Friday, October 06, 2006

The Television Season's First Victim

I remember I wrote the following a few week's ago:

Smith: It sort of makes me sad to say this but... well, the pilot was a little boring really. Despite the star power of Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen and Amy Smart, this show didn't seem to get me going. Maybe it will get better, but I have a feeling I am going to be left disappointed... perhaps to the point of giving up.

Well, it looks like I have indeed been left disappointed, as CBS has chosen to take Smith off the schedule. I had quipped that time would tell me if I would still be watching the crime series by the time 24 premiered in January, and I guess the answer is an emphatic no.

So I guess I won't see a good heist this year... at least on the small screen. Bobby and Hope Stevens, I hardly knew ya.


AG said...

You know, I would at least be relieved on behalf of my poor near-capacity DVR, but I took away Smith's pass a week ago. Tragic waste of an amazing cast...

MC said...

Well, I guess most of those involved can probably look at even mild success in their next projects as a blessing.

smithfan said...

If you are upset that CBS cancelled Smith, consider filing a complaint.

With enough viewer complaints, CBS may reconsider its cancelling of the marvelous fast-paced Smith with its excellent cast including Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker and Amy Smart and the show's superb writing.

Blame it on CBS's bad marketing, its only giving the show three episodes of airtime, and CBS's lack of promoting online viewing of earlier episodes of Smith for those who needed to catch up.

CBS could have given a better re-cap at the beginning of episodes for new viewers just tuning in. It could have re-run the episodes during off-hours, much like Bravo does, to allow viewers to catch up.

To complain, call CBS viewer relations at any time day or night to leave a message, or, to reach a live person, call during the hours of 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST - telephone CBS viewer relations at 212-975-3247.

You may also email (short for audience services).

You may also go to CBS's feedback form online to submit your complaint at Smith is still listed in the shows on that feedback form.

You may also sign this online petition to CBS to bring back Smith.