Multiple reliable sources have just confirmed that NBC gave the ax today to My Own Worst Enemy (starring Christian Slater) and Lipstick Jungle (starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price).
NBC is not commenting. However, insiders say that no further episodes have been ordered for either series. Still, despite the fact that NBC is not confirming that it's done with these shows, prospects for their futures remain dim at best.
Despite a promising premise, Enemy never got off the ground in the Nielsens. Lipstick too, struggled to find a wide audience, despite a small but devoted fanbase and having received a second chance for a sophomore season. (Lipstick's first season was cut short by the writers strike.)
One upside to these cuts?
This clears the way for more appreciation of Joss Whedon's upcoming series Dollhouse, which has a somewhat similar premise to Enemy (agents who have implanted and wholly fabricated personas).
Still, in this season of lackluster newbies, it's a shame that an interesting and complex (though ultimately flawed in execution) series like Enemy couldn't make it work.
I'm also told by insiders that NBC hopes to work with Slater again. So the good news is this is probably not the last we've seen of him on TV.
Anyone going to miss these two shows? What loose ends would you like to see the resolution to?