Eric Winter and Matthew Rhys by Scott Garfield/ABC Eric Winter and Matthew Rhys by Scott Garfield/ABC

How do I love thee, cancellation of Viva Laughlin? Let me count the ways.

1) It means there's one less mind-numbingly awful TV show clogging up the airwaves.

2) It hastens the return of TV's best reality series, The Amazing Race.

3) It frees up Eric Winter to return to Brothers & Sisters as Kevin's minister boyfriend.

Regarding that last one, although there's no official deal in place for Winter to reprise his role as Rev. Jason McCallister, his speedy return is a foregone conclusion. And if you don't believe me, believe B&S bossman Greg Berlanti:

"Obviously, we wanted Eric's show to succeed, but we would be psyched to have him back," says Berlanti. "While I can't say what will happen to [Kevin and Jason] romantically, we would love to have Eric back as soon as possible. He's a great actor, and he and Matthew are wonderful together. And there's also the fact that he's McCallister's brother, which we always wanted to explore further."

Barring a writers' strike, I predict Kevin and Jason will be canoodling again by January. You guys agree that this is a good thing, right? And in case there's any confusion, I'm referring to both Viva's demise and Rev. Jason's return.