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#26 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:59 PM

I was hoping that there'd be at least one more episodes and up until last night Drive was still listed in my EPG. Fox will never air the final episodes later in the summer. They said the samething about The Inside when it was axed and that never happened.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 02:57 PM

What never makes any sense to me is... when they cancel a show and don't go ahead and air the ones already produced. It's not like they are airing something new... I believe a repeat of House is now in the guide for tomorrow night... they will lose what audience they did have for Drive by waiting months to show the remaining completed episodes.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 07:04 PM

I've always wondered the samething. If the episodes are already made, why not make fans of the show semi happy and air the remaining episodes. Maybe Drive will be released on DVD, although only one of the 5 previous shows I watched that were canceled on Fox was released on DVD.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:28 PM

I happen to have liked Firefly and Tru Calling, both of which were prematurely cancelled on FOX and both had unaired episodes at the time of cancellation.

Those Firefly episodes aired years later on SciFi and again on UniversalHD... I'm not sure the final episode of Tru Calling has ever aired... but DVD releases were complete for both shows.

I just made a suggestion in another thread... wondering why FOX doesn't consider relocating some programming to their MyNetwork channel to boost ratings there.

Even if Drive's ratings were bad for FOX... they would be phenomenal compared to anything they are showing on MyNetwork. I know they have been trying to get programming on the cheap for MyNetwork, but in this case Drive has already been paid for by FOX... so if they used it to boost ratings on MyNetwork that has to be better than just letting those episodes sit idle.

Heck, I'd even go so far as to say they might consider being a "loss leader" and spring for a show like Drive to air on MyNetwork just to give that network something to hang its hat on... even if they lost a little on that show, it has to help the bottom line of MyNetwork out.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:36 AM

Fox is scehduled to show the last 2 episodes of Drive on July 4th. This will not end the series. These are just the last 2 episodes that were filmed before Fox pulled the plug ...

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:38 AM

Just watched the first 4 hours a couple nights ago. Knowing it had already been cancelled, I was prepared to watch about :30 then free up the HDD space with no regrets. Despite a few "umm....ok" moments, it kept me in. My calendar is marked.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:51 AM

Wow I'm really surprised they're making good on their word. Thanks for the heads up, I guess I won't delete my Scheduled Recording for Drive yet.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:10 PM

Thank you Fox for showing the last two episodes of Drive, like you said you would :rolleyes:
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:56 PM

Thank you Fox for showing the last two episodes of Drive, like you said you would :rolleyes:



The FOX Web site changed sometime over the last weekend to 7/13... next Friday for airing. Not a good night to reschedule in my opinion with all the other new things on that night... but hey, FOX didn't ask me before cancelling the show either!

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:33 PM

Yep I just read that at TV.com. I'll be keeping an eye out on the 13th, we shall see...
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:04 PM

Fox has pulled the planned airings of the last 2 filmed episodes of Drive from 7/13. Per TV Squad.com ...

I just spoke to a Fox spokesperson who confirms that they've been pulled (in favor of Bones and Standoff) and he doesn't have any explanation for the change. He also told me that the final two episodes of Drive have not been rescheduled at this point and he doesn't know if they ever will be.



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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:06 AM

Damn you, Fox! Where am I gonna get my Melanie Lynskey fix?

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

Figures... :(
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 02:34 PM

Fox has now announced that they will stream the last two produced eps on their MySpace page starting 7/16 (http://myspace.com/fox) ...

Source: http://featuresblogs...talls-driv.html

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 10:19 AM

Watched them boh online was a good show. it was a shame fox canned this so fast.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:51 PM

Ugh, I tried watching episode #5, but I just cannot watch TV on my computer.
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:43 PM

Ugh, I tried watching episode #5, but I just cannot watch TV on my computer.



Same here.. I am too spoiled to my nice living room HDTV to watch stuff on my small computer monitor anymore.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:58 PM

Well I managed to watch the final two episodes. I shouldn't have though, lots and lots of questions that will never be answered. Damn you Fox!
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:31 AM

Well I managed to watch the final two episodes. I shouldn't have though, lots and lots of questions that will never be answered. Damn you Fox!


They have some spoilers that answer a few questions. Still leaves a lot to be answered. The show was just getting started. Fox really jumped the gun too quickley on canceling Drive.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:11 AM

They have some spoilers that answer a few questions. Still leaves a lot to be answered. The show was just getting started. Fox really jumped the gun too quickley on canceling Drive.


I think Fox has a real disconnect between the folks buying shows and the those deciding what stays on the air. The have a bad history of putting unusual shows on the air, then pre-empting them, moving them around in the schedule, changing the order in which their shown (screwing up continuity), and then canceling the shows before they find an audience. And they usually spend big bucks promoting the shows before they even air.

I think that the more they promote an interesting show before it airs, the less likely it is that it'll make it through more than a few episodes. Maybe the promoting is a sign that they have little faith in the show...

They did this to two of my all time favorites: Wonderfalls and Serenity. At least both shows were released on DVD later.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 07:55 AM

I think Fox has a real disconnect between the folks buying shows and the those deciding what stays on the air. The have a bad history of putting unusual shows on the air, then pre-empting them, moving them around in the schedule, changing the order in which their shown (screwing up continuity), and then canceling the shows before they find an audience. And they usually spend big bucks promoting the shows before they even air.

I think that the more they promote an interesting show before it airs, the less likely it is that it'll make it through more than a few episodes. Maybe the promoting is a sign that they have little faith in the show...

They did this to two of my all time favorites: Wonderfalls and Serenity. At least both shows were released on DVD later.


Couldn't agree with you more. Wonderfalls was a great show. I don't know if they just do a bad job promoting these shows or what. I ended up getting the wonderfalls dvd and loved the entire season. I coldn't believe they paid t tape all the episodes and never aired them all. Seems to me fox has some big management issues.




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