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The CW Cancels Its First Show of the New Season

Oct 7, 2011  •  Post A Comment

So far NBC has canceled two of its new shows of this fall season, and now it’s The CW’s turn.

"H8R," a reality series about celebrities confronting people who hate them, has been canceled by The CW, reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog.The show featured stars such as Eva Longoria and Kim Kardashian as they tried to change the opinions of people who hate them. The program debuted to 1.3 million viewers and failed to show significant improvement in the three weeks since its debut, the piece notes.

Wrote our friend James Hibberd on his Inside TV blog at EW.com of the cancellation of the Wednesday night show, "After the series dipped down to 1.1 million viewers and a 0.4 in the adult demo [on Wednesday, Sept. Oct. 5, 2011,] The CW yanked the show from its lineup. On the series, celebrities would confront people who passionately disliked them, often with pretty uncomfortable results. Repeats of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s ‘Ringer’ will get some additional sampling by airing in the slot instead."

"H8R" was The CW’s lowest-rated show, and served as the lead-in to the network’s veteran "America’s Next Top Model," which has also struggled in the ratings so far this season.

2 Comments

  1. H8R represented the epitome of faux celebrity arrogance. The talent impaired self pornographer Kim Kardashian apparently expects people to adore her simply because she’s whoring herself on television. People dislike her because of her incessant narcissism. We’re sick of hearing about her and seeing her. It’s not hate; it’s disgust at her shameless and self pimping. Glad to hear this show has died.

  2. These type shows really do have a place on t.v. This model could have done very well, except for the celebrity angle. Celebrities are often concidered actors, this doesn’t work for the average viewer. These viewers want to see real people only… within these shows. Produce real people for reality shows. Grow real ratings, not celebrities pretending to be the average real person, and you’ll see a solid growing show.

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