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Thursday, July 27, 2006

The ugly rumours...

The ugly rumours are....
ABC cancelled The One : A making of a music star.

At first I did not believe it. This was not an official announcement. It was a post on the ABC: The One message board.
I did not trust the source.
I looked to the ABC site and I still see next weeks show advertised.
Tuesday, August 1 at 8:30/7:30c
Episode 103
Aubrey Collins has left the Academy. Nine contestants are left in their quest to become The One. See the third round of performances, live!

Want to watch the contestants perform?
Get information about audience tickets for The One here!
and they were still advertising next week show.

But if you click to get audience tickets for The One.... It's not there anymore.

I just went back to the message board and there was a link to a news story left on the message board but the board itself is now read only...
To read more about the cancellation of The One see below.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6357162.html

I am so sorry George!! It's not your fault that's for sure.

I don't understand why ABC builds these things up with no thought to supporting and promoting these shows from beginning to end. Crap! I was all into the voting thing now!
I was looking forward to seeing Austin Carroll win this thing. I was also looking forward to watching George all summer. Was ABC expecting people to watch while on vacation? They would have come back from the beaches and tuned in to see this charming Canadian host and the much improving musical talent in this group of performers. Man! Give a show time to build a following. ABC is a jerk! It took the CBC for a ride on this one! Bad move ABC!


I am swearing right now out loud . I just can't swear in public... I need a swear stand in.
I am sure someone can do that for me in the comment section. Thanks!

Forget about that summer job,
We still love you George!
Barbara W.

115 comments:

Toccata said...

Wow, I'm not surprised but I do feel bad for George. I thought doing the show was a bad idea but I never wanted this to happen to him.

Alana said...

I agree only that I feel bad for George, as he had only good intentions.

However, I am by no means surprised the show got cancelled. Given it held the lowest rating in ABC history, why would anyone be surprised by this?

I also don't want to put words in Barbara B's mouth or assume how she feels about this in any way, but how many times did she point out that this type of reality tv show is dead and passed it's prime?

Clearly the statements she made were very true, and this situation just proves it.

Again, let me make clear that in my opinion, I do not think the show getting cancelled has anything to do with George, and I hope that he was able to get something out of it before it was cut short.

But frankly, I'm glad I will no longer feel obligated to watch that tripe again.

Becky said...

I feel bad for George not getting to do the job, but the ratings weren't looking good (although you're right in that it's not his fault in any way).

Truthfully, I'm just happy that George won't be doing the reality thing anymore (well, reality apart from news :P).

Becky said...

Wow, I just said exactly what Alana said... I hadn't read her's yet. Oops :)

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i miss one episode and now the show is cancelled! although i did managed to blog a review anyways...:)

i actually feel sorry for the contestants as well. abc really fucked this show up.

and abc has officially updated their website.

Monica said...

Wow....I agree with you Barbara. There was no time for the show to build up and get better before it died. Its not a negative showing on George at all. He did a great job hosting!

Barbara said...

668 you are right this is the new message on ABC's The One site


There are no plans for additional episodes. Thanks to all who participated in and supported The One!

She's Crafty said...

Ick! That's all I got.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Alana, I think a few of us were making the same point which you so cleary stated. And obviously many more people felt that this type of show has run its course.

I'm sure George will slough it off. He seems pretty resilient.

Anonymous said...

I feel so badly for him - it will only make him stronger.

He did an incredible job as a host and his intentions were good.

ABC messed up big time.

We love you George :)

Bevvy

Barbara said...

insidethecbc also has a post on this subject now. There is a link on the sidebar.

Allison said...

As Barbara said,
'What Alana said" ;)

George is tough, he'll bounce back!

Anonymous said...

sometimes we want to take risks for one reason or another

Alice

Anonymous said...

what dosen't kill him will make him stronger. these things happen.

Tammy

josephine said...

When I first heard about George doing this show, I was very nervous. I was worried about how the American public woudl receive him... After doing some forum-surfing on The One's website, I found Americans simply did not 'get' George. I don't know if that was the fault of the producers, the fans, George... But we all still love you George, and I can't wait for the new season of The Hour to come back on. Also, hope to see you back in Saskatoon sometime soon!

Brooksie said...

I did think that the TV schedule is over saturated with talent competition shows. Had this show been on the air a few years back it would have veyr likely been more popular.

I feel bad for the contestants. It is a big risk to do these kinds of shows, to expose yourself publicly to riducule in hopes of a professional pay-off. I hope that exposure does help some of the performers like Austin who I enjoyed very much.

As for George - I suppose this was an experiment for him. In comments he made early on he seemed to take that attitude. In any case, I hope he gets to take his ride across the States before hurricane season begins.

Carolyn said...

George was underutilized. If there had been more GEORGE, the ratings would have been much better. :) We love you, George!

Barbara said...

I have faith that George is shrugging this off and getting on his motorcycle for a joy ride. only my speculation...
That's all i'm saying.

She's Crafty said...

Msn/Sympatico has a post about the cancellation of the one up: http://entertainment1.sympatico.msn.ca/TV/TVNews
One thing they might want to take into consideration. Change the photo of George to an image of the actual show! I don't want to see George as the poster boy for ABC's failed TV show. Yes he was hosting, but it wasn't HIS show!
I wonder if the Canadian version will make it to air? And since George isn't hosting...who will it be?

sillygilly said...

It says something about the quality of the show and how much ABC was putting into it if George couldn't make it entertaining... it just wasn't the right format for him. I agree with the whole timing/ over saturation theory 100%... the problem wasn't George because the Stroumbo we all know and love didn't really get the opportunity to make an appearance. Ya know?

Toccata said...

I agree wholeheartedly with you Crafty about removing George's picture. Everything you see about the show's cancellation is accompanied by a picture of George.

Barbara said...

That's why I did not put a pic of George on this post...I don't equate George with the failure of The One.

Alana said...

I find it a little humourous that when George accepted this job, so many people were first in line to say "the show's going to be great!" and "this is the perfect thing for George" and so on, but as soon as the show failed you can't even bring yourself to look at a picture of George having anything to do with The One.

I'm sorry folks, but George accepted the risk of this show, and with the potential for success comes the potential for failure. He agreed to not only be a part of the show, but the host of the show. He put himself in the position where his face will be documented in along with all the bad press.

However, I'm sure he's not sitting at home crying over spilled milk. "Why oh why did I ever allow myself to get these pictures taken?". I doubt he's pouting about it, so neither should you.

Barbara said...

George want everyone to know that there is no reason to feel bad or sorry for him.

I got the message from George Via Jim Richards.

Alana said...

Which reiterates the point of my last comment.

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