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IndieRocker J

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« on: 08-06-2004 01:43 »

This is a little article from the new Rolling Stone

Fox TV Syndrome
why,oh,why does fox have to pull the plug on all its best shows?

  You want a brilliant new TV show to fall in love with. You want to watch your favorite Tivo'd episode over and over, You want to seek out the web sites by the fans who are as obsessed as you, You want to see the characters grow and have lesbian flirtations. But then you turn on the TV, and there's not much on besides reality TV and Law and Order and CSI spin offs. And if a good show does make it onto a network schedule, it rarely lasts long. Like Freaks and Geeks. And, more recently, Fox shows: Wonderfalls. Greg the bunny. The Tick. Firefly. Andy Richter Controls the universe. Skin. Action. Year after year, Fox commissions the top new programs on Network TV and then pulls the plug after nine or ten episodes. (The network set the template in 1992 with The Ben Stiller show, which lasted eleven episodes, got canned and then won an emmy.) That's why so many people weren't watching Arrested Development last year: When they heard it was the best comedy in years, They assumed it would get canceled faster then a reality series about accountants. Against all odds, it's still on the schedule; watch it in vast numbers and confuse the hell out of Fox executives.
-Gavin Edwards

Sadly this lowers chances to the return of Futurama. This article also gives me a reason to not watch FOX since nothing is going to last.
Jicannon

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« Reply #1 on: 08-06-2004 01:48 »

FOX gives me reason enough to not watch FOX.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #2 on: 08-06-2004 01:50 »

Didn't mention Futurama. Jerks.

And don't worry, the chances of Futurama returning are as miniscule as they've ever been.  hmpf
DotheBartman

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« Reply #3 on: 08-06-2004 06:05 »

To be fair, I think that article is referring mainly to shows that lasted an exceptionally short amount of time (less then two seasons, and even less then one with many of those).  Futurama, though killed before its time, did last five years on network tv, which is nothing to sniff at.  Plus its at least running regularly in reruns, whereas all those other shows are simply lost (outside of dvds, anyway).
Gambit

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« Reply #4 on: 08-06-2004 06:36 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
To be fair, I think that article is referring mainly to shows that lasted an exceptionally short amount of time (less then two seasons, and even less then one with many of those).  Futurama, though killed before its time, did last five years on network tv, which is nothing to sniff at.  Plus its at least running regularly in reruns, whereas all those other shows are simply lost (outside of dvds, anyway).

i agree, a couple of days ago i started to watch every episode in a row, it took 26 hours, and it really hit me how many episodes they got to do, plus the writers made the time valuable too, they got most of the shows mysteries solved.
The Tick was a show that was mentioned on the article that i wish they could have done more of, now that was a great programme cancelled after the 2nd season i think

You read it, you cant unread it!
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