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Old July 24 2013, 02:59 AM   #31
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Re: How Long Until BBC America Co-Production Happens?

That would be in this post here:

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Maybe once that happens we'll be able to have 12 episodes and a Christmas special in the same calendar year again? Apparently the BBC alone can't do that anymore. : (
The split season thing was Moffat's call. It wouldn't matter if the show were a co-production or not, as long as Moffat's calling the shots the split seasons are staying.
If BBC America were putting up half (or even a significant amount) of the money, things like that may not be his call to make anymore.

That is one of the major benefits I see of a co-production. BBC has a lot more flexibility in when and how they air a show, without much regard for promotion or what they're scheduling against. BBCA has to actually compete, advertise, etc. The best option I see for BBCA would be to air it with a similar schedule to The Walking Dead: A half dozen episodes, a couple weeks off, the Christmas Special, a couple more weeks off, and then the rest of the episodes.
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Old July 24 2013, 03:08 AM   #32
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That would be in this post here:

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The split season thing was Moffat's call. It wouldn't matter if the show were a co-production or not, as long as Moffat's calling the shots the split seasons are staying.
If BBC America were putting up half (or even a significant amount) of the money, things like that may not be his call to make anymore.

That is one of the major benefits I see of a co-production. BBC has a lot more flexibility in when and how they air a show, without much regard for promotion or what they're scheduling against. BBCA has to actually compete, advertise, etc. The best option I see for BBCA would be to air it with a similar schedule to The Walking Dead: A half dozen episodes, a couple weeks off, the Christmas Special, a couple more weeks off, and then the rest of the episodes.
OK, I mistook what you said, in relation to the memo recently being mentioned (And....I put the Anniversary Special in there too )

Yea, yours is the right way, however, Walking Dead is more than just a couple weeks off, it's a couple months, or damned close to it, but yea, take December off from the Regular 13 and air the Xmas Special and start the regular episodes back up after new Year's Day and you're set
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Old July 24 2013, 03:13 AM   #33
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Re: How Long Until BBC America Co-Production Happens?

I think you've got it!

They took about 2 months between the first and second half, yeah, but they were also working with more episodes (16) so they were able to stretch it out to last almost the full TV season that way.
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Old July 24 2013, 03:56 AM   #34
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Micacle Day's problem was that it was set in America. The charm of Torchwood was seeing all those high-concept TV tropes playing out in Cardiff. Transplant that to America and it just gets lost in shuffle.
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That is one of the major benefits I see of a co-production. BBC has a lot more flexibility in when and how they air a show, without much regard for promotion or what they're scheduling against
As I recall, the first three series of the new Doctor Who were co-produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), but I don't think the CBC got much input in managing Doctor Who. So I'm not sure how beneficial a co-production would be. (other than the co-production credit at the end of each episode )
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Old July 24 2013, 04:12 AM   #36
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Micacle Day's problem was that it was set in America. The charm of Torchwood was seeing all those high-concept TV tropes playing out in Cardiff. Transplant that to America and it just gets lost in shuffle.
Spot on!
The problem with Miracle day is that it wasn't well written.
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Old July 24 2013, 11:04 AM   #37
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^ That's what the email mentioned--letting viewers get familiar with the new Doctor. But, Lonemagpie is right, it didn't specify the number of episodes.
It'd be nice to assume 13 plus a Xmas special, but I can't help noticing how so many of the current BBC dramas - Ripper Street, Death In Paradise, etc - are settling on 10-episode seasons these days...
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Old July 24 2013, 11:18 AM   #38
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10 or 11 episodes would still be ok.
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Old July 24 2013, 01:59 PM   #39
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10 or 11 episodes would still be ok.
NO! Because once we accept 10 episode seasons (series), then it will be 7, then 5, then 3 (Sherlock, anybody?).
The line must be drawn here! No farther! And it should be moved to 15, just to show who is supposed to drawing the line (the viewers).
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Old July 24 2013, 02:05 PM   #40
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^ You totally had Picard's voice saying that in your head when you typed it, didn't you?
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Yep!
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