And Veronica Mars is a thing of the past. A beautiful, brilliant, snarky, clever, prematurely canceled thing of the past. And I want to kill both the CW for ending in in favor of utter dreck and Rob Thomas for ending it that way.

The CW is made of fail. Their new schedule makes baby Jesus, baby Moses, baby Mohammed, baby Buddha, baby Shiva, and baby Relic of a Primitive and Out-Moded Belief System on a Crutch cry.

So. Last year, I watched:
Heroes — renewed (was there ever any question?) and getting a 6-episode miniseries spinoff thing
Studio 60 — canceled
House — renewed
Veronica Mars — canceled
Psych — renewed, returns July 13th
The Dresden Files — no word yet; we have until mid-June to find out
Battlestar Galactica — not back until 2008
Drive — axed within like 10 days of its premiere; bite me, Fox.

9PM: Heroes (NBC)

9PM: House (FOX)
9PM: Will watch the pilot of Reaper (CW) because it’s Kevin Smith

8PM: Pushing Daisies (ABC), because Bryan Fuller is a genius (Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Heroes)
9PM: Bionic Woman? (NBC) Could go either way. Will watch the pilot.

10PM: Psych (USA)

Plus if my friend gets on Beauty and the Geek, I’ll have to watch that. :D

Then with 2008 will come Battlestar Galactica, plus The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which sounds iffy, but I’ll watch the pilot for Summer Glau.

Overall, I’m most excited about Pushing Daisies. It’s not on Fox, which is always a good sign! Here’s the blurb:

Pushing Daisies is a love story about a pie-baking young man with a very special gift… the ability to return dead people briefly back to life with just a simple touch — enabling him to help a P.I. crack murder cases by asking victims to name their killers. Director Barry Sonnenfeld, writer-producer Bryan Fuller, and the producers of Fish blend romance, crime procedural and high-concept fantasy to create a fairytale in the spirit of Amelie, Stranger than Fiction, and Chocolat.

Yes, please!

The next episode of the official Jim Butcher podcast, The Butcher Block, is out, this time with a new format! I’m now the official News Correspondent, and my bit starts at about 3:45. Huzzah!

(31min 45sec) Fred plugs in for a quick episode in a new format. He checks in with Butcher Block News Correspondant Priscellie for an update on everything that’s happened since the last episode, and goes over to the grill with Chad Underkoffler to cook up some “butcher burgers”, looking into discrepancies in the continuity of the novels.

Of course, since Fred and I recorded my bit last Friday, we got news about the DVD release of Season 1, a release date for Small Favor, and according to Fred, Jim finished his story for “Supernatural Honeymoon” (but of course, none of the details of said story are public knowledge yet, phooey).

On a sadder note, however, Veronica Mars has been canceled, with little hope absolutely no hope for resurrection. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!