The major television networks (NBC, ABC, and CBS) are driving me bananas. They film a new show. They promote a new show. They start a new show. Then before I know it, they cancel a new show. We are only a month into Fall Premieres, and already the networks are canceling shows.
Many shows in television history would have never had the chance to become successful with this type of jerky reaction to the first two or three shows. I will pull out the geek card and suggest that Star Trek would have never been the enormously successful franchise that it still is today if ratings were the only factor. No spinoffs. No merchandise. No fims. No books. No Borg. Good heavens. Give some of these shows a chance!