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HBO Cancels "John From Cincinnati," Fate of "Flight of the Conchords" Unknown

HBO's drama John From Cincinnati may have wrapped its first season last night but that hasn't stopped the pay cabler from enacting a swift blow to the series.

That's right, folks. John From Cincinnati is dead. Just don't expect the convoluted metaphysical surfing drama to rise from the dead any time soon.

HBO has confirmed that it has canceled the series, which failed to connect with critics and viewers alike.

In the meantime, the pay cabler hasn't yet decided whether it will renew comedy Flight of the Conchords for a second season. On that front, I have to beg for some mercy and only hope that HBO sees the merit of keeping the quirky comedy around for a while longer. Pretty please?

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); America's Got Talent (NBC; 8-9:30 pm); Gilmore Girls (CW); Just for Laughs/Just for Laughs (ABC); On the Lot (FOX)

9 pm: Big Brother 8 (CBS); The Singing Bee (NBC; 9:30-10 pm); Beauty and the Geek (CW); Primetime (FOX); House (FOX)

10 pm: The Unit (CBS); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); I-Caught (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

9 pm: Eureka on Sci Fi.

Season Two of Eureka continues tonight with "Noche de Suenos," in the good residents of Eureka find themselves sharing one another's dreams after a toxic-waste spill; too bad Carter keeps dreaming that he's, er, naked in public.

10-11:02 pm: Damages on FX.

FX's new legal drama Damages continues. On tonight's episode ("Tastes Like a Ho Ho"), Patty brutally preps Katie for her deposition, Greg withholds a valuable piece of evidence, Patty proves her dislike for desk clutter, and Ellen and David's relationship is put to the test after an incident at the office.

10 pm: Flipping Out on Bravo.

Okay, I know this is unexpected but I can't help but watch the crazy people in this topsy-turvey world. In this week's episode, Jeff and Ryan wager on who will land a multi-million dollar etate while Jeff considers bringing in a psychic to perform a blessing ceremony.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I really hope that they decide to renew Conchords. I love the show and look forward to it every week. As for JfC I say good riddance. It was a messy, bloated, self indulgent show and I am glad not to have to hear Rebecca DeMornay screeching anymore. Sayonara!
Robynn said…
No more Big and Huge for the Yost family.


HBO needs to get back in the game.

Cancelled doesn't ring a bell.

I got my eye on you.
Anonymous said…
WAHOO!! Damages has just been picked up by the BBC and will be shown here in 2008. I love what i've read about it so far on your blog. What with heros, Pushing Daisies, Brothers and Sisters and Damages, we're finally getting some of the better American programmes coming our way!
Anonymous said…
Well said, Maggie. I was definitely not a fan of the pretentious "John From Cincinnati" but I AM a huge fan of "Flight of the Conchords" and truly hope that they bring it back for another season. Everyone I know is absolutely in love with those two goofy New Zealanders!
Unknown said…
So if John from Cincinnati is finally dead, can they make the @#$%ing Deadwood movies now?
Anonymous said…
I liked the show so I am definitely not surprised that it was canceled. I am glad that HBO didn't tease fans with promises to wrap up the series with movies that will never happen like Deadwood.

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