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news man
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« on: 07-02-2003 21:29 »

From TVWeek.com:

 
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Originally posted by *TV Week*:
TBS Picks Up 'Futurama' and 'The Family Guy'

Beginning Monday TBS will air episodes of "Futurama" and "The Family Guy" during a "special run" of the cult-favorite programs.

"Futurama and "The Family Guy" have proven to be stellar hits among adults 18 to 34 for the late-night Cartoon Network Adult Swim crowd, and we are confident they will prove to be equally popular during the afternoons on TBS Superstation," said Steve Koonin, executive VP and chief operating officer of TBS.

The episodes will air weekdays at 2 and 2:30 p.m.(ET).
Bendo

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« Reply #1 on: 07-02-2003 21:34 »

They did like a test run a couple of months ago with an episode on a Sunday night I believe and as far as I remember it did fairly well.
Still, 2pm Eastern time doesn't do me much good as I will be at work. I wonder if they will be running Futurama on TBS while it is on hiatus from CN?
RM
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #2 on: 07-02-2003 21:35 »

Steve Koonin now has his name on my 'happy wall'.
Lindsay99

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« Reply #3 on: 07-03-2003 00:13 »

It's going on hiatus from CN? how come? That would be totally awesome if it came on at 6:00. Then i could get Futurama, an hour of Seinfeld, and then Friends. That would be nice.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #4 on: 07-03-2003 03:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Lindsay99:
It's going on hiatus from CN? how come?

They've already show every ep they have rights to twice, and they don't want it to get stale.
Bender5000

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« Reply #5 on: 07-03-2003 03:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Lindsay99:
It's going on hiatus from CN? how come? That would be totally awesome if it came on at 6:00. Then i could get Futurama, an hour of Seinfeld, and then Friends. That would be nice.

It's going on hiatus until September or October, whichever month FOX gives them rights to the Season 5 episodes...but I am very happy. The only unfortunte thing is that Futurama on CN and TBS will stay at the same episode length (CN just aired 1ACV06 "A Fishful of Dollars" ) about until the hiatus. I wonder if TBS will get rights to the Season 5 episodes too. Oh well, and they're airing Family Guy too. Now all we got to do is have a miracle happen where billions of dollars fall on Cartoon Network's doorstep and they decide to produce more episodes of Futurama!...
mads

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« Reply #6 on: 07-03-2003 04:57 »

I hope this turner dude/boss, have noticed how good Futurama is for his networks.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #7 on: 07-03-2003 09:43 »

That's clool!  When does it start? Is it already on now?
mads

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« Reply #8 on: 07-03-2003 10:05 »

I think it starts next monday, or something. But the TBS shedule on there homepage havent changed yet.
boingo2000

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« Reply #9 on: 07-03-2003 11:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 11:37 »

Huzzah!  (Being Canadain, I don't get the Cartoon Network, but I DO get TBS!  I'm so happy I could verb!)
Future Angel
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« Reply #10 on: 07-03-2003 21:08 »

Yes! Like boingo2000 I also get TBS. I'll be able to watch it every day and give my VCR, DVD player and PS2 a break.   wink
fry2006

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« Reply #11 on: 07-03-2003 21:24 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 21:24 »

I LOVE YOU, AOL TIME WARNER!

Wait...that's TNT. Sorry, AOL Time Warner. You don't deserve it.
Coop

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« Reply #12 on: 07-04-2003 00:45 »

Well, I dont know about this. I rather like it on Cartoon Network, where it really fits in.
Atticus

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« Reply #13 on: 07-04-2003 01:06 »

I agree with Coop.
I haven't watched TBS for quite a while now, but doesnt that channel censor suggestive language and scenes in favor of making a program more "family friendly"?  I have been told that it is a lost cause to try to watch james bond on TBS for that very reason. 
The main concern I have is that they don't try to censor or cut any scene of the show.
Anarchist

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« Reply #14 on: 07-04-2003 01:56 »

Ouch. You can't really do much cutting to Futurama, though, unless you completely remove Bender from the show.
mazaite

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« Reply #15 on: 07-04-2003 02:12 »

 
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Originally posted by news man:
From TVWeek.com:

 Originally posted by *TV Week*:
"Futurama and "The Family Guy" have proven to be stellar hits among adults 18 to 34 for the late-night Cartoon Network Adult Swim crowd, and we are confident they will prove to be equally popular during the afternoons on TBS Superstation," said Steve Koonin, executive VP and chief operating officer of TBS.


My question to you the PEEL group is this.

Is Steve Koonin a fricking retard?
It's popular at 11pm with 18-34 year olds, so It must do as good at 2pm with children and the unemploable?
What the hell talk is that?

And this moron is probably makng more then everyone on this forum combined to spiew out lobotomized chimp vomit statements like that.

Michael Zaite
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« Reply #16 on: 07-04-2003 02:46 »

I guess he's hoping for students being out of college around that time. 2PM is far from what I'd prefer (disregarding that I can't watch it anyway), but I've seen preteens watching and enjoying the show before. Having these see (too) Futurama can't hurt.
Best would be a rerun late at night, I suppose.

On censoring: TBS and CN are both owned by the same guy and CN already censored the zombie jesus parts on their 11PM airings. I fear that this will end up equivalent to the C4 version or worse.
Beamer

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« Reply #17 on: 07-04-2003 02:52 »

Quite a few scenes have been cut out in several different countries. I heard somewhere that the stabbing-practice scene from Insane In The mainframe was cut out in the UK, and that "sweet zombie jesus" thing was cut out for Cartoon Network, as mentioned earlier.
Atticus

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« Reply #18 on: 07-04-2003 12:04 »

Really?  What was the name of the episode in which the saying "sweet zombie jesus" was cut?  Most of the Futurama episodes I have seen are the cartoon network ones, and I do remember that in one of them I heard the professor say a line similar to: "I haven't seen that since the second coming of jesus".
boingo2000

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« Reply #19 on: 07-04-2003 12:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Atticus:
Most of the Futurama episodes I have seen are the cartoon network ones, and I do remember that in one of them I heard the professor say a line similar to: "I haven't seen that since the second coming of jesus".

That's from When Aliens Attack.
Bender: Well, if they want to see a 1000 show, they're boned.
Farnsworth: Yes, all videotapes were erased during the second coming of Jesus.
(No explenation of what happened to DVD or on-line pirates, though.  confused
SQFreak

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« Reply #20 on: 07-04-2003 13:07 »

So apparently it was Turner Broadcasting (not just Cartoon Network) that bought the rights to Futurama. So it didn't eat up all of CN's budget.

I don't think that TBS will cut any more than CN did. TBS is an adult-oriented station 24 hours, so the time of airing doesn't matter. (I believe there's a new FCC ruling that allows bad language between 12 midnight and 5am.)

And welcome news man.
canned eggs

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« Reply #21 on: 07-07-2003 14:33 »

Okey-dokey, just got done watching SP3K on TBS.  They ran it with 3 commercial breaks, like Fox, instead of one, like Cartoon Network, but they ran the complete credits, with no squeeze or voiceovers. 
Also, they had the little transparent "Superstation" logo in the lower right, but at least there were no giant animated lower third promos for American Juniors.
Nothing censored in the first episode, we'll have to wait for The Deep South to see if Zombie Jesus survives. 
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #22 on: 08-16-2004 05:48 »

Just for the record, this is happening again, 'cept it seems to be on Friday nights. What time? I don't know.

Seems to be starting in October...

C'mon, I'm sure someone cares!  wink
j_ohanley

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« Reply #23 on: 08-16-2004 09:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-16-2004 09:24 »

Well... it shows that it did good enough to come back. Of course by that time, I'll have all four DVD sets. I'll feel guilty about not watching, but my 200 dollar investment for the four sets will be a lot more noticable I'm sure.

By the way, Teletoon only seems to be airing McSeasons 1 and 2 over and over. Didn't they buy all 72 episodes? I'm sure they'd want to keep audiences and not air the same 29 episodes over and over. But then, they do air the same 13 episodes of "Ripping Friends" every single night, so we're probably dealing with a FOX intelligent level station here (but at least they promote it).
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #24 on: 08-16-2004 13:28 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:

C'mon, I'm sure someone cares!   wink

Of course I care. Friday's the one night they don't have Adult Swim. They picked the perfect night to air it. Unlike Family Guy where they air it on Wednesdays and it's going to be on at 11 anyway, this is being aired on a brand new day. Up go the ratings through the rooftop!
Jicannon

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« Reply #25 on: 08-16-2004 13:56 »

yes, Friday night is perfect. I'm tired of seeing Cartoon Cartoons on in place of Futurama  frown   does anyone know how many episodes they will air?
Whoopwhoopwhoop

Professor
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« Reply #26 on: 08-16-2004 20:16 »

Id assume they'd have full rights for re-runs...  So I guess theyll just play the order of Dvds...
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #27 on: 08-16-2004 20:20 »

yea for Futurama taking 6/7 nights!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #28 on: 08-16-2004 22:23 »

 
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Originally posted by DrJohnZ:
yea for Futurama taking 6/7 nights!

and it's got Sunday nights targeted...   evil laugh

hellbot

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« Reply #29 on: 08-17-2004 16:27 »

screw  you  nasty  pasty
Jicannon

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« Reply #30 on: 08-17-2004 16:31 »
« Last Edit on: 08-17-2004 16:31 »

uh...hellbot....welcome to PEEL and all, but just about every post I've seen of yours consists of "(Insert insult here), (insert name here)". Please stop that.

[gff][/gff]
Whoopwhoopwhoop

Professor
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« Reply #31 on: 08-17-2004 21:12 »

Is this TBS's way of competing with Cartoon Network?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #32 on: 08-17-2004 21:24 »
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Psst... what precisly IS TBS (beyond the fact that it's a TV Station)?

I mean, is it pay or free-to-air?
Jicannon

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« Reply #33 on: 08-17-2004 23:49 »

i think its free-to-air....i dunno, really. It comes with cable in the US.
Evil Abe

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« Reply #34 on: 08-18-2004 00:00 »

I don't like the earlier, time I will be at school.  On the other hand maybe this will help promote the show more and hopefully bring back Futurama. 
Whoopwhoopwhoop

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 08-18-2004 01:40 »

Rupert Murdoc is the man behind Futurama coming back... The only way Futurama is coming back, is if one of these three things happen, 1)NOONE bought the DVD's.  2) Rupert Murdoc is given a large offer for teh rights.  3) Groening kisses Mr Murdocs ass.  And I see none of these happening anytime soon.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #36 on: 08-18-2004 01:42 »

 
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The only way Futurama is coming back, is if one of these three things happen, 1)NOONE bought the DVD's

What the...?
Mystery_Meat

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« Reply #37 on: 08-18-2004 19:48 »

TBS isn't competing with CN because they're both owned by the same people, unless CN got sold and I didn't realize it. Thus the appearance of FG and 'Rama on TBS. TBS, by the way, is an over the air station in Atlanta but a cable station in the rest of the country.
Jicannon

Urban Legend
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« Reply #38 on: 08-18-2004 20:07 »

why would absolutely no dvd sales help?   confused
j_ohanley

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« Reply #39 on: 08-18-2004 20:40 »

I dunno. On TV Tome, I once saw a bunch of geniuses debate on how to boycott FOX and get Futurama back on the air. They decided that they should tape the episode and watch it later. Ooo-kay.
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