- Nov 24, 2000
I enjoyed it, surprisingly watchable. Anyone else catch it?
How is it networks find these summer fillers that are so good, but give us crap for the "real" regular season?They order them for the regular season, and then can't find a place on the schedule (I think one draft of Fox's fall 2002 schedule had Keen Eddie Wednesdays at 9pm, Fastlane after John Doe on Friday, and Firefly held for midseason); I think Fox wound up holding KE all the way to summer because it was offbeat and might benefit from not having to compete against another twenty new shows for attention.
Now, the question is whether Fox is looking at this as burning off the 13 episodes they bought or whether they would bring it back mid-season should it take off.
Unfortunately, that's the kind of show Fox loves to cancel.Just remember that it's also the kind of show that no-one but Fox produces at all, and the unorthodox scheduling will likely give it 13 straight weeks without any real competition to develop an audience. Fox may throw a lot of stuff up against the wall hoping something will stick, but I'm sure glad that they keep trying.
BTW, did anybody catch if this was in Fox Widescreen/EDTV?It was not telecast this way by the Fox affiliate in DFW. I did not notice the usual EDTV/Widescreen blurb at the beginning of the show, but then again I may have been playing with the cats when it flashed across.