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Riches to Rags

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Not that surprising, but too bad, anyway: Michael Ausiello reports that FX has cancelled The Riches. I’ll admit the show was uneven and didn’t live up to its potential, but that potential was pretty great, and when the series was on, Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver were fantastic. Its premise, of people trying to flim-flam their way to success and build the American Dream using fast talk and no money down, seems timelier than ever. It’s too bad we’ll never get to see what the credit crunch would have done to Panco.

In other FX news, the network has renewed Sons of Anarchy, which I drifted away from after a second episode but probably should check back in on now. Did FX save the right show?