CBS Puts Love Monkey on Hiatus

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ckelly5, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Dignan

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    I liked Love Monkey and enjoyed the direction it was going. I get overwhelmed with too many crime and medical shows, it's nice to have something that isn't about life and death situations.
     
  2. ScubaCat

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    Well there's at least one person in rural Georgia who really liked the show. I thought it was great. I hope it manages to come back. I'll leave my SP in place so I can pick it up if it does.
     
  3. TiVoKate

    TiVoKate Cue the circus music

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    I am sad. I thought this show was great, and loved the music choices. I was a huge "Ed" fan, though, so that probably dictates a little bit of my taste in shows... (esp. ones with Tom Cavanaugh...)... and as a fan of the Bev Niner, I love anything with Jason Priestley too. :)

    I don't understand how the networks are pulling all these shows after just a short run. Why can't they let them get through a season for the people who DO watch???
     
  4. Rcrew

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    Do we know yet if it's completely toast?
     
  5. tapegasser

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    Will they at least burn off the rest of the episodes?
     
  6. lambertman

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    I think, if nothing else, they'll burn off at some point on Spike or VH1.

    In the meantime, find a legal download for the theme song, The Odds' "Soeone Who's Cool." Great track. :)
     
  7. ovr8ted

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    Network TV is slowly bringing about its own demise. How long until the www takes over or direct to DVD/download series, all at once? I agree with the comment about finding a new way to gather ratings, the old model has been broken far too long.

    As to Love Monkey. I enjoyed it. It wasn't a show I needed to watch near live or anything, but I did enjoy it and was hoping it would stick around and grow.

    Ditto the plugs of musical artists <puke emoticon>

    NYC shows. I live near "The City". I'm tired of shows revolving about it.
    We get it already, people there have "attitude", how does it relate to my life, that's what I'd like to see. I think that is why friends made it, everyone has friends and relationships. LM was doing this, almost too much even! (the newly wed, the player, the hopeless single, the homosexual, the , , , )
     
  8. itsmeitsmeitsme

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    I just watched the 3rd show last night and thought it was the best thus far. This coming from a rural bumpkin from Ohio. I really liked this show. It was so completely different than all the other stuff on TV. I hope some way it comes back, but I won't hold my breath. I also really liked the young kids voice and music. I found out he has an album coming out in March. His name is Teddy Geiger.
     
  9. ISeeDumbPeople

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    This was a good show with a stupid name--even if it was a book title. Witty, surprising, compelling characters in a workplace setting you don't see much on TV or in the movies. I say we send out all of the CSI franchises in search of our country's collective imagination and creative intelligence. When "Love Monkey" bombs and "Still Standing" is still standing and thriving, I'm starting to think this "Invasion" stuff might be real. Aliens is the only way to explain it. We are a country hooked on drivel.
     
  10. mitchrc

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    A little perspective....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_T._Aubrey,_Jr..
     
  11. TivoFan

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    I liked this show.

    I really question the networks when they kill a show that was scheduled against stiff competition. Why not put this in a less competitive spot and let it find an audience. It's not like they don't have some slots that need help. Although I guess they fill those with the dreck that costs nothing to make.
     
  12. mitchrc

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    Because the research and audience trends found that it wasn't going to find an audience. I'm so sick of this trope. Fox gave "Arrested Development" so much time it wasn't even funny. They ran marathons. They tried everything and it never "found" an audience.
     
  13. dswallow

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    It found an audience. It just wasn't the audience the network wanted.
     
  14. mitchrc

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    Exactly...distant third on it's premiere night and an especially bad performance in it's "home market", NYC. The show also exhibited significant audience drop off each quarter hour, a very bad sign that the people sampling it aren't liking it.
     
  15. EMoMoney

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    My wife says that the recent TV Guide said it was not coming back, but I don't always believe my wife. She likes to interpret things she reads and hears.
     
  16. edc

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    "on hiatus with no scheduled return date" == cancelled, with a very small possibility episodes will be burned off. There are definitely four completed, unaired episodes, maybe five.
     
  17. EMoMoney

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    Should be 5. CBS ordered 8 for the first season.
     
  18. TiVo Bum

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    Wives! You can't live with 'em and you can't get them to stop interpretting things they read and hear. ;)

    Thought this show had a lot of potential and despite not being a big music buff I really enjoyed the 3 episodes that aired. I know it's all about the dollars and cents but sometimes you just gotta shake your head when you compare a show like this to some of the other drivel that's on week after week.
     
  19. edc

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    A script certainly exists for an eighth episode. They may not have filmed it, or it may not be completed enough to go into post-production...
     
  20. Steveknj

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    OK OK, maybe I should take that back!!! But lets face it, don't we all like shows that are more familiar to what we know? The perfect example of this to me is NASCAR. In the northeast, NASCAR is just a blip on the radar, yet in the south, it is probably the biggest sport. Shows like Love Monkey have characters that are more like me, then say, The Andy Griffith Show, so I am more likely to watch what I'm more familiar with. There are always exceptions. Seinfeld, Friends, SITC, Sopranos seem to be popular everywhere. But I think it's that the characters in those shows are probably stronger than NYC as a backdrop. So I would say they are shows "set in NYC", and would probably work set in any city, as opposed to Love Monkey which is a "NYC Show" , which would not work as well, set, say in Chicago, or Phoenix.
     

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