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Eyedol7513

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« Reply #40 on: 11-08-2004 20:12 »

As always, I'm skeptical. Until something official is announced, then I have my doubts. But as someone said before me, I'll watch Family Guy for the good of Futurama.
evan

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« Reply #41 on: 11-08-2004 20:13 »

Those bastards.  I really wasn't too keen on watching "Family Guy" when it returned, but now I'll have to, just to save "Futurama."
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #42 on: 11-08-2004 21:40 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Can someone answer my question?!

Did he say the article said it, or was he drawing his own conclusions from the ratings?!


"Don't cry because it's gone, smile because it happened"-Dr. Suess
"Was there ever really much hope for Futurama?"
"Only a fools hope."
"More!
"There are no more, and there never will be."
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"Foreseen and done nothing."
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #43 on: 11-09-2004 01:19 »

Interesting point ShortRoundMcFly, who is this guy who posted this on the [AS] board? I trust he is some type of mod or something, but I am really taking this with a grain of salt until I know who posted it.
Squeaky

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« Reply #44 on: 11-09-2004 01:40 »

After reading the [as] boards, I think the people that have been posting this info are just regulars of that message board.
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #45 on: 11-09-2004 08:12 »

I'm not going to get too excited about this.  I think that F*x has been "interested" in a Futurama revival ever since the show became a huge hit on Adult Swim.  However, I still believe that F*x will take no action on Futurama until they see how the revival of Family Guy performs. 
Zeep

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« Reply #46 on: 11-10-2004 12:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
I haven't been this happy since I found out TheLampIncident got banned.  Which was about 5 minutes ago, but nonetheless...

It's good to see Matt & DXC making progress.  Now, we have to help this along.  Get your friends to buuy the DVDs.  If they're cheap, wait a month and buy them the DVDs for Christmas.  If you know anyone in a Nielsen survey, make them watch the show every night.  Sending e-mails to FOX Broadcasting couldn't hurt, nor could anchovies.  Seriously.

I've got my hopes up, but fortunately I'm one of those people who isn't devastated every time this happens.  If it falls through, I come back and try another day *looks at everyone who signed up in 2003 or earlier*.

i agree. watch the show every night, make your friends watch the show every night, buy the DVDs and merchandise, make your friends buy the DVDs and merchandise...

all FOX understands is money. And reality shows.

spawn_2008

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« Reply #47 on: 11-11-2004 21:42 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2004 21:42 »

Yeah, it's great news if it's true, but if it's not "I'll stab ya in the face with a sodering iron." (Christopher Walken in Joe Dirt).

Does anyone else think this is a ruse to get more people to watch Family Guy?   
laroquettespine

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« Reply #48 on: 11-11-2004 23:59 »

They shouldn't have to trick anyone into watching "Family Guy"; it survived (and was re-born) on its own merits.
Rhodan

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« Reply #49 on: 11-12-2004 01:34 »

If it depends on this series it will still be about six months until they say simple "Futurama will come back" and aftar that about year when it actually happens. Still, it would be beter than staying canelled. 
spawn_2008

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« Reply #50 on: 11-12-2004 20:22 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2004 20:22 »

Yeah, February 2007
NEW FUTURAMA!! Maybe

If it does come back, I hope it makes it to 100
episodes.
Bender2.0

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« Reply #51 on: 11-12-2004 20:45 »

I would be awesome if it came back in February cause Feburary is my birthday! But of course the chances are slim.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #52 on: 11-12-2004 20:46 »

I don't see how this man's conjecture on Futurama's return is any more valuable then movie hole's false hope rumors.
M0le

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« Reply #53 on: 11-12-2004 20:57 »

Some random regular on a message board announces that Futurama is coming back and suddenly everybody's creaming themselves in excitement? I thought we were more cynical than that.  roll eyes
spawn_2008

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« Reply #54 on: 11-12-2004 21:07 »

We are, I think.  I'm not sure anymore.
Squeaky

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« Reply #55 on: 11-12-2004 23:38 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2004 23:38 »

No, I don't think this is a trick to get people to watch "Family Guy"... Here's something noone has mentioned on that show's return, what makes you think it will succeed now? I mean it got cancelled twice on FOX, because they put it up against "Friends" and "Survivior", also it didn't help that they never ran any promo's for the show.

Same thing goes for Futurama, if FOX does ultimately bring it back, why should I think FOX would actually start advertising it, or give it a solid schedule that doesn't change?

DotheBartman

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« Reply #56 on: 11-13-2004 04:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Squeaky:
No, I don't think this is a trick to get people to watch "Family Guy"... Here's something noone has mentioned on that show's return, what makes you think it will succeed now? I mean it got cancelled twice on FOX, because they put it up against "Friends" and "Survivior", also it didn't help that they never ran any promo's for the show.

Same thing goes for Futurama, if FOX does ultimately bring it back, why should I think FOX would actually start advertising it, or give it a solid schedule that doesn't change?


The main difference is that they're arguably putting more muscle behind "Family Guy" this time (and there's more inherit muscle thanks to the huge cult fanbase its has acquired in the last couple years).  Given the dvd sales and cable rerun ratings, they're definitely going to be looking at it in a different light and putting more attention and thought into it.  There's still certainly some valid question about how Family Guy will do upon its return (if its worth anything the marathons a few months ago apparently had good ratings), but I think its chances are generally very good.

Whether the same would happen with Futurama, I'm not sure.  But I think if Family Guy had a huge return, and Futurama was actually ressurected, there'd probably be more thought behind the promotion and placement of it then before.
Davey

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« Reply #57 on: 11-14-2004 14:44 »

You know I'm all with bringing back Futurama and everything butyou know its been cancelled for ages now. I know its doing well in the ratings but theres been tonnes of things like this I'm not saying don't stop hoping but its unlikely
Beej

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« Reply #58 on: 11-14-2004 17:23 »

^Wasn't the last episode shown something like 15 months ago? That's not long at all...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #59 on: 11-14-2004 19:26 »
« Last Edit on: 11-14-2004 19:26 »

The last episode was shown in Mid-August of 2003.

Considering that Family Guy was cancelled in 2002(i think) it wouldnt be out of the question for FOX to consider bringing it back.
Squeaky

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« Reply #60 on: 11-14-2004 19:38 »

Family Guy was cancelled in Feburary of 02 and brought back in November of last year... So, if Family Guy can go 16 months before getting brought back, Futurama still has a chance to do so also.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #61 on: 11-14-2004 19:54 »

If I knew my cable box had some kind of ratings machine (checks what you watch and reports that as one number to some company that calculates ratings), then I'd watch Family Guy when it comes back, and Futurama on [as].
And I honestly wouldn't care about the scheduling of Futurama, if FOX ever brought it back. I'd record the shows on VHS, and buy the DVD's when they came out. If Futurama does come back, Matt Groening & David X. Cohen would probably treat it skeptically. They'd make good episodes, but the season finale would probably have more closure than "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings". (Since when that episode was in production, they didn't know whether it would be revived or cancelled.)
But I can't believe the people in those positions at FOX got there. Hell, even I could treat the shows better. Give it a good timeslot, actually advertise it, make contests for it (like The Simpsons), and they're good to go. If necessary, it doesn't have to be on the Sunday schedule.
And I don't think this is a trick to get people to watch Family Guy. The only reason it is coming back is because of the huge DVD sales, so it's not really necessary to trick anyone into watching it. (Especially Futurama fans.)
Although from the facts I have, and from FOX's business point of view (i.e. money-making view), I'd watch how Family Guy does. If it does well, then FOX makes money. Thus, bringing back Futurama would give them even more money.
They could advertise it as a 2 1/2 hour block of fun. (Or something like that.)
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #62 on: 11-15-2004 01:42 »

Only certain homes have rating monitors - it would be illegal for people to register ehat yo u watch without letting you know.  S.E. Nielsen basically picks a ranodm selection of houses, asks their permission, and then installs some hardware to get the samples for the Nielsen Ratings.

My girlfriend's house is a "Nielsen House."  Unfortunately, she doesn't have cable.

"Finally, I get to save the Earth with deadly lasers instead of deadly slide shows."

GP: 100 Nixorbucks
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Next level: 1000
spawn_2008

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« Reply #63 on: 11-15-2004 16:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Update for my comment about TLI: apparently, he was only banned for a couple hours.  He cussed out jerkberg, got banned, then apologized to mArc.

And where can i find this?
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #64 on: 11-15-2004 18:18 »

It got baleeted by mArc.  I wouldn't worry about it, since it happened like a week ago.
Guy Caballero
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« Reply #65 on: 11-15-2004 18:50 »

I'll be a Nielson house starting Thursday. In fact, I got my stuff today.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #66 on: 11-16-2004 11:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Guy Caballero:
I'll be a Nielson house starting Thursday. In fact, I got my stuff today.

If I find out that you change the channel ONCE during Futurama, I will personally come to your house and beat the living shit out of you.


healerguy

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« Reply #67 on: 11-16-2004 16:26 »

I'll believe it when I see it, however this is inspiring, great news.   big grin
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #68 on: 11-16-2004 21:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 If I find out that you change the channel ONCE during Futurama, I will personally come to your house and beat the living shit out of you.


And i'll help   tongue
Rhodan

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« Reply #69 on: 11-17-2004 11:26 »
« Last Edit on: 11-17-2004 11:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Beej:
^Wasn't the last episode shown something like 15 months ago? That's not long at all...
But there is  a difference between "last episode" and "getting cancelled". Futurama was put to hiatus a year before "Devilīs hands..", during McSeason 4.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #70 on: 11-17-2004 22:56 »

Mmmm.  McSeason.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #71 on: 11-21-2004 04:48 »

Well, for those who believe in a possible return, while searching on the internet I found this review about Family Guy and Futurama returning. It was done on the 17th of this month but still.

 
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These two factors have forced producers to take a second look at the satirical Science Fiction program. According Futurama's co-creator David X. Cohen, one of the big problems with Fox was the timeslot in which the show was scheduled.

This full review can be read here

To be honest it could be another rumor report...
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