Firefly Cancelled--Officially.

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  1. Jason Seaver

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    Of course, Babylon 5 was also less expensive and produced by a corporate sibling, which would make FX a more natural target for Firefly.
     
  2. Jason Quillen

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    FX could be a good spot, but I guess its biggest problem is the budget. Anyone know how much The Shield coast per episode in season 1? But even if they could get the budget down to a reasonable level, Fox could just be tired of Firefly.
    According to Aint It Cool the cast and crew are are under contract until the end of the month, after that they're allowed to take other work, thats the reason for the "hail mary" part of the previous announcement.
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    I think if the budget could just be brought down, the series would last. but 2 million for 2.9 average ratings is just not worth it to many networks.
     
  4. Jason Seaver

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    Don't forget, that's $2M for 2.9 viewers with Fox having a chance to make money off later sales. For non-News Corp-owned stations, it's worth even less.
     
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    Anyone got the ratings numbers for Firefly's replacement at their timeslot?
     
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    3.5 I think for fastlane's first week on Friday.

    Tomorrow we'll see about tonight.

    Yeah. Fox could make money off of DVD sales and stuff. UPN wouldn't, that's a good example.
     
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    Wasn't WitchBlade really successful in rating's? Yet they cancel it for some reason "We feel the creative time is right..." blah blah. Wasn't there like 24 episodes total?
     
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    And Nathan Fillion has apparently signed a deal with NBC, so anything they did would have to work around that.

    (Of course, talent deals are signed all the time without them ever coming to anything)
     
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    I knew before the season statrted that the show wouldn't last, and I knew when it was cancelled that it was over. I liked it a lot, but I'm strangely over it. Bring back Farscape!
     
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    See if that guy has the whole episode!
     
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    Those are from Andromeda.
     
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    Sorry to revive an old thread but I just got done watching the 3 unaired Firefly eps. I found them on the Net. Quality is very poor.

    Heart of Gold is a great episode. There are some classic Jane moments! I can't wait until this series hits DVD.
     

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