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Firefly Cancelled--Officially.


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#101 of 117 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted January 17 2003 - 07:17 AM

Of course, Babylon 5 was also less expensive and produced by a corporate sibling, which would make FX a more natural target for Firefly.
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#102 of 117 OFFLINE   Jason Quillen

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Posted January 17 2003 - 07:44 AM

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.
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#103 of 117 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 17 2003 - 07:54 AM

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.

#104 of 117 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted January 17 2003 - 08:49 AM

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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#105 of 117 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 17 2003 - 02:03 PM

Anyone got the ratings numbers for Firefly's replacement at their timeslot?
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#106 of 117 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 17 2003 - 03:39 PM

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.

#107 of 117 OFFLINE   Craig P

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Posted January 17 2003 - 03:44 PM

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Maybe TNT? They helped Babylon 5 when it was in trouble.

And then the bridges were summarily burned when TNT nuked Crusade over creative differences with jms. I don't think they've been all that friendly to new series since, either... seem to recall some griping about their handling of Witchblade.

#108 of 117 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 17 2003 - 05:54 PM

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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Posted January 17 2003 - 05:56 PM

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seem to recall some griping about their handling of Witchblade.
Yeah, they abruptly canceled it while it was doing quite well. Apparently their only interest in the series was as a proof of concept to show that they could successfuly develop a new series. Once they had proven their point they apparently had no interest in continuing the show even though it was successful, so the canceled it. Sounds like a pretty stupid thing to do IMHO, but that's network exec thinking for you.
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#110 of 117 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:52 PM

In case you guys hadn't seen, Firefly is currently the 19th most wanted DVD on Tvshowsondvd.com

http://www.tvshowson...cfm?showID=5990

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Posted February 06 2003 - 08:41 AM

SciFiWire: "News Briefs"

dateline: [no specific dateline, but posted within the last few days]

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Gina Torres, who played Zoe on Fox's canceled SF series Firefly, told SCI FI Wire that the show won't be back, despite the best efforts of producers to find another home for it. "We are canceled," Torres said in an interview. "We won't be on TV."

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#112 of 117 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted February 06 2003 - 08:45 AM

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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Posted February 06 2003 - 10:07 AM

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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#114 of 117 OFFLINE   Barry Woodward

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Posted February 06 2003 - 10:25 AM

Someone sent me an e-mail claiming they had pictures of James Marsters in "The Message" the final episode filmed of Firefly that never aired. Here are the alleged pictures of him from the episode:

http://www.nofx.com/...tersInSpace.jpg

http://www.nofx.com/...ersInSpace2.jpg

http://www.nofx.com/...ersInSpace3.jpg

http://www.nofx.com/...ersInSpace4.jpg

http://www.nofx.com/...ersInSpace5.jpg

#115 of 117 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted February 06 2003 - 11:14 AM

See if that guy has the whole episode!

#116 of 117 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted February 06 2003 - 11:25 AM

Those are from Andromeda.
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#117 of 117 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted June 24 2003 - 03:01 AM

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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