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The Fall 2013 Annual which show gets cancelled first thread.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Sep 6, 2013 #1 of 271
    Steveknj

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    I haven't looked close enough yet so I'll come back with my answer later. But it's always fun to speculate :)
     
  2. Sep 6, 2013 #2 of 271
    Steveknj

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    I'm thinking Back in the Game (ABC), or Welcome to the Family (NBC). I will give the slight edge to Back in the Game because it debuts first.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2013 #3 of 271
    NJ_HB

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    Trophy Wife.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2013 #4 of 271
    mr.unnatural

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    Prime candidates:

    The Goldbergs
    Trophy Wife

    I'll need to go back and review the descriptions on The Futon Critic as I suspect there are at least a few more that may not survive the first couple of weeks.
     
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    lambertman

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    I'm going with "We Are Men".
     
  6. Sep 6, 2013 #6 of 271
    scooterboy

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    Trophy wife, only because I've never cared for the actress who plays her.
     
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    That Don Guy

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    Question: what definition of "cancelled" is being used? No, it's not a rehash of the old "cancelled vs. not renewed" argument ("The Cleveland Show wasn't 'cancelled'; it just wasn't renewed"); I mean, if a show is put on hiatus for a planned burnoff at some later date (for example, 666 Park Avenue), does that count?

    I'm going to go for a longshot - Dads. (My second choice is Back in the Game.) Now that The Cleveland Show is out of production and American Dad will be off the Fox schedule next season (it's moving new episodes to TBS), Seth MacFarlane doesn't have the pull that he used to. I wouldn't be surprised if he's trying to get Dads into the post-Super Bowl timeslot. (It's still New Girl and "one of the new shows" (possibly the premiere of Murder Police), the last I heard about it.)
     
  8. Sep 6, 2013 #8 of 271
    astrohip

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    First show pulled from its normal schedule. Doesn't matter if they plan on a later burn-off, or move it to a "new" time. Once a show has been pulled from its premier slot (or regular slot), it's Dead Man Walking.

    To win bonus points, you have to call it before the pilot. :)
     
  9. Sep 6, 2013 #9 of 271
    Neenahboy

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    Fox's "Dads" gets my vote. Looks horrible, and Seth MacFarlane got absolutely savaged at the TCAs.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2013 #10 of 271
    Regina

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    I'm thinking "Back in the Game"-I saw a commercial for it, and it looked more like a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie than a series-do they really think it's going to last?
     
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    That Don Guy

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    My guess is, they're going to try to sell it as the next Bad News Bears (which, IIRC, lasted a season, but with a retcon from the movie - this version won its league championship game; I think the last scene was setting up something similar to the game in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, but at Dodger Stadium instead of the Astrodome).
     
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    Langree

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    I watched the pilot the other night and it def has a BNB vibe to it. Having seen it and Trophy Wife, I didn't think either pilot was very good, but I give a slight edge to Trophy Wife to last longer.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2013 #13 of 271
    cmontyburns

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    Same here. Critical comments from TCA were scathing, as you indicate.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2013 #14 of 271
    Regina

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    "Dads" might last a bit longer because of the publicity-bad or good, it's publicity...

    "Trophy Wife" does look terrible, but Malin Ackerman is funny and if the child actors are any good it might last for a few eps...

    The retooling of "Bad News Bears" (the movie) was a bomb, and "Back in the Game" looks like one too...man, I would hate to see what the networks rejected....
     
  15. Sep 6, 2013 #15 of 271
    Langree

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    But that may, it least initially, get eyes on it. Some of the comments made looked like they had never seen McFarland's work. Nothing I've seen of Dads looks any worse than what he pulls on Family Guy.
     
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    Edmund

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    Neenahboy

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    The difference being that this time, Seth Greene actually has to carry a show. Kiss of death right there.
     
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    Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    Just finished watching The Goldbergs, it plays like The Wonder Years, but in the 80's.
     
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    Langree

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    Based on?

    The only show I recall him taking lead on is Greg the Bunny, and that was years ago.

    I think it will depend on the supporting cast too, and Martin Mull is no slouch, he does well with "edgy".
     
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    getbak

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    Welcome to the Family for comedy. Sleepy Hollow on the drama side.



    On a side note, I love these ABC promo photos. They look like they're cobbled together from a bunch of individual photos of each actor and then Photoshopped in front of the background image.
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    None of these people have ever met or even been in the same room together.
     

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