While “BrainDead” may not be officially dead just yet on CBS, we’ve got the latest bit of evidence suggesting that it getting closer and closer to the TV coffin.
Beginning a week from Sunday on July 24, the drama from “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King will air on that night as opposed to Mondays. It will be off over the coming week thanks to the Republican National Convention, and on August 1 “Scorpion” repeats will begin airing in its previous timeslot.
We know that going into this summer, there were certainly some high hopes out there that this could end up being one of the next big summer hits. Unfortunately, it just did not end up resonating with just about anyone. Many critics were down on it for trying to do a little too much, while viewers were turned off almost from the start. The ratings have never been good, and they have fallen slowly over time. It is basically drawing similar numbers to repeats of shows that CBS is invested in.
Ultimately, we love the fact that CBS, which is typically a super-conservative network, would even consider giving something like this a shot. As a result of that, we hope that the lack of payoff on the risk does not dissuade them from making other big creative decisions in the future. While we may love crime shows as much as the next person, new ideas are going to be in part what keeps CBS competitive in an era where fewer and fewer people are watching TV in favor of looking at some other things out there.
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