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Rhoq

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Does anyone know how well the first season of Showtime’s Dead Like Me sold?

I had caught a few episodes when it first debuted on Showtime but couldn’t keep up with it due to my schedule. I was delighted when MGM released the “Complete First Season” back in June.

Not too long afterwards Season 2 started. I figured “why bother watching it, since I can just pick it up on DVD next year?”

Anyways, Here is my dilemma – I was just reading CNN.com and saw a little article in their Entertainment section about Showtime canceling this series. With Season 1 already available on DVD, what are the chances - with Sony’s acquisition of MGM and Showtime’s cancellation of the series, of seeing Season 2 make it’s way to DVD?
 

PaulP

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Showtime cancelled Dead Like Me??? Are they fucking insane? It's the only show other than The Sopranos that I could watch on TV. Now with the NHL locklout there's no need for me to have a TV. FUCK! Hopefully the second season set will be out on DVD soon then. There's a petition already started to keep DLM on the air: http://www.petitiononline.com/dlm1218/petition.html (1920, including myself, have signed thus far).
 

Nicodemus

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Both seasons are quite independent. There's no big continuity and the seasons end so that the character arcs (for that season) are somewhat closed.
 

Qui-Gon John

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I posted in the other thread, but this is terrible that Showtime is dropping Dead Like Me. I think it was their best show. I hope things change eventually.
 

John Carr

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Awful news -- this is my favorite new show! I'm sick... Showtime is history in my book.

Signature #2282 and counting. I hope some other network is smart enough to pick DLM up... Although, I'm not counting on it.

My wife and I both love this show and were amazed it had 'survived' this long... Sigh.
 

John Berggren

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3044. Doubt it will do much good, these online petitions never seem to.
I'd love to see DLM continue, but with those numbers, I doubt even Sci-Fi would pick it up.
Too bad :frowning: it's a great show.
 

Gord Lacey

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I know there were extras shot for the season 2 set, but nothing has been announced yet.

Gord
 

Rhoq

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Gord, thanks for the update. I really hope they release it soon.

Any idea how well season 1 sold?
 

Gord Lacey

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I have no idea, but that was the WORST DVD set for a good show I've ever seen.

I wonder how much MGM paid to license the theme from American Beauty to use on the "Music of Deal Like Me" featurette. And WHY did it have the theme from a MOVIE during the opening of the featurette? Oh, and WHY did they only talk about the music for 20 second out of 5 minutes?? Sorry, I could go on, but I won't.

Gord
 

Natalie F

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Heh, I know what you mean. What the hell was that about? I was mightily confused when watching that.

The extra's for S1 were lame-o, so here's hoping they can give us some better ones for this release.
 

PaulP

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Fifteen thousand signatures for the petition as of right now. Pretty impressive number. Any new news on the cancellation issue? And any DVD news for Season 2?
 

ChuckOso

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There is some hope that WB might pick up the show.
THe producers of DLM are solidly behind making more, but need an outlet to air it.
ht tp://w w w.realitytvworld.com/index/articles/story.php?s=1001047

(take the spaces out of the above to follow the link, I guess I'm too new to the forum to post links yet.)
 

PaulP

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Thanks for that article, Chuck. It's very short, so I'll just quote it here, for posterity and the lazy people ;) :


Not great news, as far as network censorship, but at least the show may be back after all...
 

Will_B

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I didn't notice any profanity. But the pretty lady sure talked about blowing her nose alot.


Seriously I am so hopeful that DLM will live on. Very psyched. Crossing my fingers.
 

john mcfadden

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I think the show would do well on the wb just stick in on after Smallville . The show worked !!! Ellen Muth is miss her so !!
 

EricW

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to the original poster: i don't think this is much of a spoiler, but season 1 was better than season 2 (imo).
 

Robert Ringwald

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I can see them producing 50 minutes uncensored versions, then cutting out enough to fit a 42 minute time-slot for the WB... then releasing the DVDs uncut.
 

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