It used to be that you’d know if a show would be cancelled after just a couple of weak episodes. With the enormous amount of new television shows out there, networks are more reluctant to give programs the ax, opting to give them a bit more time to find an audience.
Well, that’s a great thing. But it does contradict this io9 article from September, which said that networks were a lot less inclined to give a show time to find itself. Though that article was more about the before-release period, so maybe it’s both? They are quick to pull the plug in development, but once on TV they hesitate more?