Please NBC, don’t cancel Life!

You know, a lot of network T.V. kinda sucks so when a decent show comes along that goes on the chopping block, it bums me out a bit. I started watching Life on NBC just because I happened to be watching NBC at 10pm ona Wednesday and it happened to be on. I didn’t plan on watching it, but I was taken in quite quickly. Season 1 was amusing but cut short due to the writers strike.  It was a quirky enough show that I decided to give it another look this year. 

Given the fact that Life started on a Friday night schedule had me concerned that NBC didn’t have high hopes for the show. Thankfully, NBC picked up a full season and moved the show back to Wednesday. So far this season, the writing and acting are so much better and the story lines are even quirkier. The show also go an addition humor boost with the addition of Donal Logue (a.k.a Jimmy the Cab Driver). The show has even got my wife hooked and it’s now DVR’d every week. Furthermore, I find myself watching Life episodes more than Heroes at the moment.

But now I hear that NBC is giving Jay Leno the 10pm time-slot for each day of the week. Unfortunately, Life  is one of those shows at risk in 2009, as are some other shows. Balls! Anyway, there’s certainly better things I can do than whine about a T.V. show, given the awesome weather we’ve been having here in the northeast.

98 thoughts on “Please NBC, don’t cancel Life!

  1. I hope that it doesn’t get cancelled. This is one of the few shows that I watch that is not on History or on any of the other Discovery channels. The writing is great and original, something unusual considering this is the network that is running three different Law and Order shows with different casts on one of them. They should try ot grow this rather than back burner it. If they cancel this they are as bad as CBS with cancelling Jericho because it didn’t get the numbers they wanted. The big three need to realize that if they are expecting to get the high shares of audience like they did in the 50’s-70’s that there is too much competition for that to happen again. Just look at the competition my guess is they don’t becasue they keep running the same hackneyed crap that loses audience. Look how long they ran Vegas, talk about a show that “Jumped the Shark”.

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  2. I hope that it doesn’t get cancelled. This is one of the few shows that I watch that is not on History or on any of the other Discovery channels. The writing is great and original, something unusual considering this is the network that is running three different Law and Order shows with different casts on one of them. They should try ot grow this rather than back burner it. If they cancel this they are as bad as CBS with cancelling Jericho because it didn’t get the numbers they wanted. The big three need to realize that if they are expecting to get the high shares of audience like they did in the 50’s-70’s that there is too much competition for that to happen again. Just look at the competition my guess is they don’t becasue they keep running the same hackneyed crap that loses audience. Look how long they ran Vegas, talk about a show that “Jumped the Shark”.

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  3. I love this show and I know I’m only one person but I hope NBC thinks this all the way though before loosing a great show Don’t take the one thing people look forward to watch on TV on Wednesday night…

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  4. I love this show and I know I’m only one person but I hope NBC thinks this all the way though before loosing a great show Don’t take the one thing people look forward to watch on TV on Wednesday night…

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  5. Life is the best show on TV right now….NBC better get there act together. IF they cancell it, I am done with NBC. I will not watch a new show from then again.

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  6. Life is the best show on TV right now….NBC better get there act together. IF they cancell it, I am done with NBC. I will not watch a new show from then again.

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  7. NBC will never learn, they couldn’t program a thermostat. Life is a great show. Maybe the same thing will happen with Life that happened with Jag after NBC cancelled and CBS picked it up. We can all see how great the rest of the line-up is!

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  8. NBC will never learn, they couldn’t program a thermostat. Life is a great show. Maybe the same thing will happen with Life that happened with Jag after NBC cancelled and CBS picked it up. We can all see how great the rest of the line-up is!

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  9. Do not cancel this series. There are so many reality based shows on TV that are worthless to keep on the air. You need to have tv shows that actuall have actors and stories for people to follow. I am tired of the reality shows and the brainless morons that these shows contain. Please rethink the thought to cancel this series.

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  10. Do not cancel this series. There are so many reality based shows on TV that are worthless to keep on the air. You need to have tv shows that actuall have actors and stories for people to follow. I am tired of the reality shows and the brainless morons that these shows contain. Please rethink the thought to cancel this series.

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  11. There is a reason NBC is struggling…they keep making the same mistakes and insulting the viewers…the reward for getting committed to an NBC drama series?? NONE. I have pretty much turned the TV off because of the plethora of “vote one off every week” programming on every network …Now NBC has made the brilliant decision to commit the 10:00 slot to Leno because they were premature in forcing him out of the Tonight Show…and they are going to rectify that by canceling Life, one of the most intriguing, well written shows on the network? Not to mention Medium & Chuck? (And did I forget to mention Kidnapped? And without respecting their viewers enough to resolve the mystery?) The problem isnt the innovation or quality of your shows, its the insecure network that is too quick to call your own shows a failure. You are like a very bad boyfriend who calls it quits because of the first fight!

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  12. There is a reason NBC is struggling…they keep making the same mistakes and insulting the viewers…the reward for getting committed to an NBC drama series?? NONE. I have pretty much turned the TV off because of the plethora of “vote one off every week” programming on every network …Now NBC has made the brilliant decision to commit the 10:00 slot to Leno because they were premature in forcing him out of the Tonight Show…and they are going to rectify that by canceling Life, one of the most intriguing, well written shows on the network? Not to mention Medium & Chuck? (And did I forget to mention Kidnapped? And without respecting their viewers enough to resolve the mystery?) The problem isnt the innovation or quality of your shows, its the insecure network that is too quick to call your own shows a failure. You are like a very bad boyfriend who calls it quits because of the first fight!

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  13. Life is unique. I have enjoyed this show immensely. Damian Lewis is great in this role. It is different and entertaining.
    I hope the network takes our comments seriously and gives us another season.

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  14. Life is unique. I have enjoyed this show immensely. Damian Lewis is great in this role. It is different and entertaining.
    I hope the network takes our comments seriously and gives us another season.

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  15. There is an online petition to save Life. I don’t think I am allowed to post a direct link so go to petitiononline (dot com) and do a search for Life. Please sign to help give Life a third season.

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  16. There is an online petition to save Life. I don’t think I am allowed to post a direct link so go to petitiononline (dot com) and do a search for Life. Please sign to help give Life a third season.

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  17. PLEEEEEESE give us LIFE! It’s the only show worth watching outside of 24 and better than anything else on NBC now that ER ran its course.

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  18. PLEEEEEESE give us LIFE! It’s the only show worth watching outside of 24 and better than anything else on NBC now that ER ran its course.

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  19. Please bring Life TV show back. It was one of the best shows we’ve had the privilege to watch in a long time. We could hardly wait for Wednesday night. Always had it recorded just in case.

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  20. Please bring Life TV show back. It was one of the best shows we’ve had the privilege to watch in a long time. We could hardly wait for Wednesday night. Always had it recorded just in case.

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  21. Ben Silverman who is he co-chairman of thre NBC entertainment must want NBC to fail since they are considering cancelling Llife and bringing Jay on every night at 10PM. I was never a Jay fan nor will I watch him now. I look forward to viewing Life every week due to Damian Lewis, who is cool and smart. Nothing ever seems to upset him. The show is smart, well written and acted. NBC — get your act together!!!! CBS is number one because the are loyal to their shows. NBC wake up.

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  22. Ben Silverman who is he co-chairman of thre NBC entertainment must want NBC to fail since they are considering cancelling Llife and bringing Jay on every night at 10PM. I was never a Jay fan nor will I watch him now. I look forward to viewing Life every week due to Damian Lewis, who is cool and smart. Nothing ever seems to upset him. The show is smart, well written and acted. NBC — get your act together!!!! CBS is number one because the are loyal to their shows. NBC wake up.

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  23. Come on…… Life is the best show on television!!! What is wrong with NBC??? Everytime they have a decent show they cancel it (like studio 60 on Sunset Strip). By the way if ratings is the problem you might try keeping a show on one night. Only because I have been a fan of Life since day one did I follow as you moved the show from Monday to Friday to Wednesday. How do you expect to get any new viewers that way???

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  24. Come on…… Life is the best show on television!!! What is wrong with NBC??? Everytime they have a decent show they cancel it (like studio 60 on Sunset Strip). By the way if ratings is the problem you might try keeping a show on one night. Only because I have been a fan of Life since day one did I follow as you moved the show from Monday to Friday to Wednesday. How do you expect to get any new viewers that way???

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  25. Life has has very little advertising, and it still garners many dedicated viewers. They moved it to Wednesday night and put it up against “Lost” and there are still dedicated viewers. What else can NBC do to try to make it look bad? I don’t understand why a network would try to ruin their own show. Pair it up with Heroes and see how the ratings will go up. Whatever NBC does do, don’t cancel it!!!

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  26. Life has has very little advertising, and it still garners many dedicated viewers. They moved it to Wednesday night and put it up against “Lost” and there are still dedicated viewers. What else can NBC do to try to make it look bad? I don’t understand why a network would try to ruin their own show. Pair it up with Heroes and see how the ratings will go up. Whatever NBC does do, don’t cancel it!!!

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  27. The execs at NBC must know this is a polished and smartly acted drama. NBC is losing more ground each season to alternative programing and reality TV from other networks. How about a simple solution for those who appreciate good programing. First, quit putting your best dramas up against Juggernauts like American Idol and Dancing With The Stars. Second, if you wish to appease your loyal viewing public who should garner a consistant audience each week, and take the quality programs that aren’t performing well on the main network and move them to USA Network. It saved Law and Order Criminal Intent.

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  28. The execs at NBC must know this is a polished and smartly acted drama. NBC is losing more ground each season to alternative programing and reality TV from other networks. How about a simple solution for those who appreciate good programing. First, quit putting your best dramas up against Juggernauts like American Idol and Dancing With The Stars. Second, if you wish to appease your loyal viewing public who should garner a consistant audience each week, and take the quality programs that aren’t performing well on the main network and move them to USA Network. It saved Law and Order Criminal Intent.

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  29. LIFE is one of the shows my husband and I watch every Wed. Used to watch Lost, but have switched to LIFE this year. Sure hope the network rethinks any decision to not renew!

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  30. LIFE is one of the shows my husband and I watch every Wed. Used to watch Lost, but have switched to LIFE this year. Sure hope the network rethinks any decision to not renew!

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  31. It would be a shame if Life does not get a third season. It is a superb show!!!!!!!!!!! Many of my friends and work collegues get to gether to watch Life every WEd. We all love the show!!!

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  32. It would be a shame if Life does not get a third season. It is a superb show!!!!!!!!!!! Many of my friends and work collegues get to gether to watch Life every WEd. We all love the show!!!

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  33. LIfe is by far the best show on TV!!! We have groups of poeple from work watch Life every Wed. night!!! the ratings WILL improve with greater publicity!!!

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  34. LIfe is by far the best show on TV!!! We have groups of poeple from work watch Life every Wed. night!!! the ratings WILL improve with greater publicity!!!

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  35. OK, Really? Life is so intriguing that I thought it was a no-brainer that it was safe from cancellation. Oh, wait, I forgot…I like it so that is the instant kiss of death. With so much reality/game show hot air, Life has been refreshing. (Studio 60? I still mourn Sports Night!)

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  36. OK, Really? Life is so intriguing that I thought it was a no-brainer that it was safe from cancellation. Oh, wait, I forgot…I like it so that is the instant kiss of death. With so much reality/game show hot air, Life has been refreshing. (Studio 60? I still mourn Sports Night!)

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  37. I could not agree more!! Life is one of the only shows on TV that I watch. I’m pissed to hear it might get canceled to make room for another blow hard variety show – sorry to anyone that like Leno.

    -Jay

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  38. I could not agree more!! Life is one of the only shows on TV that I watch. I’m pissed to hear it might get canceled to make room for another blow hard variety show – sorry to anyone that like Leno.

    -Jay

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