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Why Sitcom Emily’s Reasons Why Not Was Cancelled After Only One Episode

The Heather Graham fronted sitcom Emily’s Reasons Why Not was dropped by ABC after it aired just one episode; this is why it was reduce so brief.

Despite being given a significant promotional push by its community, this is why sitcom Emily’s Reasons Why Not solely aired one episode earlier than being cancelled. After making appearances within the likes of Twin Peaks and Six Degrees of Separation, Heather Graham’s breakthrough function got here with 1997’s Boogie Nights. She later appeared in comedies like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and had a well-received visitor look on Scrubs, so it appeared like a pure match that she would entrance a sitcom.

Emily’s Reasons Why Not relies on the novel of the identical identify by Carrie Gerlach Cecil. The title character is an editor who decides to show her love life round by adopting a easy rule that if she will consider 5 good causes to finish a relationship then she is going to. ABC dedicated to the idea with out even viewing the pilot, and it was being positioned as one thing of a Sex And The City successor.

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Emily’s Reasons Why Not debuted in January 2006 and the primary episode discovered Graham’s Emily suspicious she was relationship a closeted homosexual man – solely to ultimately understand he was a Morman virgin saving himself for marriage. ABC gave heavy promotion to the sequence within the lead as much as its premiere, however a mixture of dangerous opinions for the primary episode – particularly for its use of homosexual stereotypes – and lackluster scores led to ABC pulling the present and changing its second episode slot with a rerun of The Bachelor.

Emily’s Reasons Why Not had already shot six episodes when ABC determined to drag the plug, however this abrupt determination proved somewhat embarrassing as articles about it had been nonetheless being run regardless of the sequence being canned. While the primary episode is not terrible it does play like a blander model of Sex In The City and milks cliched sitcom conditions with out bringing a lot that is recent to the desk.

The full season of Emily’s Reasons Why Not ultimately hit DVD in 2012, however these days it is largely remembered for its blunt cancellation. The first season of most sitcoms entails finetuning to search out what works and what does not, so possibly it will have improved over time, however the community clearly wasn’t taking that likelihood. Heather Graham quickly went on to look in comedy hit The Hangover and in recent times appeared in Lifetime’s adaptation of controversial bestseller Flowers In The Attic. She’s subsequent set to look in CBS’ tackle Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic epic The Stand.

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