As goes the great karmic balance of the TV universe, every bit of good news must be immediately met with news that we’ll just pretend is bad—because it's the nice thing to do, and because we already started the sentence this way and now must see it through. Two things that won’t be seen through, however, are Whitney and 1600 Penn, as NBC has just officially canceled both as part of today’s reorganizing. Of these two shows, Whitney was easily the most buzzed-about—as in, “Can you believe that show I liked got canceled, but fucking Whitney is still on? BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ” [flies away, angrily buries stinger in nearest neck, dies]. Its cancellation marks an end to its brief, tumultuous life of serving as the bellwether and/or scapegoat by which all TV was measured, as well as the official, previously heralded end to America’s love affair with Whitney Cummings’ love affair with Whitney Cummings. 1600 Penn was about a talking White House or something. No one liked it.
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