As previously reported Weeds was not to air next Monday night due to Nine’s new Monday programming of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Viva Laughlin and the movie Monster in Law.
That’s fair enough as a one-off event.
But now the network has decided another movie will replace it the week after too.
Girls of the Playboy Mansion follows the same fate.
Nine’s argument, like any network programmer under the spotlight, will doubtless be that the show wasn’t attracting healthy numbers. Television is after all a business.
But Nine also needs to recognise that a small, irate Weeds crowd, added to a small, irate ER crowd, added to a small, irate Survivor crowd starts to build…a worrying trend. Suddenly it wonders why an audience has collectively turned.
Weeds deserved another timeslot, not the axe.
UPDATED: Weeds / Girls of the Playboy Mansion returns Mon Nov 5.
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