Knights of Prosperity Pulled, Likely Cancelled

March 6, 2007 reports that ABC has pulled The Knights of Prosperity from its schedule effective immediately.  Although there are 3 episodes still unaired, ABC is replacing Knights with the incomparable (yes that’s sarcastic) According to Jim.  My guess is that the show is cancelled and will not return.

I’ll admit that when the show first aired I was pretty luke warm to the premise and its cast.  By the third episode I had completely changed my tune.  Maybe it was the 70’s retro theme song.  Maybe it was the seducing of Michelle Dessler by the team’s intern.  Maybe it was the selecting of Rush’s Tom Sawyer as the team’s anthem.  Maybe it was Rockafeller, one of the coolest supporting characters on TV.  Truthfully it was all of the above and then some.  Knights may have been absurd but it sure was a lot of fun.

But alas the show is likely cancelled.  With the marvel that is DVD maybe we’ll see if they actually do succeed in robbing a celebrity.

Knights of Prosperity – Season 1, Episode 1 Review

January 5, 2007

The closest comparison to this show is My Name is Earl in both tone and formula.  It has a simple premise – group of misfits plan to rob Mick Jagger, Oceans 11 style, after seeing his decadent lifestyle.  As a pilot this episode was pretty good.  It introduced the characters, set up the storyline and had some good laughs.  All that being said, I have no idea how it’s going to sustain its premise beyond a single season.  Even the basic storyline is at risk after the producers drove Mick away from the show (see this article for a great overview of the whole sordid story).  Replacing him with other celebrities or turning the show into a let’s rob the celebrity of the week doesn’t sound much more sustaining.

Still, why am I worrying about the future of the show when we’re only one episode in.   Bottom line: I liked what I saw so I may as well enjoy the ride.

Avi’s Episode Rating: B+