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Old 27-04-2012, 12:17
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PD did have Anna Friel and Jayma Mays, but I'm not sure that's
what you meant...
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Old 27-04-2012, 16:46
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It's been discussed on DS but the one hope I have for the future for saving cult shows are the subscription streaming services. You could see Netflix or Lovefilm part funding shows, which will give them a rock solid subscribership of cult TV fans.
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Old 27-04-2012, 19:33
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It's been discussed on DS but the one hope I have for the future for saving cult shows are the subscription streaming services. You could see Netflix or Lovefilm part funding shows, which will give them a rock solid subscribership of cult TV fans.
I agree, hopefully we will see that in future.

But personally, I think it's time writers/producers got wise and realised that selling sci-fi shows to network TV is too big of a risk nowadays. The failure of various sci-fi shows over the last few years is proof of that despite quite a few of them being terrible (The Event, FlashForward, Surface and Terra Nova come to mind).

I think cable TV is the way to go. I mean look at Falling Skies (which is dismal IMO), I don't think this show would have had a chance in hell if it had aired on network TV and would've found itself in the trashcan along with the shows mentioned above. But it done fine on cable. So if Falling Skies can be successful on cable, then I think ANY sci-fi show can. There's certainly less pressure to succeed on cable in terms of ratings (as cable audiences are naturally smaller than mainstream network audiences as you know).
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Old 27-04-2012, 19:40
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Those execs in the US infuriate me giving good shows no time!

Sorry just a rant about shows I miss

FlashForward
The Event
No Ordinary Family
Terra Nova
Medium
Men of a Certain Age
Ghost Whisperer
House
Alcatraz
Fringe

Now some may not have been axed but they are in borrowed time the old TV i have left is

Misfits
The Walking Dead
Homeland
Episodes
Touch
Boardwalk Empire
Being Human US
Family Guy

Thanks for listening.....

Dan
Some of those shows I very much liked however none of them did great in the ratings. You've got to remember the TV industry is a business if it does not make enough money or in some cases even return a profit it's going to get cancelled with a few exceptions. Don't blame the big guys at the top as It's pointless It's not there fault, they just want money and those shows sadly did not do that.

As said already we need new system where they can all make money and the more techy viewers can watch more at there own pace. When will this happen ? Well I think if netflix is successful with there TV side of things, you might see them expand and newer dedicated services popping up.
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Old 28-04-2012, 11:52
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You're comparing apples with oranges though.

All of the shows you've listed as being axed are major network shows. Half of the shows you say are in danger are cable shows that are subject to entirely different pressures.

Plus some of the shows you list; House, Fringe, GW, Medium - have all had decent runs, I don't think we can really complain that they haven't been given a chance.

Family Guy - has at least another 3 seasons, if it's cancelled after that, how many seasons will it have run? I hardly think we can complain that Fox hasn't been supportive....
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Old 28-04-2012, 17:35
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You're comparing apples with oranges though.

All of the shows you've listed as being axed are major network shows. Half of the shows you say are in danger are cable shows that are subject to entirely different pressures.

Plus some of the shows you list; House, Fringe, GW, Medium - have all had decent runs, I don't think we can really complain that they haven't been given a chance.

Family Guy - has at least another 3 seasons, if it's cancelled after that, how many seasons will it have run? I hardly think we can complain that Fox hasn't been supportive....
You haven't been around for a while. Nice to "see" you.
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Old 28-04-2012, 18:45
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^^ I'm finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with much TV at the moment, hence I'm behind on most stuff, and find myself commenting long after the fact.

I think the only thing I'm really staying with at the moment is Game of Thrones, which of course is utterly brilliant!
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