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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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We've known about the cancellation of some of these shows (EG: Terra Nova) for some time. I watch very little network TV these days, but I'll miss "Awake" and "Pan Am". However, I won't miss "Unforgettable", with the nastiest protagonist in some time.
1 posted on 05/18/2012 8:11:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I may have seen Terra Nova twice the others never.

The one show coming to an end that I will miss is “House”.

2 posted on 05/18/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EveningStar
I don't even own a television and have no idea what shows they are talking about... but who wrote that headline?

Not that I mind, I speak that vernacular from birth, but I've never seen it as a headline.

Next, it'll be a butt-load of shows.

/johnny

3 posted on 05/18/2012 8:16:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Pontiac

I liked Terra Nova in spite of it’s silliness, but Fox found it too expensive. House ran it’s course some time ago.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 8:17:30 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I don’t watch any left-stream media network shows. Not one. Somehow I survive.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 8:17:41 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: EveningStar

As long as Supernatural is coming back for season 8 and Person of Interest is back for next season, all is well in TV land.

Awake was pretty interesting though. I only watched the pilot of Unforgettable...didn’t seem that bad, but I never got into the rest.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 8:18:50 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: JRandomFreeper

I did not write the headline. I think that most of the time, the author of the story does not write the headline. Writing the headline is probably left to some junior flunky.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 8:20:25 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SMGFan

I thought “Ringer” was renewed.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 8:26:24 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: EveningStar

The descriptions of many of the new replacements do not sound all that interesting or exciting. Most of them seem to be the same ole themes and scripts.

A number of them will probably be pulled within the first month or two.

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I noticed with the last episode of Awake that the preview for next week called it ‘the finale’. Maybe, they will have closure, and not leave it hanging, like so many other cancellations in the past.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 8:26:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

NCIS too. They could do without Jamie Lee Curtis. She is so silly.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 8:27:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Pontiac

Me too. I’ve loved House since the beginning up until a couple of years ago. It just got too unbelievable. I told Hub the den is all mine next Monday night....I’ll have my tissues ready for the end and it doesn’t look like it will end happily. (sniff).


11 posted on 05/18/2012 8:28:53 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: EveningStar
In theory, it's supposed to be the senior editor that approves headlines. Back in the day, anyway.

And maybe that's what senior editors are these days, 'junior flunky' writ large.

If I wasn't laughing so hard, I could almost work up a tear about how far the printed media has fallen.

/johnny

12 posted on 05/18/2012 8:30:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I would say a shiiteload of shows, but the USMC corrupted my speech/thought in my formative years, so I got an excuse.

My wife did watch "Desperate Sluts" as I called it, the rest are totally unknown. NFL is the only reason networks have for existence, IMO.

13 posted on 05/18/2012 8:30:20 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: JRandomFreeper
I don't even own a television and have no idea what shows they are talking about.

I will give you a TV if you can't afford one. I watch a lot of TV and I think I have a spare around here somewhere. Randy

14 posted on 05/18/2012 8:31:14 PM PDT by Randy Erickson
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.

Maybe networks should take a clue — people don’t like to watch new series, if the threat of cancellation is hanging over them. Networks need to give new series a chance. There have been several series that I didn’t start watching until late in the series or even into the 2nd year.


15 posted on 05/18/2012 8:31:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JRandomFreeper
Haven't watched network TV since Fonzie jumped that shark.

Amazing the crap people will waste their precious time on.

16 posted on 05/18/2012 8:31:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Perdogg
I thought “Ringer” was renewed.

I thought so too. They didn't really end it so it will be frustrating if they leave it hanging.

17 posted on 05/18/2012 8:32:44 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Dawgreg
Of all the programs mentioned so far the only one I ever watched was "House," and that not often. A latter day anti-hero to Doctor Kildare. Big deal.
18 posted on 05/18/2012 8:32:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I don’t even own a television and have no idea what shows they are talking about... but who wrote that headline?”

Lol, I DO own a television and have no idea what shows they are talking about!

Says ‘Sioux city Journal’,get it? Heap big reporter guy/Sioux city.


19 posted on 05/18/2012 8:33:07 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Pontiac
"The one show coming to an end that I will miss is “House”. "

No worries, mate. The show will be in syndication forever.

20 posted on 05/18/2012 8:33:15 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Randy Erickson
Thanks. I'll be fine without it. I have plenty to do without sitting my butt down for 3 hours a night to watch crap programmed by queers in Hollywood.

21 hours a week is valuable.

/johnny

21 posted on 05/18/2012 8:33:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Rome2000
Amazing the crap people will waste their precious time on.

True. And one of the questions I get is 'where do you get the time?' to do what I do.

I don't waste it on television. But that actually pisses some folks off.

/johnny

22 posted on 05/18/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: YHAOS

You are probably right.


23 posted on 05/18/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EveningStar

I’ll miss “Unforgettable”, and moments of “Hhouse”. But my big 5 made the cut:” Justified”, “Bones”, “Castle”, “NCIS”, and “Grimm”


24 posted on 05/18/2012 8:38:18 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: EveningStar

Will be missing Terra Nova. They shouldn’t have spent so much time on character development and just jumped right to the dinosaurs shredding people. The T-Rex transport toward the end of the season was awesome!


25 posted on 05/18/2012 8:38:29 PM PDT by fellowgeek (To geek or not to geek.)
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To: EveningStar

First season and most of second season of House was great. After that it got very tedious. The last season was torture because of the horrible female supporting cast.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 8:41:16 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: PzLdr

I really like Grimm. :)


27 posted on 05/18/2012 8:43:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: freekitty

As in many movies, you have to ignore a character that doesn’t fit. With NCIS, they have been trying to fit Gibbs with a love life and have yet to have any success. I say, leave it alone ... Gibbs is doing fine and will until the series ends.


28 posted on 05/18/2012 8:44:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: EveningStar
Of those shows the only one I'll miss is Alcatraz.

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.

ABC cancelled... "Charlie's Angels,"

I checked epguides.com and they actually showed seven episodes of it. I didn't think it lasted that long.

[NBC] ordered a heap of new series and cancelled ..."The Playboy Club,"

Three episodes and out.

29 posted on 05/18/2012 8:44:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, instead you sit your butt down and waste your time at FR. LOL.


30 posted on 05/18/2012 8:44:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: EveningStar

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

‘The River’ seemed like a long mini-series so no big deal. Just got done watching the last episode of “Awake’ online - it’s slow but had merit, I guess. ‘Terra Nova’ was neat, hopefully someone will pick it up on another network.

I watch most TV online - small window usually when I surf other stuff or do work/work....mostly it’s just background noise - but - no commercials:)so it cuts down time if I decide to really watch something - most half hour shows are down to 19 minutes, or less...hour shows around 41 minutes.


31 posted on 05/18/2012 8:45:15 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: EveningStar

Disappointed to hear about “Pan Am”, but the last new show I really went out of my way to watch was “The Wonder Years”, and that ended what, twenty years ago?


32 posted on 05/18/2012 8:45:19 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: PzLdr

agree with castle, ncis, and bones. i enjoyed finder but miss the british pilot bartender from the bones episode and enjoyed unforgetable. i watch almost as much on usa as i do mainstream; white collar, burn notice, in plain sight (gone), covert affairs.
am currently starting star trek deep space 9 from the library. i think ds9 was the best of the star treks but is third behind farscape (2) and babylon 5 (1).


33 posted on 05/18/2012 8:47:20 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: EveningStar

(Puts on sunglasses.) They cancelled CSI Miami.


34 posted on 05/18/2012 8:48:43 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: bravo whiskey

it’s late. FIREFLY is between babylon 5 and farscape and stargate sg1 is 4th.


35 posted on 05/18/2012 8:49:09 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Dawgreg

My guess is the last scene of the last episode will reveal the entire series to be a dream by House who is a mass murderer locked up in an insane asylum.


36 posted on 05/18/2012 8:50:59 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: EveningStar

I haven’t watched network TV since about 2007. I have maybe five TV shows that I watch all week. Any other TV viewing comes from DVDs. The rest of my spare time is spent on reading and hobbies.


37 posted on 05/18/2012 8:53:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: M1903A1

CBS, ABC and NBC should just give up the news and entertainment business. All three are just pathetic. The cable networks are the only ones putting out good drama shows. Hardly anyone is putting out good comedy shows.


38 posted on 05/18/2012 8:54:19 PM PDT by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
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To: bravo whiskey
it’s late. FIREFLY is between babylon 5 and farscape and stargate sg1 is 4th.

And instead of Firefly network TV keeps shows like Castle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q3pdj9p6yI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai6wnFVhiaE

< smiling through the tears>

39 posted on 05/18/2012 8:55:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: EveningStar

Harry’s Law is gone? I feel that a great burden has been lifted from me. Never watched it but I couldn’t escape the promos.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 8:55:46 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: EveningStar
ABC cancelled "Desperate Housewives," "Charlie's Angels," "Man Up," "Extreme Makeover," "Work It," "GCB,"...just so that abominable "Good Christian B*tches" - yeah, we know what GCB stands for - is gone - ABC got the message in only three episodes......
41 posted on 05/18/2012 8:56:15 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Randy Erickson

I don’t watch TV. Not interested. Too many other important things to do. I have a Bluray player and 3d capable TV for the occasional movie. No network or cable content.


42 posted on 05/18/2012 9:02:24 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: KarlInOhio

I forgot to put “Alcatraz” on the list. Not only did I like it, but NONE of the core questions were answered.


43 posted on 05/18/2012 9:13:39 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Myrddin

Last time we bought a new TV, the “A-Team” and “Remington Steele” just came on the air and Michael Jackson just released “Thriller.” Still, it is nice to hook up my Blu-Ray to the old 1982 Zenith. B-)


44 posted on 05/18/2012 9:14:43 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: PzLdr

Shot mostly in my hometown of Vancouver BC...Canada, not SF. It was created by Jj Abrams of LOST’ fame and he wanted it to be as ridiculous as LOST. I like the immortal angle of the prison and the most obvious actually hasn’t been answered either: who were the idiots who miscast the blond chick and the fat dude? Sam neill always is great in anything on screen and made it bearable..


45 posted on 05/18/2012 9:20:47 PM PDT by max americana
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To: La Lydia

Greatest thing to happen to TV. Getting rid of CSI Miami was a godsend. This program was so full of actors that couldn’t act it was hilarious. Not to mention all the overwhelming mistakes in police procedure that presented itself as legitimate police procedure. Also all the mistakes in sequential events (like radio calls that indicated two or more miscreants and when the police arrive, only one culprit on the scene and no explanation).

My wife and I watched it just to see who could pick out the most mistakes.


46 posted on 05/18/2012 9:21:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Thanks. I'll be fine without it. I have plenty to do without sitting my butt down for 3 hours a night to watch crap programmed by queers in Hollywood.

You may disagree with me, but I think a lot of art (and yes, some TV is art) was created by "queers" over the centuries. My bet is that most Freepers watch TV.

47 posted on 05/18/2012 9:29:16 PM PDT by Randy Erickson
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To: max americana
It was created by Jj Abrams of LOST’ fame and he wanted it to be as ridiculous as LOST.

That's the main reason I never bothered even trying the show. LOST was the biggest, lamest con-job in TV history. I loved the first few seasons but it was mostly because the mystery had me going and it turns out mystery was just made-up crap. I probably won't ever watch a TV show by JJ Abrams again.
48 posted on 05/18/2012 9:31:38 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: doc1019

I loved it because it was so hilarious. And so overacted. And so randomly plotted. And for the over-the-top way David Caruso delivered his lines. It was funnier that most of the sitcoms, unintentionally but funny nevertheless. Oh, and the wide variety of stereotypes it managed to seize upon. The only thing it lacked was a Trouble with Tribbles episode. Nearly perfect as far as I am concerned, and I will continue to watch the reruns.


49 posted on 05/18/2012 9:32:26 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
"As long as Supernatural is coming back for season 8..."

Supernatural rocks.........best show on TV in years, hands down. Period.

50 posted on 05/18/2012 9:32:54 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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