I found watching Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip quite an odd experience. Here I was, ready to dive into a new TV show – new characters, new set-ups, new everything, with the knowledge that it was cancelled after only one season in the US. One season doesn’t really give a show a chance to build up a loyal fanbase or become a fixture in people’s lives, but that was all NBC gave it. Having watched the programme, I became even more frustrated – I had really liked it.
Unfortunately the pain that is sure to be inflicted when the series ends, is not one that I am unfamiliar with. Losing a beloved TV show is one of life’s many rubbish rituals, leaving battle scars that we all have. And so as I say both hello and goodbye to Studio 60, I take this opportunity to pay homage to those other shows snatched away before their time. For some lucky few, DVD box-sets are released, but others are nothing but a fond memory. Walk with me down memory lane as TV Scoop remembers those we have loved and lost.