TV Shows Cancelled, Renewed, and New - US Network TV Upfronts

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  1. Bostonfan

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    Flash Forward needed to take a page from LOST. They figured out that they had to start the season later and let the new epsidoes run back to back. Why they didn't do that for Flash Forward is beyond me. I watched it avidly before the break, but never regained interest when it came back from break.
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    Oh, :lol:

    I'm sorry, I love all the L&O franchises, but this just make me think we're actually inching closer to Law & Order P.C.A.M.P.I.E.O.F.T.D


    :p
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  3. skatesindreams

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    Law and Order: LA wouldn't bother me.
    Some of Dick Wolf's reality-based legal programs have been close to that, already,
  4. MOIJTO

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    Law and Order's last show will be May 24th. 20 years, they join only a few primetime shows with that honor. Bonanza being one.
  5. Auntie

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    :mad: FF! I have really been enjoying it. I hope there is some kind of closure at the end of this season. I will miss seeing Joseph Fiennes every week. :swoon:
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    Love "The Good Wife", my favorite non-reality of the season.
  7. Yehudi

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    I'm a L&O: CI fan myself, and was not happy when Goren and Eames left (and the way they left was lame. Seriously, Goren pushes a suspect and gets canned. Stabler pummels suspects and nothing happens). I like Jeff Goldblum's character, but he has zero chemistry with Saffron Burrows.
  8. AragornElessar

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    Wow...You can't really say this w/a lot of shows, but w/L&O being cancelled you w/out a doubt can...

    It's the End of an Era on Television. :(

    I haven't watched for a few years, but it's going to be strange not to see it promo-ed come September. :(
  9. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I just saw on ew.com Heroes has been cancelled, but there was only an announcement, no story.
  10. BigB08822

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    This is EXACTLY what happened to me! I didn't miss any of the first run of episodes and then I haven't seen a single one since the break. Its been so long that now I have totally lost interest and wouldn't watch if they ran a marathon, to be honest. Partly my fault for getting behind but ABC knows better than to allow it to happen!
  11. BigB08822

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    Is this official? I heard there is a ton of speculation but that total cancellation was not likely. I heard they would probably do some kind of mini series event to end the story. I guess that still means the series is officially canceled and they just may have a mini-series in the works. I loved this show at first but didn't watch after I got behind in the 2nd season.
  12. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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  13. Jimena

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    Finally. Heroes was cancelled. I'm glad they put that show out of its misery. It had a fantastic first season and then it all went to hell. I gave it up during the second season because it got sooooooooooooo bad.
  14. shan

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    Bones is renewed? :cheer2:
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    I got as far as the first episode of the third season. Then I gave it up.
  16. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I got about 3 eps into last season (the '08-'09 season) and had an epiphany that the show was going to keep trying to fool us into thinking it was as cool as S1 without actually fixing things so I gave up. I did watch the last 2 eps of this season and they were ok...but I am fine with it being canceled. Their biggest mistake was not letting Sylar stay dead after the end of S1.
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  18. Rex

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    Too bad about Scrubs - I really loved it in the beginning, but it got dull, especially after the move to ABC.
  19. reckless

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    You lasted much longer than most. ITA that the show's biggest mistake was keeping Sylar. Zachary Quinto is good, but Sylar was far too powerful to keep as a regular and couldn't be rehabilitated in a believable fashion.

    The other mistake was not doing more in the first season's finale. Everything in that season was leading up to a huge battle between the heroes and Sylar, but the episode was terribly done.
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    A "long-term" series can really transform the entire area.
    I hope that other series can take advantage of the infrastructure that has been developed, so that the positive impact continues.
  21. rjblue

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    I don't think series like Heroes and Dollhouse play very well as a weekly series. There are too many interconnecting plots and too many main characters. I actually enjoyed Season 3 of Heroes but I rented it and watched it over the course of a week. None of the episodes of these series are very good as stand alone shows, because it is hard to have a story for each episode along with the continuing storyline.

    Shows that succeed in this way have only one or two central characters- 24, Fringe, X Files.

    I'm not sure how LOST fits into this theory, except maybe that The Island and the mystery are actually the central character, and the people are secondary.
  22. rfisher

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    Sorry about FF, but Modern Family and Justified both renewed so I'm good. MF makes me laugh out loud and Timothy Olyphant is gorgeous. Plus, I love Elmore Leonard and he's an executive producer on Justified.
  23. smurfy

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    FF - bummed - it has been getting good
    L&O - sad to see it go, but there are so many episodes I have not seen - so syndication is still there. I always enjoyed the show, but never recorded it, since not serial. Also enjoy the spinoffs. But to me, L&O has not been the same since Jerry Orbach's character retired. Lenny was great!!
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    Fox network ordered comedy "Traffic Light", based on the Israeli series of the same name. TL, one of the highest-rated comedy on Israeli TV, revolves around three male friends in different stages of relationships:
    green for a free single man,
    yellow for a single man who is in long dating relationship with the same girlfriend and is about to marry her,
    and finally a married man whose status is similar to the red light because it brings him to a => stop status.
    Bob Fisher ("The Wedding Crashers") is going to be the co-writer along with the Israeli team.
    I hope that the American adaptation will be as funny as the original one.
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    Lenny was great--but Jerry Orbach died, so it was a bit difficult to keep Lenny going!
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  26. tarotx

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    I think Lenny left before Jerry died. Wasn't he the star of a spin off that bombed with his death?
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    Jerry Orback was a guest star really on Law and Order Trial By Jury - the star was Bebe Neuwirth
  28. smurfy

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    Yes, his last episode was wonderful. I loved when he said good bye to the Lt saying it was his longest relationship with a woman.
    As much as I have enjoyed L&O, and it was created as a show that would not rely on any star/actor/actresses, Jerry Orbach made that show.
    Note - I read an article with Dick Wolf awhile back, and he had worked on some show in the 80s with some young guys that did well, and after one year held out for more money, so that is how he created L&O- not wanting to depend on actors. Also the article mentioned that the L&O franchise generated something like 25% of the profits for NBC for a time.
  29. Jayar

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    That would have been Miami Vice. Where is Phillip Michael Thomas now? Somewhere in Rex's house chained to the wall?
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    Summer!!! Awesome. Loved her in Firefly. Of course, I also loved Nathan, Gina and the rest of them too. Talk about a show that got canceled way too soon! :(

    Not upset to see Heroes go but it would be nice to see closure on that and Flash Forward.

    Going to be odd next year with both 24 and Lost off my DVR schedule. (although I do think 24 went on 2 seasons too long :shuffle: )
  32. Yehudi

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    Fans of history shows should also check out Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It takes a while to get into it and you might be put off by the violence and 300esque graphics, but the patience is well worth it.

    Starz ordered a second season, but it's temporarily on hold as the lead actor is getting treatment for lymphoma.
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    You could also be offended by the lots of gratuitous nudity-lots of it. Just to put that out there with the violence warnings.
  35. KHenry14

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    I watched Law and Order from it's inception, so I'm really sad to see it go away. The constant changes in cast made it seem fresh and revitalized every few years, but I guess all good things must come to an end. But it was a treat to see all the great New York actors guest star on the show, plus the occaisional big names like Julia Roberts and Gary Busey. But it's going to live on in reruns forever, and with 400+ episodes to watch, it won't get stale soon.

    I actually thought for a while Dick Wolf might as well start up a Law and Order channel to show reruns of all the shows all the time!

    Now I'll really be sad when The Simpson's has it's last episode, hopefully that is a long way off.
  36. Rex

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    Pul-leese! :rolleyes: No deadbeat daddies in this bed, no matter how fine they are!

    Phillip's nickname should be "Johnny Appleseed" :EVILLE:.
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    His last imdb entry is from 2006 - a voice in a Grand Theft Auto game.
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    I heard Brothers & Sisters was only picked up for 18 episodes this season.

    Is this expected to be their last?