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TV Shows - to return or not to return, that is the question (merged)


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted February 13 2008 - 12:33 PM

According to Slashfilm.com, there are a number of shows that have been marked as being dead, canceled or no possibly of return:

Sarah Connor Chronicles - listed as highly unlikely on returning to schedule
Jericho - will take a miracle to return
Carpoolers - dead
Davemen - dead
Friday Night Lights - unfortunately, this show is probably dead
Bionic Woman - very dead
Journeyman - dead
Cane - dead

There are many other listed with unknown listed next to the shows but you can get the list here:

Post Writers Strike Television Production Update | /Film

#2 of 29 ONLINE   todd s

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Posted February 13 2008 - 12:46 PM

I am so pissed about Journeyman. At least they gave a bit of a closure. Too bad NBC didn't promote it. And they put it up against CBS powerhouse CSI.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted February 13 2008 - 12:49 PM

I know what your'e talking about. They're listing Jericho on that list as well. I'm pissed about Sarah Connor Chronicles. It's a pretty good series.

#4 of 29 ONLINE   todd s

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Posted February 13 2008 - 01:02 PM

Sadly, the success of low cost reality/game shows has cut the leash of life on new shows dramatically. You can't blame the studios as much...its society. But, I find the whole Neilson rating system to be out of date and inaccurate.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted February 13 2008 - 01:12 PM

It seems like these studios are in the habit of dropping shows even if they have medium or soft ratings and never give these shows a chance to survive. The same thing happened with the Surface television series which was never given a proper ending.

#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted February 13 2008 - 05:04 PM

Sarah Connor Chronicles won't be canceled, but it might not have a new season until Fall. Anyone who watched that big football game recently can see that Fox is very enthusiastic about that series.
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Posted February 13 2008 - 05:15 PM

Indeed, its ratings are very good. All this talk of various cancellations is vastly premature. The networks won't make their final decision until May, like always. Just because they haven't said anything about a show's fate 4 months early doesn't mean that show has been canceled. The only reason we're hearing a few things now is because of the odd situation with the strike.
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#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted February 13 2008 - 05:19 PM

If you do a search on Google, which I did, I did discover that there are plenty of sites saying that the series is canceled and that everyone is under the impression that TTSCC is going to be canceled because of soft ratings.

#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted February 13 2008 - 05:47 PM

They didn't promote it? There wasn't a show on NBC that didn't have a constant Journeyman bug, or animated lower third coming on every 15 minutes to promote the show leading up the debut. Honestly that actually turned me off of the program. But I do feel your pain about the show likely getting the ax.

The only one I'm worried about is Terminator.

It is getting harder and harder to even give a show a chance anymore as a viewer because 9 times out of 10 they are scrapped. Surface was the last straw for me. Posted Image

Someone in the comments of that link posted above made a good point about DVD's this fall. I wonder how these shorted season box sets are going to sell.

#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted February 13 2008 - 05:48 PM

Sarah Connor is listed as "on the bubble" here:

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Posted February 14 2008 - 01:32 AM

Maybe, the premier. But, after that it was hard to see an ad. I remember complaining about constantly seeing commercials promoting "Heroes followed by an all new episode of "Chuck". But, nary a mention of "Journeyman". Sometimes not even showing it on as a graphic after "Chuck". They should have tried giving it another slot.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted February 14 2008 - 03:47 AM

Idle speculation from antifans.
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#13 of 29 OFFLINE   Dave Gorman

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Posted February 14 2008 - 04:23 AM

I too am very disappointed about Journeyman. Aside perhaps from Heroes S1, I was more into Journeyman than I have been any show in a long time -- and I was enjoying it more with every episode. (As for Heroes, unless it makes a drastic turnaround from the horrid Vol2, I don't care if I ever see it again.)
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Posted February 14 2008 - 05:20 AM

Oh, I really hope The Sarah Conner Chronicles makes it. I have really enjoyed it. I was really surprised to see it on the list. None of the others surprised me. The only other one I was watching was Bionic Woman, but it won't bother me if it is gone (in my mind it was already gone)>

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Posted February 14 2008 - 05:50 AM

Journeyman is currently my favorite show, and I too, am dissapointed.

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Posted February 14 2008 - 06:16 AM

> They're listing Jericho on that list as well. That makes no sense, considering that the first episode of season 2 was just on the other day.

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Posted February 14 2008 - 07:25 AM

Here is a link I found at TV Guide that details the when the current shows will be returning or not returning with new episodes. I hope this isn't a duplication thread.

After the WGA Strike: When Will Your Favorite TV Shows Return? - Ausiello Report | TVGuide.com
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#18 of 29 OFFLINE   AlexSchwarz

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Posted February 14 2008 - 08:24 AM

I heard "The Unit" may be in serious trouble also. Could this be true? That would be such a shame....

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Posted February 14 2008 - 09:04 AM

It looks that way. All I've heard about "The Unit" is that CBS can't decide whether or not to bring it back. This is the same crap they pulled last year and it literally came down to an 11th hour renewal. They've also not ordered any more episodes this season. "Big Brother 9" is occupying the timeslot for the foreseeable future.

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Posted February 14 2008 - 09:48 AM

And it didn't do well. So unless the ratings progressively improve through its run, Jericho is a goner.




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