Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by GarrAarghHrumph, May 7, 2010.
I hear that "Law & Order" has not been renewed....
V Renewal Story at EW I really hope he's right!
Not so good news from EW about four other shows including Flashforward Not happy to hear the news about FF at all.
That's scary. Law & Order has been on TV for exactly half of my life. It's kind of a shame because the new cast has grown on me over this year.
Three for "V"!!! I am soooo HAPPY!!!! BUT at L&O and FF not being renewed.
Yeah, I've actually been watching some of the eps this season. I've always eschewed the original L&O because SVU and Criminal Intent were edgier and sexier. But both of those shows are boring me now and I have found the original show to be quite solid. I lurve Abigail.
Happy about "V" but very sad about "FlashForward".
Even better, I read yesterday that L&O is cancelled, but #*(&@$ Heroes is getting another shot.
Sad for L&O. I don't watch Heroes so I have no opinion on it.
Vaguely sad re: FF, but not unexpected.
Aw bleep, Better Off Ted officially gone. ABC, you freaking idiots. It was the most hilarious show on TV, IMO so much better than the bland amusement of other sitcoms that get so much more attention - Modern Family on the same network, Big Bang Theory on CBS, Community on NBC.
But it was out and out farce, which oftentimes just doesn't play well on network TV. Even though 30 Rock, which has also become just a farce, but an unfunny one, lives on into a fifth season. (And I speak as someone who has a vague acquaintance with one or two of that show's writers.)
Oh well, just hope P & R can stay decent.
And even though I think Flash Forward's a hot mess, I still watch it sometimes. (I liked the book the idea was based on.) I haven't heard whether the plot will be tidied up at season's end.
It will be a long while before something as satisfying to the adult audience as the "Law and Order" franchise, arrives to replace it..
Most network TV is so inferior anymore. Even cable is starting to annoy me. The shows try too hard to be shocking and edgy, and they end up coming across as ridiculous. I stopped watching Psych and Burn Notice for those reasons too.
Rex, agree. I've watched basic cable (i.e., USA/TNT) shows at other people's house or on Hulu, and I've rented DVDs of high-end cable (HBO, Showtime) shows. I usually find the USA/TNT/FX-type shows blah and not compelling enough to keep me searching them out.
And most of the HBO/Showtime stuff of recent seasons has been outright disappointing to me, after hearing such hype about the shows - good production values, but characters or storylines that just don't draw me in. (Weeds, Deadwood, True Blood.)
The last highly-rated cable show which really made an impression on me was Six Feet Under.
Loved SFU. I used to watch most of the cable series, but like I said, they reek of desperation and look-how-edgy-and-crazy-my-characters-are. Enough already.
It's been on for basically my entire life!
My mother is going to be very sad about Better Off Ted.
Law & Order: Los Angeles seems to be pretty certain for a NBC spot next year. It sounds like it will use the same formula as the original, just with a different cast and setting. So the show may fill the same niche as the current show.
I think the nail in the coffin for the original L&O was the TNT deal. With the commitment to buy 20 years of episodes for syndication, Wolf could take less from NBC and still make money. TNT doesn't have to buy more episodes, since it has such a large number to air already and, presumably, with more of its own programming, it will cut back on the the L&O marathons.
Exactly how many shots has Heroes gotten?
Not happy about FF at all, but they blew it with the long break - the real time aspect is gone, too many characters moving in and out. So of the 6 acted shows I watch regularly, only 2 are sure to return.
Lost, FF, Tudors -- gone
Numb3rs - probably cancelled
Bones, Modern Family - renewed
I guess I will go back to House and maybe I will get Fringe DVDs and try to pick that one up. When does the Borgias start?
Sadly, not till 2011.
I'm bummed about Flash Forward. It was never as good as Lost, but has really gained momentum.
I'm not going to be left with many dramas to watch regularly, either. I haven't been watching House on Mondays because of DWTS, but decided to watch it last Monday. It was really I hope that was just a one time thing.
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.
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
Law and Order: LA wouldn't bother me.
Some of Dick Wolf's reality-based legal programs have been close to that, already,
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.
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.
Love "The Good Wife", my favorite non-reality of the season.
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.
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.
I just saw on ew.com Heroes has been cancelled, but there was only an announcement, no story.
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!