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Old 08-28-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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A&E Cancels "Longmire"

A&E just announced that "Longmire" will not be renewed -- leaving us with yet another cliffhanger.

First "The Glades," now this? I think I'll stop watching A&E drama series near their original air dates. Instead I'll wait until we hear a series has been renewed and then binge-watch it on Hulu or Netflix.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:37 PM   #2
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Update: Longmire's production company (Warner Horizon) is shopping the series around to other networks. Yeah, good luck with that.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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I'd love to see CMT, maybe, pick it up, but I would be surprised if they could come up with the money.

This was one of my "comfort TV" TV shows.

And where are we going to see Katie Sackhoff???? NOOOOO!
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #4
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Dang, I liked this show. I didn't even realize it was on the bubble. Maybe Netflix can pick it up.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:58 PM   #5
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Well, on the plus side A&E will be bringing us more unscripted tv. With the dearth of unscripted tv on the dial these days, this will be a welcome change.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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Waaaah! This was one of my favorite summer shows. Like Howie, I had no idea there was even a question that it would be renewed.

Now I am sad.
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eta: I typed that in all caps and it got changed to what you see above.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:38 PM   #9
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Yeah, you can't have a post that's all-caps. You have to work in some lowercase somehow.
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Dang, I liked this show. I didn't even realize it was on the bubble. Maybe Netflix can pick it up.
I don't think it was on the bubble, like we're normally used to. It was A&E's second highest rated show. A&E is changing their focus and it doesn't fit.
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I would not object to a grittier version on Netflix!
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wow, I think this season the characters moved forward, I was disappointed the whole season was about just two things, his deputy being a nut and getting Henry out of jail.

Everything was just coming together character wise, another season would have been great particularly if the writing stepped up a little.
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Well that is some disappointing news....
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:54 PM   #17
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I don't think it was on the bubble, like we're normally used to. It was A&E's second highest rated show. A&E is changing their focus and it doesn't fit.
Changing their focus how? Any idea?

Bummer about Longmire, I really liked the first season and was hoping next season would be as good.
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Changing their focus how? Any idea?

Bummer about Longmire, I really liked the first season and was hoping next season would be as good.
I can't find the article now, but one article I read said A&E was focusing on shows made in its own production house. Longmire was produced by another company. It also said they were going to be producing more reality shows.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:11 AM   #19
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I can't find the article now, but one article I read said A&E was focusing on shows made in its own production house. Longmire was produced by another company. It also said they were going to be producing more reality shows.

http://deadline.com/2014/08/longmire...ewhere-826379/
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:05 AM   #20
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I can't find the article now, but one article I read said A&E was focusing on shows made in its own production house. Longmire was produced by another company. It also said they were going to be producing more reality shows.
heh, just one more reason to consider cutting the cord.

A&E used to be a quality channel. What happened?
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #21
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I'm really surprised to hear this. Ratings must have been pretty low for A&E to drop it. Either that or some executive weenie has decided to take the channel in a different direction and didn't see Longmire fitting into his or her vision. Shame on them as it was one of the few shows I actually enjoyed.

Rule change: All networks or TV channels, no matter how large or how small, must allow their shows to run for the time period it takes to finish out the original storyline or plot. At the very least they should create a miniseries or write a series finale that ties up the loose ends. No more of these cancellations after one or two episodes (although there have been many that deserved this). I just watched The Killing that Netflix picked up and I thought they did a decent job of closing out the series. If the show sucks right out of the gate then that's their fault and they should suffer the consequences. Maybe it will force them to develop better TV shows.

Long running shows or shows that have run 2 or 3 seasons need to be allowed to die gracefully rather than getting the corporate axe. I can think of lots of shows that went several seasons and then got canceled with no resolution or closure for the audience. HBO did it with Deadwood, Rome, and Carnivale, all of which I enjoyed immensely.

I'm sure there have been more than a few network shows that died prematurely. It's a good thing Seinfeld and M*A*S*H weren't introduced in this century or neither would have survived. Both shows got mediocre ratings initially but got much better due to word of mouth. By today's standards, neither would have made it to a 2nd season, let alone survived the 1st.
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A&E used to be a quality channel. What happened?
A&E Networks stopped being "quality" after what they did to the History Channel, which they owned.

Then again, I remember when Discovery Networks aired quality stuff, and Shark Week was actually about shark education rather than feeding (no pun intended) on people's fears via a week-long version of Jaws.
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A&E Networks stopped being "quality" after what they did to the History Channel, which they owned.

Then again, I remember when Discovery Networks aired quality stuff, and Shark Week was actually about shark education rather than feeding (no pun intended) on people's fears via a week-long version of Jaws.
In the same way that MTV and VH1 became anything but music video channels and CNN Headline News became the true murder porn channel ...
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I don't think it was on the bubble, like we're normally used to. It was A&E's second highest rated show. A&E is changing their focus and it doesn't fit.
This makes A&E a throw-away channel for me. I'll probably never watch it as I'm not a fan of reality shows. Too bad, it was a pretty decent show.
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This makes A&E a throw-away channel for me. I'll probably never watch it as I'm not a fan of reality shows. Too bad, it was a pretty decent show.
In the days of DVRs, I don't pay much attention to what channel a show is on. I do a search for it, add it to my recordings, and that's about it. Before this whole kerfluffle I'm not sure I could have told anyone what channel Longmire was on. Maybe if I thought hard enough, I guess.
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I actually would have guessed TNT. I don't associate A&E with scripted drama.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:43 AM   #29
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I will miss Longmire. I will especially miss seeing Katee Sackhoff. I didn't realize it was on A&E either!
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On Longmire she's not much but she does clean up real nice.
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