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'Pan Am' lives! For now
Remember that post yesterday where I predicted doom and gloom for "Pan Am," which was slaughtered this past Sunday night -- due in part to an insanely high-rated NFL Wild Card game on CBS.
Well, forget it. Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment chief, just told reporters and critics in Pasadena that "Pan Am" will air original episodes through the end of February. "There is such good will towards that show," he said.
There is indeed, but is there enough goodwill? Can the show revive through February? Will more people watch? Can it pull out of it's dive? (Of course, I had to use a bad, cheesy flight metaphor. . .please forgive me.)
I hope so.
Meanwhile Lee also says. . .
-- "Private Practice" will get a tryout run with a "Dancing With The Stars" lead-in.
-- "General Hospital" will continue to be monitored. In other words, when someone asked if it too would be slaughtered like an old horse and turned into glue, similar to the fate of "All My Children," he basically declined to predict what would happen.