After just one season, CBS decided to cancelits entire Saturday morning lineup in favor of cartoons, and thatincluded "The Weird Al Show." Al wrote a message to his fans aboutthe show's cancellation, and it is below.
As you may have heard by now, "The Weird Al Show" has beencancelled (as has the entire CBS Saturday Morning block). I mustsay, I'm not the least bit surprised by this, given the network'soverall abysmal ratings on Saturday morning. It didn't help thatthe only real promotion CBS did for "The Weird Al Show" was*during* Saturday morning when, as it turns out, nobody was watching.
Plus, quite honestly, I don't know how excited I would have beenabout doing another season on CBS. But cross your fingers - DickClark Productions and I are now actively trying to place the showon another network, perhaps one that will let me do some edgiercomedy, and not insist on so manybeat-you-over-the-head-till-you're-a-bloody-pulp"educational messages."
I learned a lot about doing a TV series last year, and I kindof feel like the whole first season was a trial run. I'd love tohave another shot at it, and I'm certain that with the rightnetwork, we could do a show that's easily twice as good.
Of course, we'll keep you posted on the future of the show. In themeantime, enjoy the reruns on CBS till September - and thanks for yoursupport.