Think Canadian TV is shite?

Well, American programming was crapola this year, too.

Just look at jPod Gossip Girl, a smart, sophisticated teen soap that sank in the traditional ratings while it remained hugely popular online. Reflecting the same bad judgment that pushed Intelligence Easy Money off the air while salvaging Sophie Privileged and Heartland 90210, the CBC CW foolishly attempted to cut off its online episodes to hungry fans, thereby alienating one of its few sources of loyal viewers.