Monday night on Fox must be haunted. Lone Star was a funny, well acted, unusual drama about a situation that probably happens more times than we'd like to imagine... a person living two lives. Maybe that's what killed it, who knows? There are shows that stay on TV for years and years with predictable plot lines and poor acting, but apparently they appeal to a wider audience.
Why didn't FOX give this show more time than just two weeks? Amid all of the other new season offerings, maybe Lone Star just needed to find it's niche.
Week one saw the show executive producer Kyle Killen send out a pleading letter to fans on his blog, The Letter Eleven.
Do you like to root for the underdog? Because I've got an underdog of epic proportions for you. We're talking long, long shot. Like a legless horse in the Kentucky Derby. A blind basketball team facing the 95 Bulls. If somehow Rudy and Rocky had a baby it still wouldn't be as big an underdog as our little show... Lone Star.
Lynette Rice from Entertainment weekly had the stat's information for Lone Star's week two. The new show was up against some pretty hefty competition with the new shocker series of the season "The Event", and the ever popular "Dancing with the Stars".
The freshman series on Monday posted a 23% decline among adults 18-49 versus last week and only averaged 3.23 million viewers, down from its premiere audience of 4.1 million, according to preliminary results. The drama actually lost eyeballs in its second half-hour, from 3.57 million to 2.09 million.
Maybe the show made people too uncomfortable with the tension of our anti-hero always about to be caught or not, maybe it was because the critics loved it and nobody likes a critic? There were previews for next weeks show which looked great! A 20th Century Fox spokesperson stated that five episodes have been shot with production stopping immediately. Maybe a miracle can happen and FOX will pull it back in for a revival midseason? Maybe USA Network will pull it over to their network. With all of their hit shows already racing up the charts, they need a new underdog to champion.
"Lie to Me" will replace Lone Star next week but this examiner will not be watching FOX on Mondays in protest.
Sources on Lone Star Cancellation
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