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TV Shows That You Wish Hadn't Been Axed Or Canceled


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Posted on Jul 27, 2013 2:13:22 PM PDT
just hers says:
the event it was the best and they just left me out there to dry

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2013 5:37:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 8, 2013 1:26:38 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Well, I don't know about "city" vs. "country" re CBS sitcoms, but there's no question that social relevance showed itself in the new decade. Mary Tyler Moore's series debuted in 1970; she was best-known as Dick Van Dyke's wife. Marlo Thomas' Ann Marie ("That Girl") had been a single working woman in the Sixties, but Mary Richards was a more independent character (no boyfriend).

Norman Lear made his mark; the British "Till Death Do Us Part" provided the basis for "All In The Family", which premiered in the off-season in 1971. Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker softened over time; initially, he was pretty bigoted.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 2:56:22 AM PDT
TW3 (aka That Was The Week That Was). Has that been renewed yet?

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 9:16:47 PM PDT
J3rm4ine says:
Leverage, csi: miami, secret circle, keenan & kel, hanging wit' mr. cooper, tales from the crypt, 666 park ave, let's see...thinking
Most disheartening was leverage and csi miami. Oh yea, law & order crim intent

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 4:45:05 PM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
Make your voice heard--

http://savethatshow.com

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 4:42:39 PM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
"Didn't care enough to wrap up: "Star Trek"--cancelled in its third season."

"...Trek" was almost cancelled after the second season.
A letter-writing campaign from fans saved it for one more season,
but it was never actually a huge ratings hit during the original airings
(no surprise there--mass appeal is rarely a good measure of quality).
Roddenberry & co. might've thought they could squeeze through
with one more season.

"CBS, for example, cancelled several of its
rural, country-oriented situation comedies in the early 1970s."

My understanding is that this, together with launching
a lot of "socially-conscious" comedy was CBS's attempt to address
growing civil unrest & social concerns of the time
& focus on suburban & city life rather than the rural folks.
Basically what it comes down to is...
CBS sitcoms were in the country in the '60s
& in the city in the '70s.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 4:29:24 PM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
RAY LINCOLN

That was my point; the audience knows when something is too stupid to exist (or it is at least some of the time!) and tunes out by the millions, if they've even tried the greatly hyped new series not yet seen.

The funny thing is, I've sometimes seen the hyping ads for these "new biggest hits" air when anyone who pays the slightest attention to the TV business knows the shows are already spectacularly failing. A last ditch effort to pull in a less discriminating audience perhaps?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 3:19:00 PM PDT
RAY LINCOLN says:
They're even promoting new movies within commercials now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 1:48:09 PM PDT
RAY LINCOLN says:
Thanks; if they think we're idiots, what does that make them?
In short, the audience is the best judge.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 8:16:28 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
It always irks me when the big networks breathlessly promote a new show as "the fall's new hit" when no one in the tv audience has seen the danged thing yet.

Isn't it odd, too, that these tend to be the same shows that get axed after two or three aired episodes? The networks must think we're idiots.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 6:58:24 AM PDT
D. Larson says:
It's kind of like when Disney promoted "The Lone Ranger" for months in advance, with tens of millions in advertising and merchandise tie-ins and the Burger King Ranger paraphernalia ready to go.

And then the movie comes out and it's a flop.

The advertising dries up pretty quick after that. Everybody wants to be associated with a winner, but a disaster has no friends.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 5:26:06 AM PDT
RAY LINCOLN says:
I have a pet-peeve: a network will promote a series for months, then it's on only 2-3 episodes before it's cancelled.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 6:52:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2013 7:00:44 AM PDT
By gum...It sure does sound good!!! Even *I* believed you and I'm a pessimist by nature!!!...Who knew???

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 6:26:11 AM PDT
All TV shows get canceled. When a show is axed, it's canceled abruptly and surprisingly, and sometimes, if the show is a continuing story, leaves the show in the lurch without any resolution.

Yeah, I made that up just now. But it sounds good, doesn't it?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 4:55:36 PM PDT
W.T. says:
Last time we cumulatively sent CBS 40,000 pounds. An even million would be very impressive.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 3:28:43 PM PDT
ozier23 says:
Maybe if we mail 1,000,000 lbs of nuts they'll bring Jericho back again! I'm pretty sure most of those actors aren't too busy right now anyways.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 11:34:46 AM PDT
HAHAHA...Never heard of them....winks*

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 11:29:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2013 11:31:36 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"At least we still have "The Following"....for now!!!"

I pegged that one to be only on for a few episiodes... guess I was wrong about that. Guess I'll wait till both of those come out on dvd and watch them..

One of these days I need to get around to watching Point Pleasant - The Complete Series and Harper's Island: The DVD Edition

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 11:11:47 AM PDT
"Secret Circle" is another show that got "the Hook" straight outta nowhere...

I can see why audiences don't want to get invested anymore in TV shows...85% of a show anyway is commercials

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 11:10:13 AM PDT
btw...What's the difference `tween getting "axed" or "canceled"???

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 11:09:46 AM PDT
btw...What's the difference `tween getting "axed" or "canceled"???

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 11:05:49 AM PDT
Really???

re: it looked like some thing that would only be around for a few episiodes..

I don't know what "one of those shows" looks like...but i do know people who this genre appeals to...N they are few and far between these days...At least we still have "The Following"....for now!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 10:59:56 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"Well the most recent TV show that the network CW pulled the plug on is ..."C U L T"..."

One of the main reasons I never bother to watch that show - it looked like some thing that would only be around for a few episiodes..

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 10:54:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2013 10:56:50 AM PDT
Well the most recent TV show that the network CW pulled the plug on is ..."C U L T"... I had actually become a "true believer" too!!!

c'est la vie!!! *sigh*

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 8:43:19 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
Billy

You're to be congratulated. What you participated in got you your second season. Too bad it doesn't always work.
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