WB Farewell broadcast - Anyone tuning in?

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  1. Nicholas Martin

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    Just a reminder that Sunday night, from 5PM onward, The WB signs off by broadcasting the pilots of four signature series:

    5PM: FELICITY

    6PM: ANGEL

    7PM: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Two-Part episode)

    9PM: DAWSON'S CREEK

    Old promos, and supposedly new retrospective interviews, will be included during commerial breaks for those shows as the Frog Network prepares to say goodbye.
     
  2. Daryl L

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    I'm tuning in for Angel and Buffy (even though I have both series complete DVD sets).
     
  3. Duane R

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    +1
     
  4. Nicholas Martin

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    Make that +2.

    Seeing those old promos during 'City Of'...watching a show on DVD causes you to lose that sense of anticipation.
     
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    I haven't watched a Buffy episode in almost a year.(i sold my sets) Definitely will watch this.
     
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    I will be watching.... possibly all 4... but at the very least Buffy and Angel. (I never seen a single episode of Felicity or Dawson's Creek.) I didn't realize they are doing the old promos and new interviews. Looking forward to it.
     
  7. Nicholas Martin

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    WHAT A RIPOFF.

    The only WB I can get - Buffalo's former WB49, now a MyTV channel, is airing the shows, but NO PROMOS or anything else.

    What a waste.
     
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    I been watch WB since 5:00 and there has been no promos or anything other then the eps airing as of yet. Has anyone been seeing any?
     
  9. Nicholas Martin

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    I'd guess it's all the former WB channels that are now MyNetworkTV channels - blocking out the WB stuff with regular commercials, but not the end credits. Since those are now owned by Fox, perhaps that has something to do with it?

    Either way it's a letdown.
     
  10. Bob McElfresh

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    It was good to see the episodes that started it all. I was hoping for more than just the shows like perhaps someone talking about the WB/History, but other than a montage of the actors, there was no real fanfair.

    +3 for Buffy and Angel (but they broadcast Angel before Buffy?!?)
     
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    I read in the paper that they wanted Buffy to run during primetime (for whatever reason), hence Angel airing first. After watching those shows over the air, my resentment of Angel getting axed resurfaced...
     
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    I find it funny that they pretty much dumped on 3 of these shows...

    For Buffy they dropped it when they didn't want to spend the fee to produced further seasons, which allowed UPN to pick it up.

    ANGEL was dropped despite having year to year increases in key demographics... it was 2nd only to SMALLVILLE (the 5th season) in either adults or males 18-49. Total viewers wasn't the highest ever... but still... WB was all about demos.
    ANGEL also got about the same ratings for all 5 seasons... airing Tuesdays for 2 years, then Mondays, then Sundays, then finally Wednesdays.... In spite all of this, they canned it when they knew they'd have to raise the budget the next season. At least the MOUNTAIN ended up bombing horribly.

    Felicity was moved to Sundays in its second season... and when ratings dropped they blamed Keri Russell for cutting her hair... That show was also cut after 4 seasons.

    I just think it's funny that the shows they consider their "signature" shows from the past are mostly ones that didn't get the best treatment. Then again, on network television... what shows really ever ARE given good treatment?
     
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    Amen. Damn, I miss it. I'm going to have to go back through all of my DVDs. What a great show.
     

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