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TV - what comes and goes...

So, renewal/cancellations seem to be about through now, yes?

Most of the shows I watched made it through. With some dinosaurs it`s not even a question anymore. Like, hands up who thought Big Bang Theory was gonna get cancelled? Yeah, thought so. Some renewals also put some shows into I`m certain-they-will-be-renewed-next-year-as-well-territories. Both Grimm and Person of Interest are now going into their respective Seasons 4. And therefore syndication-stuff. Meaning, baring any cataclysmic ratings collapse, they will each get a Season 5 as well. Both are reliable and solid performers, something more valuable than big hits that bleed viewers year to year.

Also, most of the decisions didn`t surprise me. Other than renewing Beauty and the Beast. Like Seriously, CW? I thought this was gonna get axed for sure. And I even tentatively still watch it so this isn`t hate-speak but it was the fucking lowest-rated drama show of their entire Season.

And in the end the cancellation of Community surprised me, too. It wouldn`t have every other Season before this one but I thought for sure they were going for "Six Seasons and a movie" now. Hm.

The Tomorrow People was not unexpected but also a little bit sad. I mean, the show itself was never particularly good. Its subset, though, which I like to call the "John Young show"? That was reasonably fine. Oh well.

A bit sad CW didn`t pick up Bloodlines. Not because it was good or anything but for the sole reason I had hoped Singer and the nepotism duo would go there. Think about it, it could have been a paradise for their dog-fucking fantasies.

Almost Human and Dracula have been cancelled as well. Both expected. And both could have been executed much better. Some shows, the premise already sucks. These two could have had potential but alas.

Oh, and I see CBS picked up the NCIS New Orleans thing. Well, I hated the backdoor Pilot so I doubt I`ll be watching. But hey, they could have X-overs with the Originals seeing as they are both set in the city. Now, I think NOLA is fascinating but is there something to the sudden uptick in its use as a show location?

As for the Pilot schedule - and I say this as someone who loves superhero stuff in any variation - I`m not terribly sure being avalanched by five million comic book-y shows AT ONCE will be a good choice. I spoiled some of my favourite food ever (well, it used to be) by overconsumption.

Meanwhile, I`m at the point where I would sell my soul for ONE (good) Sci-Fi space adventure show. I mean, I`m sure there is still an audience out there and yet noone, absolutely noone puts even one on. With the lack of competition, it should be guaranteed some success at least.

If you think about it, the shows that found favour in recent years because they were new and fresh in a way (and brought on oodles and oodles of copies and clones) were something that wasn`t on in general. Right now, everybody only seems to be following trends, atm superhero genres. Where are people MAKING trends?

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leelust
May. 11th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
I hear you! I miss space adventures! I want to see space ships and new planets and species and all that jazz. And with new level of special effects you don't even need to build pricy sets, you can do it all on your computer! So why is there no scifi? :/

And ITA about TTP. The John Young part could be so good next season with all potential they built in the finale and to axed it for BatB? Really? Still pissed :/
astri13
May. 13th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
And ITA about TTP. The John Young part could be so good next season with all potential they built in the finale and to axed it for BatB? Really? Still pissed :/

I was really surprised about that decision. I figured either they would cancel both or keep TTP. Oh well.

And with new level of special effects you don't even need to build pricy sets, you can do it all on your computer! So why is there no scifi? :/

I think noone is brave enough to try.
leelust
May. 14th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
Well, there was BSG to try and I thought it was a success enough for others to follow but alas...

As for TTP there was an interesting discussion on twitter yesterday where people thought that CW cancelled TTP cause it was WB show and BatB was from another part of CW and that was the reason. I think they were onto something.
legoline
May. 11th, 2014 06:31 am (UTC)
Meanwhile, I`m at the point where I would sell my soul for ONE (good) Sci-Fi space adventure show.

Hear, hear. Given how successful the Star Trek reboot is and that Star Wars VII is actually happening, where are all the aliens, starships and odd planets? :(

(That said, if you really wanted, there are plenty of super hero comic books set on space ships and whatnot. *sigh*)

Edited at 2014-05-11 06:32 am (UTC)
astri13
May. 13th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Hear, hear. Given how successful the Star Trek reboot is and that Star Wars VII is actually happening, where are all the aliens, starships and odd planets? :(

I think we are in the same phase we were in before Star Trek TNG aired. No Sci-Fi on TV until someone dipped their toe in.

Though, as you said, since there is some successful Sci-Fi on the big screen right now, why not capitalize on this? Good knows the comic book brands do it. It`s been some time since the last Star Trek and Stargate incarnations aired. I believe the market is open for something new.

That said, if you really wanted, there are plenty of super hero comic books set on space ships and whatnot. *sigh*)

See, if super hero/comic book is all the rage now and someone wanted to jump on that, they could combine it with Sci-Fi and at least present a new-ish setting.
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