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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Sixto, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Well, maybe I can help you out a little bit, but don't excoriate me if my information isn't perfect, OK?

    IIRC, during the intro to the first ep, I think that is what the announcer said, along with the phrase "over the next 14 weeks", or something to that effect. And I interpret that as "pretty much a guarantee" that this is their intent. They sort of went out on that limb. Also, Kevin Bacon may have also mentioned this in his The Daily Show interview; he definitely said 15 eps were planned. I read a lot of stuff; it might have come from Zap2it, or USA Today, or Flipboard, or any number of other sources. No one pays me to keep track.

    I also don't have a photographic memory, but that is what I recall, and that is why I tried to add that to the conversation. After all, why would I have imagined that? What would I have to gain by saying something that I DID NOT hear?

    But here's a secret: it might just not be the way things play out.
  2. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Kevin Bacon said 15 episodes were planned because 15 episodes is what he agreed to film per season. Still, I am looking for something more along the lines of an actual or implied guarantee. Every network plans for a new series to succeed, but it is something else entirely to guarantee that an entire first season will air.
  3. Galaxie6411

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    Wow. Yes before the first Ep. Fox made it a point in the ad to say they are running all 15 episodes straight through. I took note because of so many shows that break the seasons in half with several month breaks and die accordingly and found it funny that Fox was making it a point that they weren't going to do the same.

    With the sniping internet age you just about have to put IMO, AFAIK or IIRC before everything to cover your ass from someone incessantly calling you out on everything you are saying as apparently being fact.
  4. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I've found and watched every promo I can find. It would be interesting to see, I just haven't yet.
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Not at all Galaxie, but when you state something most people will wonder where you heard it. Tom's just known for spouting off without following up with anything, just like he did here. Here's the chain of events:

    See, that's the statement that he made.

    Runner asked a simple question.

    And that was Tom's reply. He makes a statement (as fact), then claims it was something he heard, but still has no idea where he heard it.

    He is asked again.

    And there we finally have it. A reply he could have made after he was first asked, but instead he subjects everyone to 4 or 5 more diatribes over the course of several days blaming all the readers for not being able to figure out for ourselves where he picked up that nugget of (supposed) knowledge.

    So, you see Galaxie, you don't have to back up everything and put disclaimers on all your statements, but if you do state something (as fact), and someone asks how you gleaned that information, at least have the decency to tell them and not play a cat and mouse game with several members over the course of several days.

    Simple, eh?
  6. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    This thread needs needs more cowbell.....
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    You interpreted incorrectly. In no way is that them saying that they will air every episode. That is them saying they've planned 15 episodes and feel hopeful that all will air. In NO WAY is that a guarantee.
  8. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    Anyway, the overnight ratings rebounded nicely on 2/18:

    1/21: 3.1
    1/28: 3.3
    2/04: 2.9
    2/11: 2.4
    2/18: 2.8

    It was up 55% over Alcatraz the same week last year.
  9. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    The kid and the mother are starting to annoy me which I suppose is good news.
  10. litex2x

    litex2x Legend

    Sep 8, 2012
    The only reason I'm still watching is because Kevin Bacon.
  11. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    At this point, I feel comfortable we'll see all the episodes. As I noted in the ratings thread it appears that the demo audience is holding at about 85% of the premier and Fox simply doesn't care about the fact that the 50+ audience is down a third. It's demo last night was higher than "Bones."

    I just don't see Fox cancelling this show even if episodes 9-12 are way down. An order for a second season will depend on how episodes 9-14 do, but I'm not worrying about that.
  12. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    This show has now move into the UNBELIEVABLE.

    Who are these people?
  13. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    True, great show and I will keep watching but really starting to become unbelievable. And I guess we can kinda predict what will come with a transfer of Joe next week. :sure: But I am hooked so I can't stop watching.
  14. Holydoc

    Holydoc Legend

    Feb 17, 2008
    Panhandle, FL
    Was a bit disappointed this week. There were just too many followers introduced this week, the wife follower, the local cop, the two guys who took on the swat uniforms. It made my mind stretch a little too much to believe.

    Also escapes like "out the backdoor", "drive down roads that supposably were blocked", and "smoke bomb disappearance" were a bit too much.

    Still enjoying it, just worried I will start getting annoyed soon.
  15. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    It appears the show's writers have taken the "James Bond" approach by creating a super villain with unlimited resources, compromising the show's credibility. I'm quickly losing interest with this one.
  16. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Astoria, OR
    Seems pretty cheap on the writers part to me if they can have anyone suddenly be part of Joe's plan.
  17. rickclem

    rickclem New Member

    Feb 20, 2013
    Joe has way too many visitors in prison. Put him in solitary for a bit and see if the Followers lose their way. But then I suppose you wouldn't have much of a show.
  18. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I think the visitors you are seeing are from the past, sort of showing how he set it all up.

    When he escaped in the beginning someone should have shot him and there would have been a whole lot of lost people across the country. :) But then the show would have never existed.

    I think the turning point for me was the local cop being on team Joe. I get the feeling they wrote this show on the fly and didn't know how to get out of the situation. :D
  19. Reaper

    Reaper Godfather

    Jul 30, 2008
    The mother's hawt. :D
  20. Reaper

    Reaper Godfather

    Jul 30, 2008
    I like the show, and will continue watching, even though I agree with you: without showing how many followers there are, the writers can just keep throwing new ones in for plot twists or as cannon fodder. This has a numbing effect, in that how can you invest in these throwaways?

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