Fox cancels 4 shows...

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  1. May 11, 2011 #41 of 173
    laria

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    :confused:

    Are you really suggesting that all shows that get canceled must not be interesting? There are lots of interesting shows that get canceled all the time or have struggling ratings.
     
  2. May 11, 2011 #42 of 173
    Alfer

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    Interesting enough to attract more viewers.

    Of course for the small audience of these shows the show is "interesting"...but not enough so to get a broader spectrum of folks to start watching.

    Make sense now?

    If you make a show that is interesting/entertaining enough, you will get viewers, if you don't, you have next to no viewers and your show will die, like these did.
     
  3. May 11, 2011 #43 of 173
    CatScratchFever

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    My apologizes, Fox has never cancelled an interesting show. What was I thinking. :rolleyes:

    BTW, I consider myself more of a probie than a newb.
     
  4. May 11, 2011 #44 of 173
    CatScratchFever

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    The problem is that the pie of views is the same but it's sliced so thin today with all the various options. So many "interesting" shows get the ax if the network doesn't have the wherewithal to see it though.
     
  5. May 11, 2011 #45 of 173
    Alfer

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    Yup...many networks want big viewership right out of the gate and if it doesn't produce young viewers etc, it's gone...it's all about the $$$ now.

    But if you make an interesting/entertaining show, people will watch and tell friends to watch and the show will succeed....if people are basically saying "meh" then the show will wither and die, like these mentioned.

    I mean how many more cop shows do we need??
     
  6. May 11, 2011 #46 of 173
    billypritchard

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    Fox generally does good by viewers by actually producing decent shows and trying to get people to watch them. I appreciate that, though having a show cancelled is always tough. I've seen the ratings for Human Target and Lie to Me. Should they have even had a second season? Probably not, but Fox gave it another try. I appreciate that Dollhouse and Terminator: SCC got two seasons each. They could have been pulled from the schedule easily. Would any other network have a show like Fringe on? Probably not.

    Let's appreciate Fox a bit, while also having them BIH for what they did to Firefly :)
     
  7. May 11, 2011 #47 of 173
    billypritchard

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    The success of The Voice on NBC means more cancellations of shows like these on NBC too.
     
  8. May 11, 2011 #48 of 173
    eddyj

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    If you have already realized that Alfer just threadcraps on every thread, that puts you past the newb or probie category.
     
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    The Spud

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  10. May 11, 2011 #50 of 173
    Alfer

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    TAsunder

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    This is how I feel; I think Lie to Me has actually gotten a lot worse, though. I'm not convinced that the format wore on me. In the early days you saw more about the actual human lie detector tricks and got to understand how he works. There was more insight into the characters he was observing. As the show went on, they got more and more lazy and basically they just put him in a room and he calls everyone a liar. It felt like an undergrad screenplay writing exercise - you have a human lie detector. Put him in a room and have him yell at people. Scripts are due by May 3.

    Human Target's retooling seemed to make it slightly worse as well, but I didn't feel like the quality declined significantly. It was always popcorn fun.
     
  12. May 11, 2011 #52 of 173
    Steveknj

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    Two points:

    1) Cop shows do well in the ratings, so according to CBS anyway, we need more and more and more (I don't watch them as a rule)

    2) Second, of the 4 shows Fox just canceled, only one was a cop show. Two were sitcoms and the third was an action adventure show. And really these shows were all not typical of what garners ratings. I can't speak for the Chicago Code, but the two sitcom, Breaking In was a different premise. Traffic Light was kind of in the vein of a lot of the new sitcoms, but had a harder edge than most. Human Target, was more of a live action comic book. Really, those have not had any sustained popularity in years and the ones that have had success has had more of a cult following.
     
  13. May 11, 2011 #53 of 173
    Steveknj

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    Ugggh, I'm afraid we are in for more talent contest reality shows :( Glad I have a lot of movies saved up.
     
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    CatScratchFever

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    markz

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    Definitely this! Loved that show! "How do you like me now?!"
     
  16. May 11, 2011 #56 of 173
    allan

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    I'm disappointed about Human Target, but not surprised.
     
  17. May 11, 2011 #57 of 173
    Steveknj

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    Can we cut the sniping before the whole thread becomes a giant thread crap?
     
  18. May 11, 2011 #58 of 173
    billypritchard

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    Kinda rude there, huh? I see plenty of plain jane posts by Alfer in your search, participating in threads normally.

    And you're definitely splitting hairs if you think Alfer's post is much different than the one he linked to.

    I guess I could be seen as threadcrapping here, discussing the merits of these cancellations without simply saying BIH. The thread title doesn't indicate to me that I should only post here if I'm mad about the topic.
     
  19. May 11, 2011 #59 of 173
    RichardHead

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    He was great. In fact, everyone in the cast was great and the personal interaction between all the characters was just enough 'off' to be very entertaining. Sienna Miller as eye candy wasn't too shabby either!
     
  20. May 11, 2011 #60 of 173
    CatScratchFever

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    Fair enough - back to the topic at hand.
     

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