Fall TV Shows in Trouble
Made in Jersey
It’s that time of year again: As the leaves start to change, the cancellation axe starts to fall on underperforming new TV shows. And CBS’s lighthearted legal drama “
Made in Jersey” became the season’s first casualty today. The network
“Jersey” starred British actress Janet Montgomery as a plucky law-school grad from the Garden State who uses her street smarts to secure a position at a high-end Manhattan law firm. Its premiere pulled a mere 7.7 million viewers, making it the weak link on CBS’s Friday night lineup. By comparison, “A Gifted Man” earned 20 percent more viewers in the key adult demo last year… and didn’t survive to see a second season.
"Jersey" sank even further in Week 2, prompting the move. (Does this mean America is finally tired of hearing that grating Joisey accent on TV? Let’s hope so.) CBS will slide “CSI: NY” into “Jersey’s” Fridays-at-9 time slot and run repeats of “NCIS” and “Hawaii Five-0” at 8 PM until “Undercover Boss” returns on November 2.
What other new fall shows are in danger? Well, click through to find out, as we run down which shows might be next on the chopping block.