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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by fmowry, Jul 25, 2012.
I love this quote from his blog:
"But they sure will when they tune in MODERN FAMILY and it’s just Haley and Lilly. "
That would be an awesome spin-off though...
Didn't something like that happen with CHiPs?
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You don't seem to be paying attention.
This is Hollywood TV. This is SOP for Hollywood TV. You keep trying to bring the real world into this situation, and it doesn't exist. If you or I sign a contract, we live by it. In Hollywood, they are simply starter contracts and both sides expect to renegotiate if the show is a success.
While I obviously have no stats to back this up, I would bet 80%+ of all sitcom contracts are renog'ed between years 3-5.
Please stop saying "don't sign it if you can't live with it". You're making my head hurt.
I find reading this thread weird for a different reason. Specifically that what you said above has been repeated 27 times now, and each time that poster said it like it's something new.
Based on the other half of posts in this thread, each time it is something new to a lot of people.
A deal is in place: http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/done-modern-family-cast-close-deals-for-salary-increases/
I agree with you. I have read the thread on and off but right from the start did not even post because so many people seemed upset over an action that we have seen before on hit tv shows. I didn't get why they were so upset. Well, I guess I do get why, but not so much so as to bash the actors. The actors are doing what has been done before. It's Hollywood.
'Modern Family' Kid Actors Now Seeking Salary Raises
And I completely disagree with the proposition that the current writers are easily replaced. A lot of the genius in this show is the writing.
They are easily replaced because no one will know they have been. The quality may suffer, but there's no face to see. It's not like Dick York.
Exactly. Writers are basically anonymous in Hollywood. I'll bet the majority of fans of this show wouldn't even notice if creators and showrunners Steve Levitan and Chris Lloyd were replaced.
That's not to say I don't recognize the value of good writers and showrunners. But most viewers don't.
One of my big issues is the salary demands made were not crazy and they could have negotiated a contract that would continue through the life of the show. I just think 20th Century took a weird and unnecessary stand here.
Did you mean Bewitched?
It didn't hurt Roseanne or The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the '90's.
There was a sitcom I liked called "It's, Like, Y'Know". Hilarious writing. It vanished (during the writer's strike, I think) and I assumed it was dead, but over a year later, it came back as a mid-season replacement. They got the whole cast back, but I watched a couple episodes and it was just TERRIBLE. They'd lost all their writing talent and it showed. The show was quickly cancelled for good.
I've heard that "Breaking In" has recently had the same problem.....came back without the writers and suddenly sucks.
Dear networks: YES WE NOTICE when you can the off-screen talent.
True, but if you replaced the writers with writers of equal talent, you are unlikely to notice.
If you replace the actors with actors of equal talent, you'll probably notice anyway.
Are you sure you got the title right and aren't confusing that with another show? "It's Like, You Know" aired years before the writer's strike, was not off the air for over a year, and never came back as a mid-season replacement. First season ended in May '99, and the second season premiered in Sep '99.
Are you kidding? 2nd Becky made the show BETTER. She was hotter and 10x the actress the original was.
didn't 2nd Becky become Elliot from Scrubs ?
Okay....my dates were wrong and apparently the gap wasn't as long as I thought it was.
(Thanks for making me feel old, dude!)