Question: Can you tell me how many shows that premiered last season are still on the air? For example, does Fox have any returning shows that premiered last season that are coming back? If none of them is, then is that because the shows were not given enough time to draw an audience, or because they were scheduled poorly, or because they really did not have a chance because they were just terrible? Can you comment on all the networks using the above criteria? IMO, the problem is that shows are canceled prematurely.
Answer: I'll start with Fox, since that seems to be your primary gripe. Keep in mind its schedule was a mess, with summer shows and reality filler bleeding into fall, and many shows not starting until much later. Of the fall shows, only House, a genuine hit, survived, along with negligible late-season starters American Dad and Stacked (but for how long?). Most of what Fox aired was truly terrible (Jonny Zero, Point Pleasant), so I think Fox is better off this fall with newer,
Two years ago, Rob Lowe quit The West Wing with dramatic flourish. Then his follow-up gig, 2003's The Lyon's Den, was swiftly canceled by NBC for low ratings. TV hasn't soured on Lowe, though. CBS has greenlit dr. vegas, an hourlong dramedy featuring Lowe as the in-house physician at a Las Vegas casino. Well, it's a funny premise, Sin City is a TV hotspot (CSI and Las Vegas are set there), and the cast includes Joey "Pants" Pantoliano. So what's not to like?
"Good! I'm glad you get it!" Lowe tells TV Guide Online, sounding relieved. "People are saying, 'I don't get it. Is he a serious doctor or is he comedy? What is it?' This is fun and different for me."
It isn't hard to grasp the allure this role holds for an actor of Lowe's high caliber and, well, considerable self-esteem. "I went to Sunrise Hospital in Vegas to research and I saw these critical-care doctors literally bring a baby back from death," he says