April 21, 2009

Canceled? Check.

Apparently, I'm the last person with Internet access to find this out, but nobody at TNT thought to email me personally to let me know. (I thought we had an arrangement.) Turns out they announced more than a week ago that despite not one but two positive mentions on SFTC, the bastards are canceling Trust Me. Not cool, TNT. Not cool.

In other TV-related news: If ever someone needed to consult with a p.r. person before going on camera, this guy is that someone. As part of an expose on dangerous air quality inside ice rinks - yet another reason I probably will not take up ice hockey this year - ESPN went to interview the owner of a Tampa facility about the sudden illness of several hockey players and a coach, apparently from the fumes from the rink's Zamboni.

Ice rink owner dude started out fine - handing the reporter hard copy of a prepared statement and insisting that would be his only comment. (You probably don't want to watch the whole video, so just click here and skip ahead to the 4:00 mark.) But he couldn't let it go. And he started getting very defensive. And basically the only way he could have come across worse is if he had thrown one of the sick kids under the Zamboni. Or said this.


Daddy Geek Boy said...

I'm sorry the show was canceled. I had the whole run stacked up on the DVR. When I found out it was canceled, I deleted the whole bunch. I know it was probably good, but times too short.

As for this guy, it's always a good tactic to blame the victims. I like his style.

bugs said...

What an ass (the ice rink owner)
Since I never watched your much-touted show, I won't comment on how sad you must be feeling.

Your escalator operator said...

DGB - I don't know why but I cracked up bcs you deleted the whole series. Easy come, easy go!

B - Sad, indeed.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Well, the fact that they were stacking up means that I was not motivated to watch. The fact that it got canceled proved it wasn't going to last. With too much on my plate already, I just wiped it out.

Mom101 said...


I love Trust Me. It was the first honest (and decidedly watchable) show about advertising since Thirty-Something.

Can't someone else pick it up? AMC? Bravo? HBO? Hulu?

Your escalator operator said...

M - Thanks for visiting!

I second that suggestion - Rothman Greene & Mohr needs more of that can-do approach. From your fingertips to Bravo's ears. (Or something like that.)