The November sweeps have taken their toll on two first-run syndicated
Tribune Entertainment cancelled new talk/relationship series Talk or
Walk after only 10 weeks and Twentieth TV has pulled the plug on
two-year-old court series Power of Attorney.
Both series had been struggling in the ratings.
Talk or Walk has averaged a lowly 0.7 national rating since its Sept. 17
debut and Power of Attorney has averaged a 1.8 rating in its second
season, down 25% from last year at this time, according to Nielsen Media
Talk or Walk, which was hosted by author/relationship expert Michael
Baisden, had couples at an 'impasse' discuss whether they should remain together
A Tribune Entertainment spokesman said Talk or Walk was 'a unique
concept that didn't perform to satisfactory levels.'
As for Power of Attorney, the court show that featured a number of
celebrity attorneys slugging it out, Twentieth executives say the show will
continue to air episodes until Jan. 4, 2002. - Joe Schlosser