“Standoff” Cancelled

After only one season, Craig Silverstein’s series, Standoff, has been cancelled.  I think we all saw the writing on the wall when the show was moved to Friday nights.  But don’t worry about Craig being unemployed.  His incredible talent has been recognized by 20th Century Fox TV and they have no intention of losing him.  Can you blame them?  According to Variety, “while Standoff lasted just one season, 20th moved quickly to extend its relationship with Silverstein.  Studio had another year left on its old deal with the scribe but chose to throw out that pact in order to negotiate a new agreement.” 

“Every opportunity we get, we’re going to try to extend our deal with him,” said 20th Century Fox TV chair Dana Walden. “He’s a great utility player who can write any genre of television. And he’s been a really good partner to us by being on other people’s shows while developing his own projects.”

So what’s next for Craig?  Well, he’s been named executive producer of Fox’s new fall show K-Ville, which is set in New Orleans.  K-Ville is set to premiere Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at 9:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. central, on Fox.  But in an unprecedented move on the part of the studio, you can watch the first episode right now before it premieres on TV.  Interesting way to market a TV show.