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Networks cancel a heap of shows
Sioux City Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | Bruce Miller

Posted on 05/18/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by EveningStar

If you bid "Desperate Housewives" a fond farewell last week, did you also mourn "Unforgettable," "Harry's Law" "Terra Nova" and "Ringer"?

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To: freekitty

Completely agree on NCIS. Curtis just doesn’t “fit” in addition to being “so silly”.


51 posted on 05/18/2012 9:35:53 PM PDT by miele man
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To: La Lydia

LOL! I’m glad you have a strong stomach.


52 posted on 05/18/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: bravo whiskey
"FIREFLY is between babylon 5 and farscape and stargate sg1 is 4th."

Nooooooooooo.......[insert buzzer here]. Firefly #1, NO doubt. Mops the floor with the others....and don't even talk about "Serenity" vs. the other 'sci-fi TV series-cum-movies'.

Not even close, and I loved B5. It takes a distant 2nd.

53 posted on 05/18/2012 9:39:48 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Randy Erickson; Admin Moderator
This Freeper doesn't.

And welcome to Free Republic. I may smell a whiff of troll.

/johnny

54 posted on 05/18/2012 9:41:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kirkwood
Dang...it has crossed my mind that they might do a “Bobby didn't die, he's in the shower” kind of thing.

I can't think of a good ending, but that might tick me off.

I don't watch a lot of tv, but made the exception this season with House, that I used to watch regularly.

55 posted on 05/18/2012 9:46:52 PM PDT by berdie
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To: KarlInOhio

but cancelled “Allen Gregory,”

A show so horrendously unfunny that it sucked the humor from the shows around it making them less funny too. It was like Al Franken that way.

Unfortunately I saw about 30 seconds of this show once. You seem to have liked it more than I did.

56 posted on 05/18/2012 9:47:39 PM PDT by Tramonto
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To: freekitty

NCIS too. They could do without Jamie Lee Curtis...”

NCIS will be back in the fall as will CSI immediately following it. I agree about Jamie Lee - what is she doing on that program!! She’s evil. Wonder what happened to CSI New York. Really miss Gary Sinise and have watched his reruns hundreds of times.


57 posted on 05/18/2012 9:47:47 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I’ve been a fan of Supernatural since day one. Just when you thought they jumped the shark, the last season really stepped up.

Person of Interest is the best new show of the season on any network, IMHO.


58 posted on 05/18/2012 9:48:44 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: JRandomFreeper

I just don’t worry about who makes TV shows. I don’t even think about it. But when someone frets about “queers” making TV, it makes me wonder why? I am friends with a conservative Hollywood producer who is involved with many TV projects. He is not gay and his productions have nothing to do with the gay lifestyle. Good, wholesome TV shows are out there. You just need to look for them, instead of turning off your TV.


59 posted on 05/18/2012 10:01:14 PM PDT by Randy Erickson
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To: fr_freak

I had every episode (downloaded) until the last one season and my hunch was right, the ending sucked big time. No matter how many times someone explained the ‘deep meaning’ of the ending to me.

The only line I ever liked from that series was when Ford (Sawyer) and Kate were playing that “I never” game and Sawyer says “I never voted democrat”.


60 posted on 05/18/2012 10:02:51 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Grams A

CSI NY is probably the only show who welcomed Rush Limbaugh on their set. The producers were probably lectured by CBS brass later and the only guy missing in the souvenir picture was the black dude, who in real life is a blithering idiot Dem.


61 posted on 05/18/2012 10:05:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: La Lydia
They cancelled CSI Miami.

"Ike, do your impersonation of David Caruso's career!"

62 posted on 05/18/2012 10:05:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JRandomFreeper

Usually I catch the trolls and zot away but one has to look at the post history to find out..


63 posted on 05/18/2012 10:06:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: EveningStar
I've been watching Awake, and am sorry to see it go. It was just starting to get interesting. I watched the first season of Alcatraz, and unfortunately, that's been cancelled now too. The River wasn't all that great, but I watched the whole season just to see where it led.

Terra Nova started slow, but ended with some good action, and was disappointed that it got cancelled. I like Stephen Lang. Looking forward to seeing him as Abe Lincoln in the mini-series "To Appomattox," airing in 2013.

I see they renewed "Body of Proof" with Dana Delaney. As of now it will consist of 13 episodes. Fringe will be back for its last season with 13 episodes as well. And this fall, American Horror Story returns. Jessica Lange will star again, but as a different character. Love Jim Caviezel in Person of Interest, and Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods, who by the way has got a new Jesse Stone movie airing this weekend.

64 posted on 05/18/2012 10:07:19 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Randy Erickson
Don't own a TV. Won't own a TV. The liberal media took that over long ago. It's a time sink for people that don't have anything better to do with their lives.

Mostly the type that tell me to vote for Romney.

That's not going to happen, either.

/johnny

65 posted on 05/18/2012 10:14:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EveningStar

Walking Dead, Justified, (I’m losing interest in Mad Men), Breaking Bad, Dexter, Game of thrones, the Borgias, Boardwalk Empire, Supernatural, Fringe.


66 posted on 05/18/2012 10:15:06 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: max americana; Admin Moderator
Not looking for a zot right now.

And I did look at prior posting history. And IP addresses, etc....

Do you know how hard it is to get the admins to leave a troll around long enough to bat like a catnip crazed kitten would do?

/johnny

67 posted on 05/18/2012 10:18:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PzLdr

I’ve enjoyed Grimm as well, and also Once Upon a Time. Up until a year or so ago, I never watched any of the network programs, but my youngest son got me interested in Fringe, then I noticed that there were other programs debuting that I might like, so since then my DVR has been humming. I’m retired, so I get to watch a whole lot more TV than I did when I was working. I also do a lot of live-streaming from Netflix where I’ve been watching programs like Murder She Wrote, that I never watched when it was originally aired.


68 posted on 05/18/2012 10:21:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: freekitty

The doctor just died of a heart attack on a beach.


69 posted on 05/18/2012 10:24:56 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH

I saw that and am going to miss Ducky.


70 posted on 05/18/2012 10:28:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Grams A

Me too. Jamie Lee over acts.


71 posted on 05/18/2012 10:30:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RightOnline
IMO Supernatural is good, but "The Walking Dead" is a very entertaining show.... and without much of a stretch you can apply it to our elected officials.

The whole aimlessly walking around trying to devour normal folks....

72 posted on 05/18/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: miele man

I agree


73 posted on 05/18/2012 10:31:04 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: doc1019

Yep


74 posted on 05/18/2012 10:31:30 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Grams A

I thought CSI New York was returning


75 posted on 05/18/2012 10:32:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fellowgeek
" The T-Rex transport toward the end of the season was awesome!"

Did you ever watch the BBC produced program Primeval? Primeval follows a team of scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across Great Britain through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the present. I started watching it when it was aired on the SyFy Channel. It ran for three seasons then the BBC cancelled it because it was too expensive to produce. The series ended with two of the scientists stranded in the Jurassic Period. Two years passed before it was picked up by ITV, and they produced another two seasons that I managed to get via UK torrent websites. I understand that there is a spinoff series being produced in Canada, and Wikipedia says that production on a movie has also begun. The guys who worked on the original series were the same folks who produced "Walking with Dinosaurs."

76 posted on 05/18/2012 10:34:37 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: JRandomFreeper
None of the successful business owners I know watch any television at night. They spend that time working on their businesses.
77 posted on 05/18/2012 10:39:12 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: EveningStar

I’m just happy when I don’t know anyone featured on America’s Most Wanted this week.


78 posted on 05/18/2012 10:47:01 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: EveningStar

It has been YEARS(...and years) since I’ve watched ‘network TV’.


79 posted on 05/18/2012 10:59:57 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: GreatRoad
I’m just happy when I don’t know anyone featured on America’s Most Wanted this week.

LOL! That's the only reason I click on the "Crazy woman kills man" threads.... To see if she was an ex.

/johnny

80 posted on 05/18/2012 11:42:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: fellowgeek

The problem with Terra Nova was that they developed it to be a show that Grandma could watch with her 8-year old grandson. The scripting was something that a 15-year old kid would write and there were barely one single twist per show (unlike Lost which typically had fifteen twists in a one-hour piece).

I suspect that by the fifth episode...the crew knew it was a loser and just accepted it.


81 posted on 05/19/2012 1:12:27 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: EveningStar

I really like Grimm. :)


Yes! Grimm is one of the few really original concepts out there.

Also love Person Of Interest — but I wonder if it can sustain it’s quality.

I do have to say I almost fell off my chair when Reese paid tribute to “Vengeance Unlimited” in the season finale. His “have a chocolate” was almost word-for-word Michael Madsen’s line lifted from Vengeance.

Speaking of summer fill-ins, it is too bad ABC has never released “Vengeance” on DVD — the bootlegs leave a lot to be desired and the Vengeance cult (raises hand) would snap up DVD releases.

Bones is headed to the ash-bin, mark my words.

Fringe still hangs in there — surprise return of Nimoy as nemesis may have helped.

NCIS is losing it and NCIS LA never had it — leftist twaddle.


82 posted on 05/19/2012 5:31:22 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: max americana

We have been wondering why so many series are shot in Canada, especially BC. Is it that much cheaper to shoot up there or is there just such a varied landscape available?

JJ Abrams seems to have a format he repeats in every series. Still, he can hook an audience, even if everything seems to run out of steam, eventually. I thought the ending for Lost was pure desperation. It is like many first novels or even high school creative writing projects: it was all a dream? What a disappointment.


83 posted on 05/19/2012 6:11:59 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Dogbert41

You forgot The Killing. also an excellent show.
Walking Dead, Justified, The Killing and Breaking Bad are never miss shows.
Those are all I ever really watch on TV.


84 posted on 05/19/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Perdogg

I enjoyed watching Ringer.


85 posted on 05/19/2012 9:09:50 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: doorgunner69
My wife did watch "Desperate Sluts" as I called it, the rest are totally unknown.

Same here. Part of my evening entertainment is watching the wife foam at the mouth whenever "Housewives" is mentioned.

86 posted on 05/19/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Admin Moderator
You never let me play with the trolls.

I woke up this morning looking forward to swatting one around, and it's gone. ;)

/johnny

87 posted on 05/19/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: freekitty
"NCIS too. They could do without Jamie Lee Curtis. She is so silly."

I agree. I stopped watching when that nitwit came on the scene. Same thing over on NCIS:Los Angeles. As soon as Mel Ferrer made the scene, I exited. Stupid networks can't stop TINKERING!

88 posted on 05/19/2012 10:19:58 AM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: freekitty
"NCIS too. They could do without Jamie Lee Curtis. She is so silly."

I agree. I stopped watching when that nitwit came on the scene. Same thing over on NCIS:Los Angeles. As soon as Mel Ferrer made the scene, I exited. Stupid networks can't stop TINKERING! If it ain't broke, don't FIX IT!

89 posted on 05/19/2012 10:20:38 AM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: redhead

I agree


90 posted on 05/19/2012 12:07:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kirkwood

Whoa! I saw in a small piece of the previews that House was propped up against a stone wall.....like in a Hannibal Lecter cell wall........now wouldn’t that be a hoot??? LOL


91 posted on 05/19/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
And IP addresses, etc....

Really? And just how are you doing this?

92 posted on 05/19/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomGuy

I find it ironic that Supernatural is heading to Season 8 and Castle is heading to Season 5.

Both were nearly cancelled at the ends of their first seasons.


A lot of fans have been trying to get “Legend of the Seeker” renewed for a third season.


93 posted on 05/19/2012 6:06:46 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: TomServo
You have Freepmail.

The troll is gone, I should have toyed with it last night while it was still here.

/johnny

94 posted on 05/19/2012 6:06:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: libertarian27

I watched the first episode of ‘Harry’s Law’ and that made up my mind - good to see them go.


My wife watched that show. I sat through one episode and caught bits and pieces of a few others. It seemed like little more than a venue to argue liberal talking points.


95 posted on 05/19/2012 6:10:31 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: TomGuy

They do take a clue, most shows bleed viewers season after season, actually even episode to episode. The ones that gain are rare. Networks don’t have the cash to “give a series a chance”, it ain’t the 70s anymore, there’s more competition and their margins are smaller. Back in the day when a “struggling” show still would place 3rd in its time slot and have a solid 10 million viewers they had the money to give it another season. Now a “struggling” show winds up 30th in its time slot and gets 2 million viewers. No time. And its made worse for them because the cable channels are often happy with 2 million viewers, they have less overhead.


96 posted on 05/19/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: reformedliberal

We have been wondering why so many series are shot in Canada, especially BC. Is it that much cheaper to shoot up there or is there just such a varied landscape available?


It seems to be a lot cheaper because of non union labor. That’s why Michael Moore did his post production work in Canada. A little ironic, huh?


97 posted on 05/19/2012 6:22:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: EveningStar
"Unforgettable," cancelled ?

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

No weekly fix of Poppy Montgomery

98 posted on 05/19/2012 6:31:27 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: EveningStar
Confession time....My name is Irish Pennant. I watch TV every night. I have a relatively high IQ (Yet low sloping forehead) and a high paying job. I drive a nice car and do lots of hobbies such as hunting, fishing, wood working, auto shop on my and other peoples cars, and yet frind plenty of time to FReep.

Sadly, I admit to absolutely LOVING TELEVISION...Born in '62...It's in my blood. It was at one point my babysitter, my friend, and even today, the thing I fall asleep to.

However, I somehow find the time to watch network TV shows every night and somehow, unbelievably, remain extremely productive and intelligent. - Hell, I'll even confess to watching the NASCAR All-star race right now while still having the mental capacity to browse Free Republic at the same time....yes I know it reduces my IQ by at least 10 points, or maybe 5 horse power.

I give full permission to any FReepers who knows me personally to come shoot me in the throat if I ever post "I do not own a television and only get my news from FR or Ham Radio". Lord, how that makes me sick.

A body that lives in this amazing time where we can share like minded conversation by transmitting our thoughts through our fingers across continents in mil-seconds, but thinks new fangled things like TV news and entertainment is beyond their wanna-be persona of "Jeremiah Johnson" should log off, go cut logs and tan a bear hide or too.

99 posted on 05/19/2012 6:35:17 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: EveningStar

I really got into Awake. I don’t know where they could have gone with the premise, but it was a fascinating show.


100 posted on 05/19/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by altura
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