NBC cancels Southland

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Chris3123, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    Pensacola, FL

    I'm not sure exactly how to respond to this. :wtf:

    What's everyone else's thoughts?
  2. wamdue

    wamdue Admiral Admiral

    Sep 30, 2001
    it seems like an odd move
  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    ^That DOES seem like an odd move. Were the ratings THAT bad?

    I only watched it once; can't say I found it all that "dark and gritty," myself.
  4. BenRoethig

    BenRoethig Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 11, 2003
    Dubuque, IA
    Its NBC, anyone surprised.
  5. Bad Bishop

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 23, 2001
    The Land of Fruits and Nuts
    You really have to feel sorry for producers of NBC dramas. The Jay Leno Show is making it very hard to find timeslots.
  6. mrcoaster

    mrcoaster Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 23, 2002
    not here
    Kind of an odd move, but let's face it - this was going to be canceled anyway. Now, two episodes from now, six episodes from now...there wasn't a future to be had with this program.
  7. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

    Jun 26, 2001
    2001 - 2016
    ^ My thoughts exactly.
  8. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    The ratings were terrible. It was critically acclaimed, but that means absolutely nothing after a certain point.
  9. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    They picked it up only after a few episodes when the ratings were good then they slid badly. However saying that a 9pm slot may of helped it who knows.
  10. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Under your bed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I really didn't like any of the characters in this show. I tried to like it but it didn't seem very original. I still think that it's stupid to renew a show for a second season and then cancel it before it even premiers.
  11. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    NBC pulled a Fox! :lol:

    NBC should just give up now on everything, it's all trash.
  12. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    NBC in in serious trouble but I think it may of found its possible saving grace. I've noticed most of its shows that do get respectable viewer totals lack the demo to back it up but why should that be bad...

    There are more old people watching TV than young people and they not only have more money but spend more. CBS targets the old without really advertising it to keep its image at least good enough for a decent amount of young viewers to add to there already huge audience hence why CBS is top dog.

    NBC should go after the older audeince more and make hard hitting drama's and less shows with characters who are made for the young demo.
  13. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    They renew the series, create a new show to save money but it also takes away the time slot for the renewed series, and then cancel the renewed series before it starts...

    Seriously, WTF?!?
  14. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    Leno's ratings are low and have been going down. They should shove Leno out of the way.
  15. Frontier

    Frontier Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 17, 2002
    Fifth Circle of Hell, IE: Pennsylvania
    This is the first sign of the Lenopocalypse, folks.

    The reason NBC did this? The writing for the first 6 episodes already filmed where deemed "to dark and gritty" for the 9 PM time-slot.


    They canceled this drama for being too dramatic for the only time slot available.

    Which is the only slot available because they've given 10 PM totally over to Leno.

    Chris Meloni of Law & Order SVU was on MSNBC today, along with a writer of some note, forget his name, and everyone as much as they may like Leno, is waiting with baited breath and hope for Leno to fail, because his idiotic-timed show is not only killing 5 good potential dramas a week, but it's harming the dramas that used to be on at 10 and are now forced into 9, as they can't be as adult as they used to be at the earlier time.

    Fucking Idiot NBC...

    They're dragging all of broadcast television down with their sinking ship.

    If Leno is still on by mid-season, we're in real trouble, folks.

    If he's still on by summer... this is truly the end of television. Truly.
  16. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
    Cancellation. It's not just for SF/F shows anymore!
  17. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    That's Fox!

    Oh wait...


    I'm glad I never watched the show because this is too funny! :)
  18. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    Young people are watching TV but in nontraditional ways that are hard to monetize. Old coots aren't changing their habits, but they are moving out of the 18-49 age group advertisers care about reaching.

    This is a business problem that all the networks are going to have to figure out how to solve. NBC and CW, you're up to bat first. Then ABC and FOX. CBS bats last. But it's everyone's problem. The irony is that NBC and CW could benefit from being forced to confront this problem early, and CBS could end up regretting their complacency and inaction.
    Oooooh no. Not as long as advertisers cling to their archaic notion that people over 49 are worthless to reach because their brand loyalties are set in stone. (They are most certainly NOT.) A 49 year old Baby Boomer is not the same sort of person as a 49 year old who was born during the Depression, and does not have any more brand loyalty than any of us do, but just try to tell advertisers that.

    What is wrong with advertisers? They think all people over 49 are perpetual Ma Joads? As long as they are ruled by their misperceptions, the networks are forced to warp their TV lineups to suit.
  19. Dude

    Dude Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 21, 2004
    Bottom line: How does this affect Chuck?

    That's all I care about...
  20. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    Chuck is dead before it returns IMO. A show which debuts its season so far into the Telly season well rarely works in recent time.