CW's "RUNAWAY" CANCELLED
The CW has cancelled its freshman drama "Runaway" starring Donnie Wahlberg, Leslie Hope and Dustin Milligan (pictured above) after the series about a family on the run whose father had been wrongly accused of murder failed to find an audience.
The show did poorly in its first three airings on Monday nights, so The CW shifted it along with its lead-in "7th Heaven" to Sundays. The move did not benefit the rookie drama as it had to face ABC's blockbuster "Desperate Housewives" and NBC's Sunday Night Football.
The fourth episode of "Runaway" was seen by a little over 1,8 million viewers last Sunday and those are horrible figures even by deflated CW standards. The show is taken off the schedule effective immediately and it will be replaced with drama repeats.
This news may come as 'schadenfreude' for the fans of The WB's cancelled family drama "Everwood" which was pulled last year to make way for yet another season of "7th Heaven" or a new drama.
Now The CW may only wish they had stuck with "Everwood" as its small but loyal audience of over 3 million viewers would probably have followed the show to the CW network.
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