US Shows in Australia
We all know that the networks wouldn’t survive without the myriad US TV shows currently airing on TV. For many years, procedurals such as the CSI series and the Law and Order series have propped up Channels Nine and Ten respectively and filled programming holes after sudden axinsgs. The Desperate Housewives/Greys Anatomy duo has also been a reliable ratings puller for Channel Seven.
However, then there are other shows that come and go, partly because they have been axed in the US, but sometimes because they have been removed from Australian schedules do to insufficient ratings.
Some are also criminally left out of the schedule all together; critically acclaimed shows that aren’t even given a go based on programmers’ presumptions that they are too obscure or quirky to work on Australian TV.
But with this new era of multi-channeling, there are not really many excuses for yanking a show off air, and even less for not giving a show a chance.
Here is a list of recent shows, and if they have or haven’t been picked up by a FTA network in Australia, as well as how many seasons there have been.
Posted on February 19, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged ABC, Better With You, Body Of Proof, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, Channel Nine, Channel Seven, cougar town, Desperate Housewives, Detroit 1-8-7, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, Happy Endings, Happy Town, Huge, Lost, Make It Or Break It, mr sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off The Map, Pretty Little Liars, Private Practice, Scoundrels, Secret Life American Teenager, The Gates, The Whole Truth, V. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.