Thursday, February 28, 2008

That didn't take long: NBC cancels 'Quarterlife'

And so "quarterlife" has officially joined the ranks of TV shows canceled after only a single airing. NBC has already plugged in a "Deal Or No Deal" episode into its planned Sunday timeslot premiere, and Marshall Herskovitz just put out this statement:
“I am happy to say that the reports of quarterlife’s demise are exaggerated. We’re deeply grateful for NBC’s efforts to make quarterlife a success on network television. However, I’ve always had concerns about whether quarterlife was the kind of show that could pull in the big numbers necessary to succeed on a major broadcast network. It is important to remember that quarterlife has already proved itself as a successful online series and social network with millions of enthusiastic fans. We live in a media world today where many shows are considered successful on cable networks with audiences that are a fraction of those on the Big Four. I’m confident that quarterlife will find the right home on television as well.”
Given that Herskovitz and Ed Zwick own the show, I'm sure they'll try to aggressively shop it to cable. If you actually liked "quarterlife" and haven't already seen it on-line, all the episodes are over at the official site.

10 comments:

Alex R. said...

More like "TenSecondlife". Buh bye, cruddy show.

When complete and total garbage like "The Hills" is favorably compared to whiny trash like this, that's a problem for a show.

NBC is hitting rock bottom. They better get "30 Rock" and "The Office" back on the air, stat.

That First Andrew said...

Let's all get together and send forty million quarters to NBC to get this show brought back.

Undercover Black Man said...

Millions of enthusiastic fans? Really? That can't be right.

barefootjim said...

Some awesome backpedaling from Herskovitz in the Hollywood Reporter: he calls it too specific," for a network -- whatever that means.

It's a very Ian Faith "their appeal is becoming more selective" type of quote.

Anonymous said...

SCRUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Damn that episode of LOST rocked!

jim treacher said...

drawnandquarteredlife

cpennylane said...

It's being reported that it will continue on Bravo, but I don't know how truthful that is.

rico suave said...

Wow!! That was fast. I mean, for sure the show was bad. But it wasn't half as bad (or One Quarter as bad--get it?!!) as NBC's version of "Coupling". Keep in mind, what I'm acutally saying is: NBC's Coupling was 4x/8x worse than this, with just as much airtime. So, basically, I thought quarterlife would have one more show before being cancelled.

Mallory said...

LOL. I never even knew this show existed. That goes to show you how fast it came and went.