October 24th 2007
Viva Laughlin, the universally panned musical/mystery/drama/casino-intrigue series has been canceled after just two airings. What's worse, the show has been pulled after just one try in its regular Sunday-night time slot.
While the CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) show was rife with talent, including star Melanie Griffith and executive producer/star Hugh Jackman, it suffered from pitifully low ratings and even worse reviews. On Sunday [October 24th 2007], the program scored a 1.2 rating and a 3 share among adults 18-49. The show was based on a successful BBC series, Viva Blackpool.
Plot Outline: Small-time casino owner, Ripley Holden [Lloyd Owen], dreams of opening up a snazzy resort on the Laughlin Strip. (IMDb)
If Elvis isn't already dead, Viva Laughlin just might kill him. -- USA Today