A show will usually only survive if:
- It's a comedy, that has some funky music, then it will be considered hip
- It's a comedy featuring black people on the CW
- It's a comedy featuring a B-level comedian on CBS or ABC It was a reincarnation of Star Trek on UPN
- It's a drama show about cops, medics, or lawyers. Even if there are twelve on.
- Dramas that attempt to portray the lives of people not in life and death situations like school teachers (Boston Public) or airport workers (LAX)
- It's a reality show of any sort, no matter how shameful it is
- It's a comedy starring a woman because of affirmative action (see New Adventures of Old Christine)