Fox cancels 4 shows...

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  1. IndyJones1023

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    There are examples of this right now. I don't know any off the top of my head, but I recall Friends was a WB production that aired on NBC.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

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    Right, but he thinks that may not have happened before fin-syn. Which is an interesting question...haven't a clue, myself.

    Today, it's common.
     
  3. TonyTheTiger

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    Personally, I didn't think so. Seems to be an attempt to cash in on Hustle and Leverage but without the clever humor - just the dumb stuff. It has a few funny moments though, usually when the idiot boyfriend is not in shot!
     
  4. IndyJones1023

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    I disagree with the esteemed senator from Georgia (by way of England). Sure, Breaking In had plenty of dumb humor, but it was quite clever, especially if you're a fan of pop culture. The Goonies tribute episode was firing on all thrusters with a delicious pay off during the chase scene near the end.
     
  5. WhiskeyTango

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    I don't watch the show but am interested in watching this one. Do you know which episode it was? 5 of the episodes are available on the website.
     
  6. IndyJones1023

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    I think it was the most recent one, "Take the Movie and Run."
     
  7. sieglinde

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    I have almost caught up on Glee, by watching it on Nexflix. No commercials, no evidence that I enjoy the show so if it was on the bubble, then my dedicated watching would not help keep it on the air. This probably should be measured in some way but they are not getting ad revenue for it. They must get some money from Netflix but if I had recorded it on my Tivo instead then they would have nothing.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm not talking about any laws or rules. I'm talking about the fact that when a corporation (e.g. Universal) sets up a sub entity (e.g. Universal Studios), that entity tracks its revenue and expenses separately from another sub entities of the parent corporation. I'm not saying that an affiliated company couldn't give a sweetheart deal to a sister company, but each company is run independently and they'd have no incentive to do so, unless ordered to from the parent company.
     
  9. That Don Guy

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    Glee was renewed for Season 3 near the end of Season 1. Of course, "renewed" and "we're going to air it" are two different things, but considering (a) it's one of Fox's biggest moneymakers (assuming Fox gets a cut of the recording sales) and (b) if they're not, then Oxygen is wasting its time with its new series where somebody wins a seven-episode part next season (and I am still looking to see if anybody is offering odds on whether or not the eventual winner has a previous IMDB entry), I fully expect to be on the announced 2011-12 schedule.
     
  10. ricks77

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    "It's not "about" pop culture or movies. It just derives a lot of its humor and plot from pop culture themes. But yes, the overall story is about a lawyer having to go back to school to get his undergrad degree and forming a study group with a bunch of other students. Like any other sitcom, the "hook" from the pilot rarely matters once the characters are established and fleshed out. Now, it's just a show about an unlikely group of friends at a community college."

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    I haven't seen this show so forgive me for asking, how did he become a lawyer without a college degree?

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  11. IndyJones1023

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    From the pilot, Jeff informs his college professor friend that he has to go back to college to get his law degree. The professor asks "I thought you got your degree from Columbia?" To which Jeff replies "yes, and now I have to get one from this country."
     
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    got it, thanks.

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  13. Steveknj

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    So basically, you let other people's decisions guide your viewing habits? No wonder why we get what we get! If I enjoy the show, who cares what everyone else thinks? Having the DVR with two tuners affords us the opportunity to watch shows we might not have given a chance otherwise. Yeah, maybe I like CSI, but I might give Outsourced a shot too. And maybe I'll like Outsourced better? But if I waited for the ratings and see that Outsourced is doing poorly in the ratings, I may never get the chance to enjoy a show I might have. Essentially what us DVR folks are doing is allowing the non DVR folks to decide for us what we should watch. They will watch the tried and true, and not try something new. And since DVRs are still in a small percentage of homes, the ratings are still ruled (mostly) by those without them.

    As I said, for serialized shows, I get it, you don't want to watch a show that might get canceled after you get invested in the story line. For a sitcom? Makes no sense.
     

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