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Saturday, March 22, 2008

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'October Road,' 'Men in Trees' Seek New Homes!

Post by: Sal

Source: Zap2It

It doesn't necessarily means that they're on the verge of cancellation, but ABC dramas "October Road" and "Men in Trees" are reportedly seeking new homes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC sent tapes of both bubble shows to Lifetime, but the trade paper says that the cable network has already ruled out picking up either series.

What will be the next option for "October Road" and "Men in Trees"?

"October Road" is in particular danger. After spending its first season in the safe confines of Thursday nights at 10 p.m. after "Grey's Anatomy," frequently drawing over 10 million viewers per episode, the coming-of-age drama moved to ABC's Monday 10 p.m. trouble spot this year. After premiering with just over 6 million viewers, the show has been struggling to reach 5 million viewers in recent weeks and its last two episodes, airing on March 10, averaged a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.

Fans have already begun the requisite Save-our-Show campaign.

And can anybody say with absolutely certainty what day or time "Men in Trees" is on? It's our job to know and we aren't totally sure. Either blessed or cursed with a seemingly endless supply of episodes in the can, "Men in Trees" has bounced around ABC's schedule as if floating on a whim, delivering a less-than-impressive 1.7 demo rating for its March 12 episode.

Because of its proven scheduling versatility and the show's relative star-power, "Men in Trees" is said to have a better chance of renewal than "October Road."

The final word on both shows won't come down until ABC presents its fall line-up to advertisers at its upfront presentation in May.

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