Another new US drama starts tomorrow night on Sky One and like Living’s legal effort Justice, it too has already been cancelled back in the States after only eight episodes. Are all new shows sub-standard nonsense or are the networks’ impatience for ratings extinguishing talent before it’s allowed the chance to takeoff? Industry trends to one side, Hidden Palms comes from Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek) and like the Katie Holmes starrer follows a bunch of teenagers and their inevitable growing pains.
The show received a mixed critical reception on its debut in America, with some keen to see it succeed now that The O.C. is over, while others condemned it as clichéd, dull and whiny. The opening episode sees Johnny Miller struggling to cope after the suicide of his father and so the messed up teen turns to drugs and alcohol. As we all know full well this is never the answer, and after a stint in rehab his mother and step-dad decide to re-locate their family to Palm Springs. Tomorrow night’s premiere is followed by a second episode, so whether you come to love or hate Hidden Palms, if Sky One persist with double-bills it will all be over in less than a month.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip