USA Network has filed for divorce from The Starter Wife, citing irreconcilable ratings. When the Debra Messing-fronted Wife debuted in 2007 as a six-hour miniseries, it attracted more than 5 million viewers and went on to earn 10 Emmy nominations. However, ratings for its 10-episode first season averaged just 2.4 million viewers -- a decent number by most cable standards, but not for USA, where its top shows (Burn Notice, Monk) regularly pull in around 6 million.
In an exclusive statement, USA called Starter Wife a "critical and creative success," and added that the Dec. 12 season finale served as a "satisfying conclusion" to the franchise.
Do you agree? Did Wife's climax satisfy you? Are you grateful you got those 10 bonus episodes, or should it have just remained a miniseries? And, putting your agent cap on for a moment, what do you think Messing should do next? Sound off in the comments section!
That is referring to the comments section on the Entertainment Weekly website at http://ausiellofiles...sive-usa-c.html ------- There are fans there telling people to go to the website for the Lifetime cable channel and tell them to pick up "The Starter Wife" for Lifetime. So if you love the show and want it to reappear on another network, read the comments at the link (http://ausiellofiles...sive-usa-c.html) for Entertainment Weekly for guidance.
Edited by pelco24, 14 February 2009 - 03:01 PM.