Veronica Mars is Dead
No, the character didn't die last night, but the series apparently has been canceled. This is dumb for a litany of reasons, not the first is that the network the show is on (The CW) has about zero decent programming. I'm not the kind of person who really pretends to understand the business of entertainment, and it's also clear that Veronica Mars never really got the ratings everyone wanted, but...isn't it better than repeats of Girlfriends or The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll? When shows like this - a smart, well written and acted show that I resisted watching for a long time until my better half convinced me otherwise - and Arrested Development get whacked, it suggests that executives would rather ignore the possibility that poor ratings aren't always due to a bad show. How about some marketing, people? How about not interrupting its make-or-break season by putting it on hiatus for the aforementioned Pussycat Doll show?
I can't imagine possibly ever watching the CW again, though I'm sure we'll find our way back to watching Tyra Banks' Ego - aka America's Next Top Model - again sometime soon. Still, it's decisions like this that make one wonder if the inmates are running the asylum.