Sorry fans of Old Christine, it just wasn’t in the cards this time.
TVGuide reports that although they have expressed interest in the past, ABC has decided to pass on picking up the recently canceled CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. “It’s just not going to happen at ABC,” creator Kari Lizer stated to the magazine. “It looks like the end of Christine.”
Fear not Julia Louis-Dreyfus fans. Although the show will not live on, Lizer still expressed a possible future with Christine star Louis-Dreyfus. “How can I go back to casting after working with that girl?” she commented.
My Two Cents: CBS really dropped the ball on this one. Old Christine was a much better fit in tone with their Monday lineup than Rules of Engagement, and probably could have survived if given the chance.
I can, however, see why ABC passed. They already have a solid line-up now, and really don’t need anything to help anchor their comedy block. ABC’s comedies are also not as traditionally made as Christine, and the tone in this instance might have felt out of place.
But it is nice to know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus might still come back at some point.
Do you think ABC made a mistake?
Jake G., Jr. Reporter