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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 7, 2013 #21 of 271
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Must have made making the shows an interesting experience... ;)

    But yeah, those pix are pretty bad...they look more like "This is what we're thinking, guys; what do you think?" than "Put out a press release!"
     
  2. Sep 7, 2013 #22 of 271
    LoadStar

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    I'm going with Sleepy Hollow. I give it two weeks, then gone.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2013 #23 of 271
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Really? Does Fox still do that?

    I've gotten the impression that lately, especially with genre shows, they've been absurdly generous in giving them a chance...
     
  4. Sep 7, 2013 #24 of 271
    mr.unnatural

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    Fox generally doesn't axe a show as quickly as ABC or NBC. Pretty much anything on those two networks will likely go first. The execs at those networks are like the panel on The Gong Show. If they don't see the numbers they expect after the first week or two you can kiss that show goodbye. It's a good thing these idiots weren't in charge when Seinfeld or M.A.S.H. first aired because neither show would have survived past the first season. New shows rarely get the chance to develop a large enough fan base to justify keeping it. A lot of shows don't really gel until the 2nd season and most people learn about them via word of mouth. The network execs essentially put out a gag order if they don't see the numbers immediately.

    There's no guarantee than a show that gets pulled from the fall lineup prematurely will actually get cancelled. Revolution supposedly got cancelled during the fall season and they stopped showing the series. They aired the final episodes at the end of the winter season, which isn't that unusual. What is unusual is that it got renewed for a 2nd season after the remaining episodes were aired. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 7, 2013 #25 of 271
    LoadStar

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    I think they'll do it if it is clearly a DOA, and I think that one will be. I haven't seen even a hint of a buzz from the genre audience, and I don't think it will market well to *any* audience, genre or no.

    The idea of a modern day Legend of Sleepy Hollow might be an interesting movie or miniseries, but an ongoing series? I don't see it.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2013 #26 of 271
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But Fox has on several occasions kept a show on the air despite historically low numbers. Sometimes even giving it a second season (and yes, Terminator had a studio that was desperate to keep it on the air, but Dollhouse didn't), or third, or fourth (I'm lookin' at YOU, Fringe!).

    They've gone from the BiH Network to the Showrunner's Best Friend Network. I think they'll give it a chance to catch on, even if it launches badly. And then after a while, they'll move it to Friday and renew it for another season. THEN they'll pull the plug. :D
     
  7. Sep 8, 2013 #27 of 271
    zuko3984

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    It had a pretty big presence at San Diego comic con and the pilot screening had a large turnout with a very enthusiastic audience reaction. While that isn't always a sure sign of a hit it is a good sign. Unlike the turnout for the panel and screening of the Tomorrow People which had a low turnout for the pilot screening and a less then great reaction from the audience.
    The Sleepy Hollow pilot has also gotten mostly positive reviews from critics.
    I think it is going to be a moderate success.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2013 #28 of 271
    Johncv

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    Any sitcom or so call "reality show" can be cancel now. :p
     
  9. Sep 8, 2013 #29 of 271
    Johncv

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    A "politically correct" Ironside. :p agree :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
     
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    lambertman

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    Hmm. I could read between the lines here...
     
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    Langree

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    Not worth it, and no reason for John to think that's why the actor was chosen. He happens to be a very good actor.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2013 #32 of 271
    Johncv

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    Yes, I agree the actor is good actor. My point is why redo Ironside at all, and then cast a "black" actor to make the show "politically correct". What the plan to take all old Ironside scripts, update them and then re-shoot the show? Have we reach the point where writers cannot write anymore? Come up with a new ideal? The whole show just come off as "tacky" to me.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2013 #33 of 271
    Edmund

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    I'm going on history, D Wilson & R Glass in the "New Old Couple", Ving Rhames in "Kojak", it doesn't work.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2013 #34 of 271
    WhiskeyTango

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    You're either confused or just making things up. Revolution was never in danger of being canceled during the fall/winter season. It was one of the highest rated shows on NBC. It was announced in October that the second half of the season would air in the spring after a 4 month hiatus. The renewal came a month after its return.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2013 #35 of 271
    Langree

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    I liked Ving as Kojak.

    Could the reason they cast it the way they have is to be more PC, absolutely.

    But to assume that's the reason, that says more about you than them.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2013 #36 of 271
    Edmund

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    I mentioned a single word, Ironside, what you read into that, is all about YOU, not me. Now DROP DEAD!!!
     
  17. Sep 8, 2013 #37 of 271
    Langree

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    So exactly what "history" were you going on? Given what was being discussed.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2013 #38 of 271
    Edmund

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    The rating weren't there, they were cancelled.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2013 #39 of 271
    Langree

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    oh..


    ok...

    I believe you..


    no really...


    I do...
     
  20. Sep 8, 2013 #40 of 271
    Azlen

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    IMHO a politically correct Ironside would have an actor who was actually in a wheelchair star in the role. A black actor in the role doesn't make it politically correct, it's just a casting choice. There is absolutely nothing about the character that has anything to do with race, it's about the character being in a wheelchair.
     

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