KEVIN : ABC = Already Been Canceled
So I guess the news is out there now. Last night was your last chance to
catch the cartoon. Ya'll are going to have to wait until the video release to
see the remaining four.
What more can I say about the wonder boys in charge of ABC that I haven't
already? Hey man - I know the ratings weren't great, but there were only
four more to go. It was about the only bone they could've thrown us after
the tremendous fucking they bled us with earlier in the year.
Fucking big business. Turns my damn stomach (which takes a great deal of
effort, as the stomach in question is more full of shit than the word of an
If you're so inclined, let 'em know you're disappointed, folks. Address all
complaints to Stu Blumberg and Lloyd Braun, c/o ABC.
A fucking Stu and fucking Lloyd...
They sure were ones.
We now return you to 'Spin City' at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Because, man -
that show's reeeeeaaaaaallllllly funny.
VARIETY : "Clerks" checks out at ABC
By Josef Adalian
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - ``Clerks'' is going out of business.
After just two airings, ABC has pulled the plug on the animated comedy
based on helmer Kevin Smith's 1994 feature of the same name. Repeats of
``Spin City'' will slide into the 9:30 p.m. Tuesday time slot starting next
The Miramax TV-produced ``Clerks'' failed to register with viewers, sliding
from a weak 5.2 rating/9 share premiere on May 31 to an even more dismal
4.1/7 in its second outing this week. Among viewers in the key adults 18-49
demographic, Tuesday's episode scanned a 2.8 rating, dropping nearly two
full ratings points from its ``Drew Carey Show'' lead-in.
In addition to poor ratings, ABC execs have also had to wrestle with
advertiser defections from ``Clerks.'' The show's edgy content scared off
several major sponsors, insiders said.
Smith has been vocal in his displeasure about how ABC scheduled and
promoted the series, which was originally targeted for a midseason
1999-2000 bow. Miramax TV president Billy Campbell was diplomatic
Thursday, praising Smith and his team for their work and concluding the
show simply ``wasn't right for ABC.''
Each household rating point represents an estimated 994,000 homes, or 1%
of the country's TV households. Each adults 18-49 rating point represents
1.239 million viewers, 1% of the U.S. total. A share is the same sort of
percentage, except it's measured against only the homes or viewers
watching TV during the time slot involved.