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ABC cancels a bunch, picks up a bunch

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, May 13, 2011.

  1. phrelin

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    ABC cancellations: "V," "Brothers & Sisters," "Mr. Sunshine," 'Better with You," "Off The Map," "No Ordinary Family," and "Detroit 1-8-7."

    ABC new shows: Dramas "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Pan Am," "Revenge," The River," "Scandal" and "Once Upon a Time:" Comedies "Last Man Standing," "Work It," "Suburgatory," "Man Up" and "Apartment 23."
     
  2. klang

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    V is the only one I watched. I didn't expect it to return given it's ratings.

    Do we really need a remake of Charlie's Angels?
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    A shame about "Better With You," it was getting.... better.
     
  4. klang

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    They did renew Body of Proof which has been growing on me.
     
  5. Drucifer

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    Liked these two No Ordinary Family and Detroit 1-8-7.

    Ain't V need its end anyway?
     
  6. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Charlie's Angels again?
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    oh man, V was great and Mr. Sunshine was awesome! I'll miss No Ordinary Family too.
     
  8. revm1m

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    I loved Better with you,
     
  9. seern

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    I don't see Body of Proof on the list but I think it was picked up for next year.
     
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    Better with you was underated. ABC made a mistake with this one. Love the show.

    Charlie's Angels? Really?

    I wonder what idiot is running these networks....
     
  11. Scott Kocourek

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    "Better With You" was a great sitcom, sad to see that one not make the cut. :(

    The opening was the best, showing how the three couples handled the same situation.
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    V is a another victim of the "let's have a 8 week break in the middle of the season"
     
  13. n3ntj

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    If I read the OP properly, that is a list of cancelled shows and new shows. It didn't list the current shows that were renewed.

    I also like Body Of Proof as it is very similar to Crossing Jordan.
     
  14. elaclair

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    Although I shudder at the thought of hearing "Good morning angels" coming through a speakerphone, I can see, with VERY careful crafting, and a tongue planted firmly in cheek, that this could be a fun spin-off of the original. The only problem would be that they could probably only come up with a half-season of material that would hold anyone's attention.....kind of like the original :)
     
  15. DarkSkies

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    I agree. I liked it, and it got better over the season, but I also think there was a huge "quality-control" issue. To me, Elizabeth Mitchell is a great actress (based on her appearances on Lost), but on V she was wooden and stilted, with very little life in her performances. I can only think that's because of writing and direction. Several other actors/characters suffered these same flaws. Honestly, the only character who seemed to have "life" was Anna, who was supposed to be the least emotional of all.

    I know the producers/writers were starting to evolve new story lines to fix this, and perhaps the "season-ending" twists with Lisa and Kyle would have sparked new life into the series, but now we'll never know.
     
  16. Drucifer

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    Maybe if they're all transvestites. But it looks like they're going with three standard anorexics broads

    It will be cancel before Christmas
     

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  17. Drucifer

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    I remember 39 show seasons. Then it was 26, Then it got down to 13. Now it seems to be a little as 6 between schedule recordings. With shows getting killed off in record time.
     
  18. DarkSkies

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    Many series in Great Britain have as few as 12, 8 or 6 episodes a year. This permits the actors to explore other projects and the writers to work on and deliver quality material, and has also let commitment-shy networks "gamble" on paying for a new show, as all parties, including the viewers, know it will be a short run and that the writing will wrap up storylines by the end of the season.

    There's been talk about US networks following suit, but I haven't really seen it. The closest would seem to be USA and SyFy, which each have series that run in two halves.

    I could get behind this on a larger scale if it meant more original programming and guaranteed uninterrupted/weekly new shows, but the networks are stuck in an in a decades-old programming mentality so I don't think we'll see it soon.
     
  19. thxultra

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    I will miss V, it was all I really watched on ABC... Too many long breaks killed this show.
     
  20. John Strk

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    I will miss V and No Ordinary Family but not as much as Human Target and SGU. These networks are pissing me off. Hope Autumn Reeser gets a new show :p
     

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