Skip to comments."Journeyman" to be canceled?
Posted on 12/19/2007 9:25:32 AM PST by pabianice
Per the website Savejourneyman, this excellent, trend-setting show will not be renewed for another season. Fans are fighting-back. Another example of the low brain-power in the network broadcast suites.
How about the shows that have good ratings, then they move it around so many times, no one can find it anymore?
Ziggy says there's a 98% probability that the whiners will not get what they want.
I’m still waiting for ‘La Femme Nikita’ and ‘Farscape’ to return.
The hero starts spontaneously making trips to the recent San Francisco past, only to return to the present hours after he disappears. This, of course, wreaks havoc on his marriage and job. His trips to the past seem to have a purpose, and he rights wrongs and changes the present while in the past. He meets his old girlfriend (Moon Bloodgood - oo-la-la) who had been presumed dead when she disappeared several years ago. Turns out she had been a time traveler from the 1930s who got stuck in the 2000s for a period of time. Together they fix the future when in the past. When at his job as a newspaper reporter, the hero contacts a Dr. Langley who is a quantum physicist who tell him that tachyons would be required for time travel. It so happens that Dr. Langley calls our hero while our hero is in the past on an antique cell phone he keeps on his person for use in the past. Dr. Langley has many visitors claiming to be time travelers besiging him at his office, visitors who are quickly escorted from the premises.
My guess is that the good doctor has been conducting experiments with tachyons that have had unintended consequences for various people in the San Francisco metropolitan area.
It's actually pretty interesting.
That’s one you can blame on stupid suits, I call it “foxing” because Fox has perfected that method of killing a show for no apparent reason.
As soon as I figure out what you’re talking about, I’ll be devastated.
We watched it twice and it was the same thing all the time...he transports somewhere else leaving behind his wife and ends up somehwhere else. Fixes whatever needs to be fixed and then finds himself home again. Maybe there are fans out there but honestly...after watching it twice we both said it wouldn’t last. It’s too mundane.
I vowed never to trust ABC again after they so unceremoniously dumped “Daybreak” right in the middle, breaking their promises to the viewers who invested of their lives into watching that particular series.
In fact, they kept promising particular dates when the remainder of the series would be posted online. And in this particular instance, ABC BROKE those promises to their viewers not once but, as I recall, approximately EIGHT times.
Never again. I don’t even watch TV any more. Which means I won’t even tuning into Lost, which I followed through its first 3 seasons.
I think the trend of cancelling slow building character dramas has been set for some time. A few others come to mind;
Daybreak - Taye Diggs in a groundhog day crime drama.
Firefly - the space cowboy sci-fi that Fox nixed prematurely.
Traveler - hadn’t realized this one was cancelled. College kids tied up in a government conspiracy with a roommate that was actually a gov’t agent using them as assets.
The problem I see with a lot of these shows is that you need to watch a few to get the characters and bond with them — many seem to play for the second season instead of hitting hard early on. Mass audiences typically pop in an out of shows and miss some here and there. Appointment tv is increasingly rare and even dvrs haven’t reversed this trend.
I think Quantum Leap comparisons are unfair, QL was focused very much on the situations of the leaps, with each one standing on its own as a tidy episode. Journeyman tends to focus on the relationships of the main characters with the leaps creating conflict, not serving as the core premise.
Pushing Daisies probably suffers from the same - clever to the point of being cloying, but a bit flat. Really I’m not sure what they’re trying to do on a big scale because it moves so slowly.
I read the USENET Skify Channel group, and those posters were of the same mindset.
I described the show to my scifi/horror/paranormal fan mother, and she said it sounds like "Quantum Leap" or some other forgotten show.
I thought the first episode was okay.
Should have been a SciFi Saturday night movie, instead of a series.
Yes, IF the ratings were something that was actuality based on reality. However if you have ever participated in Rating a show you would no its akin to "throwing the bones" and "reading the stars".
Tivo and the DVR services viewing numbers differ greatly from Nielson. Which should be a red flag to anyone in the industry who is paid to use such numbers but Nielson is a Big Business and inertia is hard to resist I guess.
I too thought Rome was awesome. I was much more disappointed when I heard there were only two seasons of that (then I am about JourneyMan).
did anyone notice the name of their production company?
it is left coast productions!
Heard the same thing when ‘Jericho’ was cancelled.
I don’t expect the end result to differ from that one.
What about “Cheers?” I’m sure there was a lot of pressure to cancel it, and yet, it became one of the most popular TV shows in history. You have to know what you have and ride it out. A kindergartener can look at the numbers and make a purely numerical decision. The reason these guys get paid the big bucks is for their wisodm. Albert Pujols had a few bad months at the start of the baseball season, but you didn’t see a mad rush of fantasy baseball owners dropping him from their teams.
if the dude is a time traveler, doesnt he already know he’s going to get the axe?
It’s sad, but really, I didn’t expect it to last as long as it has. Maybe at some point they will pull a Serenity?
I thought Monday’s episode was especially good. But it’s network TV. I was kind of hoping having the Heroes lead in would help. I’ve never watched Heroes myself and have no interest in that show so maybe they are two completely different audiences?
Journeyman, Life, and Chuck were the only shows I've been watching. Heroes got relegated to cold storage after episode 5 this season. I might watch em, or I might just delete the Tivo files.
Waiting for BSG to start up again, but since it's going to be the last season I have a feeling I'll be done with television for a while again.
Last time I took a TV hiatus it was for about five years of pretty much no television (not counting rentals), BSG brought me back.
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