Melissa Hayer: 'The Mob Doctor' could face early cancellation

TV writer Melissa Hayer chatted with readers Thursday afternoon about the new crop of fall shows and whether some of them will stick around for another season. Read highlights from the chat below.

BY MELISSA HAYER mhayer@opubco.com Modified: October 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm •  Published: October 11, 2012
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TV writer Melissa Hayer chatted with readers Thursday afternoon about the new crop of fall shows and whether some of them will stick around for another season. Read the entire chat recap here.

Do you think any shows are doomed at this point? Expect any early cancellations?

I've read that "Made in Jersey" has already been canceled and I think "The Mob Doctor" might be next - although I kind of liked the mix of mafia/medical genres in that show.

What is your all-time favorite show? Do you see any promising shows that could ever surpass it?

I don't think I can choose just one all-time favorite show, but a few at the top of my list right off the bat would be "Lost," "The X-Files," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Dexter," "Friends."

Are there any actors or actresses you would like to see return to TV?

That's a good question. TV has become a popular place to see movie stars these days, for example, Glenn Close is in "Damages," Jeff Daniels is in "The Newsroom," Kevin Bacon will be in "The Following," so anything's possible.

I'm curious about the CW's new show Beauty and the Beast. Have you gotten a chance to see the new episode?

I've seen the premiere episode for "Beauty and the Beast" and I enjoyed it. I think it will definitely attract Kristin Kreuk/"Smallville" fans. I'll have a story next week on an interview I did with "Beauty and the Beast" star Jay Ryan - so watch the television blog for it: http://blog.newsok.com/television/.

What are the best sitcoms this season? Anything stand out?

"Go On" is my favorite, but "Ben and Kate" and "The Mindy Project" have potential.