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Dead Like Me cancelled


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#1 of 163 Chris Bergmann

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Posted December 16 2004 - 07:37 AM

It's not official, but on several Dead Like Me messageboard there are postings by people saying the show has been cancelled.

The biggest Board is this one:

http://www.deadlikem...forum/index.php

According to one poster they were negotiating about getting a shorter third season until today but Showtime president Robert Greenblatt ended negotiations today.

The main reason was that he didn't like the show.

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#2 of 163 RichardK

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Posted December 16 2004 - 08:31 AM

huh what? that is crap..this is/was a GREAT show! One of the few reasons to hold on to Showtime other than the Seymore Butts Strictly BusinASS show, IMO...

#3 of 163 Qui-Gon John

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Posted December 16 2004 - 08:55 AM

I hope this does not remain like this. I really love this show and hope they at least do one more season.

#4 of 163 Phil L

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Posted December 16 2004 - 09:39 AM

That's too bad. I liked it.

#5 of 163 Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 16 2004 - 09:56 AM

I recently got the first season on disc and am looking forward to checking it out. Maybe if it's that good, another network will pick it up and continue it.
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#6 of 163 Chris Bergmann

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Posted December 16 2004 - 10:01 AM

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Maybe if it's that good, another network will pick it up and continue it.


Only HBO could pick the show up - on any normal network they would have to castrate the show completely.

The realistic language and the adult themes/references would all have to be cut.

#7 of 163 Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 16 2004 - 10:44 AM

Since Six Feet Under is supposedly going six feet under after the next season (I've only seen the two seasons on disc, but I really like it), it might be possible. I'm told that if you like one, you'll probably like the other, so HBO might be able to hang onto the Six Feet Under audience with it.
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#8 of 163 JamieJ

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Posted December 17 2004 - 12:51 AM

I hope it doesn't get cancelled, it was like a breath of fresh air. Nowadays, all the shows are the same with just spinoff's of each other

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Posted December 17 2004 - 01:04 AM

I missed the show greatly (was in the middle of Season 2) when I switched from Dish HD to my cable HD feed (which doesn't offer Showtime HD). This show alone would have been enough for me to pick up Showtime HD as soon as my cable added the channel, but if it truely is cancelled, I'll save $10 a month, because there aren't enough new movies per month (1?) to warrant the purchase otherwise.

#10 of 163 Will_B

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Posted December 17 2004 - 01:35 AM

My whole house-of-housemates fell in love with Dead Like Me on DVD, and we've been looking forward to the next seasonS on DVD.

They can't just end this show without a resolution to the characters' stories!
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#11 of 163 Will_B

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Posted December 17 2004 - 01:45 AM

Terrible news, made worse by the ungraceful way the person who reported it on the DLM boards, reported it.
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#12 of 163 Jean D

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Posted December 17 2004 - 01:53 AM

So, this is all speculation right now and hasnt been confirmed? I'll miss the show too. I liked where it was going. Honestly, Free For All was the only other showtime original I used to watch besides standup specials or boxing.
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#13 of 163 Chuck Mullen

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Posted December 17 2004 - 02:20 AM

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Posted December 17 2004 - 11:43 AM

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Posted December 17 2004 - 02:29 PM

If this is indeed true, count me in the very dissappointed camp. At the end of last season they really opened up a lot of possibilities for where the show could go, and I was looking forward to seeing them explored.

Say it ain't so.

#16 of 163 Eddy-C

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Posted December 17 2004 - 03:05 PM

Boo. I haven't even seen the 2nd season yet(no showtime), I hope this is false.
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#17 of 163 Chris Bergmann

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Posted December 18 2004 - 06:48 AM

I don't think it'll change anything - but here's a link to the obligatory online petition:

http://www.petitiono...8/petition.html

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Posted December 18 2004 - 11:08 AM

Still not "offical" but this is on Fansite forum. Form a guy who used to be an old Army buddy with Ellen Muth's father, and confirmed many times to be legit. She plays George on the show.

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Just talked to Eric Muth, the show is cancelled. Seems it was "too expensive" to make, what crap!! I told him it may be a blessing after all; Ellen will do well in whatever role. Let's hope they at least put season two on DVD. Well, I'm going drive my musclecar out of frustration. P.S. I asked Eric to convey "our" feelings to Ellen. Ya'll take care, Dave


I have already canceled showtime. and sign the petition.

IT was one of the best shows on TV. And the only good show showtime has.

Maybe the Season DVD sets will sell well and make showtime rethink there decision.

#19 of 163 Stephen Ford

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Posted December 18 2004 - 01:50 PM

Fuck showtime.

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Posted December 18 2004 - 02:40 PM

I had tried to give Huff a chance, but man, that show is a complete dissapointment (as you can tell by my abandoning the thread)

Dead Like Me was an original idea.. something Showtime has seriously been lacking.

I'll cancel my subscription on Monday.
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