May Sweeps, TV's Final Four (Weeks)
May sweeps start Thursday, the final four weeks of the 06-07 TV season, with all the network prime-time series airing season finales -- or series finales. Some will air after the networks cancel the shows the week of May 14-18, and announce their Fall TV lineups.
Several long-time favorites are on the bubble, and could be canceled, starting with NBC's Law & Order, currently the longest running show on TV. Producer Dick Wolfe is considering reducing the cast, and other budget cuts, to save the show. Other shows in trouble: Law & Order: CI; Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights, The Unit, Medium, What About Brian, October Road, Scrubs, Jericho, The Class, Ghost Whisperer, New Adventures of Old Christine, Crossing Jordan, The War at Home, Supernatural and all of the ABC comedies (According to Jim, George Lopez, In Case of Emergency, Knights of Prosperity). USA Today's analysis is at
TV Guide is reporting that ABC may pick up Scrubs, which it owns, if NBC cancels it.
USA Today says these shows are dead: Close to Home, 7th Heaven, Veronica Mars, The Black Donnells, Raines, Six Degrees and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Which shows should be saved? Which would you miss most?