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Old May 24 2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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Science Channel gets Fringe reruns

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054588?refCatId=14

Fox series "Fringe" has been sold into syndication to an unlikely buyer: Discovery-owned cabler Science. And a second, even more unusual buyer may be coming to the party.

Discovery confirmed that the off-network deal was completed Wednesday. Pact is non-exclusive, which will allow Warner Bros.' syndie arm to bring in a second buyer in the subscription VOD window.

That's a category where Netflix and Hulu Plus have emerged as eager buyers, but they may be upstaged in this instance by Amazon, which sources say has been aggressively courting the property in a bid to finally break into the off-net marketplace where they've been quiet to date.
Now they can pair it up with Firefly reruns.
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Old May 24 2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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Re: Science Channel gets Fringe reruns

Well it is "fringe science"
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Old May 24 2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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It's kind of funny since Fringe has so much bad science.
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Old May 24 2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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Sci Fi Channel shows wrestling, History Channel shows bumpkin documentaries, Cartoon Network has live action, Discovery Channel shows motorcycle maintenance, TV Land has original programming, and now Science Channel shows Science Fiction. So much for niche programming. They should all just change their names to "Stuff."
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Old May 24 2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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History Channel shows bumpkin documentaries


History Channel 2 reveals that everything is connected to aliens.

I'm waiting for them to combine the two, Ancient Alien Pawn Stars, UFO Swamp Files...

BBC America only shows Top Gear and Kitchen Nightmares. Gives me an odd impression of the British maybe or what the British think Americans want to see.
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Old May 24 2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Sci Fi Channel shows wrestling, History Channel shows bumpkin documentaries, Cartoon Network has live action, Discovery Channel shows motorcycle maintenance, TV Land has original programming, and now Science Channel shows Science Fiction. So much for niche programming. They should all just change their names to "Stuff."
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Old May 24 2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Re: Science Channel gets Fringe reruns

I really don't think it's strange for the Science Channel to show Science Fiction. I saw a few episodes of Firefly on the Science Channel, and they discussed a bit of the science in Firefly.

There's only so many Science Documentaries out there, nothing wrong or off target with showing Science Fiction and discussing the plausibility of the Science in the show.
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Old May 24 2012, 04:27 PM   #8
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While I have the first three seasons on DVD/Blu Ray already and plan on obtaining the rest, I still have to say, "Kewl." Not even a hundred episodes in the can yet and already a syndication deal. Hopefully it gets new fans this way.

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Sci Fi Channel shows wrestling, History Channel shows bumpkin documentaries, Cartoon Network has live action, Discovery Channel shows motorcycle maintenance, TV Land has original programming, and now Science Channel shows Science Fiction. So much for niche programming. They should all just change their names to "Stuff."
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Well, you do have a point.
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Old May 24 2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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Sci Fi Channel shows wrestling, History Channel shows bumpkin documentaries, Cartoon Network has live action, Discovery Channel shows motorcycle maintenance, TV Land has original programming, and now Science Channel shows Science Fiction. So much for niche programming. They should all just change their names to "Stuff."
This.
I've thought this, like many of you, for awhile.
When BET starts showing shows cast with all white people the transformation to "Stuff" will be complete.
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Old May 24 2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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I really don't think it's strange for the Science Channel to show Science Fiction. I saw a few episodes of Firefly on the Science Channel, and they discussed a bit of the science in Firefly.

There's only so many Science Documentaries out there, nothing wrong or off target with showing Science Fiction and discussing the plausibility of the Science in the show.
Fringe would at least spark the imagination regarding science I suppose.
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Old May 24 2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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If the History Channel can do historical fiction (and it sure beats shows about junk stores), then the Science Channel should be able to do science fiction.

I'd like to see them do their own series development, not just take on reruns that are easy enough to get by other means.
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I'm dubious about History Channel doing fiction as well, but I'm hoping it will be historically accurate and educational.
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Old May 24 2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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I liked it when The History Channel first ran Shogun. Whenever they'd hit a commercial break, they'd do a little talk with a historian who'd talk about what in the previous scene was likely, possible, or just outright BS.
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Old May 25 2012, 12:15 AM   #14
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Is anyone here the least bit surprised that SyFy didn't get the reruns?
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Old May 25 2012, 12:52 AM   #15
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Is anyone here the least bit surprised that SyFy didn't get the reruns?
Sadly, no.
It should've been a no brainer assuming they weren't charging more than syfy thought they were worth.
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