Sunday, October 28, 2007

'Viva Laughlin' has sung its final note

Prime-time deathwatch: 'Viva Laughlin' has sung its final note
October 22, 2007

The fall TV season has claimed its first new scripted-series victim.

On Monday, CBS canceled "Viva Laughlin" after only two episodes. Hugh Jackman was one of the executive producers of the series, which was met with largely scathing reviews and low ratings in its Thursday premiere. The second episode performed poorly in its regular 8 p.m. Sunday slot following "60 Minutes."

The drama, which revolved around an aspiring casino owner, featured characters who sang along with hit songs incorporated into the plot.

"It was obvious that the ratings weren’t there," said a network insider.

A repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will air in the slot next Sunday. A new season of "The Amazing Race" will air in the time period starting Nov. 4.

-- Greg Braxton

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