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FOX: 'Alcatraz' & 'The Finder' Likely To Be Canceled, Does That Help 'Terra Nova'?


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#21 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

We love Fringe, but it has probably run it's course. PLEASE, though, let them wrap it up correctly!

I've been assuming for a while now that EITHER Alcatraz or Terra Nova will be renewed, but not both. My wife and I watch Alc together, but I'm solo on TN. But I still think TN has the slightest edge.

Never seen or heard of The Finder.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

At least one actor from Tera Nova has been cast in a new pilot for next season. While not an absolute indicator, it does put doubt on the series coming back.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

At least one actor from Tera Nova has been cast in a new pilot for next season.


Not anyone in the main cast though.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

I'm hoping that Kiefer's new show bodes well for him. However I like for him to hurry up with that "24" movie. I like to see a spin off from "24" though (I just hope it's not going to be "Married With Cougar").

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

At least one actor from Tera Nova has been cast in a new pilot for next season. While not an absolute indicator, it does put doubt on the series coming back.

Many actors in current "bubble" shows audition for and get picked up in new shows and have a clause in the contract [with the new show] that lets them go back to the original show if that original show is renewed. The role in the new show is then recast if the pilot is picked up as a series...

So having an actor from Terra Nova appear in a pilot doesn't necessarily mean the end of Terra Nova, even if it's a principal actor. It just means the actor is smart and has a smart agent. ;)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

Many actors in current "bubble" shows audition for and get picked up in new shows and have a clause in the contract [with the new show] that lets them go back to the original show if that original show is renewed. The role in the new show is then recast if the pilot is picked up as a series...


That exact thing happened with Damon Wayans Jr. He's on "Happy Endings" but that show didn't look like it was being picked up so he did the pilot for "New Girl". Once "Happy Endings" was picked up he was let out of his "New Girl" contract, but still showed up in the pilot episode.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

'Alcatraz' & 'The Finder' Likely To Be Canceled, Does That Help 'Terra Nova'?

No.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

'Alcatraz' & 'The Finder' Likely To Be Canceled, Does That Help 'Terra Nova'?

No.

As you say, it didn't help Terra Nova at all. The spider song didn't help much either.:rolleyes:
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Well Finder looks cheap to produce. So is that a plus to get renewed?

And what are the chances SyFy picks up Terra Nova?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

There's a slim chance that some other network will buy Terra Nova ... but I doubt it. It's maybe only the overseas distribution deals that might allow another US channel to take it on, but it's still an expensive program.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

He could shop it to TNT maybe... since they have Falling Skies.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

Alcatraz down to a 1.6 on 3/12.

"Likely To Be Canceled" has surely become "Dead In The Water"...

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

Alcatraz down to a 1.6 on 3/12.

"Likely To Be Canceled" has surely become "Dead In The Water"...


I wonder if it is coincidence that this was the episode that was supposed to air two weeks ago when pre-empted by NASCAR.

I posted in another forum how I wonder if viewers on the bubble might abandon a show like this once it was pre-empted and then episodes were aired out of order.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

I wonder if it is coincidence that this was the episode that was supposed to air two weeks ago when pre-empted by NASCAR.

I posted in another forum how I wonder if viewers on the bubble might abandon a show like this once it was pre-empted and then episodes were aired out of order.

I'm sure the pre-emption didn't help, but it was doing very poorly in the ratings before that, so I expect it was not a crucial deciding factor. Unfortunate, since I really like it, but the number are what they are.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

I started off trying to like Alcatraz (I'm a fan of Sam O'Neill), but it's been difficult. During the episodes, I find myself going to the bathroom, clipping my toenails, and doing other menial things that relieve me of my boredom.

The show just got slow and boring.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

I started off trying to like Alcatraz (I'm a fan of Sam O'Neill), but it's been difficult. During the episodes, I find myself going to the bathroom, clipping my toenails, and doing other menial things that relieve me of my boredom.

The show just got slow and boring.


It wouldnt be so bad if this wasnt the next Prison Break. They took way to long with Prison Break and they are doing the same with Alcatraz. Lets go through all 60+ inmates and then figure it out. I enjoy watching it but dont want to wait forever for it to get more interesting.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

I started off trying to like Alcatraz (I'm a fan of Sam O'Neill), but it's been difficult. During the episodes, I find myself going to the bathroom, clipping my toenails, and doing other menial things that relieve me of my boredom.

The show just got slow and boring.


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It has become a crime procedural -- in which I have no interest.

The sci-fi aspect has been almost completely lost as the season has progressed. It's there, but it's hardly addressed.




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