Mo:I have some bad news Your favorite TV show has been cancelled.
Amy:I'm not surprised.
Ratings plummeted last season, so the writing was on the wall.
上一季评级下降, 结果自然人尽皆知 。
Mo:Also on the chopping block is your favorite reality show:American Idiots.
Amy:Oh no, not American Idiots, too!
I thought it was gaining ground in the ratings after a slow start.
Mo:Unfortunately, it stayed a cult favorite and never garnered a large enough viewership to be renewed.
Amy:I'll have nothing to watch next season.
Mo:You can watch some of my shows.
All of my favorites are being renewed, with one taking a short hiatus.
Amy:A short hiatus? We all know what that means.
Mo:What are you implying?
Amy:The network will put in a mid-season replacement, and if it does well, you'll never see your show again.
Mo:That's not true. You're just saying that because your shows got the ax.
莫:这不是真的 。你这样说是因为你的节目被拿掉了 。
Amy:No, I'm not. That show is on its last legs. Mark my words.
艾米:我不是这意思 。那个节目已经黔驴技穷了 。记住我的话 。
Mo:Well, even if it's true, I still have something to watch, for now.
Amy:What are you watching right now?
Mo:A show called Podsters.
It's a reality show where a bunch of podcasters live in a house together and are watched 24 hours a day.
Amy:I've never heard of anything so inane.
Who cares about the lives of podcasters?
They must be the most boring people in the world.
Mo:You might have a point there.
Ratings plummeted 评级下降
on the chopping block 将被废止，将被大幅度削减
gaining ground 普及；发展；前进