I just read that Boston Public and Jake 2.0 are going on hiatus and being replaced by reality shows. I think reality shows are what is killing many new shows. Most new shows were givin a season or at least 13 episodes before being renewed or cancelled. But, with the higher ratings and relative cheapness of reality shows makes the networks more apt to yank a show before it possibly finds its audience. I am amazed how many shows have episodes that are filmed and never air. For example Firefly (3eps), Miracles(7 epis.)and Veritas (9 epis.). If they are made why not just burn them off. I know they do this, but not as often as they used to. I don't blame just the networks. It just seems that right now viewers are just suckered in by reality shows. And I enjoy a few of them. But, it is overkill.