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A cancellation, a renewal, and a possible stay of execution

After three seasons, the CBC drama The Border has been cancelled.

I guess I won't be getting my fantasy episode in which Geraint Wyn Davies guest stars and has scenes with Catherine Disher's Maggie and Nigel Bennett's Mannering to create my very own Forever Knight reunion.

The show got moved in it's third season and was slaughtered in the ratings, barely hitting over half a million viewers. They tried sexing it up during the second season and they brought in Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park. The show was still enjoyable, but it was noticeable that it was having some growing pains. And you know what, after three seasons I still wasn't feeling much love for the lead character, Mike Kessler. Heck I even warmed up to Homeland Security Agent Bianca LeGarda or as Maggie once refered to her "The Pride of Miami" but Mike, nope. He never stopped acting like he had a stick up his butt. Too bad. I read a few interviews with the actor, James McGowan, who plays him and he's a thoroughly enjoyable and funny guy.

Also, it's rather sad that Maggie and Mannering rarely had scenes together. In the same scene, sure, but they really didn't interact. Of the top of my head I can only remember an interrogation they both conducted. That's a real shame, if Forever Knight's "Night in Question" taught us anything, aside from the fact that Geraint Wyn Davies does blank really well, is that Catherine Disher and Nigel Bennett have oodles of delicious chemistry together.

And lastly, Brock Jolliffe, who worked special effects on Forever Knight and owned the hero and stunt Caddy from the show also worked as The Border's special effects coordinator.

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Smallville has been renewed for a 10th season. Yep, that's right, a decade of Smallville. It will now surpass Stargate: SG-1 as the longest running sci-fi show in North America. I'm excited but that's shear craziness.

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It appears that 24 will be ending its run after eight seasons.

It isn't official but it's being hinted at by Daily Variety. However, Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that an offer has been made to NBC should Fox cancel the series.

I kinda of bailed on this season, as did my brother, an ardent 24 fan.

Annie Wersching's Renee Walker was fascinating to watch as she spirals downward in the wake of her actions from season 7 but on the all the show hasn't held my interest. Over the course of the series that has happened before. Seasons 5 and 7 were stellar but I never did finish seasons 6 or 3.

It'll be interesting to see how this develops but given the high cost of the show, I doubt NBC will bite, despite their programming need. End it now and send Jack Bauer to the movies.
Tags: 24, canadian tv, forever knight, smallville, the border, tv
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