Tuesday, September 2, 2008

One Arctic Circle

Doesn't this look like the cast of a new Fall dramedy on the CW?

I'm imagining something like Seventh Heaven meets The Brady Bunch about an Alaskan Governor who's suddenly vaulted into the national spotlight when she's selected to be the Presidential running mate for a maverick Senator from Arizona.

It would be a show with a long series of Very special episodes about Important Issues like drug addiction, guns and violence, pre-marital sex, environmentalism and teenage pregnancy. A new issue every week, happily resolved at the end of the show.

But after eight Very special episodes, they just can't compete with the hard-hitting CBS drama Chicago Hope so the network decides that Eight Is Enough, and cancels the series in early November, just in time for the Fall sweeps.

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