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Monday, April 21, 2008

TV Hot Spot: News

New Amsterdam: No Renewal?

Post by: Sal

Source: E! Online

Though final decisions have not been made, and there are a wealth of fans who are just dying to see Nicolaj Coster-Waldau’s New Amsterdam come back this fall, sources are saying that sadly, it isn’t looking good for a second season.

Fox did give New Amsterdam a vote of confidence, having it premiere in the coveted post-American Idol slot last month. And though it drew a respectable 13.7 million viewers, I'm hearing that might not be enough. (Even last year’s The Wedding Bells earned slightly higher post-Idol ratings, and still that series disappeared quietly.)

Fox boss Kevin Reilly recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Back to You are the two most likely freshman candidates to return for a sophomore season, implying that other shows such as New Amsterdam just haven’t caught on with audiences.

Think he’s wrong? I know some of you most certainly do! So sound off in the comments below and let him see the Amsterdam love...

The final decision will be made by mid-May in time for the New York upfronts, where Fox will announce its new schedule.

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