Schadenfreude is a german word defined as pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. And while we wouldn’t go as far to say that we derive pleasure from the paltry 1.15 million viewers the network that canceled LIFE UNEXPECTED managed to attract to last night’s premiere of SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING, we couldn’t help but smile. We also couldn’t help but wonder what actor Stephen Collins (NO ORDINARY FAMILY) thought of his former home (7th HEAVEN spent a decade on the WB before ending its run with a final season on the CW) and the downward spiral the network seems to have taken since completely neglecting their family friendly WB roots.
“You know, we were very lucky that that for 10 of the 11 years 7th HEAVEN was on the WB Network and only the last season was on the CW. Let me put it this way, it was pretty clear to us very early during that last season that we were not high on their list of priorities,” explained Collins during a phone interview today to tout the slew of incredible upcoming NO ORDINARY FAMILY episode (more on that later!) “The message always unspoken was we want more shows like GOSSIP GIRL, thank you very much 7th HEAVEN you’re a sweet show but please get out of the way.”