Unsurprisingly, NBC have decided to cancel their sci-fi mystery drama The Event. The show has been averaging 7.4 million viewers this season, which isn't enough to justify the cost. On a similar note to FlashForward, the show was hyped as "the next Lost" and publicity surrounding it resulted in strong ratings for the pilot (10.8m), but audience interest dropped sharply. On the surface, a 24-esque mystery thriller with aliens replacing the terrorists should have been a winner, but great concepts are only half the battle.
I'm still watching The Event on Channel 4, although I stopped reviewing it mid-season. Again like FlashForward, it started to become oddly enjoyable once the writing was on the wall, as I suspect the writers have thrown caution to the wind and started to just do whatever they can to keep your interest.
ABC have also decided to cancel alien invasion drama V after two seasons, which isn't entirely unexpected either... but more of a shame. The remake couldn't shake deep problems with the quality of its characters/actors, but I quite enjoyed the majority of season 2 (in terms of its pace and bravado), while Morena Baccarin's performance as alien queen Anna was singlehandedly worth tuning in for. Considering the potential for a far more ostentatious and exciting third season (if season 2's cliffhanger is to be taken at face value), I'm saddened we won't be seeing more of the sexy space-lizards... how about you?