Update: OC has now been officially cancelled despite what this article said a couple of months ago. Click here to see my updated posting.
Now here’s my original post:
TV Guide has an article today with Fox refuting rumors in a Montana paper that The OC has been cancelled. Fox says that the show will complete its 16 episode order.
What does this say to me? The show may finish out the short season but don’t expect The OC to be back next year. I’ve actually enjoyed the show much more this season than either of the last 2. I never really like the Marissa character and with her gone the show seems to have “found its funny” again. Still, I don’t think it’s that bad if the show ends this year. It’s had a good 4 season run and generally been a fun program to watch as a viewer but a show like this can’t go on forever. Look how Dawson’s Creek and Beverly Hills 90210 went way past their primes. My only hope is that the show gets notice that it won’t be coming back and the creators take advantage of that to wrap up the storylines in a way that the show and viewers deserve.
Other news has Fox cutting The Loop’s order from 13 to 10 with the explanation that there are other shows that Fox wants to air. I guess after such a lackluster fall season the network needs to spread out its risk by launching a few shows. Either that or we’re going to be seeing all American Idol, all the time. I’m disappointed in The Loop getting a lesser order. It really grew on me last year and had me laughing consistently throughout every episode. 10 episodes are better than none though.