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Cancellation Watch 2012/13


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#76 OFFLINE   Church AV Guy

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

I'm not saying it's a bad show, just that its ratings are so bad I fully expected it to be the first cancelled show of the season, and since it isn't first, I expect it to be second.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:07 PM

Laugh tracks remind me of why I simply loved shows like the Carol Burnett Show. Carol was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, talking about the newly released Time Life DVD of her show (the DVDs used to be via mail order only). Carol was discussing with Jay the lack of good comedy shows today, especially good sketch comedy.

I grew up with the Carol Burnett Show and still find it hysterical, especially when you knew a lot of the acting was unscripted. Tim Conway especially was good at that. Carol explained that they'd do two shows on Friday, the first taped in front of an audience, and Conway would do his scenes to the letter of the script. For their 2nd show that evening, they went live and Conway did a lot of his own stuff, often causing his scene partners to simply break up laughing their butts off.

Jay played an example of this as Carol explained the scene where Conway played a dentist and Harvey Korman the patient. Harvey was in the chair and Conway was trying to treat him, but Tim accidentally injected novacaine into his own right hand then his right leg, and the mannerisms Tim acted out were unscripted and making Harvey crack up in the chair as the audience was going hysterical as well.

And who could ever forget the famous "Went with the Wind" scene where Harvey is staring in costume at Carol Burnett, also in costume, who just walked down the spiral stairs of a mansion set to look like the one in Gone with the Wind, and who was dressed in an elaborate dress that featured a large curtain rod Carol ripped from the window and used to prop up the rear top part of her gown. Harvey commented on that, to which Carol responded something like, "Thank you. I saw it in the window and just had to have it."

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

Second show to be cancelled. But it was not predicted by anyone in this thread. Next Caller on NBC is done before it even begins.

http://blog.zap2it.c...led-by-nbc.html

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:48 AM

Second show to be cancelled. But it was not predicted by anyone in this thread. Next Caller on NBC is done before it even begins.

http://blog.zap2it.c...led-by-nbc.html


Wow, it must have been really awful if they were willing to flush that much investment down the toilet. Maybe NBC is starting to wake up.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:04 AM

Wow, it must have been really awful...


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

[...] But it was not predicted by anyone in this thread. Next Caller on NBC is done before it even begins.

http://blog.zap2it.c...led-by-nbc.html


Kind of hard to predict what no one has seen. ;)
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

I'm a bit surprised that some of these dead shows and unaired pilots don't end up on cable, Hulu or Youtube. They'd at least get a little of their money back. But maybe the contractual end of it is too complicated to unwind.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

I'm a bit surprised that some of these dead shows and unaired pilots don't end up on cable, Hulu or Youtube. They'd at least get a little of their money back. But maybe the contractual end of it is too complicated to unwind.


It could be - or at least in the case of Next Caller - that they had not completed filming the contracted episodes. :confused:
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

Hey, watch it, Dane Cook went to my high school! Oh wait, that explains it...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

Just cancelled Animal Practice. Cute monkey and girl, ugly show.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:46 PM

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Was never even tempted to watch that. Interesting, being the lead show, that Guys w/ Kids is still alive. Could have to do with Fallen, it's decent, not Modern Family or anything.

Ben & Kate is probably the best out of the freshman comedies...
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Was never even tempted to watch that. Interesting, being the lead show, that Guys w/ Kids is still alive. Could have to do with Fallen, it's decent, not Modern Family or anything.

Ben & Kate is probably the best out of the freshman comedies...


I really like Guys With Kids... I didn't expect to. It really reminds me of my friends who are dads with little kids.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

Just cancelled Animal Practice. Cute monkey and girl, ugly show.


And to think they were arrogant enough to interrupt the Olympic closing ceremony to show it off. Didn't watch it partly because of that .. not to mention its stupid premise.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Just cancelled Animal Practice. Cute monkey and girl, ugly show.


Replaced by a huge piece of crap... Whitney.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

Well Whitney has eye candy, an intelligent, witty script every week, and at least the stars are solid comic actors and work well together. The rest of the cast are pretty weak. It's the best sitcom going, can't think of a single one that can touch it right now. But it is a bad time for TV comedy. Hollywood seems to think that gays or a "non-conventional family" is riotously funny just by showing up these days. They kind of left that whole Larry David "comedy writing" thing behind. Like "The Player" said, "Who needs writers?"

Somebody name one major net sitcom that can touch Whitney! I dare ya! (offer valid only in the Continental US/"Louie", "Curb" and other actually funny non-major net shows do not qualify)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Well Whitney has eye candy, an intelligent, witty script every week, and at least the stars are solid comic actors and work well together. The rest of the cast are pretty weak. It's the best sitcom going, can't think of a single one that can touch it right now. But it is a bad time for TV comedy. Hollywood seems to think that gays or a "non-conventional family" is riotously funny just by showing up these days. They kind of left that whole Larry David "comedy writing" thing behind. Like "The Player" said, "Who needs writers?"

Somebody name one major net sitcom that can touch Whitney! I dare ya! (offer valid only in the Continental US/"Louie", "Curb" and other actually funny non-major net shows do not qualify)



To each his own,IMO Raising Hope is by far the best comedy on tv. Great writing, great cast and a funny show with no laugh track. I expect Raising Hope to be canceled though. I am surprised it has lasted three seasons considering it is on FOX.

Could not get into Witney at all. Watched 4 episodes before I stopped watching. In fact I was surprised it survived it's freshman year......

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Well Whitney has eye candy, an intelligent, witty script every week, and at least the stars are solid comic actors and work well together. The rest of the cast are pretty weak. It's the best sitcom going, can't think of a single one that can touch it right now. But it is a bad time for TV comedy. Hollywood seems to think that gays or a "non-conventional family" is riotously funny just by showing up these days. They kind of left that whole Larry David "comedy writing" thing behind. Like "The Player" said, "Who needs writers?"

Somebody name one major net sitcom that can touch Whitney! I dare ya! (offer valid only in the Continental US/"Louie", "Curb" and other actually funny non-major net shows do not qualify)


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

To each his own,IMO Raising Hope is by far the best comedy on tv. Great writing, great cast and a funny show with no laugh track. I expect Raising Hope to be canceled though. I am surprised it has lasted three seasons considering it is on FOX.

Could not get into Witney at all. Watched 4 episodes before I stopped watching. In fact I was surprised it survived it's freshman year......


I couldn't get into Whitney either. Thought it was terrible. I'd take Raising Hope, Modern Family, HIMYM, 30 Rock, Community, Up All Night, New Girl, Parks and Rec, and Happy Endings all over Whitney any day.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

Okay, 30 Rock and Community. Two good picks. The rest...egads.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:49 PM

To each his/her own. That's why there are 200+ channels out there. Though I must say, the networks seem to be giving shows a little more time than usual this year. WIth just two cancellations so far, shows aren't being axed right out of the gate if they don't perform.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

I also like Big Bang Theory and Raising Hope.

One conventional sitcom (sans laugh track) that I haven't seen mentioned though that is a cute slice of middle-american life:

The Middle (ABC)

The cast is outstanding. And although it's not a regular laugh riot, it's quirky enough without forcing its quirkiness. I also like that they've been mostly kind in representing my home state...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

Well Whitney has eye candy, an intelligent, witty script every week, and at least the stars are solid comic actors and work well together.


Hmmm, I must have watched something else called Whitney last year then. Eye candy? eh, she's alright... Intelligent, witty and stars who are solid comic actors? That's not the show I saw...

It's the best sitcom going, can't think of a single one that can touch it right now.


LOL, you should be a comedy writer yourself... Whitney is FAR from the best. If it were the best it wouldn't have been held in waiting and would have premiered with all the other shows.

Somebody name one major net sitcom that can touch Whitney! I dare ya! (offer valid only in the Continental US/"Louie", "Curb" and other actually funny non-major net shows do not qualify)


Oh let's see...
Raising Hope
The Big Bang Theory
2 Broke Girls (oddly enough created by Whitney and better than her own show)
Modern Family
New Girl
Suburgatory
Happy Endings
Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

To each his own,IMO Raising Hope is by far the best comedy on tv. Great writing, great cast and a funny show with no laugh track. I expect Raising Hope to be canceled though. I am surprised it has lasted three seasons considering it is on FOX.


Raising Hope is in no danger of cancellation.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

Raising Hope is in no danger of cancellation.



That is good news I always presume it will be canceled since FOX cancels everything I like, but since it made it this far they maybe keeping it to get into syndication.




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