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Old May 5 2009, 03:02 AM   #16
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Re: Fox officially renews Fringe, NBC picks up Day One and renews Hero

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I'd wish they'd just make a decision and not have us wait til the 19th. They said they wanted a quality line up this year. My ass they do. They renewed Heroes after all.
Heroes is The Sopranos compared with NBC's utterly generic new lineup: Videos of NBC's new cancellation fodder.

Say what you want about the writing, but at least Heroes isn't exactly like every other frakkin' show on the air.
NBC should have just picked up Jericho. That description pretty much describes Jericho and I'd rather see that continue then invest in something new right now.
At least Jericho was set in Kansas. Anything is more original than Yet Another Show Based in LA.
Very true. But generic tends to sell better then it should.
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Old May 5 2009, 03:03 AM   #17
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Re: Fox officially renews Fringe, NBC picks up Day One and renews Hero

Absolutely fantastic news on Fringe.
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Old May 5 2009, 03:14 AM   #18
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I'd wish they'd just make a decision and not have us wait til the 19th. They said they wanted a quality line up this year. My ass they do. They renewed Heroes after all.
Heroes is The Sopranos compared with NBC's utterly generic new lineup: Videos of NBC's new cancellation fodder.

Say what you want about the writing, but at least Heroes isn't exactly like every other frakkin' show on the air.
NBC should have just picked up Jericho. That description pretty much describes Jericho and I'd rather see that continue then invest in something new right now.
At least Jericho was set in Kansas. Anything is more original than Yet Another Show Based in LA.
Very true. But generic tends to sell better then it should.
On CBS - they've cornered the market on that stuff. I don't think the NBC audience is into generic as much. Look at how Southland has nose-dived. Just a few episodes into the show, it's down to a 2.1/ 6, which is worse than Chuck now. So if Southland gets renewed...???
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Old May 5 2009, 03:27 AM   #19
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Heroes is The Sopranos compared with NBC's utterly generic new lineup: Videos of NBC's new cancellation fodder.

Say what you want about the writing, but at least Heroes isn't exactly like every other frakkin' show on the air.
At least Jericho was set in Kansas. Anything is more original than Yet Another Show Based in LA.
Very true. But generic tends to sell better then it should.
On CBS - they've cornered the market on that stuff. I don't think the NBC audience is into generic as much. Look at how Southland has nose-dived. Just a few episodes into the show, it's down to a 2.1/ 6, which is worse than Chuck now. So if Southland gets renewed...???
Southland is getting renewed for just 13 episodes next season. NBC wants to give the show another chance I guess...
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Old May 5 2009, 03:28 AM   #20
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Heroes is The Sopranos compared with NBC's utterly generic new lineup: Videos of NBC's new cancellation fodder.

Say what you want about the writing, but at least Heroes isn't exactly like every other frakkin' show on the air.
At least Jericho was set in Kansas. Anything is more original than Yet Another Show Based in LA.
Very true. But generic tends to sell better then it should.
On CBS - they've cornered the market on that stuff. I don't think the NBC audience is into generic as much. Look at how Southland has nose-dived. Just a few episodes into the show, it's down to a 2.1/ 6, which is worse than Chuck now. So if Southland gets renewed...???
Chuck's getting shit on because it's not owned by NBC/Universal. If it was, it would already be renewed. It does better then just about every Must See TV Thursdays show but The Office.
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Old May 5 2009, 04:07 AM   #21
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Fringe and Chuck are by far my favorite shows on the air! Great, awesome news about Fringe!
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Old May 5 2009, 04:09 AM   #22
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Jericho was pants. It shouldn't have even got it's shortened second season.
It certainly had its weak period. However, season 2 wasn't that. Those 7 episodes were packed with more story than some shows manage to squeeze into 22. There's something to be said for limitations bringing out the best in writers.....
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Old May 5 2009, 04:59 AM   #23
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Old May 5 2009, 05:02 AM   #24
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Jericho is the second most over hyped show, from it's insane 'fans", that wasn't very good ever on TV.

The first is Firefly.
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Old May 5 2009, 02:22 PM   #25
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Chuck's getting shit on because it's not owned by NBC/Universal. If it was, it would already be renewed. It does better then just about every Must See TV Thursdays show but The Office.
What's wrong with that? People always complain about networks not looking at international revenue/DVD sales when deciding the fate of a show. Well, if Chuck is not owned by NBCU then NBCU gets none of that revenue. If WB wants to reduce what it charges NBC since it will make up the revenue overseas/dvd that's its choice. But if Chuck costs the same as an NBCU owned show, why shouldn't it be held to a higher standard since it has limited revenue streams for NBCU?
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Old May 5 2009, 02:55 PM   #26
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Nikki Finke has updates on Chuck and Medium. Evidently they're as good as renewed, but there's horsetrading going on:

I'm told that Medium has been picked up for 13 episodes. So why wasn't that announced today? Because star Patricia Arquette has a guarantee of 22 episodes, so NBC has to negotiate that down.
As for Chuck, this gets complicated. Turns out NBC didn't like David E Kelley's Warner Bros pilot Legally Mad. Problem is, there's a $2 million penalty that gets paid to WB if the network doesn't pick up the show. So NBC is hoping to work a deal tying the renewal of Chuck, which is also a WB show, to a pass on paying that Legally Mad penalty.
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Old May 5 2009, 04:19 PM   #27
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If NBC were smart they would just give Medium 26 episodes, it's easier to work up than down. That was they can have one slightly longer season, or two short seasons.

They are the network that past on Legally Mad? NBC pasted on a show that most likely would have been at least watchable and most likely had OK ratings for the bullshit garbage they did pick up? Here's a thought NBC pick up Legally Mad AND Chuck! problem solved. NBC should pick up as money shows as they can because what they have is dieing. Just pick everything up and throw it on the wall and see what sticks!
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Old May 5 2009, 04:21 PM   #28
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Jericho is the second most over hyped show, from it's insane 'fans", that wasn't very good ever on TV.

The first is Firefly.
I'll grant Jericho wasn't as good as Firefly.
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Old May 7 2009, 09:40 AM   #29
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Jericho was pants. It shouldn't have even got it's shortened second season.
Heretic! Prepare to be burned at the stake!
Nah, but it had a cool premise. They fumbled a bit during season 1 but redeemed themselves in S2.

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Jericho is the second most over hyped show, from it's insane 'fans", that wasn't very good ever on TV.

The first is Firefly.
I'll grant Jericho wasn't as good as Firefly.
No, but it was a good show.
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Comparing the best of Jericho to the worst of Firefly is like comparing a bunion with an orgasm.
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