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« on: 01-18-2006 12:57 »

Chances I'll be first with this one?

The box says "No".

In a CNN article about cancellation of some other FOX programs, Futurama is mentioned:

Meanwhile, there haven't been any active negotiations to revive "Futurama," which, much like "Family Guy" before it, is enjoying a second life on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" late-night block. But Fox executives are keeping a close eye on the series' newfound success.

Same ol non-news, I guess. Nice to know people are still chatting and watching, though.

Ice Cube

Delivery Boy
« Reply #1 on: 01-18-2006 13:51 »

Yea, but with all this sudden news about Futurama's return, and then suddenly, its not returning, we don't know what to expect. But since FOX have suddenly become interested in it again, we can expect good things.

Space Pope
« Reply #2 on: 01-18-2006 16:24 »

Or nothing at all...  hmpf

Urban Legend
« Reply #3 on: 01-18-2006 19:23 »

I'm glad Malcolm is getting cancelled, that show never should've seen the light of day!  Since FOX is interested in giving Futurama a second chance, that's a good sign! 

Also, That 70's Show needs to be put out to pasture as well.  Since Futurama found success on Adult Swim, then it's bound to come back somehow.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #4 on: 01-18-2006 19:27 »

aww man, well if u watched the recent season of that seventies show, then u know why its cancelled. but gee, thats probalby my 3rd fav show (after futurama and the OC). im gonna cry tonight.
MALCOM TOO?!?! geez. i love that show too. i could relate to those kids. and it was funny as hell. the next season on fox is gonna blow. fucking cancel american idol.
we found all the good singers in america fox! u can stop now

The OC and 24 are still around though, so im happy

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #5 on: 01-18-2006 20:32 »

Meh, "American Idol" will not be cancelled if it continues to get the ratings it does.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #6 on: 01-18-2006 21:52 »

Originally posted by 4_Legs_Good:
Chances I'll be first with this one?

The box says "No".

You've got that right, somebody posted the interview this was quoted from here.

salutatory committee member
DOOP Secretary
« Reply #7 on: 01-18-2006 22:06 »

malcolm had its run. it was really good and clever in the beginning, now the writers have seemed to run out of ideas and it's quite bland. i saw that cancellation coming

that 70s show used to be really good too, but it got dull a few seasons ago.

american idol needs to be canned soon...it's same every season...boring...hooray to phasing out reality tv...

now bring back cartoons, futurama style!  big grin

« Reply #8 on: 01-18-2006 22:16 »

Yeah bring back cartoons. 70's show needed to be taken off life support, I mean Eric wasn't even there. The only FOX shows I watch are the simpsons, family guy, bernie mac, and 24 or "twenty fizzour" as my brother calls it. They need new shows and no more reality shows unless its "Torture with Celeberties".

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #9 on: 01-18-2006 22:19 »

That CNN article isn't quite complete....here's  the direct quote:

QUESTION: Peter over here. A couple of questions, one with reality. How has the reality landscape or unscripted landscape changed in the last year, in your view? Is there a kind of reality show that no longer fits the mold, no longer works?


QUESTION: And then the second question is: There's a rumor making rounds that you were actually considering bringing back "Futurama." Is that possibly true?

PETER LIGUORI: Okay. I'll divide them up. First of all, the state of the unscripted business -- you know, clearly what seems to be working -- and philosophically, I think when you look at unscripted, all bets are off. A great idea trumps them all. And if you try to just be a trend watcher, you're not going to be ahead of the curve at some point with that one truly unique outstanding idea. What's going on right now is a lot of the reality shows tend to be a little more aspirational, and that does seem to be the trend.

When I'm in discussions with Mike, we're looking at unscripted ideas that run the gamut. And all we're looking for is the idea that's got inspiration behind it. In terms of "Futurama" -- there's no doubt that the "Family Guy" model worked outstandingly. It's great to be a network exec and have a decision made for you by an audience. In terms of "Futurama," there haven't really been any active negotiations at this point. But I'd be an ostrich to just stick my head in the dirt and not realize what's going on with "Futurama" as well.
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