Saturday, May 14, 2011

Detroit 1-8-7 Gets 86ed

ABC confirmed yesterday that Detroit 1-8-7 has been cancelled. I'm disappointed with this news.

I continue to believe that if they made a drama from the beginning, instead of starting it as a "fake documentary"/comedy, then the show would've been a tremendous success. The writers and producers tried to retool it in a hurry, but they just weren't able to.

I simply hope that this serves as a learning opportunity to every television executive as well as every writer in the business. Murder can make for a compelling drama. However, it makes for a terrible comedy.

1 comment:

The Words Crafter said...

I watch so little tv anymore....never even heard of this one. Sad, huh?

You have a point though. They try to hard to cash in on a gimmick instead of finding something worthy and going for it. Pity the people out of work over dumb stuff like that ;(