and no 'revenge' this week. abc's not bringing it back until april.
it has 6 episodes left and they're going to run them 1 after the other.
you know, back in the old days, they'd do something to allow this to happen. they'd air 'roots' or 'winds of war' or 'rich man, poor man' or 'scruples' or some other mini-series.
sonny & cher got their prime time start because of the mini-series.
cbs was doing a mini-series on henry the xiii's wives and needed a show to run with that and that's how the sonny & cher variety show started to begin with.
so maybe in the future, abc needs to do some mini-serieses?
'hollywood wives' was not genius tv.
but it got huge ratings and starred - among others - suzanne somers, angie dickinson, stefani powers, mary crosby, anthony hopkins and roddy mcdowell.
'bare essance' delivered huge ratings and it starred genie francis, donna mills, linda evans and lee grant.
in a prime time mini-series, genie francis could still pull in viewers, especially in a cast like the above. and i haven't seen the wonderful donna mills on tv in forever.
and sometimes those mini-series ended up being more than that. 'dallas' was a mini-series that went on to become a long running cbs soap opera.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'