Fall TV: Three new cuts
Global TV has two comedies gone from Friday night and City has lost its new reality show in the latest round of schedule changes.
A few recent US broadcaster cuts are having an impact on Canadian schedules, with two of Global’s Friday night comedies disappearing from the schedule and City losing its new big-budget reality show.
These cancellations follow a series of new show pickups from earlier in the month. Stay tuned for how the rest of the schedule settles in.
Friday night’s pick-ups for the channel have not paid off, with both Bad Judge and A to Z getting cancelled by their US networks. Bad Judge starred Kate Walsh as an unorthodox legal professional, aired on Fridays at 8 p.m., and got a 1.3 average national rating for adults 25 to 54 over the two shows that aired. A to Z followed it at 8:30 p.m., garnering a 1.1 average national rating for adults 25 to 54 over the two times it aired. The network continues to bet on comedy in the timeslot, moving About a Boy and Marry Me in to take over for the two departing shows.
Those two cancellations follow earlier news for Global’s Fall TV season, with NCIS: New Orleans, Stalker and Madam Secretary all getting the greenlight for full-season orders.
Reality turned out to be not-so-sweet for Utopia, which was airing on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 9 p.m. on the channel. The show brought in an average national share of 0.8 for adults 24 to 54 over the four times it aired. The channel has moved The Bachelor Canada into the Tuesday timeslot and comedies Two Broke Girls and The Middle on Friday nights.
City has seen full-season orders for Blackish and Scorpion so far this season.