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    "Skin", "Boomtown" Canceled

    From the CNN website...

    Fox cancels 'Skin' after three airings
    NBC nixes 'Boomtown'
    Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Posted: 9:01 AM EST (1401 GMT)

    LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Fox has canceled prolific producer Jerry Bruckheimer's new series "Skin" after three low-rated airings.

    Meanwhile, NBC has officially pulled the plug on the critically praised sophomore drama "Boomtown."

    "Skin," Fox's "Romeo and Juliet"-esque serial drama set in the world of Los Angeles' adult entertainment industry, shut down production Tuesday after completing eight episodes.

    Fox will run back-to-back original episodes of "The Next Joe Millionaire" at 8 and 9 p.m. Monday for the next two weeks, leading into the two-hour "Millionaire" finale November 24.

    Meanwhile, "The O.C." will return to its original Thursday 9 p.m. time slot -- sort of. Fox has slated encore airings of its hot new teen soap on Thursday for the remaining three weeks of the sweep in addition to original episodes in the series' new slot at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

    Despite the massive promotion "Skin" received during Fox's highly rated postseason baseball telecasts as well as mostly positive reviews, the Ron Silver starrer opened to a disappointing 6.3 million viewers and a 2.7 rating/6 share among adults 18-49. It most recently averaged 4.1 million viewers and a 1.8/4 in adults 18-49, beaten by the WB Network's "Everwood" in total viewers by 1.4 million viewers and tying "Everwood" and UPN's comedies in 18-49.

    The cancellation of the character-driven "Skin" marks the first series demise for Bruckheimer, who has been on a roll with such hits as CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace" and, most recently, "Cold Case."

    The cancellation of the Peabody Award-winning "Boomtown" was expected after NBC first benched the show two weeks into the season and then moved "Third Watch" from Monday to "Boomtown's" Friday 10 p.m. slot.

    "Third Watch" had a strong premiere on Friday last week, handily winning the time slot in the 18-49 demographic, while "Boomtown" trailed CBS' "The Handler" and ABC's "20/20" in its most recent outing.

    Production on "Boomtown," which was on hiatus, will not resume. Six episodes were filmed, with two making it to air.
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    I saw that this morning, Lobeck. I didn't think I would like Skin, but it after watching a few episodes, I thought it had promise. Too bad. Networks don't even give shows a chance anymore.
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    I didn't watch Skin because, really, how many times can you stand a long drawn out Romeo and Juliet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxxy
    I didn't watch Skin because, really, how many times can you stand a long drawn out Romeo and Juliet?
    I thought so too Duxxy, but I figured I would give it a chance because the critics raved about it so much. Well, this past Monday's episode was great and I was excited about the next one. Now we won't be able to see it.
    Oh well, I still have The OC!
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    I was the same way melpepinla. I was all ready to hate it. Then I unexpectedly liked it. Now its cancelled. Boo, Fox!
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    =I liked it as well. I thought it was photographed very well and I liked the characters, although that blonde girl's voice was quite irritating.

    I'm mad its cancelled. :mad:

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    I'm bummed about both of these cancellations. Boo NBC and Fox.
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    My husband and I enjoyed Boomtown very much...It was a great show...Damn NBC...
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