Good Moves: By agreeing to a specific 48 episode end date, ABC gave LOSTerminds Lindeloff and Cuse the finality they needed to deliver the best season of LOST to date. The alphabet network also scores points for showing surprising patience [and good taste] by renewing freshman fan favorites PUSHING DAISIES, DIRTY SEXY MONEY and ELI STONE. Not to mentions this TV Addict’s eternal gratitude for renewing SCRUBS for what will hopefully be one helluva final send off.
Bad Moves: The same can’t be said for the Judy Greer vehicle MISS/GUIDED, which unfortunately has the distinction of joining this TV Addict’s ever expanding shelf of brilliant-but-cancelled TV series. PRIVATE PRACTICE was sadly no GREY’S ANATOMY. While DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES five year fast forward could either be the best thing to happen to Wisteria Lane since the arrival of Dana Delany, or the biggest shark jump since Cousin Oliver. Stay Tuned.
Prognosis for the Coming Season: Thanks to a resurgent GREY’S ANATOMY, the addictive as ever BROTHERS & SISTERS and the ratings powerhouse that is DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC is heading into the fall season with quite possibly the strongest slate of shows since the WB’s heyday.
Check back tomorrow when NBC gets their end of season report card