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FOX officially passes on renewing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by cj9788, May 17, 2009.

  1. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    It's expensive, it's ratings tanked and it frankly wasn't all that good most of the season. Very up and down. It wasn't even going to get a full season pickup and would have been canceled last fall but Time Warner cut it's fee and wanted it to continue to hopefully build up hype for the movie (which of course has nothing to do with the TV series but I digress).

    Fox is starting to look at DVR viewers and online viewer but let's be honest, they don't care that much for them because what makes money is advertising and if people aren't seeing those ads then they don't make money so it doesn't matter if 10 million watch it via DVR, they aren't watching the ads and thus "don't count" in the antiquated way ratings are done.

    But Dollhouse got renewed based on being a lot less costly. SCC really can't cut it's budget all that much without people noticing. Dollhouse is more "procedural" similar to a CSI in terms of sets and not a lot of special effects.
    But it's strong DVR and online viewing did influence Fox as well so maybe they are starting to see the future and perhaps Dollhouse will be the first "experiment" in that way.
  2. DougWare

    DougWare Mentor

    Apr 21, 2008
    This puts the nail in my Friday night viewing coffin. I was into SG-1 (most Fridays), and BSG and TSCC (every Friday). The only reason I gave Dollhouse a chance (which I lost interest in after the first two episodes) was because of the TSCC lead in. There's absolutely nothing left for me to watch (that I care about) on Friday nights.

    Please, someone pick this show up and run with it!
  3. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    Now that would be nice, but I don't really expect it.
  4. MLBurks

    MLBurks Icon

    Dec 16, 2005
    I'll miss this show though I think it could have been better. It would be nice if DirecTV picked up the series for the 101 Network.
  5. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    I seriously doubt the success of the new movie would do anything for this series. There have been dozens of series that assumed this sort of connection with little to no results.
  6. rebkell

    rebkell Godfather

    Sep 9, 2006
    That would be great, I would start watching 101 for sure then. :) Too bad, I thought it was a good show and will miss it.
  7. fmcomputer

    fmcomputer Legend

    Oct 14, 2006
    Good enough to make a movie, but not good enough for TV. That sucks...
  8. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007
    One of the best Scifi shows on, I will truly miss it.
    I am not all that shocked because over the years I have learned to never trust FOX with a SciFi show, they always end it half finished, so I pretty much knew this was coming.
  9. Galaxie6411

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    This just about has got me convinced to never watch a new series' first season until I know it will at least get a second. I am sick of watching all these shows that end up dead. Luckily I only watch a handful of My own Worst Enemy before it was officially canned so I didn't waste too much time on it. I watched every Terminator within 24 hours of its airing, guess I shouldn't have bothered. I had all of Journeyman recorded but when it was canned I never watched them, not worth my time. Eventually more or more people will start doing the same and the networks ratings are going to get more and more screwed up. Out of show commercials are going to have to be the things of the past with DVR's being more and more popular every year. More product placement and in show ads are going to have to be the new shift in advertising.
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I keep beating the horse on this one...

    I think networks and production companies need to adopt a new way of airing scripted programming in the US, and mirror more the BBC model of series.

    If networks greenlight, and production companies produce, 6-episode or 13-episode arcs that are self-contained but also leave room for continuation... we could have a situation where any new show always gets created and aired in full with all major plots resolved. Popular shows could get renewed for additional series, and they could even air two 13-episode seasons if they want in the same year if the public demanded it.

    It seems to me this would help all sides. Networks wouldn't be tied to long-term deals on failing shows. Production companies would be able to wrap up storylines. Viewers wouldn't be left hanging if their show doesn't get another season.
  11. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    I really enjoyed it. I would hope one of the NBC/Universal networks would get it. It would do great on SyFy.
  12. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm with you on this. Now if we could persuade another 20 million viewers to sign a petition....;)

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