TV Junkie: Must-Watch 'Terriers' Season Finale; 'Walking Dead' Producer Fires All Writers; Late Night Rocks
Tonight marks the season finale of "Terriers" on FX at 10pm. We hope that the gods of Truth in Artistry make this the end of the first season and not the series. This is a great show, well written, and superbly performed - it just hasn't found it's audience yet, in this, it's first season. In the past we've pointed out that FX has bungled the marketing of the show and that a retooled campaign would help the show, something that they would do at the beginning of the second season. In hopes of getting another season, please send an email stating your support for "Terriers" to firstname.lastname@example.org
The quality of the show is noted by our colleague Tim Goodman at The Hollywood Reporter who, we think, grabs the wrong end of the stick and begins beating about the bush with it, asserting that the reason why "Terriers" hasn't worked on FX is because it is bucking "the brand" of shows on FX. Supposedly only shows like "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy" should be shown on FX because that is the type of show that belongs there, with comedies like "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "Archer" as the only type of comedy that belong there. This is a ridiculous position. Look at ABC where shows as different as sophisticated as "Lost" and "Modern Family" have flourished next to less sophisticated shows like "Cougar Town" and "V". What "Terriers" needs is some better marketing as well as time to build their audience. Let's also look at FX's multi-Emmy-winning "Damages," a very complicated show that lasted several seasons without huge audiences. "Terriers" needs to be given a similar chance.