Tuesday, February 15, 2011

James Ellroy's L.A.-Based TV Series Pulled From Investigation Discovery

Bad news, crackheads, perverts, trailer trash and hippies: Investigation Discovery has temporarily yanked "James Ellroy's LA: City of Demons" off its schedule.

You may remember the bus tour narrated by Ellroy that I took last month during the TV Critics Assn. press tour. Ellroy, of course, was a hoot, and he promised an out-there look at some of Los Angeles' seediest crimes.

To give you an idea of the show's eccentric touches, "City of Demons" is narrated by both Ellroy and an animated, corrupt city police dog named Barko. (Read more about the show here.)

According to Investigation Discovery, the show was pulled due to low ratings but will hopefully be relaunched at another point: "We fully stand behind the strength and uniqueness of the show though and are hoping to find a new home for it later this year," a spokeswoman said.

Three episodes have already run, with three more still on the shelf. Rob Owen first reported news of the show's disappearance here.

Maybe we should get Barko on the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a pity! I think James Ellroy's show is cool! The Discovery Channel usually does have good shows. I think James Ellroy's show needed to be better promoted.

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