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Fancy Pants
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« on: 06-13-2002 22:10 »

Hi, I'm new here and just read something that made me panic about Futurama.

On Zap2it.com, there was an article about the new show Oliver Beene being moved from its original fall timeslot to a premiere date in January. Here's an excerpt.

*LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - When a network moves a show from its scheduled fall premiere to midseason, it's often a sign of trouble.

That's not the case with "Oliver Beene," FOX insists. In fact, the network is delaying the premiere until January in order to help the show.

"Oliver Beene," about an eccentric Cold War-era family as seen through the eyes of the 11-year-old title character, is scheduled for the 7:30 p.m. slot on Sundays. But because of FOX's baseball and National Football League coverage, it would likely be pre-empted numerous times. Thus, the network will wait until January to launch it.

"It's not fair to the show" to do otherwise, a FOX spokesman tells Zap2it. The network took a similar path with the first season of "Malcolm in the Middle," which premiered in January 2000 and has since become one of FOX's top-rated series.*


So I was just wondering, since that show is on AFTER Futurama, will Futurama's next season also be delayed till January?

I also do love how Fox has no mention about Futurama, just that it's not fair that their new show gets preempted by baseball. Screw them.

And it's fair that Futurama isn't given a chance???
McGrady

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« Reply #1 on: 06-13-2002 22:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Fancy Pants:
So I was just wondering, since that show is on AFTER Futurama, will Futurama's next season also be delayed till January?

Well it pretty much has been pushed back several months anyway for the last two years, I don't see how this year is any different.

 
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And it's fair that Futurama isn't given a chance???

Of course it isn't fair, Fox isn't out to make viewers of Futurama happy.  They are out to make sure the Fox executives favorite shows stay on (which isn't futurama), and hope they can make enough money of the Simpsons merchandise to stay at the position they are at.
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 06-13-2002 22:53 »

...of course, god forbid that, with the slot open, they'd put Futurama there temporarily.

Because someone might actually WATCH it.  eek
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 06-13-2002 23:01 »

 
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Originally posted by McGrady:
  and hope they can make enough money of the Simpsons merchandise to stay at the position they are at.

Damn straight. i work at Spencers and we have a whole section dedicated to Simpsons crap. Not a Futurama item to be seen but if its the Simpsons then we have it!  puke
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #4 on: 06-14-2002 12:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
...of course, god forbid that, with the slot open, they'd put Futurama there temporarily.

Because someone might actually WATCH it.   eek

FOX sure as hell wouldn't want anyone actually watching Futurama...

They may hold it back to January for a season start, they may start it in the fall, either way they'll treat it poorly and it will be pre-emted often.

From what little I've read of this new "Oliver Beene" travisty, they should just scrap it and show Futurama reruns instead.  big grin
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 06-14-2002 16:10 »

 
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Originally posted by FilthyCrab:
 FOX sure as hell wouldn't want anyone actually watching Futurama...


I'm sure it was FOX who insisted that the opening caption of "The 30% Iron Chef" was "if accidently watched, induce vomiting".

Welcome to PEEL, Fancy Pants. Enjoy it here.  big grin
sex_man

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« Reply #6 on: 06-15-2002 17:08 »

i just want to say welcome fancy pants
Just Chris

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« Reply #7 on: 06-18-2002 11:08 »

With the way Fox is handling the show, it would come as no surprise that it would be aired after the Super Bowl, rather than after the World Series.

bankrupt

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« Reply #8 on: 06-18-2002 12:38 »

It'll only be "fair" in my eyes if Oliver Beene tanks big time.  I want it to be left in its 7:30 slot durig fall so FOX can see how it does when pre-empted all the time.  So unfair.
McGrady

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« Reply #9 on: 06-18-2002 20:30 »

7:30 timeslot doesn't really get pre-empted that often actually.  It is only if football goes into overtime.  However, the 7:00 timeslot is designated "after football stupid show" where some guys talk about the highlights of the game for 30 minutes.  Where the 7:30 might be pre-empted, the 7:00 is just thrown out.
Archie2K

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« Reply #10 on: 06-20-2002 13:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 Damn straight. i work at Spencers and we have a whole section dedicated to Simpsons crap. Not a Futurama item to be seen but if its the Simpsons then we have it!   puke

I can't find a Futurama T-shirt anywhere that delivers in England, and I'm pretty sure that the mail order catalogues don't do one, so I guess it is off to the T-shirt printing shop.

Incidentaly what do you think I should put on it?
Welcome to PEEL Fancy Pants. Yay I welcomed someone.  big grin
MizPataki

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« Reply #11 on: 06-24-2002 22:21 »

The kind of preferencial treatment FOX gives crappy shows is sickening...  puke

VelourFog

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« Reply #12 on: 06-24-2002 22:38 »

i'm moving this. if its a problem, I can move it back.
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