Showtime lays 'Dead Like Me' to rest
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 Posted: 9:31 AM EST (1431 GMT)
LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Life is over for the series
"Dead Like Me," which Showtime has canceled after two seasons, according to
The afterlife drama, starring Mandy Patinkin and Ellen Muth, premiered last
year on the premium cable channel to relatively strong ratings and some
critical acclaim. But the second season this year failed to sustain the buzz.
The end of "Dead" could be a signal that Showtime president of entertainment
Robert Greenblatt wants to clear some room on the schedule for more than one of
the new pilots he is considering for series treatment. Among the contenders are
terrorist drama "The Cell" and the cop drama "Hate."
A decision is expected next month.
Well, hell. Not like I was actually paying Showtime to watch the program, mind you, but it was still engaging and intelligent and was just getting over being called "quirky" by every unoriginal TV writer out there.