Sinbad and Primeval New World

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  1. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Active Member

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    If you're interested in either of these upcoming SyFy shows, which premiere on Saturday June 8, you will need to set your season passes to record new and repeats. Both of these shows suffer from the common UK/Canada original air date issue.

    I don't know why it is that a show like Rookie Blue can appear as new on ABC, but shows on SyFy (and many on BBC America) always appear as repeats.
     
  2. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    Just a FYI,

    Primeval New World was canceled after one season in Canada.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Because whether or not an episode is treated as new is based on the Original Air Date (OAD) and "Rookie Blue" doesn't air in Canada months before it airs in the U.S.
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    And Sinbad was not renewed for a second season in England, either.
     
  5. LynnL999

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    Fair enough. But I don't really care -- this has been a problem for years, and TiVo and Tribune should have figured out a way to distinguish original US air date (for US TiVo users) from original air date somewhere else. It's annoying to constantly be getting reruns of shows like Lost Girl, Continuum, etc. because of this.
     
  6. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    If that's the case then I'll pass on this one.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I sort of agree but I'm not sure there is any easy way to fix it that will make everyone happy. At least the issue no longer applies to either "Lost Girl" or "Dr. Who" as they now both appear in the U.S. soon enough after their OAD so that they are picked up by an FRO SP.
     
  8. sieglinde

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    Do they both end OK or do they end in cliff hangers?
     

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