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  1. May 8, 2017 #101 of 2861
    laria

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    Oh definitely. :) I'd consider 5 seasons a good run... I didn't realize that they were rebroadcast on NBC, I thought they were only on DirecTV.
     
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    John Gillespie

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    "Long Running" is when you get a movie.;)
     
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    Jed1

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    I was disappointed that they canceled this series. I was going to comment on the end of season two but I will refrain since I assume you did not see this when it was originally running on Cinemax. I really liked the last scene of season one but I will not say anything if you did not see it yet.
     
  4. May 8, 2017 #104 of 2861
    DevdogAZ

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    It wasn't just that NBC took the DirecTV episodes and rebroadcast them. It was part of the deal to fund the production of the last three seasons. It was a co-production of NBC and DirecTV, with DirecTV having the right to air the episodes first, but knowing that they'd air on NBC a couple months later.
     
  5. May 8, 2017 #105 of 2861
    laria

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    Yeah, I don't actually have Cinemax, but have caught some episodes when HBO was showing them on HBO2 last year, but I didn't get one or two episodes in the middle, so I paused hoping they'd show up again and I am not sure the status of them in there. :) Some are available on streaming for HBO customers, too, but again I think not all of them.
     
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    TonyD79

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    Friday Night Lights had high school football at its core but it was really a story about a town. Just as the book was about a town with football being a big part of it. It was not about the football team as Pitch was about a baseball team.

    Comedies don't really count. But, again, Coach was not really about the football team.
     
  7. May 8, 2017 #107 of 2861
    Michael S

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    Their was 1st and ten on HBO that lasted 6 seasons.


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  8. May 8, 2017 #108 of 2861
    osu1991

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    Arliss on HBO ran for 7 seasons with a somewhat sports theme
     
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    laria

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    The question posed was about broadcast networks though.
     
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    tomhorsley

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    Really? I remember trying to watch it once after all the hyped reviews, and I got the impression it was a show about shaky handheld camera close ups of the characters noses. The video actually made me nauseous, I had to quit and lie down after about 10 minutes. (Fast motion computer games do the same thing to me. I can't play them).
     
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    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Add Frequency and No Tomorrow to cancelled list.
     
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    smak

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    Not for the major leagues, for the Padres.

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    I'm sad about both of those, No Tomorrow especially.
     
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    mattack

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    Darn.. Both of those were very entertaining.
     
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    Jed1

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    This series was historically accurate with how medicine was practiced and the social issues that were occurring at the beginning of the last century and after each episode they would have a piece explaining how they reproduced the surgeries seen in the episode. Did you see this in the reruns? If not I wonder if they include this on the Bluray disc sets for seasons 1 & 2. I am surprised that they ran this on HBO as they normally don't do this. What is really annoying is once they end a series on HBO/Cinemax they never seem to rerun the series anymore.
    I checked earlier this evening and the episodes are available on MAX Go but you will need to have a subscription to Cinemax. Both seasons are available on Bluray and come with UV codes for Vudu or you could rent or purchase the seasons on Amazon Prime or Vudu. I would recommend Vudu as you will get a better video quality if your internet feed is robust.

    I wish they would have continued with this series as it gave a pretty accurate look at life in the beginning of the 20th century. They touched on issues of mental illness and how horrifying the treatments were, the theater style operating rooms, how modern surgical techniques were discovered and tested, abortion, immigration, discrimination by race, ethnicity, sex, religion, and income, the spread of infectious disease, the birth of the electric automobile, the beginning use of electricity, and the big one in this series drug use and addiction and the early methods for treating addiction.
     
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    laria

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    I don't think they did.

    At least on HBO, the old series are all there available for streaming.

    They did the first season on HBO2 in the week leading up to the premiere of season 2... I was actually surprised when some of the season 2 episodes also showed up. Looking at my list, it seems as though I did catch the 2 episodes from the middle of season 1 that I missed, so I can finish it up... but I only have the first 2 episodes of season 2. I guess they were probably trying to get people to sign up for Cinemax by giving them access on HBO2. :)
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    Frylock

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    The book was awful. Don't bother with it (for those who have not read it). One of the few times the movie was better than the book, and the tv show was better than the movie.

    I think any show with sports as its center is not going to JUST be about the sport. If it was, it would just be the sport itself. No tv show follows just the central theme. It ebbs and flows, depending on how long the show lasts. Playmakers on ESPN was about the outside live of football players, and had the NFL not told ESPN to kill it, it would have continued.
     
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    TonyD79

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    Disagree on the book. It was waaaay better than the movie. The movie was a docudrama of a non fiction book and deviated from reality. The series is stand alone and is very good mostly. The movie is a disgrace.

    Pitch WAS about the sport. Almost totally.
     
  20. May 9, 2017 #120 of 2861
    John Gillespie

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    People bitchin' about a canceled Fox show? Isn't there like a shorthand way of expressing your displeasure??
     
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