December 8, 2011

THE SKED: “Man Up!” Goes Down

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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ABC has decided that MAN UP! isn’t even worthy of sullying its Tuesday 8:30PM timeslot during the low-rated holiday season.  Effective immediately, it’s off the schedule, replaced for now by repeats of LAST MAN STANDING.

No one will miss Man Up!, but happiness at its demise is lessened by the fact that on January 3, ABC will start filling that slot–one hopes briefly–with something even worse:  the absolute nadir of the broadcast network pilots picked up to series, WORK IT.  So Happy Holidays, everyone, and enjoy those Tim Allen reruns while they last.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."