NBC has finally done it.

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    They've elliminated every existing show I still like from their fall schedule. Short of one of their new sign-ups being a surprise hit with me, I'm pretty much done with this network. What a shame.
     
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    They brought back "The Office", and "Scrubs" should return after Christmas. Other than that, I'm in the same boat.

    Regards,
     
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    Personally, my wife and I enjoy "Las Vegas" and "Medium", and so I hope "Fathom" is good. If so that will make for a pretty impressive Monday lineup.
     
  4. Jesse Blacklow

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    It certainly looks like NBC's settling for fourth again this fall. While I'm happy they renewed the only two NBC shows I watch (the same as Ken's), it's not like two "Apprentices" are going to boost the ratings. Zucker looks like an idiot for banking on "Joey" and depending on Must-See TV.
     
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    Scrubs was the only thing NBC I watched this year. So I guess I'm not really in the same boat at all.
     
  6. Adam Lenhardt

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    I'm a big "Scrubs" fan too. But it's not on the fall schedule, and they haven't set an airdate. That's never good news.
     
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    TV Guide's Matt Roush says:
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    Maybe we should make this the official 'Wallow in sorrow for the loss of shows' thread that covers every network. [​IMG]

    I don't really watch anything on NBC besides Fear Factor, and i'm defnitely in the minority for most of ABC's line-up as well, sick of Desperate Housewives and not into either Lost or Grey's Anatomy.

    The biggest loss for me this season will be the loss of Blind Justice.
     
  9. John Kilduff

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    I can't really comment myself, either.

    With the exceptions of "MAD TV" and the various Oscar and AFI telecasts, I don't watch network TV anymore. Mostly I watch cable nowadays. I go to Comedy Central for my humor needs, VH1 for my pop culture needs and TCM and the premium networks for my movie needs.

    These needs haven't been satisfied by network TV for the past several years. I can't even tell you the titles of most of the 2004-2005 debuts (many of which ended up cancelled anyway), and I'm sure there are a few people in the same boat as well.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I hope I'm not a loner on this one.
     
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    Wait...Will & Grace is still on the air?!
     
  11. NeilO

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    I heard that one of the reasons Scrubs is delayed is because of movie projects that Zach Braff is involved in. So, perhaps they'll start filming Scrubs after his projects finish with him and they'll go straight through later in the year without any repeats?

    Neil
     
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    The only show that NBC offed that I liked was Commited. I'll still watch Scrubs, The Office, Joey, L&O:CI, Crossing Jordan, & Medium.
     
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    The only shows I watch on NBC now are Las Vegas, Joey, Will & Grace, and The Apprentice. Two of those shows I really could do without now too.

    Will & Grace at one time actually made me laugh quite regularly but something happened to the show over the last few seasons that really has turned me off. I think it's just a bit too mean spirited and juvenile for my tastes now (and I must say that I love juvenile, raunchy, gross-out humor most of the time too). If it was canceled I really wouldn't miss it.

    The other show I can do without is The Apprentice. I really found the first season interesting but it's starting to get old now that we've seen the same thing three "seasons" in a row now.

    I guess I may be in the minority on this one but I really find Joey amusing. I was never a big fan of Friends but I think Joey is pretty consistently funny.

    I like Las Vegas most of the time too but I have to record it now and watch it later since it’s on opposite both 24 and Everwood. In that time slot I watch 24, tape Everwood on the VCR, and record Las Vegas on my PC's hard drive. My only complaint with Las Vegas is with any episode where the main characters act too much like they are cops and not enough like people who work in a casino. I want to see casino related stories and not how they solved a big crime that the police should be handling. Well... at least keep the police more involved.

    I also find Scrubs pretty funny and watched the second and third seasons regularly but I lost track of it when it moved to Tuesday nights. I also discovered Veronica Mars in that time slot and sort of forgot about Scrubs. Hopefully I can catch up with summertime reruns.

    I have seen some reruns of Crossing Jordan on A&E and really like that show but I keep forgetting when it's on.

    So I guess there are only two or three shows that I really like on NBC now. They had better get on the ball and find some more decent shows.
     
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    Adam: They were definitely renewed for this season.
     
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    I'm still mourning over the cancellation of American Dreams, and then they delay the start of the only other NBC show I really watched, Scrubs. What the hell is NBC doing?
     
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    Giving you ample time to find better shows on better networks [​IMG]
    Personally, I think NBC jumped the shark when they cancled ED.
     
  17. Craig S

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    I'm down to "Las Vegas", "Joey", & "E.R." (and I'm not sure I'll stay with the latter sans John Carter). And none of these are by any stretch "must-see".

    But these things are cyclical. NBC has certainly been in this position before. Anybody remember the early 80s??? Coming off debacles like "Supertrain" and "Hello, Larry", the peacock was on life-support. There were a couple of years when I didn't watch a single moment of programming on the network (SNL was in one of its most sucky periods then as well).

    Then, a little show called "Hill Street Blues" debuted. It revolutionized television drama. The next year "The Cosby Show" brought the sitcom back from the dead. The floodgates were open: "Night Court", "Family Ties", "St. Elsewhere", "L.A. Law", "Seinfeld", "Friends", "E.R."... for well over a decade NBC was, IMO, the premiere network.

    There's no doubt they've been coasting for several years now. I think it's great they've hit rock-bottom, because that's the only thing that's going to get them to stop trying to milk tired formulas and go for something new. I see it as a positive sign that they actually cancelled a "Law & Order" series for the first time ever.

    A couple of years ago ABC was in this position and they've rebounded quite nicely. Same for CBS in the years before "CSI". Like those two networks, NBC will have to take chances now, and hopefully we'll see some great television from them again.
     
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    I dont watch NBC except for Late Night and Scrubs. I expected much more from them from the new fall scheudle. Was hoping for a lot more than FATHOM, Apprentice: Martha Stewart, THREE WISHES and INCONCEIVABLE.

    I find it odd that that this year I watch UPN more than I watch NBC. based on my DVR recording these are the networks I watch from most to least last season.

    CBS: JAG, Without a Trace, 2 1/2 Men, Raymond, King of Queens, Amazing Race
    FOX: Arrested Development, that 70's Show, 24
    ABC: LOST, Alias
    UPN: Veronica Mars, Kevin Hill
    NBC: Conan, Scrubs
    WB: Jack and Bobby

    For non network programming
    FX: The Shield, Nip Tuck
    USA: MONK, Dead Zone
    HBO: Carnival
    SHO: Dead Like Me
     

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