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'Viva Laughnlin' CANCELED!

'Viva Laughnlin' CANCELED!

Hugh Jackman‘s flashy new TV series, Viva Laughlin, was just canceled after just two episodes.

Last night’s second episode drew a mere 6.8 million viewers for CBS.

If The New York Times dubs your show “the worst show in history,” you’re screwed.


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  • the_original_nika

    Maybe it was better for him.

  • shoes4life

    I knew that was coming. It was a musical/drama not interesting at all. Too much was going on in that show.

  • Paula

    I am sorry to see that CBS wouldnt give it a chance-but look at what they did last year to the Class and Jericho will cancellation. I loved both episodes of this show Viva Hugh-but he will make a comeback on stage and movies

  • Spirit

    That sucks! but, Like Jared says VIVA HUGH JACKMAN! He’ll make a comeback!

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  • stefanie

    I love Hugh, but hate the concept of musical dramas (does anyone remember Cop Rock? Geez). That does not diminish Hugh, since he wasn’t the star. And the show had Melanie Griffith- the Kiss of Death for any production. And CBS really didn’t give the show a chance to build an audience. Fox was going to cancel “House”, but gave it time to build an audience and look at it now.

    But I ain’t worried about Hugh. He’s a star!!!

  • Silly

    Good! Now Eric Winter can go back to Brothers and Sisters.

  • nic

    I’ve never heard of it!?! lol
    don’t be mean i’m from the UK and its probably and american show :S

  • josh

    hugh shoula’ dropped trou; instant success!

  • magnus MFA

    The Times sucks so I guess they’d be the ones to ask. Experts on suckage.

    He was producer, star, everything that got that show greenlit. But CBS execs have a rule: you’re number 1 or you’re gone. They’re idiots. CSI BS.

  • angelina

    that sucks i wanted to watch the next episode, i thought the show was very different from the other shows. I liked it

  • Mstt

    Yet another US remake of a UK show fails.

    Anyone interested should check out the BBC original called ‘BLACKPOOL’. Far superior.

  • cutiepie

    “THE WORST SHOW IN HISTORY”? lol. Ouch that must have hurt.

  • cutiepie

    BTW, the real worst show in history is, was and always will be Seinfeld. What a pile of unfunny crap that was.

  • [~Famous~]

    ooooocH! Hahahaha

  • tamjo

    I watched it and I really liked it. It was different but very entertaining. It is to bad that they didn’t even give it a chance. Had a great cast.

  • angelina_mmm

    he should stick to movies

  • black

    Hahaha……I like Hugh just fine- somehow he can´t seem to get the right prijects on his hands.

    Don´t get me wrong, he´s talented as hell- but it´s just not working.

    (appart from the obvious…)

  • devilgirl

    I’m not surprised. What a confusing mess. And a musical? Ugh.

  • jocasta666

    I adore Hugh Jackman beyond all reason.
    But the first episode stank on ice for all the wrong reasons.
    Most important: some actor I didn’t recognize “doing” his Elvis impersonation while singing along with VIVA LAS VEGAS and moving through several scenes.

    Look, I sing along with music too, but not for money…and not when someone else is trying to hear the SONG.


    Anyway, I’m just mad because the first person I saw WASN’T Hugh Jackman. Had he just been there at the beginning, I would have watched more than seven minutes. I guess I expected too much.

    Good luck to Hugh, he’ll never be without work.


  • Natalie

    Thats kind of embarrassing, but everyone has their flops. He is a great actor and I think movies are his strong suit.

  • Hugh jackman fan

    With the exception of The Office, it’s rare for a US remake of a British show to take off in North America. And I still don’t think the US version of The Office is as funny as the original. In this case though, I was enjoying the complexity and acting of Viva Laughlin and I’m sad to see it go. Maybe they’ll put the remaining episodes on the web for those who did like the show. Alternatively, I’ll have to try and track down a copy of Blackpool in my local DVD store.

  • eli

    WAIT? WHAT??????

    HUgh Jackman had a TV show, where the hell was I???

    was it HIS show? or was he doing a guest appearance?

    I had no clue, and I watch ton O’ tv. and I love HUgh!!

    so was like he going to be on it each week?? Id watch it then

  • janeway

    That is too bad. I love Hugh and I did enjoy the show. I can’t believe CBS wouldn’t give this show a chance. At least show the episodes that have already been filmed-now I can’t see the other episodes with Hugh (he wasn’t in this week’s show). I think the one big problem was the lead actor, he just wasn’t likeable. It would have been better without the singing (except for Hugh). I hope that Hugh will do a movie musical one day so everyone can see his singing and dancing talent.

  • ~ katie ~

    oh well another tv show gone down the drain

  • None

    Wasn’t Tom Cruise’s cousin, William Mapother, in it?

  • essie

    Hugh Jackman will be just fine. He has way too much talent to just disappear. Besides, he’s beautiful!!!

    When the NYTimes said this show was the “worst ever” I knew it wasn’t long for this world. I was right!! At least CBS let it run for two shows. They’ve been known to take a show off the air even before it airs!!!

  • jaye

    hmmmmmmm didn’t know he had a show. my bad.

  • Sara

    never heard of it..

  • rachiekaye

    Oh, it was terrible, but definately not the worst show in history. The Brady Bunch Variety Hour was much worse.

  • HF

    It only aired twice, on Oct. 18 and 21 and the ratings were very low. Hugh’s production company was one of the producers and he was scheduled to appear in a few episodes “whenever he had the chance.” He did appear in the pilot on Oct. 18 and was supposed to be in next week’s episode that we won’t see. But I also read somewhere that they may put the unaired episodes on a cable station or perhaps stream them.

  • Patty

    Haven’t seen the show but how could the NYT say that…? Was the show really that bad ¬_¬…? I can bet Hugh was perfect, maybe the story didn’t work, or the rest of the cast… I’d like to see those two episodes…

    Anyways, Hugh will be perfectly fine, he’s talented, adorable and gorgeous ^_^! I LOVE HIM!!! Best luck for him in his next projects!!!

  • Village

    I liked the show. It was unusual. It had a grown up feel to it. It was just too freakin’ intelligent for American TV.

  • Mia

    I tried sitting through it. I did 10 minutes tops. A musical/drama set in a Vegas casino. And they pay these guys to come up with this crap.

  • [~Famous~]

    hugh’s a huge a-list movie star, who cares about a show on cbs. lmao i didn’t even know that show existed until it got canceled.

  • Goddess

    I actually really enjoyed the show. What the eff is wrong with CBS?? This is why I won’t start watching any new shows and especially new CBS shows.

  • Alison

    Oh it was awful – I saw the premiere here last night in Australia. Quite bad and embarrasing. Melanie Griffith was just dreadful especially…. I thought it was bad when they were singing ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and they were not even in Las Vegas…

  • Jessie

    “BTW, the real worst show in history is, was and always will be Seinfeld. What a pile of unfunny **** that was.”

    Haha, hell yeah. That sucked.

  • Regina

    Hugh Jackman is a film AND musical actor, not a TV actor. It was for the best!

  • jp

    Sorry to see the show cancelled, it was so much fun! Am looking forward to future Seed projects!

  • Nora

    That´s really not fair. Over here we will probably only hava a chance to watch “Viva Laughlin” when it comes out on DVD as “Things Hugh Jackman Should Not Have Done At All”.

    But nevertheless why does everybody say “…he will have a come back…”? Just because some of his works are no “hits” for the “common public”? He is not gone at all. An artist has to go through heights and lows to become a real artist. So now here are the lows and I am sure the heights to come will make him immortal in the memory of filmhistory. A star to remember, to shine brighter than the fleeting lights of TinselTown.