is it a brand issue? Why? I don't get it.
Anonymous said…
I can't say I'm surprised though it was a pleasant enough distraction during the week. Still, no one was tuning in so you can't blame CBS for canceling it, but what else are they really going to air that people will watch?
The CineManiac said…
I was actually enjoying this show so it makes since it will get burned off and wasted.
Unknown said…
I'm sorry for those of you who were enjoying it, but I'm pleased that, for once, I called it correctly.
Anonymous said…
Huh. Look, I thought this show was a huge disappointment, but I was still watching. I don't get the reasoning behind shelving a summer reality show mid-run. What else is there to watch?
Anonymous said…
Like Ally, I don't think that "Pirate Master" lived up to its potential. It should have been SO much better. Still, for a summer show, it was amusing enough. And I don't understand why they would pull it with only five episodes left. This seems to be a disturbing trend.
Unknown said…
Hey CBS, The NFL is alive and Mending. Why not let the Pirates have their Day!? No stadium can hold 622,000 Fans! What a waste of Time and Energy for Many.

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