They must be having quite a day of it in LA. The axe has just fallen on three shows: Lipstick Jungle, My Own Worst Enemy and MadTV.
NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy starred Christian Slater as a secret agent who knew nothing of his alias-self, thanks to an implanted chip that could see him switch from one role to another. It was one of the network’s big new hopes for the Fall season, and acquired by the Seven Network. There will be nine episodes in total, potentially allowing a summer scheduling by Seven.
Lipstick Jungle, another Seven show, follows the path of its “sister act” Cashmere Mafia. Starring Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, it was created by Candace Bushnell. In Australia it struggled to build an audience on Sunday nights.
Meanwhile FOX has cancelled the long running sketch show MadTV, which often screens late nights on Nine.
Despite the end of its 14th season, co-creator David Salzman plans to shop the show to cable networks and other outlets.
“There’s a long list of parties that have called us, including a few very recently, and we’re going to start conversations with them very shortly,” Salzman says.
“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we’re appreciated of what FOX has done and we don’t think it should be over yet.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter