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blahness

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« on: 03-29-2002 11:48 »

one would think it:

last week we had no futurama on thursday instead we had king of the hill.

last night we had no futurama on thursday instead we had a bill oreilly special.

next week we will have no futurama on thursday we will be treated to an extra half an hour of king of the hill again. 

now i must ask how much king of the hill does one person need to see each week? i was thinking about this last night and i looked at fox's schedule today... lets see...

king of the hill runs in syndication every day at 6:30 EST and again at 12am EST EVERY DAY! (with exception to sundays)... then we have it showing again on thursday nights at 9pm EST and most of the time it seems 9:30pm EST also instead of futurama.... and of course it is also part of fox's comedy wheel on friday's... and lets not forget that it is also on at 7:30pm EST on sunday... you angry yet?

I WANT MY FUTURAMA!!!
bankrupt

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« Reply #1 on: 03-29-2002 12:23 »

It looks like FOX has done away with the Thursday Futurama slot to me.  They're putting on all this other crap instead.  The O'reilly show cracks me up the most.  Most of the people who watch FOX's typical dreck wouldn't even know who he is.  I wonder how good that one did in the ratings?  Put Futurama back on!
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« Reply #2 on: 03-29-2002 12:35 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
king of the hill runs in syndication every day at 6:30 EST and again at 12am EST EVERY DAY! (with exception to sundays)... then we have it showing again on thursday nights at 9pm EST and most of the time it seems 9:30pm EST also instead of futurama.... and of course it is also part of fox's comedy wheel on friday's... and lets not forget that it is also on at 7:30pm EST on sunday... you angry yet?

I WANT MY FUTURAMA!!!

"King Of The Hill"-overload. Critical error in section 34F56-4HA56. System will be shut down.

Geez, FOX has really outdone themself this time. They put Futurama on Thursday night 3-4 times, and then decides that not enough people watch it. Well, maybe if they advertised it and gave it some time, idiots. But, ohhh no, let's replace it with KOTH, one of the crappiest cartoons ever. No offence to anyone who likes that show, but it just rubs me the wrong way.

Let's hope it's only temporary.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #3 on: 03-29-2002 13:03 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
I wonder how good that one did in the ratings?  Put Futurama back on!

Two specials on Fox, Port Mortem (#4, 4.1/ 6) and Corruption of the American Child: An O'Reilly Factor Special (#6, 4.1/ 6) were barely visible.

eg: came in 6th out of 6 networks
cellery

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« Reply #4 on: 03-29-2002 13:06 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
 Two specials on Fox, Port Mortem (#4, 4.1/ 6) and Corruption of the American Child: An O'Reilly Factor Special (#6, 4.1/ 6) were barely visible.

eg: came in 6th out of 6 networks

Wow, beaten by ABC, CBS, NBC, and more embarassingly UPN and the WB. Way to go Fox! If they had left Futurama in the time slot it would have probably built up more of a viewership, even though they stuck it against CSI and Just Shoot Me. What a half-assed attempt that was.   roll eyes
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 03-29-2002 13:53 »

I'm surprised you Americans get it so bad, after all Futurama originated there. This easter Sky One has put loads of Futurama on, and there is a variety from every season. Even channel 4 are repeating Season One on week days next week. I feel sorry for you, it's Fox's fault.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 03-29-2002 13:55 »

Quit twisting the knife, Otis
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 03-29-2002 14:03 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2002 14:03 by edeltraut »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Quit twisting the knife, Otis

Ok, you're way ahead of us with the new episodes.

blahness

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« Reply #8 on: 03-29-2002 14:06 »

LOL at the rate they are showing them... not for long  smile

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 Ok, your way ahead of us with the new episodes.


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« Reply #9 on: 03-29-2002 14:21 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2002 14:21 »

those bastards at fox....here is what i have to say to Rupert Murdock... "Why dont you go outside and play hide and go fuck-yourself?"  Not only is fox ruining Futurama but they have the Audacidy to run my beloved Dodgers in to the groud as well!! Fox must die!!  up yours   mad
bankrupt

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« Reply #10 on: 03-29-2002 15:12 »

Tzlk, I like the way your angry avatar goes with your angry message.  Makes it more impressive!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #11 on: 03-29-2002 16:12 »

O'Reilly's always been a hypocrite; going on FOX to deplore sex and violence corrupting our youth (with TONS of R-Rated visual examples from teen-sex and slasher movies) was just the icing on his monkey cake.

"Let's just say...I'm sitting in the right chair."
--Homer J. Simpson, in his combination barcalounger/toilet
bankrupt

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« Reply #12 on: 03-29-2002 19:05 »

Thanks for the ratings info [-mArc-].  It wasn't too hard to predict he'd come in last.  I don't think a conservative big mouth meshes well with FOX's core audience of people who like celebrity boxing, temptation island, and when animals attack.  He must be getting senile.  He must have thought that FOX on his contract was PBS.
Just Chris

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« Reply #13 on: 03-29-2002 20:07 »

Oh yeah, that's right. Yesterday night I was thinking 'is Thursday Fox's Special presentation night? No wait, there's no such thing. It's supposed to be animation night.' No wonder I felt like I was missing a bit of Futurama last night.

What did the other networks show during this time? Is it Fox's excuse to put up some crud because they can't compete with the other guys? I don't remember anything special on yesterday in the other channels.

I agree with Otis that Fox is orphaning away Futurama to other countries. WTF!!! Why is Fox letting their show run so freely into foreign countries, yet we, the residents of the country of its creators, get boned by Fox! Thailand gets it every single day. It's come to the point where you need SATELLITE to watch a broadcast TV show.
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 03-30-2002 02:06 »

You'd think that since march 28th was Futurama's 3rd birthday they would mark it in someway, maybe by doing a double of "Space Pilot 3000" and "The Series Has Landed". It was the perfect occasion to both pay a little tribute to one of their finest shows, and at the same time try to recruit some more fans, by showing how it all began.

And if a double is good enough for KOTH on thursday, then it's certainly good enough for Futurama. Do the staff at KOTH have some kind of hold on mr Murdoch, or what? That show is getting way to much attention.

Whenever I hear stories like this, about FOX screwing over their own shows and schedules, and generally scrambling to copy everybody else in a desperate attempt to improve their ratings, I can't help to laugh about something I read a while ago. In a Danish magazine that featured a small article about Futurama, it was noted that the show was aired on the shinning new comet of American television: FOX:  laff
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #15 on: 03-30-2002 02:22 »

Space Pilot 3000: Aired Twice in the U.S. missed it the first time and was unaware of it the second time...I've got it on DVD and don't have a DVD player...It is one episode I'd really like to review.
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #16 on: 03-30-2002 05:42 »

FOX's Thursday night schedule has been a ratings disaster this season.  Most of the programs that started the season on Thursday night have already been cancelled.  Right now, FOX is just filling empty time slots with any programming they can find; reruns, specials, whatever.  Futurama fared no better and no worse than any other program FOX has run in the 9:30 time slot.
McGrady

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« Reply #17 on: 04-01-2002 13:27 »

Fox wants to rebuild its Thursday lineup for next season.  I would not be surprized if Futurama isn't included on Thursday, nor would I be surprized if they sell sindication rights to a different network.  Just hope some other network will get it.
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« Reply #18 on: 04-02-2002 06:28 »

 
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Originally posted by meisterPOOP:
I've got it on DVD and don't have a DVD player...

*silence*
impact

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« Reply #19 on: 04-02-2002 07:01 »

Thats definitely weird.
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« Reply #20 on: 04-03-2002 23:05 »

If I ran a network, I'd be happy to pick Futurama up from FOX. FOX will never get good ratings in the thursday night slot. They're playing against
Friends on NBC, Survivor on CBS(if its still on, I never watch that network anymore), and whatever is on ABC-"The Wayne Brady Show?"

On an unrelated note-
"Baby Bob", on CBS- putting the "B.S." back in "CBS"!!!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #21 on: 04-07-2002 09:59 »

Just in case some poor naive boob out there still believes FOX is not going out of its way to execute Futurama--Thursday, April 11th, FOX will run THREE episodes of Family Guy and NONE of Futurama.

Remind me again why Futurama is "on hiatus?"
SQFreak

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« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2002 17:35 »

When UPN put the Dilbert TV show on hiatus, it was promptly cancelled.

"The Dilbert television show is on hiatus. Or did they say hate us. It's hard to tell over the phone when you're crying."
      --Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert
Shadowstar

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« Reply #23 on: 04-08-2002 06:25 »

It appears THIS is the new FOX Thursday lineup... all re-runs mind you.

8pm: Family Guy
8:30pm: Greg the Bunny
9pm: King of the Hill
9:30pm: Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Morbo3000

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« Reply #24 on: 04-08-2002 08:18 »

For anyone else from Ontario, ONTV showed Godfellas last Thursday at 9:30.  I'm not sure if they're going to show another episode this week, but maybe with luck they will.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #25 on: 04-08-2004 14:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
It appears THIS is the new FOX Thursday lineup... all re-runs mind you.

8pm: Family Guy
8:30pm: Greg the Bunny
9pm: King of the Hill
9:30pm: Andy Richter Controls the Universe

Well Family Guy, and Greg the bunny did not last, and neither did Andy Richter's show (he should have stayed on Conan O'Brien)

Can anyone name some other short lived shows that FOX killed


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8:30pm on FOX!
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« Reply #26 on: 04-08-2004 14:28 »
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Oh look Lrrr_2004 revived another usless thread. How wonderful!
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #27 on: 04-08-2004 14:31 »

Thank you
Nixorbo

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« Reply #28 on: 04-08-2004 16:12 »

OK, seriously, last warning.
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