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Revolution And Two More Dramas Canceled By NBC
cinemablend.com ^ | 2014-05-09 15:04:09 | Jessica Rawden

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:02:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Today is a big but mostly bad day for fans of NBC’s programming. Community has reportedly already failed to reach its goal of six seasons and a movie and now it seems there is more bad news on the NBC front. Word on the street is that Revolution and newcomer dramas Believe and Crisis have all been flushed out of the NBC lineup. (Good news for Hannibal fans though!)

I’d like to say that these cancellations are surprising, but NBC has been dealing with a paltry lineup for some time and the aforementioned dramas really weren’t helping to improve things. Take Revolution for example. While the seasoned drama did well during its first season and had a J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke pedigree to boot, the show faltered in the ratings toward the end of Season 1 and was close to a failure this season—especially considering the sci fi drama’s expensive budget. It honestly seemed clear that the show would not get a third season when the headlines for the Season 2 premiere made it clear that the ratings were way down from the show's initial outing.

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Too bad. It has a great cast.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:02:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Too bad. It has a great cast.

I agree. But I really hated that they called the bad guys the "patriots."

2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:04:15 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: BenLurkin
Me gusto Rachel Matheson....

3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

For some reason, it was really hard for me to root for Charlie.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 5:05:45 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BenLurkin

Agreed - while I wasn’t a huge fan of Charlie, I definitely was down with her Mom. :)


5 posted on 05/09/2014 5:06:38 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BenLurkin
Kripke should just keep his focus on Supernatural. 8)
6 posted on 05/09/2014 5:08:26 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: BenLurkin

Revolution was a great idea that was poorly executed. It just had far too many continuity errors to persist in this day and age of Internet nitpickers.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 5:08:34 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: BenLurkin

NBC programming has ‘fans’? Really?


8 posted on 05/09/2014 5:17:08 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: scripter

bummer... i know you guys watched it...


9 posted on 05/09/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BenLurkin

nbc will never come up with a series as sucessful as Stienfeld.and God! what was with that Mindy Project idea? come on FOX, u guys should of known it was going to tank.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 5:24:41 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: MeganC

In Season 1, Revolution as an 8 pm show they broadcasted at 10 pm.

In Season 2, Revolution as a 10 pm show they broadcasted at 8 pm.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: BenLurkin

Pretty easy to flush a toilet!


12 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:26 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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what was with that Mindy Project idea? come on FOX, u guys should of known it was going to tank.

It was renewed for a Third Season.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: BenLurkin

I watched “Revolution” from the beginning, but it wasn’t a favorite of mine. I didn’t have much hope for “Believe” or “Crisis.” The coming attractions for both series were kind of dull. I’ve watched them both, and won’t miss them. I found “Believe” to be extremely similar to the Kiefer Sutherland series “Touch”, which was also cancelled after one season.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Kripke, is a big liberal... no surprise there. Every so often in “Supernatural”, he gets his digs in on conservatives. Funny, because the lead characters in that show are very conservative as would most of the survivors be on “Revolution” .


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:46:19 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: BenLurkin

Coming Next Season; “1776 Washington; As The World Burns”


16 posted on 05/09/2014 5:54:25 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin

This year has had about as many cancellations as last year which had around 29.

After reading some of the descriptions of some of the new shows for next season, they don’t sound much different than some of the failures this season and last.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 6:14:03 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BenLurkin

“Revolution” lost me when they said the laws of physics quit working. It could have been a good SHTF story with an EMP beginning, but no.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: latina4dubya

yeah I just read that somewhere. bummer indeed.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:23:35 PM PDT by scripter
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To: BenLurkin

No kidding, hub? She looked especially good in Lost.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 7:36:35 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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Just damn'. I'm a huge Revolution fan despite some of it's plot "complications" .......

Ahh well, there's always The Black List.

21 posted on 05/09/2014 7:40:30 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: BenLurkin

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”


22 posted on 05/09/2014 7:48:13 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Very good!


23 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MeganC
Revolution was a great idea that was poorly executed. It just had far too many continuity errors to persist in this day and age of Internet nitpickers.

I liked the show at first. I stopped watching it when I saw that episode where they captured a scientist who worked for the enemy in Biological research with the intent to make a disease weapon.

The good guys capture him. The Girl (I can't even remember the names anymore) decided to incite a mutiny so as to free this horribly deadly man. She and her accomplices aim weapons at their superior officers, disobey orders, commandeer a vessel, and attempt to unite this scientist with the rest of his family.

They end up getting several of their fellow soldiers killed, and they end up losing the boat. It was an utter disaster.

What would have happened had the story been real, is that the entire group of mutineers would have been shot or hung, and it wouldn't matter that she was the niece of whatshisname. No army could tolerate that level of mutiny, especially a mutiny resulting in the deaths of fellow soldiers, the capture/destruction of a very valuable watercraft, and the near holocaust which could have occurred had this scientist fallen back in enemy hands.

What happened in the episode is that the Uncle tut tutted her youthful indiscretion, and they all walked away with no consequences for what they had done.

At that point, the show jumped the shark. There was no way to redeem it, it had simply broken the rule of "suspension of disbelief". It was no longer in the realm of plausibility, it had become utter nonsense fantasy.

I do not consider my criticism to be a "nit pick". I consider that episodes' violation of the norms of expected human behavior to be so egregious that the show was simply irredeemable afterwards. I never watched another episode. I simply couldn't stand to watch what an utter farce it had become.

So yeah, I agree with you that "Revolution was a great idea that was poorly executed."

24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:13:03 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: MeganC

I really tried to watch Revolution. Thought the first part of the first season was pretty good but wow it went downhill fast. I didn’t find any of the characters likeable enough to root for them.


25 posted on 05/10/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT by sheana
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To: BenLurkin

I liked Believe a little (enjoyed the pilot, but every other episode seems to have the exact same plot) & Crisis a lot...hope they tie up the storyline for Crisis (bus full of DC private school students, including First Son, kidnapped by disgruntled ex-CIA parent) in the last episode.

Revolution I think I watched a few times but it was too depressing.


26 posted on 05/10/2014 9:36:19 AM PDT by TropicanaRose
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To: PLMerite
“Revolution” lost me when they said the laws of physics quit working. It could have been a good SHTF story with an EMP beginning, but no.

It was why I quit reading S. M. Stirling's Dies the Fire. The Nantucket series was really good and I wanted more but the Emberverse? Time travel I can accept. That when you mix charcoal, saltpeter and sulfur you don't get big boom I can not.

27 posted on 05/10/2014 9:49:56 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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I was a big fan of Revolution but it began to get stupider and stupider.......

Get caught, get beat up, escape. Get caught, get beat up, escape.....throw in a nuking of Philadelpha just for spice.

Then the nano-bots showed up.........

I don't think the writers had a clue where they were going, just write some silly crap to keep the episodes coming.......

28 posted on 05/10/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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the old networks continue to thing bad programs which attack Americanism and promote deviancy are viable. Advertisers should wake up and realize that left wing programs COST them profits.


29 posted on 05/10/2014 9:56:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yes, but there was a sly sense of self-parody during the second season that made watching the performances fun.


30 posted on 05/10/2014 11:28:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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