NBC going to year round scheduling

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  1. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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  2. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

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    Hallelujah.
     
  3. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    It's only halleujah-worthy if they find a spot in the year-long schedule for FNL. If not, it's BIH NBC!
     
  4. whitson77

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    With what shows? NBC has really been in the crapper for a while now.
     
  5. Langree

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    It's about time, I think the current system is antiquated and needs to go away. Nice to see them take this step.
     
  6. MickeS

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    I kinda liked having a break from TV in the summer, but the past couple of years has changed that anyway, with cable being more competitive and the networks rolling out some reality series. This is a logical continuation of that, I guess.
     
  7. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    It's a logical move considering the Networks are advertising driven. They can charge more money if they have fresh content. Another advantage of this is that they will now stagger the introduction of new shows instead of bombarding our TiVos with everything new under the sun all at once. I have seen many a good show get cancelled because there was too much competition and people simply didn't have time to get into them or they were busy trying to sample all the other new offerings coming at them.

    I love this development and since the decision was revenue driven and if this works, you can bet the other networks won't be far behind.
     
  8. Dmon4u

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    Reality Shows for everyone - year around !

    Oh Joy !



    * Wait, I'd swear they've been doing that for a few years now ?
     
  9. dmlove51

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    and they'll schedule new episodes for the middle of July and then wonder why no one's watching :p
     
  10. flaminio

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    If only there was some magic device that could take a show broadcast in July and timeshift it to a more desireable timeslot... :cool:
     
  11. Graymalkin

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    TV Guide said, however, that one of FNL's stars (Taylor Kisch, who plays Tim Riggins) was given permission to go work on a movie, which does not bode well for its future.
     
  12. rondotcom

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    Isn't that called the USA Network?
     
  13. needo

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    He was signed to play Gambit in the upcoming Wolverine movie. He signed on for a three movie deal.
     
  14. mattack

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    Interestingly:
    As a result of the new plan, Mr. Silverman said, “NBC will have more original programming year-round than anyone else.”


    So it's not just a shell game with new eps/reruns airing intermixed to make the new episodes "last longer".
     
  15. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    People will watch if it's good enough. The main reason people didn't watch was because it wasn't on (IMO)... :)
     
  16. marksman

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    Great move.

    I always thought it was stupid why the networks just assume that people are night water-skiing all summer long and incapable of watching tv. It has always been a self-fulfilling prophecy. The same way they have managed to make Saturday night a horrible tv night, when in tv history some of the most popular shows of all time have run on Saturday night.

    Many of the cable networks essentially do this now, perhaps with a lower percentage of original programming.

    This is going to allow for more new programming, overall, which I believe is a very good thing.
     
  17. marksman

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    What are FNL fans doing in the middle of july that they do not watch tv?
     
  18. JMikeD

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    I agree. I much prefer to have things spread out through the year.
     
  19. dmlove51

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    Well, I spend a lot more time outdoors in the middle of July -- not that it matters to me, since I won't be watching it when it airs whether its on on Friday or any other day of the week, and in May, July or any other month:D
     
  20. Bierboy

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    + me

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