It’s been a dead show walking for several weeks now but FOX finally is showing signs that The Mob Doctor is no more. The network announced they’re burning off the final four episodes of the series on Dec. 29, Dec. 31, Jan. 5 and Jan. 7. Those airdates consist of two Saturdays and Mondays, just in case you were wondering. Even with a cancellation inevitable, the network hasn’t officially cancelled the series. I don’t know why they’re resisting to pull the plug. No amount of defibrillating can resuscitate this show.
Many thought the FOX medical drama would be the first one to go this season, but it lasted much longer than most people thought. The first one to get that honor this season was CBS’ Made In Jersey, with NBC’s Animal Practice close behind in second. Both of which I correctly predicted would be the first ones to go :) Since then, ABC’s Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue and CBS’ Partners also received the axe. Find out which other show joins these programs in the great television graveyard in the sky.
This week hasn’t been very good for medical shows. The CW’s Emily Owens, M.D. also got the boot. Like The Mob Doctor, the network is planning to air all 13-ordered episodes. Truthfully, I never understand why networks don’t air episodes that have already been produced of canceled shows. Even though it’s canceled, I’d like to see the remaining unaired episodes of Partners. CBS are you listening?
Emily Owens, M.D. had a poor prognosis from the beginning. The show consistently shed it’s Hart of Dixie lead-in audience. While it wasn’t the greatest show, I enjoyed watching the cute dramedy. Meryl Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer was very appealing in the lead role. Poor Michael Rady. This is his second show on The CW that hasn’t lived long enough to see a second season. His first was the ill-fated Melrose Place reboot.
Are you surprised by either cancellation? Which of the two shows did you watch? Are you worried that any of your programs will be axed next? If so, which ones? Sound off below.