When you have a low budget show that does not deliver in the ratings, you just move on. You don´t try to retool it, and it does not hurt. Maybe, just maybe it could´ve work and deliver great return on investment because the investment was low. Not the case here, but NBC can move on quickly after cancelling Camp after one low rated summer season in which it usually fell below 1 in the adult 18-49 demo. Therefore, the Rachel Griffiths vehicle that was filled with an all Australian cast is heading to the sands of TV memory after NBC decided to cancel Camp.
What was Camp about? Plot
Off the grid and miles from civilization, Little Otter Family Camp has summer fun for everyone. Parents decompress over gin and tonics while their kids run wild, and teenage counselors fall in and out of love.
Mackenzie Granger (Rachel Griffiths, “Six Feet Under,” “Muriel’s Wedding”) is the camp owner and director. Still reeling from her recent divorce, Mackenzie is ready for a fresh start. She is running things on her own for the first time and scrambling to keep the cash-strapped Little Otter from going under. She considers a buyout offer from Roger Shepard (Rodger Corser, “Underbelly”), the arrogant but sexy owner of the upscale camp across the lake. Despite her better judgment, their love-hate relationship quickly escalates. Meanwhile, she begins to realize that her charming but much younger handyman, Cole (Nikolai Nikolaeff, “Sea Patrol”), might be interested in more than just a professional relationship.
In the midst of all this, Mackenzie is struggling to be a single parent to her son Buzz (Charles Grounds), a counselor-in-training at Little Otter this year. A brash, exuberant oddball, Buzz commits himself to losing his virginity by the end of the summer. He makes fast friends with Kip Wampler (Thom Green, “Dance Academy”), a more reserved fellow CIT who is hiding a secret. Kip has fallen hard for Marina Barker (Lily Sullivan, “Mental”), a gorgeous, misunderstood CIT who has come to camp to reinvent herself.
Senior counselors Robbie Matthews (Tim Pocock, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and Sarah Brennen (Dena Kaplan, “Dance Academy”) met as youngsters at Little Otter and have fallen in love over the years. The two pick up every summer where they left off, but when the sexy, older writer of Sarah’s favorite book moves in across the lake, their relationship suddenly gets a lot more complicated.
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