CBS pulls 3 Lbs.

Ooh, they’re vicious at CBS. The show’s only reached episode three, yet CBS has just pulled 3 Lbs. because of low ratings. Hang on, didn’t Smith get cancelled in the same time slot because of low ratings? Dear oh dear.

The show’s producers had a chance to shoot eight episodes, so maybe we’ll find ourselves in a similar situation to Smith and thinking the show could have been good, given half a chance, once they’re aired on Innertube, etc.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.