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Studio financial concerns kill TNT's Saving Grace

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#1 OFFLINE   cj9788


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:36 PM

How True Is Cable TV's Dual-Revenue Stream Argument These Days?

Fox Television Studios, producer of "Saving Grace," would tell you a different story -- that while "Saving Grace" scored well domestically, there were other issues: weak DVD sales, and little interest in the all-important overseas markets.

TNT wants "Grace" to come back. So far, Fox hasn't complained that a low license fee is another possible reason for the show's
just-announced cancellation.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:50 PM

:mad: Well that just plain sucks!! I really like this show. But at least they will get to write an ending to the series.


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

I think that the problem with Saving Grace was also the cost side of the equation.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:55 AM

I must be considered overseas, because I never watch it. ;)

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:54 AM

Watched a couple of episodes last season but just could not get into the show..

Might have to consider another try before it's gone..

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

Wow, my wife LOVED that show. She will be super POed that it has been cancelled.

DirecTV, please don't make me have to go back to watching March Madness in standard Def! Oh, and the usual begging for AMC and BBC America. You are so close to actually being the HD Leader.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:55 AM

I have enjoyed the program. A Skoal dipping angel with a spit bottle. What's not to like? :lol:

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:14 AM

One of my favorite shows... As stated, at least they should be able to wrap it up somewhat...

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 04:41 PM

Love the show. But I have no problems with "Series will end its run after nine episodes scheduled for next summer." And I respect this statement by Fox Television Studios: "We thought an appropriate ending after three extremely successful seasons was the best outcome for all parties involved.”

It is a peculiarly American show. And it has a peculiarly limited appeal. That they are wrapping it up this way deserves favorable consideration.

But I will miss it two summers from now if TNT doesn't replace it with something cool.

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