So, Fox premiered a new show this week called Anchorwoman. The show was a reality-scripted hybrid, which absolutely screams SUREFIRE WINNER in television these days. The star was a former beauty pageant queen, who during the course of filming actually took over as the... Oh, f**k it. Fox cancelled the show after one airing. It would take longer for me to give you a decent snyopsis of the show than it did for Fox to shitcan the guy who greenlit the thing in the first place. If the major networks had cancelled shows just because of poor viewership for their first episodes years ago, we might never have had long runs of sitcoms like "Cheers," "Thirtysomething," "Friends," or "According to Jim." Man, that sounds friggin' sweet.
Actual impending doom like global climate change or mass extinction just makes people bored.
In some cases, the Marvel source material just did better.