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starone

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« Reply #120 on: 03-27-2004 17:37 »

If Futurama comes back on fox and they have to cancel a show to air it I hope they cancel king of the hill. I hate that show with a passion. It's so BORING!
Shockwave04

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« Reply #121 on: 03-27-2004 18:33 »

Amen Sam004 and starone.

Futurama's not dead yet!!!
AquaSka

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« Reply #122 on: 03-27-2004 18:50 »

yeah, id be perfectly happy if new episodes were just aire on cartoon network, although i dont know whatll happen with new eps in europe. and as far as a show id pick for futurama to replace...i think it would be oliver been, thats shows not so great
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« Reply #123 on: 03-27-2004 20:26 »

I think it might even be the Simpsons. Groening's Simpson contract ends in 2005, so who knows.

P/S I do hope its King of the Hill though. F'n Hicks.
AquaSka

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« Reply #124 on: 03-27-2004 20:41 »

i dont think the simpsons ratings are down low enough to replace it just yet, whats it been, 15 years? damn. but i think simpsons still has some life left.
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« Reply #125 on: 03-27-2004 22:09 »

i dunno how bad the ratings are but if they're as bad as some of the new episodes, Simpsons is doomed. DOOOOOOOOOMED!

Does anyone know how the ratings have been for the simpsons?
Alliteration

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« Reply #126 on: 03-27-2004 22:12 »

Yes, it died and was resurrected by voodoo FOX witch doctors. Now its a dry zombified husk of its former self.

Actually, I just don't really watch the Simpsons anymore, so I really can't rate its quality, I just thought that was funny.
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« Reply #127 on: 03-27-2004 22:13 »

I meant actual TV ratings, but thanks for proving my point.
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #128 on: 03-28-2004 01:15 »
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To tell you the truth, out of the top 20 on Fox, it isn't on it.
Guess who's at the top? Yes thats right..American Idol.  roll eyes
futuramarama

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« Reply #129 on: 03-28-2004 03:51 »

If Simpsons was taken off the air I wouldnt mind because if you ask me, which you do  tongue, The Simpsons has had its time in the spotlight and with new episodes not being that great, at least it would leave before people got REALLY sick of it.

By the way, if somehow I ever become a really rich guy, I will try and revive Futurama- thats if it doesnt come back (which we all pray it does)
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #130 on: 03-28-2004 04:40 »

Plus for everyone that lives in the U.K there is going to be a whole evening of futurama this friday on Sky one and there have been new adverts for Futurama

All signs point to a futurama rebirth!
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #131 on: 03-28-2004 05:26 »

You know what i think might be happening! With all the advertisement now on Sky One for this evening of Futurama i think they might be testing the rating for it! If they get enough viewers then there is a possibility they might bring the show back! Plus they have just got a huge amount of money for the Cartoon network thing and the whole thing about Family Guy making a comeback plus DVD sales are amazingly high! You know what! I think this may finally be it!
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #132 on: 03-28-2004 05:50 »

So go watch it already!
Venus

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« Reply #133 on: 03-28-2004 06:25 »

isn't sky1 a british channel? i don't think they would test an american show on a british channel to decide whether or not to bring it back.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #134 on: 03-28-2004 07:08 »

Yep, sky1 is britains channel for "quality" american shows.
I think Futurama was quite popular in Britain anyways right up until just before the series finished and they have been playing regular repeats since then.
But considering FOX's slant on anything TV related I'd agree with Venus on this although it is a nice idea  smile

Didn't know there was an evening of Futurama on last night though!
El Scorcho

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« Reply #135 on: 03-28-2004 07:12 »

Wouldnt it be cheaper though to test out things like that on a smaller network though,  so they might decide to test a show on a smaller scale, so if it does flop, they have lost less money

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« Reply #136 on: 03-28-2004 10:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Sm@ Cpt. Libido:
You know what i think might be happening! With all the advertisement now on Sky One for this evening of Futurama i think they might be testing the rating for it! If they get enough viewers then there is a possibility they might bring the show back! Plus they have just got a huge amount of money for the Cartoon network thing and the whole thing about Family Guy making a comeback plus DVD sales are amazingly high! You know what! I think this may finally be it!

Good thinking. I hope so. And In U.S.A it's on CN everynight and an amazing number of people watch it.. FOX is loosing so much money by not having Futurama on. If they want to be the best, for Petes sake..BRING IT BACK!  up yours
MattOSX

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« Reply #137 on: 03-28-2004 10:57 »

I just checked amazon.com and the sales rank is #27 down from #33 for the last two weeks. It is selling so extraordinarily well...
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #138 on: 03-28-2004 11:49 »
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Incredible..   smile

The Fox people must have been drunk when they cancelled Futurama.  tongue
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #139 on: 03-28-2004 13:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Lucky Clover:
Incredible..    smile

The Fox people are always drunk, so they cancelled Futurama.   tongue

There, I fixed it.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #140 on: 03-28-2004 13:42 »

If Futurama came back, I'd give up the Simpsons or King of the Hill. But those two shows are much better than anything Fox has in the live action department. It's not as good as Futurama, but I'd take "Rusty Shackleford" over Simon any day.
Teral

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« Reply #141 on: 03-28-2004 13:52 »

 
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Originally posted by El Scorcho:
Wouldnt it be cheaper though to test out things like that on a smaller network though,  so they might decide to test a show on a smaller scale, so if it does flop, they have lost less money


Yeah, it's cheaper, but Futurama is the property of FOX, and their prime interest lies with the American market. And they already have (fantastic) ratings from a smaller network (well, cable, but you know what I mean); Cartoon Network.

But Futurama have always been popular in the UK, so it's probably just Sky1 that decided to run a special of a popular program to up their ratings.
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #142 on: 03-28-2004 14:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
 There, I fixed it.

  big grin   smile   tongue
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #143 on: 03-28-2004 15:40 »

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Originally posted by Teral:
 Yeah, it's cheaper, but Futurama is the property of FOX, and their prime interest lies with the American market. And they already have (fantastic) ratings from a smaller network (well, cable, but you know what I mean); Cartoon Network.
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Yeah I'm hoping that FOX might get a bit embarrasssed by C.N. by them giving up such a great and popular show. I'm sure thats what happened with Family Guy too. When you see a small network (C.N) getting great ratings for Futurama and Family Guy, I think FOX might get jealous and resign Futurama for new episodes. Well at least thats what i hope.

Lucky Clover

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« Reply #144 on: 03-28-2004 16:08 »

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moogledr

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« Reply #145 on: 03-29-2004 03:42 »

 
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Yeah I'm hoping that FOX might get a bit embarrasssed by C.N. by them giving up such a great and popular show. I'm sure thats what happened with Family Guy too. When you see a small network (C.N) getting great ratings for Futurama and Family Guy, I think FOX might get jealous and resign Futurama for new episodes. Well at least thats what i hope.

Yes, I agree. FOX's notoriously poor handling of promo for Futurama has got to look even more shameful when they see the piss-poor (money-wise) Cartoon Network making it work even better. Both Groening and David Cohen mention something like this in the commentaries, too. Imagine if FOX gave Futurama the same promotion they give to some of their vomit-inducing reality shows?

KAH

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« Reply #146 on: 03-30-2004 00:11 »

Even if there's no hope at least we'll allways have false hope.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #147 on: 03-30-2004 00:20 »


Ah good old False Hope. Well if Fox actually cared about their viewers, Family Guy and Futurama never would have been canceled to begin with. I really hope it comes back, but I still am a tad skeptical but deep down, I believe.........
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #148 on: 03-30-2004 00:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Levitate_Me:
 I really hope it comes back, but I still am a tad skeptical but deep down, I believe.........

As do we all dude. As do we all...

FemJesse

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« Reply #149 on: 03-30-2004 03:01 »

There's ALWAYS hope... ALWAYS... Never give up, Fox, Trust your instincts.  Simba you have forgotten who you are, and have so have forgotten me...  4 more years!  4 more years!  Well that's my opinion but I have to go now because I'm bleeding.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #150 on: 03-30-2004 16:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Sm@ Cpt. Libido:
Plus for everyone that lives in the U.K there is going to be a whole evening of futurama this friday on Sky one and there have been new adverts for Futurama

All signs point to a futurama rebirth!

After checking the Sky TV guide for this Friday, it seems that you've misunderstood what is happening. They're not actually showing a whole evening of Futurama but rather two episodes at 7:00 on Friday which I assume will become the regular timeslot. It's still an improvement on the old timeslot of 9am Saturday (Or whatever it has been recently, I haven't watched Futurama on TV since getting the final DVD) and is a pretty good timeslot overall, especially for reruns of a cancelled show (In fact, The Simpsons used to be shown then - that's been pushed back an hour).

As for the idea of FOX using this to test the ratings ready for a comeback, I doubt it. FOX have no direct control over what Sky show or at what time and anyway they'd be testing the wrong audience - good UK veiwing figures do not neccessarily mean the same in the US. Still, if people want a bit of false hope, there is a remote chance that Sky are testing the viewing figures before they buy the show and commission new episodes.

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O is the 15th letter (1+5=6)
X is the 24th letter (2+4=6)

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Bender + Zoidy

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« Reply #151 on: 03-30-2004 21:00 »

Futurama will live!
Davey

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« Reply #152 on: 03-31-2004 13:36 »
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Pretty Cool! All of us watch Futurama when its on!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #153 on: 03-31-2004 13:39 »
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Davey, is there really any point in you saying that or are you just doing it for the lazy, smug satisfaction that comes from being a realistic pessimist?   roll eyes

EDIT: I'm keeping this message up 'coz I saw what you originally said, pal!  tongue
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #154 on: 03-31-2004 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Davey:
Pretty Cool! All of us watch Futurama when its on!

and if you dont, i will personally hunt you down and make your life a living hell....

(i.e make you watch endless Anime and Rocket Power)That to me is hell.

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« Reply #155 on: 03-31-2004 20:24 »

To get back to the Wired article, I found a line I thought was interesting:

"Last year, Futurama and Family Guy reruns did so well that it's likely both shows (which Fox killed in prime time) will produce new episodes."

Also, I think that since April Fool's Day is tomorrow, no one post any false hope as a joke. That's incredibly lame and the equivilant of telling a crippled man he'll be able to walk as an April Fool's joke.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #156 on: 03-31-2004 23:44 »

Yeah but i dont think so NoAPOlogies, this was from a few days ago and i think that Wired just made a bit of a mistake and got Family Guy and Futurama mixed up. I still have my fingers crossed though...
Yinger36

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« Reply #157 on: 04-01-2004 05:45 »

Seeing as Family Guy is set to come out with new Eps in about 2005, I would say that if they do air it on FOX, that it replaces either The Simpsons(not likely) or KOtH.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #158 on: 04-01-2004 09:33 »


or maybe it could take the place of that show Arrested Development because I have heard that show is tanking. I watched it a couple of times and its okay but the high point is that David Cross is in it
KVA

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« Reply #159 on: 04-01-2004 13:06 »

I have just read messages on that forum(for first time, because I'm first time on PEEL) and it gave me new hope.
Long Live The Futurama!!!!
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