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After Disastrous Debut, Fox’s ‘Lone Star’ Is On Death Watch

Sep 22, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The debut Fox drama "Lone Star" is on death watch after its disastrous premiere, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

But the expected cancellation isn’t attracting gleeful schadenfreude, the story says. "The "Star" pilot drew critical acclaim and stood out from the pack of new pilots for being different than the increasing glut of procedural hours," according to the article.

The fear is that the cancellation may foretell an unwillingness by television networks to try shows that break from the mold, the story points out. "Lone Star" drew just 4.1 million viewers, dropping 68% of the lead-in provided by "House," the story points out. While the show was in a competitive time-slot, that didn’t impact NBC’s "The Event."

Nevertheless, Fox does have some other options rather than cancellation: it could move the program to another night, relaunch it later in the season, or burn off the episodes in summer or on Hulu, the article says. 

3 Comments

  1. They were out-promoted by NBC’s Event. It was amazing how many people I talked to that were not even aware of Lone Star. But everyone knew about The Event, even if they weren’t intending to sample it. Lone Star was the better program and if they were smart they would pull it and promote it during the World Series and relaunch it in November against one of the network shows that is weak.

  2. Digital Guy – you are so right.

  3. Love all the opinions expressed here! How is everyone? Love how everyone expresses whatr they feel 🙂

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