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Old 15-05-2013, 00:33
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THE Saturdays’ TV show following the girls trying to crack America has been canned — leaving their hopes of US stardom in tatters.

The singers failed to secure a second series of Chasing The Saturdays during talks with execs at channel E! in LA.

Insiders said bosses pulled the plug after viewing figures slumped to 100,000.

A source told The Sun: “It got killed in the ratings. US fans like drama and conflict but The Saturdays actually liked each other.”

Last night a Saturdays spokesman said they are in talks for a Christmas special.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...is-canned.html
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Old 15-05-2013, 00:54
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It has nothing to do with drama. T.I.'s show isn't filled with drama, Run's House was a family show, and a few others arent drama filled either, but those get viewers and are renewed. On the flip side, The Gossip Game is centered around drama, but no one watches that either and it will probably be cancelled.

No one cares about The Saturdays. They could have all murdered each other on camera and it wouldn't have gotten viewers to watch. Funny how the blame is put on what is perceived to be the mindset of the average American viewer and not the fact that The Saturdays are beyond irrelevant here and no one cares about them or their bland music. E stands for entertainment, but nothing about them is entertaining.

People have to buy into you as people and it just didnt happen for them. The same way it didnt happen for Rev Run's daughters. We loved his show when they were on it, but when they got their own, no one cared about them.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:04
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It has nothing to do with drama. T.I.'s show isn't filled with drama, Run's House was a family show, and a few others arent drama filled either, but those get viewers and are renewed. On the flip side, The Gossip Game is centered around drama, but no one watches that either and it will probably be cancelled.

No one cares about The Saturdays. They could have all murdered each other on camera and it wouldn't have gotten viewers to watch. Funny how the blame is put on what is perceived to be the mindset of the average American viewer and not the fact that The Saturdays are beyond irrelevant here and no one cares about them or their bland music. E stands for entertainment, but nothing about them is entertaining.

People have to buy into you as people and it just didnt happen for them. The same way it didnt happen for Rev Run's daughters. We loved his show when they were on it, but when they got their own, no one cared about them.

Not much to add to this.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:17
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It has nothing to do with drama. T.I.'s show isn't filled with drama, Run's House was a family show, and a few others arent drama filled either, but those get viewers and are renewed. On the flip side, The Gossip Game is centered around drama, but no one watches that either and it will probably be cancelled.

No one cares about The Saturdays. They could have all murdered each other on camera and it wouldn't have gotten viewers to watch. Funny how the blame is put on what is perceived to be the mindset of the average American viewer and not the fact that The Saturdays are beyond irrelevant here and no one cares about them or their bland music. E stands for entertainment, but nothing about them is entertaining.

People have to buy into you as people and it just didnt happen for them. The same way it didnt happen for Rev Run's daughters. We loved his show when they were on it, but when they got their own, no one cared about them.
i think you're reading way too much into what a "source" told the sun.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:32
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As a huge Saturdays fan, I've never watched the programme. I can't see why I'd want to.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:58
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It was never going to happen for The Saturdays in america, why would a record label invest significant time and money into a band which on the face of it has a limited lifespan at present. In less than a year 3 of them will be mothers, two of very young babies, the writings on the wall.

The reality show was an ambitious attempt to rouse some interest in them as individuals, that has failed so its game over really.

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Old 15-05-2013, 05:16
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I hope Una gets her own spin-off show or something...she is fab!
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Old 15-05-2013, 07:05
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"chasing the saturdays has been axed"

why? because they got caught?...



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Old 15-05-2013, 10:12
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I'm almost certain it was supposed to be a one off series anyway, so I'm not sure what the big fuss is about. The girls have said in interviews themselves it was only supposed to be one series and if the network wanted more then they'd discuss it.
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Old 15-05-2013, 10:37
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Yeah it was only supposed to be one series.

My problem with the show (as a HUGE Sats fan) is that it was tediously dull. The show was promoted as them trying to crack America and yet it wasn't until the last episode did they show their first TV performance! We had nine episodes of endless Skype chats with Una/Ben amd Rochelle/Marvin, focus on Mollie being single, focus on Frankie's depression, focus on Vanessa's arguments with her boyfriend etc and it was so boring.

The show actually opened with just under a million viewers so there was obviously interest in them. I bet the US fans thought it would focus on gigs, recording, promoting, writing, TV shows etc and yet it was all about their personal lives. The fact the girls abandoned the US and returned to the UK the same week the song was on the vere of breaking the top 100 on iTunes and the show got released was an insane decision.
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Old 15-05-2013, 11:16
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Yeah it was only supposed to be one series.

My problem with the show (as a HUGE Sats fan) is that it was tediously dull. The show was promoted as them trying to crack America and yet it wasn't until the last episode did they show their first TV performance! We had nine episodes of endless Skype chats with Una/Ben amd Rochelle/Marvin, focus on Mollie being single, focus on Frankie's depression, focus on Vanessa's arguments with her boyfriend etc and it was so boring.

The show actually opened with just under a million viewers so there was obviously interest in them. I bet the US fans thought it would focus on gigs, recording, promoting, writing, TV shows etc and yet it was all about their personal lives. The fact the girls abandoned the US and returned to the UK the same week the song was on the vere of breaking the top 100 on iTunes and the show got released was an insane decision.
I completely agree. It was too much on their personal lives. I mean, there are a lot of reality TV shows at the moment that do concentrate on personal lives, but those people are already known and established ie - Keeping Up With The K's, Runs House, T.I etc The Sats were unknown in the US so it was pointless concentrating solely on their personal lives. More gigs and promotion should have definitely been shown, that's the exciting stuff tbh behind the scenes that's what most are excited to see.
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Old 15-05-2013, 12:02
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It should also be noted that the show was actually #1 several times on E! UK with over 135,000 viewers for the final episode (which was quite huge for the UK network). I don't know how it's doing in the rest of the world, though.
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:59
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I'm a massive Saturdays fan but I only watched the first episode and a few minutes of the second. I didn't really like it. It smacked of desperation to me. The Saturdays should have really focused on the music over in the US rather than a reality show. Another reason could be that people are getting fed up of reality TV in general.
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Old 15-05-2013, 15:52
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It has nothing to do with drama. T.I.'s show isn't filled with drama, Run's House was a family show, and a few others arent drama filled either, but those get viewers and are renewed. On the flip side, The Gossip Game is centered around drama, but no one watches that either and it will probably be cancelled.

No one cares about The Saturdays. They could have all murdered each other on camera and it wouldn't have gotten viewers to watch. Funny how the blame is put on what is perceived to be the mindset of the average American viewer and not the fact that The Saturdays are beyond irrelevant here and no one cares about them or their bland music. E stands for entertainment, but nothing about them is entertaining.

People have to buy into you as people and it just didnt happen for them. The same way it didnt happen for Rev Run's daughters. We loved his show when they were on it, but when they got their own, no one cared about them.
Why are you guys acting like this is the first series that E! doesn't renew? The only shows that they've renewed have been Kardashians, Ice & Coco & Married to Jonas. Other than that almost ALL their reality shows get cancelled after one season.

As for the T.I. & Rev Run comparison, they were already successful people in America with a following, The Saturdays were not known so there was no prior interest in them by the general public. Idk I agree & disagree with you at the same time lol. People here in North America care about fighting that's why shows like Real Housewives & Bad Girls club keep getting renewed.
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Old 15-05-2013, 17:08
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Why are you guys acting like this is the first series that E! doesn't renew? The only shows that they've renewed have been Kardashians, Ice & Coco & Married to Jonas. Other than that almost ALL their reality shows get cancelled after one season.
Is this supposed to be a defense?
Reality shows, like Chasing the Saturdays, are so often cancelled because they're shit. If the show was actually entertaining, and audiences actually cared about The Saturdays, then it wouldn't have come to this. I was surprised this group of hairdressers even got a reality show in the first place.
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Old 15-05-2013, 18:34
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Is this supposed to be a defense?
Reality shows, like Chasing the Saturdays, are so often cancelled because they're shit. If the show was actually entertaining, and audiences actually cared about The Saturdays, then it wouldn't have come to this. I was surprised this group of hairdressers even got a reality show in the first place.
Spot on.

Yeah it was only supposed to be one series.

My problem with the show (as a HUGE Sats fan) is that it was tediously dull. The show was promoted as them trying to crack America and yet it wasn't until the last episode did they show their first TV performance! We had nine episodes of endless Skype chats with Una/Ben amd Rochelle/Marvin, focus on Mollie being single, focus on Frankie's depression, focus on Vanessa's arguments with her boyfriend etc and it was so boring.

The show actually opened with just under a million viewers so there was obviously interest in them. I bet the US fans thought it would focus on gigs, recording, promoting, writing, TV shows etc and yet it was all about their personal lives. The fact the girls abandoned the US and returned to the UK the same week the song was on the vere of breaking the top 100 on iTunes and the show got released was an insane decision.
End of the day American's like Drama which this show never had. Like you said it was all boring stuff about their love lives etc. Problem with their management it seems they don't care about showing the girls music off just their everything else.

Really don't understand why they don't change mangement?
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Old 15-05-2013, 19:03
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Not a shock. The Saturdays are incredibly dull. I'm amazed that they've managed to last thing long - they were mediocre at their peak and they peaked long ago.
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Old 15-05-2013, 19:14
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i think you're reading way too much into what a "source" told the sun.
Nope. Look at SpiderMan 83's post. Many others think like that and it is extremely annoying from an American standpoint. It's always perpetuated that way in foreign media.
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Old 15-05-2013, 19:17
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It was an awful show

So badly scripted, it made The Kardashians looks as real as One born every minute. Especially the scene when the camera just happened to be there and one of the girls announced the death of one of their grandparents. In real life, it already happened but the crew likely got them to reinact it for the show.
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Old 15-05-2013, 19:24
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Nope. Look at SpiderMan 83's post. Many others think like that and it is extremely annoying from an American standpoint. It's always perpetuated that way in foreign media.
Sorry i never meant to be so offensive, i just meant the girls seemed so dull on there compared to other shows and entertainment in which the Americans seem to like.

So are they really not liked over there by Americans?
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Old 15-05-2013, 19:36
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Sorry i never meant to be so offensive, i just meant the girls seemed so dull on there compared to other shows and entertainment in which the Americans seem to like.

So are they really not liked over there by Americans?
They just didnt have anything to sell. It didnt have to be drama or anything negative. As someone else said before, they should have tried to focus on their music, but that didnt take off either, so they really had no chance to begin with. Mac Miller's show is doing fantastic on MTV2 at the moment and it's because he's a likeable, fun guy. Kesha's show is doing terrible on MTV because people just aren't interested and Kesha is a hot mess. The people have to care about you in order for them to want to watch you on TV. If they aren't buying your albums, don't expect them to tune in. And that is where Kesha and The Saturdays went wrong, but Mac got it right. People like K. Michelle benefited from a ratchet show like Love And Hip Hop only because she focused on her music the whole time. If she was wildin out people wouldn't respect her, but she was chill in a cast full of heathens.
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Old 15-05-2013, 19:52
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I think Braxton Family Values is the perfect example of how to launch a new reality TV series, interesting stories and distinct personalities which create opinions. Reality shows need people with personality, and The Saturdays showed none of that on their show. I saw one episode and it was incredibly boring, and I never got the feeling that it was actually a "real" snapshot into their lives, it all felt so manufactured and fake, even more so than a normal series in this genre.
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Old 15-05-2013, 20:02
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They just didnt have anything to sell. It didnt have to be drama or anything negative. As someone else said before, they should have tried to focus on their music, but that didnt take off either, so they really had no chance to begin with. Mac Miller's show is doing fantastic on MTV2 at the moment and it's because he's a likeable, fun guy. Kesha's show is doing terrible on MTV because people just aren't interested and Kesha is a hot mess. The people have to care about you in order for them to want to watch you on TV. If they aren't buying your albums, don't expect them to tune in. And that is where Kesha and The Saturdays went wrong, but Mac got it right. People like K. Michelle benefited from a ratchet show like Love And Hip Hop only because she focused on her music the whole time. If she was wildin out people wouldn't respect her, but she was chill in a cast full of heathens.
Fair enough. This is the problem with the sats management they always get it wrong. I knew talking them to the states now was gonna be a mistake should have tried it ages ago. They just spent to many times letting the girls be photographed in silly papers and mags and talking about hubby and heartbreak instead of focusing on the music.

The show was never fake it made the Kardashian's seem like roaylty.
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Old 15-05-2013, 20:31
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imho its the pregnancies thast have ballsed things up for them. How do E! market them as a fresh vibrant new girlband when three are mothers already? not saying you can't be a mother & a popstar but when you've already established yourself.

I don't think it matters much anyway as they just had a massive UK #1 so should probaly focus all their attention on the UK now anyway.
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Old 15-05-2013, 21:07
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imho its the pregnancies thast have ballsed things up for them. How do E! market them as a fresh vibrant new girlband when three are mothers already? not saying you can't be a mother & a popstar but when you've already established yourself.

I don't think it matters much anyway as they just had a massive UK #1 so should probaly focus all their attention on the UK now anyway.
Not really, i mean the Kardashians and other shows seem to be ok with Preganacies. Ok so they are not a band, but they still need to be marketed. Problem with the Sats was to have a show like this you need to entertain and im guessing they did not. These shows are not for them or maybe it was just a way to promote themselves anyways.
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