32 Bubble Shows — Which Will Survive?
"Pan Am" (ABC)
Wrapped Feb. 19; aired Sundays at 10 PM
The Good News: Of the fall's two 1960s-era period dramas that were unfortunately compared to "Mad Men," "Pan Am" at least outlasted "The Playboy Club."
The Bad News: More than 11 million checked out the premiere after "Desperate Housewives," but perhaps the light, soapy adventures of girdled up Pan Am stewardesses -- one of them a spy! -- seemed tame compared to the Wisteria Lane shenanigans. By the fourth episode, half those viewers had fled. The 12th and final episode of the season posted a 1.2 in the demo, far behind what its replacement "GCB" is doing.