|The Ted Marshall Open Television Death Pool|
The Ted Marshall will be entering its 14th year and ready to sort through the carnage of canceled network prime-time shows. You pick 10 shows, rank them one through ten, and wait as show after show falls prey to bad writing, poor acting and no viewers.|
- Eligible shows include all first-run comedies, dramas, prime-time news, daytime and late-night shows running on the five major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW), except for weekend non prime-time shows.
- Certain shows, such Dancing with the Stars, have multiple airings per week. For a show to earn points, all airings of the show must be canceled.
- Each canceled show you selected earns 20 points, plus bonus points for where it was ranked. Your top ranked show earns 10 bonus points, your second 9 all the way down to 1. The maximum score possible is 255 points.
- A show is considered canceled when it is determined that there will be no more first run episodes of the selected show on any of the six major networks after September 8, 2014.
- A show must air at least one first-run episode between September 9, 2013 and September 8, 2014 on the five major networks for any points to be awarded. Shows like Law and Order: Criminal Intent are not eligible since the first-run episodes do not air on NBC.
- We will be keeping the tiebreaker of the using the value of the higher priced showcase on the first "first-run" aired episode of The Price Is Right in January 2014. Unlike the regular show, going over is OK.
Page last updated: 20 August 2014 | E-mail the author at tedmarshall at mikeburger.com