It was cancellation week for the CBC, as the nationâ€™s public broadcaster crunched its numbers and decided that some of the current projects currently emanating from our analog and digital televisions just arenâ€™t up to snuff.
First off the gang plank was MVP: The Secret Wives of Hockey Wives, the weekly examination of hockey players and their wives and girlfriends. A show which featured fictional players finding more action off the ice than on, perhaps an explanation as to how the Leafs managed to have such a horrible year again. The cancellation by the CBC marks perhaps the first time in Canadian television history that something tied into hockey has failed to attract an audience.
Though its demise is probably not unexpected, critics had suggested that the steamy prime time soaper wasnâ€™t particularly good and viewers likewise voted with their eyeballs by regularly avoiding the show. The kiss of death seems to be when a show starts bouncing around on the schedule and MVP was moved from its original night and what few fans it had (mostly in the young female demographic) neglected to follow along. At 1.5 million an episode it became a rather expensive bit of eye candy for the puck bunny generation…
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