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NBC Upfronts 2012 - Schedule Released

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, May 14, 2012.

  1. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

    Feb 13, 2002
    Round Rock, TX
    What's amazing is how NBC keeps putting out awful shows on NBC, but on USA, they keep cranking out hits. Perhaps they should consider moving to more of a USA model. Shorter runs, and more shows. Clearly what they're doing now isn't working, so why not try something new.
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Here's why I'm always willing to give cable shows a try, even if I have mild interest, while network shows I blow off if I'm not sure about it. With Cable, they repeat the shows often. USA Network might show Burn Notice four or five times a week. So if I have a conflict, I can still watch it (and if I were inclined to watch commercials, complete with commercials too). The networks? Not so easy (although we DO now get NBC and ABC on demand on DirecTV, albeit in glorious SD). So, especially with serialized dramas, if I miss one episode of say Awake, I'm screwed. I still say, that they should used their cable partners and run these shows again on cable. Sure, they may not make as much money on USA Network than they do on NBC, but at least they get a chance to get SOME eyeballs on the shows, and perhaps gain another audience. I know, there's all kinds of logistical reasons they can't do it consistently, but to me that's just another piece of the archaic puzzle that's been developed over 60 years that needs to change.
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I watch most of what USA has to offer, and I'm more willing to give their new stuff a try. One, I don't think they will bail on a show I like in the middle of a season, and second, like I mentioned, I get multiple opportunities to watch, so if there's a conflict with other shows, I just don't blow it off, I record it later.
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Interesting observation. CBS is the #1 broadcast network and try clearly have a pattern that they follow (crime procedural dramas). USA is the #1 cable network, and they also have a pattern (lighthearted buddy dramas with a minor sprinkling of serialization). Maybe NBC needs to figure out something like that and start churning them out.
  5. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    I see your point, but feel that Awake is a poor choice of an example. I've been watching Awake only sporadically and don't feel like I miss much if I skip three episodes.

    There aren't many "serialized" shows I've seen these days that have to be seen every week.

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