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Old October 28 2012, 01:11 AM   #47
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

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U.S. network TV doesn't do six-episode shows. At least not intentionally.
Ashley Judd's "Missing" was six episodes. Seemed pretty intentional to me.
Nope. It was intended as an ongoing series. After it was cancelled, Judd's people retroactively decreed it a mini-series so she could get nominated in the 'best actress in a minseries or movie' Emmy category.

Ages ago CBS gave the original "Police Squad" six episodes, as well as Norman Lear's "704 Houser Street." Obviously, it's not a common occurrence, but it's not unheard of.
Neither "Police Squad" (which was actually on ABC, BTW) or "Houser Street" were intended as anything other than ongoing series. They both got six episodes (actually, "Houser" only got five) simply because that is how long the networks decided to wait before cancelling them due to low ratings. In fact, in the case of "Houser," the network didn't even bother to air all the episodes filmed.
Fine. Accidental or not, All I want is for Mockingbird Lane to have the same chance.
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