NBC going to year round scheduling

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT


    maybe they can convince the producers of the top shows to air an ep every week, instead of the usual 22. Perhaps ABC will follow suit and weill get 52 eps of LOST! Mayve Fox will floow suit and we'll get "52" instead of "24". ;)
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    That'll never happen. The production schedule for a 22-24 episode season is brutal. Hell, in England the production schedule for a 13 episode season is too much for some people (reportedly the reason Billie Piper left Doctor Who).

    Perhaps what we might see is season lengths that are more tailored to the material like the cable networks do, instead of a dogmatic attachment to 22 episodes. If a series only needs ten episodes, only do ten.
  3. purwater

    purwater I make tasty water

    Aug 25, 2005
    SW Virginia
    I like the way that Scifi and USA do a lot of their original programming. With Battlestar, Stargate, etc we get 10 at a time twice a year so you are always wanting more, but before you know it you get the next 10 episodes.
  4. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    so does this mean that our favs like las vegas will get a summer slot since they appear to be failing in the ratings. I hope all the low ratings shows get put in summer and other off times. Lower ratings means lower expenses right :)
  5. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2002


    That's what I'm hoping for. This could mean less filler episodes, and instead more episodes of different series, which would be a good thing, IMO.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    That's what I'd like too. Fewer eps of most shows would allow the quality of the remaining eps to be higher.
  7. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    i dont understand this line of thinking...aren't the people who write these shows true professionals and this is their career? If so, then why not come up with 13 or 22 GOOD stories instead of 7-8? Or is it the networks demanding 22 no matter what is the issue? Even if that is true, i still dont get why these pros cant do what they are paid for ('good' shows).
  8. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

    Sep 27, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    I like the idea. We'll see how it works out in reality.
  9. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    I liked this idea... when FOX did it.

    All it meant was more burn-off of things like "The Loop" and crappy reality during the summer.

    Launch a drama in June and play it thru August (like cable does)... and not some drama that was held from the "regular" season because it sucks... and then I'll be interested.
  10. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    So first they canned pilots, now they're trying to do a 52-week schedule? They can't pull off a fall season of TV let alone a perpetual schedule. The ideas they're talking about sound like product placement on steroids. (Probably to the point of being infomercials... NBC Universal shows have been very bad in this regard in the last couple of years.)
  11. gschrock

    gschrock Active Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    holt, mi
    Well, I have to admit, in the middle of summer, I'm far more likely to be out late at night. Living on the western end of the time zone, it doesn't get dark till 9PM-10PM in the middle of summer. (Of course, I'll tivo the stuff and watch it when convenient.)
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Are you asking why they can't do it? Or are you operating under the assumption that they are currently doing it? Because I think the current 22 episode season is proof that most shows can't make 22 top-quality episodes. But I think that if they could concentrate their efforts on 7-13 episodes, most shows would fare much better.
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I'll be interested to see how the year 'round schedule pans out.

    On the other hand, I kind of like the downtime during the summer to catch up on backlogged shows.
  14. Gai-jin

    Gai-jin Active Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    Quad City...
    Odd that you should say so. For my personal viewing, I would place the networks in the following order:

    1) CBS
    2) NBC
    3) FOX
    4) ... well, I don't really watch a 4th network. But I guess ABC gets the slot by default.
  15. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    "The Loop" was decent.

    some reality shows are good.
  16. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Here it doesn't even get dark. ;)
  17. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    Are you reading my "ToDo List"??? I have the exact same order.
  18. Mike10

    Mike10 New Member

    Mar 1, 2006

    fox actually did try and have real summer tv season a few years and everything that they aired except for the simple life ended up doing horribly

  19. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
    I think the same could be said of MANY of Foxes Fall launches over the years.

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