I have dealt with this in the past with NBC (Nothing But Cancellations) - - remember Journeyman? The Black Donnellys? My Own Worst Enemy? All shows that had interesting concepts and could have really been developed but were cancelled in their first seasons. Shame, NBC.
I hope ABC doesn't follow suit with Detroit 1-8-7. If you like dramas that involve police investigations, Detroit 1-8-7 will fit the bill. Michael Imperioli, late of The Sopranos and Life on Mars, helms this show as Detective Louis Fitch and while I haven't always been a huge fan of his, he nails this role. Without him, this would be just other generic drama but he brings so much depth and interest to this role, it elevates the show out of cookie cutter status and into something greater.
I used to devote my Tuesday evenings at 10 to Sons of Anarchy but with my dismay and relative boredom over the kidnapped Abel storyline, I am putting my time and energy into Detroit 1-8-7 which is surpassing SOA right now. Sorry, SOA, but it's the truth.
So watch, watch, watch! Detroit 1-8-7 airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on ABC. For more information, visit the show's website.