Rufa asked in SportsFootball (American) · 5 months ago

why the brady bunch show was cancelled?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I did not miss it, but I was not happy when they canceled Married with Children rather abruptly, without warning.

  • 5 months ago

    Why else?   The PROFIT factor disappeared.  In fact.......The Brady Bunch earned steady ratings during its primetime run (but never placed in the top 30 during the five years it aired) and was cancelled in 1974 after five seasons and 117 episodes. But the reason it was  cancelled  was because the series crossed the minimum threshold for syndication. It was all about the NUMBERS and the show wasn't pulling in suffiicent numbers anymore. 

    It definitely  "jumped the Shark"  when it tried to breath new life into the show with Oliver .....and he all but killed off the series,  appearing in only the last 6 episodes......before the show was axed. 

  • 5 months ago

    Because white sitcoms aren't funny.

  • 5 months ago

    It was cancelled but it created a number of spinoffs and revivals and it fondly remembered 

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  • 5 months ago

    Actually it's ratings were still quite solid, contrary to many answers.  The 16.1 rating in it's last season was better than it's first and not that far off from it's second highest rating of 17.8.  Sure the ratings were going down in direction, but the show wasn't a ratings bomb by any stretch of the imagination.  

    What was happening is that it had been on for 5 years and the kids were growing up.  'Greg' was about college aged.  They cancelled the show almost as soon as it became eligible for syndication.

    Remember, TV shows never last forever and it was less common back then to have obscenely long running shows that go until the show jumps the shark and declines.  

  • David
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It jumped the shark.

  • 5 months ago

    Well the ratings were bad so they tried to bring in Oliver. That didn't help. There is a reason live action shows with kids don't last as long. The kids that people wanted to see grow up and people lose interest in them.

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It could have been low ratings, the executives at the network didn't like the show, the writers were unable to come  up with any new episodes, or the sponsors were pulling out because they didn't like the show. 

  • Jamey
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Because it's shít? Just a guess..

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Too much sweetness. Gag!

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