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Beanoz4

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« on: 07-06-2011 15:44 »

Allen Gregory is an upcoming American animated television series to be broadcast on Fox. The series will follow Allen Gregory De Longpre, a precocious 7 year-old being raised by his father Richard and his father's life partner Jeremy. Fox placed an order for seven episodes in October 2010. The series is expected to premiere on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xUlfno9QTM

Looks so diffrent from other Fox shows I'm looking forward to it  :) :)
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #1 on: 07-07-2011 18:12 »

Spoiler! Fox will only air four of them. But the premise does sound good, to be honest.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #2 on: 07-07-2011 19:00 »

Spoiler! Fox will only air four of them. But the premise does sound good, to be honest.
Where are you getting this information from?
Gorky

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« Reply #3 on: 07-07-2011 19:10 »

He's just making fun of the fate that befalls most animated shows on Fox that aren't created by Seth MacFarlane.

At any rate, that trailer was amusing enough. Jonah Hill isn't a favorite, but he's funny enough and the premise doesn't seem awful. The precociously erudite youngster is a character type that other shows have explored (I'm thinking of Stewie from Family Guy, but Lisa Simpson also has a grown-up-in-a-kid's-body aspect to her character), but maybe this one will put a fresh spin on it.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #4 on: 07-07-2011 19:27 »

I laughed out loud at the trailer a few times. I'll give it a chance, but I can't vouch for Fox.
Jezzem

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« Reply #5 on: 07-08-2011 05:29 »

I have to admit, I did enjoy that trailer. I'll have to check this show out at some point, I guess.
hopie4ever

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« Reply #6 on: 01-09-2012 22:04 »

Spoiler! Fox will only air four of them. But the premise does sound good, to be honest.

Seven!
tyraniak

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« Reply #7 on: 01-09-2012 22:49 »

saw a few episodes, the show was really bad, I wish they'd bring back Bob's Burgers
coldangel

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« Reply #8 on: 01-10-2012 00:09 »

The precociously erudite youngster is a character type that other shows have explored (I'm thinking of Stewie from Family Guy, but Lisa Simpson also has a grown-up-in-a-kid's-body aspect to her character)

Also, all the South Park characters.
Meerkat54

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« Reply #9 on: 01-10-2012 00:10 »

 wtf?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #10 on: 01-10-2012 03:36 »

This show was officially cancelled today in case anybody cares.

And rightfully so - hopefully now they'll axe 'The Cleveland Show and bring back 'King of the Hill'.


Oh, and Tyraniak, they're bringing 'Bob's Burgers' back for a second season starting on the 12th of March.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #11 on: 01-12-2012 03:56 »

Wha?

Clone High, dammit!
winna

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« Reply #12 on: 01-12-2012 05:15 »

Bob's Burgers was legitimately good.
newhook_1

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« Reply #13 on: 01-13-2012 14:34 »

I hope Bob's Burger gets decent ratings and gets a third season. I was worried it was cancelled for this piece of crap.
YaBender!

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« Reply #14 on: 01-16-2012 20:26 »

I'm glad that crap's cancelled! Who whats to see a show about a smart-ass seven year old who whats to sleep with his principal?! Not me. That's just wrong.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #15 on: 01-16-2012 20:28 »

Saw the second episode a few nights ago. Only good thing about this show is that Will Forte was in it.
YaBender!

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« Reply #16 on: 01-16-2012 20:31 »

Amen ta that, bro!
Beanoz4

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« Reply #17 on: 01-16-2012 21:30 »

Haven't seen it yet.. Don't want to either...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #18 on: 01-17-2012 01:34 »

Sadly, Fox's newest animated show 'Napoleon Dynamite' isn't a huge improvement. Still - I'd take it over 'The Cleveland Show'.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #19 on: 01-17-2012 20:43 »

Just watched episode 1.. Didn't like it..
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #20 on: 01-17-2012 22:38 »

Allen Gregory is very shitty, I must say, the jokes are bad and Jonah Hill should feel bad. When will FOX get another good show? Tsk, they shouldn't of cancelled Futurama! mad
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #21 on: 01-17-2012 23:19 »

Or King of the Hill.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #22 on: 01-17-2012 23:20 »

At least Comedy Central has respect for it's shows...
hopie4ever

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« Reply #23 on: 01-17-2012 23:47 »

I enjoyed both Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #24 on: 01-18-2012 00:00 »

Or King of the Hill.

I actually very much enjoyed "King of the Hill" once you learned how it is humorous. But, it has been on since the 90's, and eleven seasons is enough. Can't let it become another Simpsons now, can we?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #25 on: 01-18-2012 00:40 »

Thirteen seasons, actually.

I'd agree with you if it ever showed an obvious dip in quality, but it didn't. It was one of the most consistent shows I've ever seen and in all honesty, the thirteenth season was arguably one of the best they ever produced. It's certainly among my favourites.

I'd happily let 'King of the Hill' go if Fox were struggling to find spaces for all of its wonderful shows, but they're not. 'The Cleveland Show' is still going despite being awful and now Fox are desperately struggling to fill two slots with 'Allen Gregory' (which was so bad it's already been axed) and 'Napoleon Dynamite' (which has a very good chance of being axed after this run for being almost as bad). Not to mention 'The Simpsons'.

And Mike Judge and co were all still happy to be producing the show - they didn't want to end it yet. It was cancelled against their wishes.

So yeah... they shouldn't have cancelled it. At least not until a better replacement was lined up.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #26 on: 01-18-2012 00:43 »

Seeing how MacFarlane had 3 shows, it makes me think about another Groening show...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #27 on: 01-18-2012 08:49 »

Seth's about to get two more shows. The Flintstones and an unnamed project where the female charictars gets the main role.
DarrinPA

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« Reply #28 on: 01-18-2012 09:48 »

I wish Fox would have a better understanding of their own line up. King Of The Hill was one of the most consistant shows on tv. The ratings were fine. Sure not as high as it was at one point, but it definitly earned enough to keep it profitable. Yet Fox throws it's money away on Allen Gregory. The launch of a new show is EXPENSIVE.

I'm glad Bob's Burgers is coming back, but if it gets cancelled it wouldn't surprise me. Fox is so strange with shows that are doing well but not great. I could only hope that one [if not both] of these new Seth shows will be cancelled, just to shake things up in the Fox executive offices.

So long Allen, who would have thought that nobody would be able to relate to a wealthy grammer school child who's... strange - we'll leave it at that.
tyraniak

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« Reply #29 on: 01-18-2012 17:03 »

maybe they should rethink animation "domination" seems they only permnently focus on simpsons and family guy. They used to do a pretty good job splitting up sundays between animation and live action
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #30 on: 01-18-2012 17:30 »

What do you mean? Each Animation Domination block is almost always made up of four slots - sometimes five, sometimes less - but usually four. One of those is usually 'The Simpsons', one is usually 'Family Guy', one is usually 'American Dad' and the other is whatever Fox is trying to get going at the time.

And, as I posted somewhere else on this forum, they're launching a new animation block for Saturday nights that'll give them another four slots to play with.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #31 on: 01-18-2012 21:40 »

Seth has enough shows, but a Flintstones show sounds interesting. But I remember hearing that FG is ending soon (and there might be a movie big grin)!
Beanoz4

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« Reply #32 on: 01-18-2012 21:41 »

There's already a Family guy movie.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #33 on: 01-18-2012 21:43 »

I think he means a theatrical movie, not Direct-to-DVD like the last one.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #34 on: 01-18-2012 21:52 »

I theatrical one, sorry. And Seth is also producing a new 13 episodes of: "The Cosmos", obviously based off the original series.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #35 on: 01-18-2012 22:52 »

'Family Guy' isn't necessarily ending soon, Seth just says he'd like to and then keep it going with a movie every few years. But he's been saying he'd like to end it for years now and there's no sign of it actually happening. To the best of my knowledge, their eleventh season is currently in production and Seth said he didn't want to show to run for more than 10 seasons a while back.

They are working on a theatrical film, though - yes. I imagine it'll be Seth's main concern once he's done with 'Ted'.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #36 on: 01-18-2012 23:35 »
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And, as I posted somewhere else on this forum, they're launching a new animation block for Saturday nights that'll give them another four slots to play with.

Wow, I didn't know about this, but what a huge mistake. Animated shows are expensive. Not enormously expensive, but more so than the programming that networks generally put on during Saturday nights. FOX used to put on Cops and America's Most Wanted (I think Cops is still on?) those nights because they were tremendously cheap, and could still turn a profit despite the naturally low figures they would get those nights. No animated show is going to stand a chance that night unless it's for children.

EDIT: I do see now that it's LATE Saturday night, in an attempt to compete with SNL (which is already risky as it is). But even Adult Swim didn't used to program then, and all their shows are really cheap. Unless they plan to make all their shows look like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, I don't really see how this is going to end well for them.

I might agree with Tyraniak a bit...not in that they're "focusing" on just The Simpsons and Family Guy (maybe he means that they keep trying to replicate their success, specifically with all the Seth shows?), but more in that they have yet to come up with anything that really rivals either of their success, save for King of the Hill and Futurama to some degree (but those are far in the past, now). I know American Dad has done okay, but focusing so much on cartoons just hasn't been an entirely winning strategy for them, and it definitely would feel like overload to me. No reason they can't try some live action again along with their actual hit animated shows.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #37 on: 01-25-2012 01:17 »

Bring back Mission Hill! Haha, do any of you know that show? I'm like the hipster of TV
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #38 on: 01-25-2012 01:29 »

Oh, Mission Hill. Gone before its' time. Damn WB...
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #39 on: 01-25-2012 01:36 »

Love that show, watched all the episodes on YouTube. Too bad it was cancelled
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