Show updates: canceled, renewed, or ending

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  1. Bierboy

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    ...upset at the nudity or upset at the cancellation?

    :D
     
  2. MikeMar

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    This is it right? Utopia (TV Series 2013–2014) - IMDb
    Never watched either, might check out the UK one
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, that's it.

    For a show that was such a faithful adaptation of the original, it's amazing how much better the original is.

    Then again, the original was inspired madness, and how do you replicate that?
     
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    Allanon

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    It will still air on History in 2021, but on December 30 the last episodes will be released on Amazon Prime Video. And it's sequel 'Valhalla' will be streaming on Netflix at an unannounced date.
     
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    KungFuCow

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    How much were you able to pick up without rewatching the UK season 1? I really enjoyed this series. I was disappointed they didnt pick it up for a second season.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I watched both seasons...
     
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    getbak

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    sharkster

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    I notice (at least per the Tivo Guide) there are no more episodes coming up in the next 2 weeks. Will they finish off the season, or is this it?
     
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    mlsnyc

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    Nooo! This is one of my favorite shows, if not my favorite, right now. So the current season is it’s last, which really means it’s been cancelled. As opposed to, say, being given another full or abbreviated season to let them end it properly on their terms.
     
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    Jonathan_S

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    morac

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    I’m wondering if the star power was just too costly. When you have David Tennant and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the cast, it can’t be cheap. I’ll miss it as well, though I’m guessing there will be spin-offs.
     
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    zuko3984

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    Next episode is on Jan 14th.
     
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    zuko3984

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    It wasn't canceled, it was not renewed. They are still in production for this season and have 11 more episodes to air. If it was canceled production would be shut down and no more episodes would be produced. They have enough episodes that they have not shot yet that they can still do a proper ending for the show.
     
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    JYoung

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    Agreed.

    They probably have enough time to adjust the finale (and possibly a few episodes leading up to it) to end the show decently.

    Will it end with Jonah headed out to California?
     
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    mlsnyc

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    I'm not going to split hairs and argue about what this technically is. To be clear, I didn't think or even say that it was outright cancelled, just that it feels that way with how it was done.

    And while they may still have a few episodes left to do, I'm pretty sure ending the series now was not the plan and so whatever they were planning to do for the rest of this season has to change, probably drastically, so they can wrap things up. Endings for shows that had to suddenly change their season finales to series finales usually feel rushed and unsatisfying. I'm thinking of Detroit 1-8-7 and the US version of Life on Mars, but I'm sure there are better examples out there.

    Contrast that with shows that either decided on their own or were told that they would have X number of seasons left. It gives them more time to plot out the ending on their terms. (e.g. Lost, Good Place, Corporate.) Getting that time may still lead to a sucky ending, but it's better than being rushed and having to shoe-horn or cut things in your few, final episodes.
     
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    mattack

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    I was going to post the Superstore link too.. IIRC I started a thread about Blackish and Superstore when they premiered..
    I don't know why America left the show... I haven't caught up this season, I think I only watched the first ep so far..
     
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    Tony_T

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