With today’s announcement by FOX that they’ve cut back their order of the new Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy THE RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES from 13 episodes to seven, this TV Addict must take a moment and ask the obvious question — why does FOX bother?
FOX has an unfortunate track record of putting together high concept shows [see DRIVE and WONDERFALLS] with actors we love [see Nathan Fillion] and brilliant creators [see Tim Minear, Bryan Fuller] only to cancel them right out of the gate.
Should FOX not do us all a favor and simply cancel THE RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES before we even have the opportunity to fall in love with it? Why not go ahead and replace it now with reruns of HOUSE or a fifth or sixth helping of AMERICAN IDOL. The last thing this TV Addict needs is to fall in love with another show, only have the race cut short or the reunion end early. Who’s with me!