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Procyon

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« Reply #40 on: 03-01-2005 19:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2005 19:57 »

Yeah, TV does attract new fandom better. Got me in. I tuned in to watch Family Guy and found Futurama instead. Now I never watch Family Guy.

Futurama is AS number 1 rated show. Family Guy may be returning to FOX, but you just can't watch it like Futurama. You get sick of it. Plus, with Futurama, you'll often notice things, (such as signs) that you didn't notice before, which really renews your love for the show.

Of course, FOX really only cares about the revenue. They canned shows without a care. Remeber this one show I watched awhile back on FOX. It got 4 episodes before it was canceled.

Eventually Futurama will fade. But probably not for a few more years. Then they'll start showing it on TV Land, you you'll know the theme song by heart, just like with The Brady Bunch Here's the story, of a lovely lady...

TOTPD!
GenderBender26

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« Reply #41 on: 03-02-2005 16:58 »

They shouldnt take Futurama off the line up, its their most popular show, and one of the only reasons i watch [adult swim]

FOX should have started making Futurama agian insted, its a more popular show, and i better.

I do like Family Guy, but some of the stuff in it is crude.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #42 on: 03-02-2005 16:59 »
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Futurama on TV Land? Agh! >_< Don't say that! All hope is not lost. We know that Matt and David are trying their best to bring it back, at least to finish off all the secrets imbedded in the show. So don't make such negative predictions. We can't just let Futurama fade away!

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
SpaceJockey

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« Reply #43 on: 03-02-2005 18:47 »
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Originally posted by GenocidalSmashr:
Actually, Family Guy almost costs as much as Futurama per episode. Mcfarlande said it was around 1.3 million or something.

Booze and hookers. They're certainly not spending it on quality animation.


edit: All right! I'm a Delivery Boy! ...Again.

Kicked your ass.
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T-Veronica

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« Reply #44 on: 03-02-2005 20:50 »

Yeah, at least we got kick-arse 3D animation to show for our budget. >_>

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
TheGingerKid

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« Reply #45 on: 03-03-2005 16:14 »

The Fact that it is out in TV land is a good thing. All it will do is bring in new Fans who will be wanting more Futurama.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #46 on: 03-03-2005 16:27 »
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It isn't on TV Land, I don't think. And it probably wouldn't be good if it were, because once a show's put on that channel, it's pretty much a sure thing that it's never coming back. TV Land is for old shows that have ended. At least to my knowledge.

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
TheGingerKid

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« Reply #47 on: 03-03-2005 16:32 »

Sorry I didnt litterally mean TV land I meant that is appearing on other stations more which it is what with it being on channel 4 (uk) and Cartoon network.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #48 on: 03-03-2005 20:19 »

Yeah, though on TBS it's on at a pretty bad time. It might attract insomniacs.
But if CN notices that Futurama has great ratings, over 200,000 more than Family Guy, when FG's on at 11 and Fut. is on at 11:30(!), that CN'll order some shows, maybe even tempt Fox into bringing it back. I mean, almost all of Futurama is on The Simpsons, so new episodes wouldn't be that far away, if they order now, maybe later this year! But that's just one of the best case scenerios.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #49 on: 03-03-2005 20:39 »

 
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Original Poster: i_c_weiner
Yeah, though on TBS it's on at a pretty bad time. It might attract insomniacs.
But if CN notices that Futurama has great ratings, over 200,000 more than Family Guy, when FG's on at 11 and Fut. is on at 11:30(!), that CN'll order some shows, maybe even tempt Fox into bringing it back. I mean, almost all of Futurama is on The Simpsons, so new episodes wouldn't be that far away, if they order now, maybe later this year! But that's just one of the best case scenerios.


-What do you mean that Cartoon Network will "order some shows"? As far as I know, they only own broadcast rights, not production rights. (FOX owns production rights, as well as broadcast rights.)

-Sorry, but I don't understand when you say "almost all of Futurama is on The Simpsons". What do you mean by this? Are you talking about references or what?

-If Futurama suddenly came into production now (which is highly unlikely, especially since they'd need to bring in voice talent, make contracts, etc...), it'd be at least 6 months to 1 year before we saw new episodes.

-I do agree that the TBS airing of Futurama is horrible. They could stick it after Family Guy's one hour block. (Whenever that is.)
T-Veronica

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« Reply #50 on: 03-03-2005 21:21 »

I didn't even know it was airing on TBS. When did that happen? Or has it been going on for awhile and I've just had my head up my--I mean, in the sand?

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #51 on: 03-04-2005 01:07 »

Well T-V, it's on at like 1:30 or something. Maybe that's why you didn't know...
Jeffbot

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« Reply #52 on: 03-04-2005 14:22 »

"-If Futurama suddenly came into production now (which is highly unlikely, especially since they'd need to bring in voice talent, make contracts, etc...), it'd be at least 6 months to 1 year before we saw new episodes."

That's absolutely false.  We all know that Futurama is 'painstakingly drawn before a live audience."

Heh.  That line always gets me.  Subtle, but hilarious.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #53 on: 03-04-2005 21:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Eyedol7513:
 
-What do you mean that Cartoon Network will "order some shows"? As far as I know, they only own broadcast rights, not production rights. (FOX owns production rights, as well as broadcast rights.)

-Sorry, but I don't understand when you say "almost all of Futurama is on The Simpsons". What do you mean by this? Are you talking about references or what?

-If Futurama suddenly came into production now (which is highly unlikely, especially since they'd need to bring in voice talent, make contracts, etc...), it'd be at least 6 months to 1 year before we saw new episodes.

-I do agree that the TBS airing of Futurama is horrible. They could stick it after Family Guy's one hour block. (Whenever that is.)

By order some shows, I forgot about production rights, so you got that.

By almost all of Futurama is on The Simpsons, I meant the producion team.

Yeah, the chance for the Futurama random come back is...well, random. It would be the fall season.

I think the FG Block is on Wednesdays.
TheGingerKid

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« Reply #54 on: 03-05-2005 15:36 »

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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
 By order some shows, I forgot about production rights, so you got that.

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Channel 4 in the UK had a Simpsons special Christmas Message made for them by fox. I think it is posible that if a channel can pay enough they might persuade fox to make more futurama (Spacifically for their channel).
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #55 on: 03-08-2005 01:26 »

Just last night on [adult swim], they had a bump stating Futurama attained its highest-ever number of viewers on [as] last week.  I didn't catch the day, or the numbers, but I caught the important part.  It's well over a million, I'm sure -- Futurama reached over a million a few weeks ago.  I'll see if I can find anything else.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #56 on: 03-08-2005 01:41 »

[as] starts in about 20 minutes for me. I'll try and catch the numbers when it starts.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #57 on: 03-08-2005 16:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender_Waffles:
I don't think that this question has every been asked before, but how long do you guys think Futurama will air on Adult Swim?

I mean, with all the influx of new shows on the network, how long can Futurama last showing the same episodes over and over. The show is seeming more and more out of place every day. Even Family Guy will be showing new episodes on the channel once they're made.

I know Adult Swim has said that they love the series dearly, but how much longer will the carry our beloved show?


It's their highest rated show most weeks.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #58 on: 03-08-2005 19:47 »

If it's their highest rated show, why'd the switch the line-up? (Again.) The 11:30p.m. slot screws up my TV time, since Leno is on at the same time.
As for the [as] numbers thing, I didn't catch anything. None of the bumps mentioned Futurama during it's airing last night. (Unless for some reason it was during Family Guy's airing, which it probably was.)
The only thing that I saw that mentioned Futurama was a bump for the weekend schedules. Futurama was highlighted in blue, which meant it was a "somewhat used" show.
Procyon

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« Reply #59 on: 03-08-2005 20:31 »

They switched it just to change it up. Atleast, that's wat they said right after Christmas. I don't buy that, but I we're still doing better on the bad timeslot. Anyways, it might convert some Family Guy fans into Futurama fans. That's how I got wrapped up in Futurama. They switched the times, and I liked this show better. JUst the quality of the animation, sories, characters, and all that jazz.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #60 on: 03-09-2005 00:44 »

That same bump did air again last night, during Family Guy (as it did on Sunday).  I missed the very first screen of it (there's three or four Futurama screens before they go on to mention ATHF reaching a million viewers for the first time ever - kudos), but they didn't mention numbers.  I still haven't poked around the [asmb] for numbers, but I'll get to that eventually.

As for them changing the lineup, I have noticed one thing: the 11:30 slot tends to pick up numbers, while the 11:00 slot will lose viewers.  It's my theory that they do this to give the 11:00 show some better ratings when it starts to slip.  Plus, they do like to mess with us ... it wouldn't be [as] without the torment.
jan_18_1981

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« Reply #61 on: 03-10-2005 18:34 »

Family Guy suxs!!! I mean Ill watch the show if theres absolutley no other show on to watch...but Family Guy is a last resort....Futurama is a great show....I own all four seasons on DVD so I have every episode...so I no longer have to watch adult swim unless Im out of town at a motel....then to get my daily kicks watch it. I dont watch futurama everyday....but I do  twice a week. I love the show and its a shame that Groening cant make more. Theyre bringing back a crappy show like Family Guy...it aint crappy...let me reprashe it...its a so so show. They should bring back Fututrama.....Fox and Murdoch sux!!!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #62 on: 03-10-2005 18:41 »

I saw the whole thing last night. It said Futurama made it's highest rating ever last week, and Futurama almost always having 1 million and having the highest rating on [as] EVER, that shows the rating had to be about 1 million, perhaps between 1.2 and 1.5 million. But it also shows something that ATHF had it's first million viewer show last week, and it's been on more in the past than Futurama. So, I guess that Futurama showing that it can beat out late night and FG not doing good against...LOCAL NEWS!? I mean, seriously, local news.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #63 on: 03-12-2005 18:39 »

Ah. Well, I'm glad our TV ratings haven't gone down after the release of the DVDs. We gotta keep it up, people! ^_^

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
jan_18_1981

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« Reply #64 on: 03-12-2005 19:37 »

I still love to watch it on Tv...cause half the time too damn lazy to get up and put in dvds...atleast with the tv remote you wouldnt have to get off your keister. Screw it Ill continue to watch Adult Swim because if everybody watched it...theyd have to bring it back or atleast consider it. The Dvds can be saved for Sunday nights when Adult Swim nor TBS has Futurama on. Im glad Futurama made the highest rating....good for them and Ha Ha to Family Guy who got beat out by the Local news.
Suckers...serves em right. In my part of the world.....Family Guy airs at the same time as The Simpsons and the Local News....lets just say I never watch FG...its either the News or The Simpsons.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #65 on: 03-12-2005 22:04 »

^I'd take the news over any of them, any day.

No, not really. But it really depends on what's on the news.
Kittyminx

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« Reply #66 on: 03-13-2005 10:27 »

Play Mr Murdoch at his own game playa! You can't truly own an idea... how bout the team get together, go to another network and start a brand new show... call it uh I dunno off the top of my head Aloha Mars  wink and its about a bunch of twenty somethings gettin on wit life in the year 4000 who live on mars this time. Like Matt (on DVD commentary) said you can rip anything off just stick an antennae on the head (Yo quiero cartoons) then tongue in cheek it all, with a sprinkling of liberalism and bobs your uncle we're back in play..... We don't have to have to exact same stuff repetively shoved down our throats but the originality of the scripts is what we all truly loved and yes I may be speakin for all of us generally but it's what I do. Generally speaking. THIS IS WHAT YOU ALL WANT go out and obey.... Nah I'm just tryin to sound more popular than I am, might be no-one wit me but it's wat I think.
Slackit02

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« Reply #67 on: 03-13-2005 11:27 »

uhh Kitty you CAN truely own an idea.  Most products have a patent on them, and although other ones a close, they are all different. 

Ever hear of people sue-ing famouse rappers because they stole thier stuff?  Well it happens, and if Matt and DG took the idea elsewhere, and made it, it would have to be a completly different show just to keep thier asses from being sued by FOX (yah, a new show would be great, but Id still rather have futurama)

On Topic: I think Thursday AS did an add saying FG got its highest ratings ever, I remember them showing it, and it not being as high as Futurama episodes have been
Kittyminx

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« Reply #68 on: 03-13-2005 12:46 »

Ahhh what I mean is ... ur right I didn't explain m'self clearly an I see how ya saw sometin else ther... Matt wanted to explore a group of young adults in a strange situation and how they all interacted and affected each other ( I happen to know this for a fact as I'm walkin round in his brain now oh an its on a commentary I think when they're walkin out of the hip joint) so thats the idea you can't truly own otherwise Friends would do alt of sueing... see? thats what I mean???
SpaceCase

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« Reply #69 on: 03-13-2005 13:52 »

To answer the question in the thread title: It'll last long as whoever has the rights makes enough money to make it worth doing.

It's all 'bout the Benjamin's, baby!

Plain and simple.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #70 on: 03-15-2005 16:54 »

Even if they made someting similar, I'd still much rather have the actual thing back. (And also, it sucks that Fox would be able to sue them for ripping off their own creation...)

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #71 on: 05-02-2005 00:16 »

*bump*

Just heard some bad news guys on [as].

As of May 28th, Futurama is no longer on Saturday nights. It is all anime now. I fucking hate anime...

Not a big loss, but a loss nonetheless...
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #72 on: 05-02-2005 00:42 »

I checked on [as].com and it said no Futurama on Thursday because of American Dad. That sucks major Monkey balls. And now no Futurama on Saturdays? That's usually the only time I get to watch it! What has become of [as]? I mean, I love anime, but I just can't believe there are taking it out.
Venus

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« Reply #73 on: 05-02-2005 00:51 »

I've been saying forever that Anime was evil. It's like Termites. For every anime you see there's 15 you don't.

I wonder if Groening and Cohen are still trying to get the show back, or a movie or whatever. I know they have been trying in the past but i wonder how long they will go before they decide to give up on it for good.
futz
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« Reply #74 on: 05-02-2005 10:34 »

Kind of proportional to DVD releases. Sort of like rock tours and album sales.
waffy

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« Reply #75 on: 05-02-2005 14:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
I wonder if Groening and Cohen are still trying to get the show back, or a movie or whatever. I know they have been trying in the past but i wonder how long they will go before they decide to give up on it for good.

That's probably the biggest question on my mind.  I'm sure nobody outside of FOX would know better than Groening and Cohen whether or not there's a chance of it coming back, so I'm REALLY curious to know if they still think there's any hope.  God, I hope they say something about it on the new dvd...

parasite?

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« Reply #76 on: 05-02-2005 17:23 »

 
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Originally posted by LoveForFry:
Im glad someone gives ok times to futurama, unlike TBS who shows it a 2:15 in the morn on fridays(what kind of time is that?)
Umm... according to Gotfuturama.com, Adult swim has moved Futurama to 2:00 Am and 5:00 AM... God I hope this is wrong.
Also, before the new release of Family guy episodes, you could do a search on google of  "Family Guy" and then "Futurama" (both in quotes, and get more results for Futurama (hooray). Unfortunately this is not the case anymore. I don't care about the time moving because I have all the DVDs but that will kill the ratings and all hope of resurrection.  frown 
parasite?

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« Reply #77 on: 05-02-2005 17:24 »

Oh nevermind CGEF just sucks. Yahoo tv says normal times. Whew. I was about to freak...
Unknown

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« Reply #78 on: 05-03-2005 21:30 »

Welcome to PEEL.  Please feel free to use all the features of this board, such as the edit button. 
Bandit Ruler

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« Reply #79 on: 05-06-2005 15:39 »

The current airing schedule is dissapointing. With American Dad taking it's place on thursday, and Futurama no longer on Saturdays, it makes it harder to catch the show... but the good thing about it, is that Mike Lazzo has a knack for bringing back old shows, It's his custom and by no chance would he change it now.
...but the ratings are still excellent. And the comics are still going... huzzah!!
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