NBC Announces Plans To Air Remainder Of 'Journeyman' Episodes

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  1. scottykempf

    scottykempf New Member

    Dec 1, 2004


    1.) A certain network owns the show. They are not just going to hand it over to a competitor, even if the show has ended.

    2.) If NBC puts on the show, it is going to cost XXX per episode. Another network may not be able to pay XXX, only X per episode to produce the show. So the quality of the show would suffer.
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Sci-Fi could never afford these shows.

    Network shows have network budgets. It's possible to negotiate contracts down for all the cast and crew to the point where a cable network could afford it, but pretty unlikely.
    More to the point, the network owns the right to broadcast the show. If they cancel it, the show's owners are free to shop it around. But it's pretty rare for another network to pick up a canceled show (why take a chance on a proven failure when you can air something that might do better?), and even rarer for a cable network to pick up a network show (L&O:CI comes to mind, but NBC/USA was blackmailed into it by Wolfe, who insisted all three shows be renewed).
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    The producer has said that the initial 13 episode run was planned as a complete story if that's all that got aired, so it appears you'll have a completely self-contained story.

    I'd actually prefer these types of stories, as the multiple-season shows usually get bogged down under the weight of their own mythology (see: The X Files and Alias). If Traveler had simply had a more definite conclusion, it would have been a perfect length.
  4. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

    Dec 26, 2001
    A City by...
    I am very happy to read this. NBC has been making some seriously bone-headed decisions lately that are not related to the writer's strike. Thankfully, though we will lose a good show, at least it will end 'on its own terms'.
  5. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey


    Not to turn this into yet ANOTHER Sopranos discussion, but how is that a bad example if people felt and some still do feel that the finale was not a true conclusion or ending. My point was people get involved in a show and want to see how it ends and many people were not satisfied with the Sopranos finale really being an ending to the show that they got so involved in. BTW, Chase is an idiot, "life goes on"? Are you kidding me? You could use that for any show that has been cancelled. "Well what happened to Jake and the rest of the town of Jericho during the fight with Newburn? What happened with the tank and the train?...Well, they fought it out and life in the post-attack America went on."

    Anyway, I'm glad that Journeyman will get to play out its run. Maybe this is one positive effect of the strike, this show may have been canned earlier otherwise.
  6. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    I think you missed my point. I didn't mean it to be a discussion on how the Sopranos ended, but the fact that it did - to your satisfaction or not is a different argument. The point I was trying to make (badly, obviously), is that it DID end. There were no torn pages, broken film, crying babies or canceled series. It had an ending as opposed to a missing ending due to other factors. Therefore, I suggested that it was not a good analogy.
  7. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

    Sep 27, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Sad sad sad. I really like this show. At least it will finish out to some what of an ending so I don't feel ripped off.
  8. ERooker

    ERooker Uhhhhh....

    Jan 16, 2002
    Topeka, KS
    The subplot with the brother was really annoying. I kept telling my wife "I'm going to stop watching this real soon unless they clue him in." Maybe I wasn't the only one.

    Of course, now that the brother has been clued in, I'm excited about the show - then I find out that it's (probably) been canceled. Bah.
  9. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Agreed. If they can wrap it up somehow. I'll feel good about NBC. If they leave us hanging. I'll be ticked! I'll just pretend it was a very well done mini-series. :)
  10. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Back From...
    I'll still be ticked. I'm tired of good shows not getting a chance, either in scheduling or promotion.

    And I know that's debatable. I personally don't feel NBC did enough promotion for this show. Other than Kevin McKidd showing up on Leno one time, I can't recall any other significant promotion. Sure there were lots of promotional spots, but I've always doubted whether those really draw in any new viewers.

    As for scheduling, whether being after Heroes was a curse or a blessing for this show I don't know. I would have rather it stood alone in an 8PM slot.
  11. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Moon Bloodgood's been on both the "Today" show and on some bizarre hybrid interview/music video show on the Fuse network. I guess that's what you have to resort to when the late-night shows aren't in production.

    (I know this because I've had a wishlist for her since she guest-starred on an episode of "Monk" a couple years ago, mainly for the fun of having a wishlist for someone named "Moon Bloodgood." Also, I think she's hot.)
  12. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    And the nice part about having a name like "Moon Bloodgood"? You never have to worry about having to change it just to join the SAG. :) (As far as I know, SAG members must have a unique name not matching anyone else in the guild... hence some actors going by all three names, or coming up with a unique stage name.)
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Actually, her real name is Jane Smith. And then she found that Sally Johnson is also taken, so she just said "Screw this!"

  14. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

    Dec 26, 2001
    A City by...
    It's an interesting name because a Bloodmoon is rarely Good, in literature anyway.
  15. flaminio

    flaminio New Member

    May 21, 2004
    It's rare, but it does happen. "Buffy", for example. Of course they don't just "hand" it over (there's lawyers and money involved), but shows that are dead on one network do occasionally spring anew on another.
  16. slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

    Jul 8, 2004
    Warminster, PA
    This was the best new show of the season. Such a shame.
  17. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Anyone know how Life did in JM's time slot? I'm hoping it did worse!
  18. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Thanks for those links. In the first one, creator Kevin Falls answers a question I had posted about a song that was listed in the captions, but a different one played --
    The song listed in the captions was "Can't Find My Way Home" which, actually, is a Blind Faith tune with Winwood vocals.
  19. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    And ratings were up last week (Nov. 31) -- "Journeyman" posted week-to-week gains of 9 percent in 18-49 and 8 percent in total viewers, and ranked #2 in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures, outperforming the regular slot season debut of ABC's "October Road."

    Haven't seen overnights yet for this past Monday (Dec. 3).

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