Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Somewhere lucky-shotting
I was an addict...at least to the first 4 seasons anyway. Then it went downhill quickly because the exec. producer was more interested in working on "Oz" for HBO (where he had more artistic license). Honestly, it should've been cancelled a year or two before it was...if anything to save us from the horribly wooden "acting" of Michael Michele.
Here's how it found its way to cancellation:
1. camerawork made some people dizzy
2. story arcs stretched over multiple episodes
3. NBC often aired episodes out of order, messing up the storylines
4. they kept changing its timeslot; then chucked it into dead Friday 10pm slot
5. NBC kept interfering or threatening to cancel it (which in turn made some actors wary of continuing when they could find more stable/interesting jobs elsewhere...or led to more attractive actors who couldn't act their way out of a paper bag being hired to replace the "ugly" ones)
There was a reason why, in Season 3, they shot three of the detectives. It was to prevent a midseason cancellation. (Then NBC president Warren Littlefield loved the show and they figured he would want to know what happened to the detectives.)
Clark Johnson RULES!
I browse once in a while.