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Just Canned: "Just Legal"

legal.jpgNo one seems to like lawyers these days. Hot on the heels of the cancellation of FOX's "Head Cases," Broadcasting & Cable says that the WB has chopped "Just Legal" from its lineup.

I understand. After playing Sonny Crocket for so many years, it's hard to see Don Johnson with a tie. Also, Jay Baruchel ("Undeclared") is no Tubbs. The plot about a crotchety defense attorney pairing up with the Doogie Howser of the legal community apparently didn't help either.

"Just Legal" lasted just three weeks. That has to be a WB record! The show also ran on TNT, so expect it to be cut from there as well. The WB will replace it with a repeat of "Related" this Monday. No word on what will permanently fill the timeslot.

For a look at who else has gotten the axe this year, visit TV Fodder's Cancelled Shows section. -- Rachel Cericola


Posted by Rachel Cericola on October 7, 2005 1:18 PM
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You bet I do!! JUST LEGAL was an awesome show, just like Headcases was ! What is wrong in TV Land when when they keep crap on and cancel good ones, Like Joan of Arcadia ??

-- Posted by: gigi at October 14, 2005 4:43 PM

Too bad it's cancelled. It was the best of the new shows.

-- Posted by: t at October 17, 2005 12:19 AM

"Just Legal" was a surprisingly good show. I was disappointed and a little shocked to find it was cancelled so soon. Just when I thought I'd found something different than the "usual" to tune into, poof!, it's gone. Too bad.

-- Posted by: Chris Files at October 17, 2005 10:29 PM

I admit it was a surprise to see Sonny/Nash as a bumbling drunk lawyer who had to have a kid be his concience but I was just starting to warm up to it and Wow, it's gone. It has to take more than 3 weeks to make a decision of that magnitude?? Just Legal had potential. Give it a decent chance!! p.s. drop the non secretary with the extreme attitude, that would help.

-- Posted by: Linda at October 20, 2005 10:54 AM

Too bad they dont ask anyone. I thought it was about time that Johnson came back into something new and this was a good comeback. I liked to watch this show very much.

-- Posted by: Furious at October 21, 2005 8:24 PM

This was the best show on WB. Granted it didn't match the "quality" of the other WB shows such as Supernatural and Charmed, but it was very funny. I sure hope TNT picks it up and runs the other four episodes that have been completed.

-- Posted by: Mad As Hell at October 22, 2005 1:09 PM

I would have say that the story line in the first episode was a little shaky to begin with, maybe even vague an unbelievable. The second episode did seem to restore my hopes of this becoming a good show, by a small margin. I may have even been a little put off by the "doogie houser-esk" main character being paired up with the reject cast members of Miami vice. The third episode; however, did manage to peak my interest, and just I "wanted" to watch the show again, a group of network boobs canceled the show. I am of course, pleasantly dis-satisfied with the re-runs they chose to replace it with. A story about the lives of two dung beetles would be more entertaining (that is not a show idea). Perhaps the WB should consider another abbreviation for their company, one that describes their product, namely S.H.I.T.

-- Posted by: Typically Disappointed at October 23, 2005 1:17 PM

Put the show back on. We see related on Wednesdays, we don't need to see the same episode every monday. Just Legal only have Las Vegas, 2 1/2 men, and sports to compete with. Why can't we keep a good family show on for once? I'm sick of all the repetative reality series, and slutty shows that are on every channel at every time. This was a good quality show, that had better acting in it than Supernatural, and 7th Heaven, which has been on for 10 years. And the only reason why I watch that, is because there is nothing better on, and it's a Christian family show. Hopefully ya'll will come to your senses, if you have any, and put the show back on.

-- Posted by: Lillian at October 24, 2005 9:32 PM

I should have seen it coming, every time a new
show comes on that is really good the idiots in
charge cancel it. "Just Legal" was just too good
to last. I guess they must make more room for the idiotic shows that the "Boobs" that watch the tube will watch. I can't believe that any
person with a mind can actually watch all those
fraudulent "reality shows"

See the light and bring back "Just Legal"

A viewer that actualy thinks!

-- Posted by: Dr Bob at October 26, 2005 8:44 PM

I really loved the show. Am really disappointed that it's canceled. Give it another chance.

-- Posted by: Kalm at October 29, 2005 10:15 AM

What is wrong with these people cancelling all of the good shows such as:

Just Legal
Jag
Pepper Dennis
Heist

And what about the shows they are about to cancel:

Yes Dear
King of Queens
Reba

I wish they would just leave the good shows alone, and take off the ones that make no sense.

-- Posted by: Mary Lou Barwick at July 3, 2006 6:54 PM

King of Queens is scheduled to return this year.

-- Posted by: Rachel at July 3, 2006 10:26 PM

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