He should have known better. And she should have too. For some time now they'd invested time and energy in television shows only to be slapped upside of their heads by their premature cancellation.
They remembered with fondness the post-apocalyptic drama starring Skeet Ulrich - Jericho. Cancelled - twice - after 29 episodes.
He faithfully watched Aaron Sorkin's witty take off of Saturday Night Live, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip starring Matthew Perry and Amanda Peet. Who would have thought it would be cancelled after 22 episodes and they'd be left with Tracy Morgan in 30 Rock.
She liked the quirky drama Pushing Daisies starring Swoozie Kurtz and Kristin Chenoweth - two of her favourite actresses. Cancelled after 22 episodes.
They simply loved Life on Mars, a science fiction drama in which a police detective from 2008 finds himself in 1973 after being hit by a car. Canceled after one season. Still craving more they went searching for the original British version on DVD. It was cancelled after 2 seasons.
He recalled dreaming of the cheerleader, a central character of Heroes. It lasted four seasons, but, yes - sadly - it, along with the cheerleader, was eventually cancelled.
And now they sit on the edge of their comfy La-Z-Boy recliners awaiting the fate of Under The Dome. After faithfully watching this Stephen King book-based drama for two years the season two finale drew to a close with many questions unanswered. But CBS hasn't decided on whether or not to renew the show for a third season. Here we go again, they thought.
Is there no sanity on network TV? Must they watch such drivel as Anger, Management, Two Broke Girls or a host of cooking and home improvement shows for the rest of their TV lives?
Damn, the choice should be simple. No, not for the TV network executives but for our two devoted addicts in search of uninterrupted quality on television.