What If There Was A Short-Lived TV Series Channel?

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  1. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

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    Yes, yes, yes, I know that was tried to some extent with Trio but I'm talking about a channel that would solely be devoted to airing short-lived television series, be they based on popular movies (Delta House, A League Of Their Own, Timecop) or not (The Hat Squad, The Flash, Homefront). There are hundreds if not thousands of series that are gathering dust in studio vaults so why not let them air once again?

    Now what to call this channel? Retro TV? The Vault? New View TV?
     
  2. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    I would also like them to have "failed pilot week" where they showed the pilots to the shows that did not get picked up. I want to see Football Wives from last year and see what was so awful about it oh and the one after Party of Five where Jennifer Love Hewitt was the sports reporter.
     
  3. FilmCritic3000

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    I'll second that. I'm really jonesin' to see, from this development season, that Amber Tamblyn CBS pilot Babylon Fields (about a town dealing with the recently dead returning as zombies). CBS chose to pick up Moonlight (then known as Twilight) instead.
     
  4. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Failed Pilot Week! That would rock. Or suck. Either way I'd watch it.
     
  5. tgmii

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    Wow, someone other than me remembers Homefront! :)
     
  6. FilmCritic3000

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    Of course. :) That was a great series.
     
  7. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I think the channel would have the same fate as the series it aired........
     
  8. zuko3984

    zuko3984 Well-Known Member

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    There was a tv special a few years ago that showed clips from a bunch of pilots that did not get picked up. I think it was called the greatest shows you never saw. A lot of them looked like they may have been pretty good.
     
  9. FilmCritic3000

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    I'd implement a mission statement that could not be bypassed. If only a channel like SCI FI had had one...
     
  10. FilmCritic3000

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    There was a Fargo pilot starring Edie Falco in the Frances McDormand role. I did not have DIRECTV when Trio initially aired it so I've never gotten to see it. That'd be another one this proposed channel would air.
     
  11. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    And you guys aren't the only ones. My wife and I really loved that series and were sad when it left the air. :(
     
  12. Ntombi

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    I remember Homefront.

    I didn't watch it, but I remember that it existed. :)
     
  13. 5thcrewman

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    There is already, it's called 'Fox!' :eek: :D BIH!!!
     
  14. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    The SciFi Channel used to have "The SciFi Series Collection" for just this purpose. They still show these sometimes, but they don't call it that anymore. (Only SF/Fantasy/Horror shows of course.)
     
  15. FilmCritic3000

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    Don't get me started. Those were the glory days, when the channel was called The Sci-Fi Channel (not SCI FI) and actually aired science fiction programming.
     
  16. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Dang thunder stolen!! What made the think of Fox was that first episode of Family Guy after it came back from being canceled where Peter went through and recited every short lived series that existed before the return of Family Guy
     
  17. dvdapex

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    Every couple of weeks a coworker and I bring up how great this would be. The Canceled Channel. Unaired pilots, series that were cancelled after a season or less. A gameshow based on short-runs. Josh Cooke could host.
     
  18. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Actually, he left some out (for example, Oliver Beene) - and one of the ones he did name, Titus, had actually run more episodes than FG at that point.

    As for Football Wives, I thought the reason that did not get picked up was because the NFL "persuaded" ABC/ESPN's owners into not making it into a series, the way they did with any talk of a second season of Playmakers.

    -- Don
     
  19. MMG

    MMG early adopter

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  20. Mike10

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    The pilot of that show got leaked onto the internet
     

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