TV Junkie: 'Terriers' is Cancelled by FX; 'Men of a Certain Age' Premieres; Please Stop, 'SNL'
We were very disappointed to see today's announcement from FX that they will not renew "Terriers" for another season. We participated in an unprecedented conference call today with FX President and General Manager John Landgraf who wanted to communicate with the press his extreme regret at having to cancel the show. The primary reason was, of course, the numbers. "Terriers" had 1/3 the amount of viewers that FX's previous least successful shows had, about 500,000 to "Damages" 1.5 million. While "Terriers" fans know that they are worth 10x the viewer of any other show, we understand that the show did get a fair shake and that FX is committed to good television. We live tweeted a lot of the press conference at @TheTVJunkie (plz follow), here are some quotes:Landgraf: "People thought Terriers was compatible with other FX shows but not similar [enough] to what the FX brand is."
Landgraf: "What people liked about #Terriers" was some of the subtlety ... [but unfortunately] subtlety isn't something the American public is buying these days."