February 15, 2006
Memo to ABC executives
TO: ABC Executives
FROM: A concerned viewer
RE: Commander In Chief
It is with great sadness and frustration that I write to you about my favorite new show of the season. For no reason other than "we're short a few episodes," you have banished this wonderful show to hiatus limbo for many weeks. What gives?
OK, so maybe CIC isn't pulling in the ratings it did at the start of the season. But it's up against AMERICAN IDOL. That behemoth can not be stopped. So quit trying. The only thing you have even remotely poised to challenge it is your Sunday night line-up, and you know you're not moving that.
How do you people expect a new show to find and secure a loyal audience when you take it off the air for weeks at a time? That's precisely how Fox killed Arrested Development, another great show.
So I implore you to get this show back on the air immediately, and give it all the love and care it deserves. Because if it gets cancelled, you only have yourselves to blame for its "failure." Don't fuck with me, ABC. Ask CBS about the horse's head they got after yanking Joan of Arcadia.