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Urban Legend
« on: 01-20-2005 16:37 »

Will American Dad be as popular as Family Guy?  How will FOX treat it?  Will it be shifted from one timeslot to another? 

Will it be considered Seth McFarlene's 'Futurama'?   What are you predictions?  Also, will people be pissed off about it because it's not like Family Guy?
Rage Dump

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #1 on: 01-20-2005 16:58 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2005 16:58 »

There will be a large compilation of fanboys, hating it before seeing it, and judging it because it is a "Number 2". It is always the case. I'm staying away from specific message boards until i've seen it, otherwise i'll start flaming lots of people, like i did with Family guy, it's just not worth my time.   :p

"Seth McFarlene's 'Futurama'"?
Why? Because it's the second TV show for each creator? If so, then yes, i suppose. It's a difficult point to argue.

Also i'd be surprised if there isn't a thread for this already. I'm not going looking though.

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 01-20-2005 17:36 »

Originally posted by Rage Dump:
Also i'd be surprised if there isn't a thread for this already. I'm not going looking though.

And here it is.

I maintain what I said in the other thread: didn't like the AD pilot, thought it sucked, was never huge on FG to begin with.

Honorary German
Urban Legend
« Reply #3 on: 01-20-2005 17:44 »

I predict doom. It won't be funny enough for most Family Guy fans, and it won't be smart enough for more Family Guy haters. People like me will think it's "just ok".

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #4 on: 01-20-2005 17:46 »

It's either gonna suck or be okay.
Not something I'd pay money for or stay up late to watch.

Bending Unit
« Reply #5 on: 01-20-2005 18:12 »

It's either gonna suck or be okay.
Very insightful, Nostradamus.

I have no doubt the new show will be clever, because it comes from the same creative team.  The real question is:  how will FOX fuck it up?

To begin, the idea behind "American Dad" was to replace "Family Guy", not supplement it.  Now the two shows are actually competing in some respects.  As long as Fuzzy Door productions takes this into account, they might be able to successfully crossover the two shows at various points.

If the past is anything to go by, the downward spiral of both shows should proceed something like this:

FOX will air "American Dad" on Sundays following "The Simpsons" for its first few weeks.  They'll follow that hour block with (ugh) "Quintuplets" or a couple of Malcom re-runs, especially after "Arrested Development" finishes its second season.  They may even try to introduce a new shitty show immediately following "American Dad", especially if that schedule is maintained into the Fall.

"Family Guy" will be on Thursday, or possibly Tuesday.  It will be supplemented by "That 70's Show", and will almost certainly be followed by yet another really, really shitty new FOX mid-season sitcom, probably about a Mexican family or an 80's comedian.

Within six months, both "Family Guy" and "American Dad" will have switched nights three times, will have been pre-empted by sports and Latin awards shows six times (each), and will be buried, reshuffled and lost by the network.

As a result, the ratings of both shows will droop, and they will be cancelled after one or two seasons.  However, DVD sales will again skyrocket, and the fans will, once more, wag back and forth on the internet about how they are at a loss as to how FOX could be run by such a collection of clueless assholes.
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