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Friday 23 March 2007, by Webmaster
Blind Item: Beloved Comedy on the Bubble
This week’s blind item is so depressing, you may want to shield your eyes.
It concerns a comedy series that enjoys a cult following, tons of buzz and heaps of critical praise.
Unfortunately, the laffer in question lacks support where it counts the most: at the very network that airs it.
You see, an influential suit at the net thinks the show is about as funny as a root canal, and is flummoxed by its appeal.
He/she proved this by passing the laffer over for a major promotion earlier this season - a sleight that left members of the media (yours truly included) scratching their heads.
Basically, said big shot would be more than happy to permanently clear it from the sked, and the program’s modest ratings may be just the excuse he/she needs.
There’s just one problem: Because the knee-slapper isn’t perceived as a "bubble show," there are no fan campaigns being organized to help save it.
In other words, there’s a very real chance this endangered series could be put out to pasture in May with nary a postcard mailed or petition signed.
And I can’t think of anything less funny than that.
So, any guesses? I hate to say it, but this show’s very future probably depends on you figuring it out.