New Adventures of Old Christine Canceled

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 27: Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus walks off stage after accepting the award for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for ' The New Adventures of Old Christine' with Tyra Banks at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on August 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

As summer faded away I’ve been looking forward to the bounty of shows returning to my Tivo. I’ve grown addicted to Modern Family and Glee in particular. At the beginning of last season, I also started watching The New Adventures of Old Christine and discovered it’s hilarious.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. It happened the other night when I noticed there weren’t any upcoming recordings for Christine. My heart sank. I ran a few Google searches and discovered what I had feared. Another great show canceled.

It seems the show had been performing just ‘ok’ for some time. It was rumored that ABC had intentions to pick up the show if CBS were to cancel it. When CBS dropped the ax this year, apparently ABC had a change of heart and didn’t pick it up.

Christine Campbell has had her last neurotic adventure and it’s unfortunate that the show wasn’t allowed an extra season or episode in which to bring it to a proper end. The cast included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater, Trevor Gagnon, Wanda Sykes, Emily Rutherford (my fave), Tricia O’Kelley, and Alex Capp Horner.

During its debut season in 2006, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The show continued to perform moderately well over the years receiving many awards and was most recently nominated for two awards at the 2010 Emmy awards.

For Christine lovers, there are a few options. Seasons one to three of The New Adventures of Old Christine are available at Amazon. The show is also in syndication on Lifetime (at least I can catch up on older episodes).

The comedy series is truly one of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ best shows since Seinfeld and it will be missed.

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  • Erin October 8, 2010, 11:39 am

    I hear you! I loved this show and adored Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s spot on hilarity and of course extensive wine swilling :) Thankfully the re-runs do come on Lifetime though so I can catch it at the gym.

  • Denise October 8, 2010, 2:17 pm

    I too am disappointed that they canceled Old Christine. Love, love, love JLD!!! Hope she finds another show to star in. Her talent is just good not to be seen!

  • Allen October 8, 2010, 2:25 pm

    Hey Erin & Denise — so glad I’m not alone on this! I still remember when I lost Friends and Will & Grace. *sigh* This too shall pass ;-)

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