It's been something of an up and down week for USA, which has offered renewals and scheduling for its flagship series 'Burn Notice,' Suits,' 'White Collar' and even 'Necessary Roughness,' while cancelling 'Common Law' and sophomore courtroom drama 'Fairly Legal.' The latest ax to fall on the network is Sigourney Weaver's highly-acclaimed but poorly-rated Washington D.C. drama 'Political Animals,' though the news isn't as surprising as you might expect. What's the network saying about the cancellation?
In the vast majority of cases, someone signing on to guest star in a TV series that hasn't aired yet isn't news. However, the great Vanessa Redgrave appearing on a series that already features Sigourney Weaver, Ellen Burstyn and Ciaran Hinds is not just news, it's a swift kick to your senses, a reminder that USA's upcoming 'Political Animals' should probably be on your radar.
When the news broke that Sigourney Weaver would finally throw her metaphorical hat into the TV ring for a political drama that sadly lacked any towering aliens, we drew a sad face. Now that another major sci-fi and nerd-friendly babe has joined the cast, we find ourselves with a much deeper need to watch USA's upcoming political drama. Now if they just moved the setting to space, we'd be hooked!
I know, we'd all like to see Ellen Ripley fighting (or in the case of 'Avatar,' peacefully co-existing with) otherworldly aliens 'til our dying day, but at the very least, now we won't have to wait years in between our Sigourney Weaver fixes.