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DirectTV Orders Its First Original Series 'Rogue'

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Xsabresx, May 10, 2012.

  1. Xsabresx

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    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 10, 2012 – DIRECTV announced today that it has ordered ten episodes of an original suspense-drama, ROGUE, starring award-winning actress Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, Crash) from leading independent studio Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Greenroom Entertainment. ROGUE marks DIRECTV’s first foray into commissioning an original drama series exclusively for its customers. Production is slated to begin in August 2012 and the series will premiere next summer 2013 on DIRECTV’s Audience Network.

    ROGUE revolves around a morally and emotionally conflicted cop, Grace (Newton), who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with the crime boss who may have played a hand in the crime. With the addition of ROGUE, DIRECTV expands on its commitment to offer quality, exclusive programming to its customers after establishing great success in providing a home and new creative life to Emmy-winning series such as Damages and Friday Night Lights, and exclusive, first-run series like Underbelly, The Slap and the upcoming series, Hit & Miss.



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  2. Ed Campbell

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    Wish they'd pickup and continue Person of Interest from NBC for Audience. It was just becoming addictive when NBC gave it the SyFy end of game treatment and blasted out the last episodes of the first series in a few hours.
     
  3. usnret

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    Maybe pickup Harry's Law and Finder too...
     
  4. trh

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    I thought Person of Interest got renewed for another season?
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    Horrible. I'd rather have them increase their HD offerings or other delivery-related improvements.

    This is like Ford deciding to open a line of gas stations. UGHH!
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    And it's on CBS, not NBC.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    You mean CBS, not NBC.
     
  8. Steve

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    Lower...
  9. dpeters11

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    Yeah, Person of Interest was renewed in March.
     
  10. Paul Secic

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    They're to cheap!
     
  11. spartanstew

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    Excellent. The Audience Network keeps getting better and better.
     
  12. mitchflorida

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    yes, the last thing I want now is programming from DTV.

    Let's get with adding some more channels instead
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    What channels would you like added?
     
  14. mitchflorida

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    retroplex, indieplex, etc. I am probably leaving DTV after my contract if over and don't care about their original productions. I want the prices to go down.

    DTV has very high cost packages.
     
  15. spartanstew

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    How do you know it won't be your favorite show? Do you not watch any original programming?
     
  16. mitchflorida

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    As a rule, I like movies not these tv series. why would DTV be able to create better series than networks and pbs? it is impossbile, espec. with their limited budget.

    and if it is any good, I can watch it for free online on hulu or torrent.
     
  17. Laxguy

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    AMC, among others, did it. Some interesting stuff on Audience as well, though not produced by DIRECTV®.
     
  18. mitchflorida

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    amc has more resources than dtv.

    Plus for every hit that amc has had, they have had 3 losers.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    By what measure do you reckon AMC has more resources??

    And a hit/loser ratio of 1:3 isn't so bad.
     
  20. fleckrj

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    If you are only interested in movies, then a Netflix subscription is far less expensive than DTV (or Dish or any cable service).

    What DTV can do with original productions that the major networks are not willing to do is provide programming that appeals to those who are outside of the 18 to 40 year old demographic. It does not matter to the major networks how many people over 40 watch a program. Advertisers only pay for the number of 18 to 40 year olds.
     

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