According to a story on AICN's Coax News, Ed could be gone.
I will be severely bummed if this happens. NBC gave it no time to find a bigger audience on Friday nights. Three episodes, especially with the war and NCAA playoffs going on, is not nearly enough time to establish and build a good base.
At least, from what I have been reading, there will be some kind of closure on one of the big storylines:
One of the producers has been quoted that the season finale will please long-time fans of the show. I am guessing that Carol and Ed finally take the plunge and decide to become a romantic couple.
"You know, God has some really weird kids, and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time." --Paul "Bono" Hewson
Ed is the only show I make a point to watch every week... the writing and acting put it so far over the so-called "reality" garbage being pushed off as entertainment, it would shock and sadden me to think that NBC would dump Ed, and retain "Fear Factor". If this happens, I fully expect to be asked to take a mark on my forehead very soon...
Wow... Two hours of a joke being driven into the ground through painful repetition.
I'd rather see the original pilot(s) with Donal Logue, myself.
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Yes, Ed is the best show currently on tv right now, and the only show I really look forward to watching every week. I watch many other shows and enjoy some while I am watching, but I can't think of anything else that I am really excited about seeing long before it airs.
I would really hate to see the show be canceled. The only consolation is that it really would be ending on a high note.
I've never watched this show, because the promos were ALWAYS about Ed falling in love with someone, or breaking up, set to that ridiculous vo NBC uses (you know the deep voice with the up-and-down melodics...) and to schmaltzy hit songs. Maybe the show was different than the promos?
On the good side, the ratings for Ed have gotten better since the move to Fridays. It has consistently won it's time slot. That in itself was something it didn't manage to do on Wednesdays.
A quick rant-
By the way, as great as Freaks and Geeks was, and as much as NBC tried, it's ratings were horrible. Even when NBC announced it's possible cancellation that would hinge on one night of unaired episodes, it never managed to do any better than third in it's time slot. I hate to say it, but I think NBC gave F & G plenty of chances. With that said, I would really appreciate a DVD set.