Tonight's ‘The Last Ship’ Season Premiere to be Delayed

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  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The 9/11 example always comes up... but that was a world of difference, and I don't just mean because of the kind of tragedy it was. I mean, because people who were doing live (or at least recorded live daily) shows didn't want to come to work... same as you or I might not have back then... so they didn't even make shows that week... say like David Letterman, who was based in NY at the time... and nobody on that staff wanted to make a funny show that week, so they didn't... and that was fine to me.

    They didn't make shows and then not air them... that would have been weird... they just didn't make shows.

    I get shutting down production... so... like maybe production companies this week shut down for a day or two or the week so maybe a few weeks from now we get a skipped week/repeat episode because they are a week behind schedule due to people taking time off from the tragedy this week. THAT would make all the world of sense to me and I wouldn't question anyone on that.

    But stuff that's already made... you might as well show it. Let people decide if they want to watch or record or just ignore it entirely... Waiting a week is like implying that ok today it's too much, but next week seeing that violent scene won't remind you of what just happened and who you personally lost a week ago, right? Who are they kidding? And you know, next week's explanation will be that "the show needs to go on..." and I agree with that... so why not let it go on as scheduled now.

    Stuff that happens live or daily, broadway shows, concerts... all that stuff where people just couldn't deal with it after yesterday... I'm 100% behind them canceling all that stuff if the people working on it want to do that.
     
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  2. James Long

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    Part of the "didn't want to" was "could not" - even if they wanted to. Getting to the studios was not easy and nobody wanted to stage a large gathering of people in case there was a next target.

    But that was not a time for laughter. I believe some media outlets could have done better at not being 24/7 news channels. Everyone was telling the same depressing story. Channels that could go back to normal programming had a chance to give people a break from the every channel news cycle.
     
  3. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    The networks have also learned another lesson about ratings during that.
    Who would be watching with the 24hr news cycle covering Orlando.
    Why burn a new episode?

     
  4. phrelin

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    Huh. My Genie picks up the Sunday broadcast as the season premiere but the 24-100 sitting below it doesn't. Just looks like another episode. I already have two episodes that are supposedly new recorded.

    Rich
     
  6. trh

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    I'm surprised Geico hasn't pulled their Alligator Arms commercial. ;)
     
  7. phrelin

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    One does have to wonder about the curse being felt in Orlando this week.... :eek2: [​IMG]
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    The cynic in me says THIS cuts to the heart of it... they feel like their ratings will suffer, so instead of allowing that... they play to the "see we care about stuff" sentiment and avoid the ratings pitfall AND hope to capitalize the following week when maybe a few extra people tune in because they remember how the network appeared to care last week.
     
  9. Dakota123456

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    We saw it too! Do you have direct tv? I dont understand why others didnt already see the episode. We thought it was only going to be a short clip of the up coming season but it was the whole first episode of the club shooting!
     
  10. armophob

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    It is out. It is on Directv download. I was looking for the next episide to try to see if my dvr bumps the pilot for guide data issue and I found it. Have not watched it yet. Slow download speed.

     
  11. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    I had the first look thing too but I thought it was a sneak peek so I deleted it.
     
  12. James Long

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    S3E1 "The Scott Effect" and S3E2 "Rising Sun" are listed in the guide for this Sunday.
     

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