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10:44 am
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.

This sucks.

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Date:December 21st, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)

This is the best news I've heard all day.
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Date:December 21st, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
Aw, but I liked Dead Like Me.
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Date:December 21st, 2004 10:58 pm (UTC)
gnostalgia was having an affair with the ONE EXPRESSION ALL THE TIME star of that show, whatever her name is. I think he keeps Photoshopped nudie pics of her under the mattress. Normally I am supportive of other people's crushes and obsessions BUT NOT WHEN THEY ARE COMPLETELY INEXPLICABLE.

If a meteor could just take out Kirsten Dunst, my life would be complete.
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Date:December 21st, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
Damn. That blows.
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Date:December 21st, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
I think it was *you* that I just indirectly quoted in my LJ about how God turns a blind eye to good programming? Freaks & Geeks, Wonderfalls, and now Dead Like Me, yet Everybody Loves Raymond is mid-way through it's 9th season? Was that you? If so, that sums it up nicely. Thanks!

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