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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 11-20-2005 13:12 »

Since we all knew where FOX stood with Futurama, how would another network have treated it?  For example if Futurama had been shown on NBC, CBS, ABC, or even the WB. 
LayZ341

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« Reply #1 on: 11-20-2005 13:22 »

I think FOX treated it better than any of these other networks you listed. These networks don't have any animated series,  so I don't think Futurama would have benefited from these networks.
SaltySeaSnax

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« Reply #2 on: 11-20-2005 13:28 »

ABC would have no idea what to do with it. Remember Clerks? But LayZ is right, those other networks have no other animated shows so they would probably have never picked it up in the first place.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #3 on: 11-20-2005 14:15 »

    To answer the question in the thread's title:
  • Money. You know F*x would want an obscene amount of money for the rights to Futurama.
  • More money: The other network would have to think they could turn a profit from the show.
  • Fit: The other network would have to think Futurama would be a good fit with the rest of their program line-up.
So, between no's 1 & 2 above, the odds of another network buying the rights to Futurama ain't flamin' likely!

And to no. 3 above, the only animated programming you'll find on other networks is for Saturday morning.

Prime-time? Fuhgeduhbowtit!

Translation?
Unless F*x chooses to do something new with Futurama, we're boned, stoned, and pwned.

I'll shut up now. For reprint's of this tirade, please send $4.95 to Farkle Press...
thehitman

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« Reply #4 on: 11-24-2005 15:18 »

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    Originally posted by SpaceCase:
    To answer the question in the thread's title:
    • Money. You know F*x would want an obscene amount of money for the rights to Futurama.
    • More money: The other network would have to think they could turn a profit from the show.
    • Fit: The other network would have to think Futurama would be a good fit with the rest of their program line-up.
    So, between no's 1 & 2 above, the odds of another network buying the rights to Futurama ain't flamin' likely!

    And to no. 3 above, the only animated programming you'll find on other networks is for Saturday morning.

    Prime-time? Fuhgeduhbowtit!

    Translation?
    Unless F*x chooses to do something new with Futurama, we're boned, stoned, and pwned.

    I'll shut up now. For reprint's of this tirade, please send $4.95 to Farkle Press...

    I totaly agree with this.
    Spacedal11

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    « Reply #5 on: 11-24-2005 15:47 »

     
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    Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
    Since we all knew where FOX stood with Futurama, how would another network have treated it?  For example if Futurama had been shown on NBC, CBS, ABC, or even the WB. 

    "Thursday line up on NBC! First a brand new episode of Joey and Will and Grace, followed by a special episode of Futurama and the Apprentice"

    Oh yeah. It should totally move to a different network.
    SpaceCase

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    « Reply #6 on: 11-24-2005 16:04 »

     
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    Originally posted by Spacedal11:
    ... Oh yeah. It should totally move to a different network.
    <*Ahem*>

    FUTURAMA:The Next Generation.
      evil laugh
    Now that I have Gene Roiddenberry doing cartwheels in his grave, I'll just ooze back out under the door...
      roll eyes
    Teral

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    « Reply #7 on: 11-24-2005 17:44 »

     
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    Originally posted by SpaceCase:
    Now that I have Gene Roiddenberry doing cartwheels in his grave,

    That's some trick considering he was cremated and his ashes send into space.  tongue
    cujoe169
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    « Reply #8 on: 11-24-2005 21:49 »

    what... he can reform... and then spin
    CaptainYesterda

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    « Reply #9 on: 11-25-2005 01:23 »

     
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    Originally posted by SaltySeaSnax:
    ABC would have no idea what to do with it. Remember Clerks? But LayZ is right, those other networks have no other animated shows so they would probably have never picked it up in the first place.

    Ya i agree

    SpaceCase

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    « Reply #10 on: 11-25-2005 05:17 »

     
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    Originally posted by Teral:
     That's some trick considering he was cremated and his ashes send into space.   tongue

    Fine, he's tumbling in orbit then!
    Geeze! I can't even crack-wise without some geek muckin' up the works...  mad
     wink

    I understood only about <100 grams of his remains were lobbed into space.  confused
    But you'd probably know better than I, Teral.
    Bandit Ruler

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    « Reply #11 on: 11-25-2005 13:08 »


    While I agree with you all mostly, I have to make a comment to balance out all this negativity. Not that there's anything wrong with negativity, I just don't like an imbalance of it.
    But, sadly I can't think of one. *gasp* I've been infected!  eek Nooo!! My beloved optimism... it's gone!  cry
    DotheBartman

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    « Reply #12 on: 11-25-2005 13:25 »
    « Last Edit on: 11-25-2005 13:25 »

     
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    Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
     For example if Futurama had been shown on NBC, CBS, ABC

    None of those networks can handle anything edgy or offbeat, at least to the extent of "Futurama".  It's a show that's simply too weird for networks like those.

     
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    or even the WB. 

    Don't be silly.  No one watches WB.

    If Futurama was ressurected as an actual series again, it would need to be either on Fox or a cable network.  None of the other free networks would work very well.

    Bandit Ruler

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    « Reply #13 on: 11-27-2005 13:41 »

    I think Futurama deserves to be it's own network.
    (joking)  wink
    Bender4Prez

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    « Reply #14 on: 12-06-2005 01:58 »

    i know comedy central paid 28 million jsut for the rights to air it...
    so its worth $...
    The only cartoon i watch outside of fox is the rift show on sci-fi..and south park...cartoon network OR coemdy central could do decent things with it.....but i dont see them picking up fox's sloppy seconds on the series
    Bent Again

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    « Reply #15 on: 12-06-2005 02:54 »

    I read on a myspace board that this Comedy Central deal also asks for new episodes, anyone else heard this story?
    No.Im-Doesnt

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    « Reply #16 on: 02-04-2006 18:52 »

    No but other stations wont do it because it will cost them millions to do one episode!
    Teral

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    « Reply #17 on: 02-04-2006 20:27 »

    Cheapskates!
    Foxxy Gurl

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    « Reply #18 on: 02-08-2006 17:59 »

    I soo agree. But it's airing on Cartoon Network, but I hope it comes on WB, too.  But F*X is my fave channel...
    Foxxy Gurl

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    « Reply #19 on: 02-08-2006 18:01 »

    I soooooo agree. But it's airing on Cartoon Network ever sice it was cancelled, but I hope it comes on WB, too.  But F*X is my fave channel... So I'm not going against that network... BUT BRING IT BACK ANYHOW.
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