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Exclusive: New Amsterdam Immortal No More

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It's been a bad weekend for Fox's bubble shows.

Just hours after word leaked that the network had sacked Back to You, sources confirm to me exclusively that New Amsterdam has been euthanized as well.

On the bright side, 'Til Death will be back!

[Crickets]

Remembrances of John Amsterdam (1607-2008) are currently being accepted in the comments section below.

More Fall TV news:
Ausiello's "Bubble" Show Status Report
Death Lives On, Back to You Won't Be Back
CW Axes Aliens in America
CW "Outsources" Sunday Night; Two Dramas, Two Comedies Coming


Posted by Michael Ausiello
May 10, 2008 11:33 PM
fox's new shows sound much better anyways :)
Posted by mick jagger
May 10, 2008 11:39 PM
I wanted to watch this. Then I came to my senses and remembered it was on FOX. I figured it'd be better in the end if I didn't. How sad that I was spot on.
Posted by Autumn Dreamer
May 10, 2008 11:40 PM
Come on! I was really liking that show! Now we will never know who the woman from the subway was. Oh well..... on brighter sides Eli Stone should be back!!! Right??
Posted by mmph
May 10, 2008 11:42 PM
This is very upsetting. While immortal shows have been done before (Highlander, of course, and vampire shows, such as Angel, Forever Knight and, now, Moonlight), my wife and I really loved New Amsterdam. We were especially impressed with the exploration into what family means to an immortal; the revelation that Omar was his son just floored us and added a wonderful layer to that relationship. I don't suppose anyone else would be game to picking the show up, would they? What a shame.
Posted by MartinCahn
May 10, 2008 11:51 PM
Autumn Dreamer, that makes two of us.

I've had enough of FOX screwing the viewers over. I won't be watching any of their new shows unless they're solid hits and have already been picked up for a second season. If I miss out on the beginning of something good, so be it. I can always catch up.
Posted by amateursleuth
May 11, 2008 12:38 AM
Oh well.... I enjoyed the show while it lasted and recorded it.... I also liked Canteberry's Law... But I guess only a high concept drama like Prison Break or a quirky doctor drama like House will survive on FOX.. I wonder if the X-Files would have survived in this climate????? It certainly was no ratings hit when it started...
Posted by Doug Henning
May 11, 2008 12:57 AM
This is the proof that rating aren't everything. New Amsterdam has had OK ratings, but I can see where it is at odds with the FOX network's right-wing political agenda. It's a pity, because I really enjoyed this show and looked forward to every episode. The flashbacks were more interesting than the 'vampire' mode it resembles, since John had kids and other normal things he had to deal with. I really wanted to see him with Peter Styversant (old "Peg Leg") and hoped he would head for Amsterdam with the early Quakers who established Freedom of Religion in New York. What did he do when the Eire Canal was being built? Where was he the day the first ferry connected Brooklyn and New York shortly after Steam Ships were developed? What about when the Brooklyn Bride opened? Now we'll never know.
Posted by barbreader
May 11, 2008 3:09 AM
Damn it! I liked the show. It was so much better than the mess that Prison Break has become. It's a shame that shows aren't allowed to find their footing. *sigh* As others before me said, I liked the exploration of a "normal" Immortal guy, with kids and issues.

Oh well. At least I still have House and Bones on that network. Hopefully they won't be going anywhere anytime soon!
Posted by Meredith44
May 11, 2008 3:44 AM
That sucks. I really want to now, who the one really was. Is there any chance, that there will be some kind of statement, what they had in mind John Amsterdam?
Posted by Imzadi76
May 11, 2008 4:44 AM
I think New Amsterdam was a good show with lots of potential. I wish FOX had patience and would have given the show time to grow (I believe it was showing such signs when it went off the air), a la X-Files. Oh well. I am glad I had the chance to watch it and enjoy it while it lasted.
Posted by mdaily
May 11, 2008 9:24 AM
Another show I enjoyed, but I had a feeling right from the start that it wouldn't have a very devoted following, so I didn't get my hopes up.

I echo mmph's comment that I have higher hopes for Eli Stone. That cancellation would really get me down. This one, I'm a little more philosophical.
Posted by TV Gord
May 11, 2008 9:32 AM
boy fox sucks :_| between new amtsterdam going and back to you going <ok not a great show but better then some other stuff thats on prison break for example> iam surprised that sarah conner made the cut for next year but how much you wanna bet that it will be put to die on Friday while prison break will stay on mon im not watching anymore fox shows untill i know there a hit
Posted by jperugia315
May 11, 2008 9:56 AM
BIH Fox! Well at least you kept Sarah Connor on the air!
Posted by Kamakzie
May 11, 2008 9:57 AM
Well, at least the writers went on strike so we got to see all the episodes that were made. I'm with the others on FOX shows. No watching until it's already a hit and then maybe only once it's on DVD.
Posted by cholihan
May 11, 2008 10:46 AM
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