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robboDate: Friday, 17 Oct 2014, 05:08 | Message # 286
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14 Washed - Up TV Shows In Desperate Need Of Cancellation

2.  Every Reality Show 

Big Brother, X-Factor, Survivor, Keeping up with the Kardashians and so on are the bane of contemporary television. They're usually much faster and cheaper to produce than fiction-based shows, require less critical thought, and are inexplicably popular ratings-wise. Though the likes of Big Brother and Survivor were interesting experiments for a few seasons, they ran their course long ago, even if they still remain popular with somebody somewhere.

This one's wishful thinking because, when you've got a cash cow, why would you dare shoot it in the head? These shows are the creative bottom of the barrel, but there's an entire generation of teenagers glued to their screens, putting even more cash into Kim Kardashian's already extremely deep pockets. Still, discerning viewers everywhere would be better off if these trashy shows were axed overnight (but it won't happen).

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chrisdvanneDate: Friday, 17 Oct 2014, 16:28 | Message # 287
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putting even more cash into Kim Kardashian's already extremely deep pockets.

Kardashian who?

Television personality Kim Kardashian attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.Television personality Kim Kardashian attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.Television personality Kim Kardashian attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

I love the expression that they created to refer to those individuals whose main occupation is to show their face on TV or at red carpet events, "Television personality".


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chrisdvanneDate: Monday, 20 Oct 2014, 21:03 | Message # 288
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Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants), at THR

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robboDate: Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014, 02:55 | Message # 289
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# 289  Unbelievable salaries. It's the place to be wonderful Hollywood, these high earners what on earth do they spend those millions of dollars on, It's like monopoly money to them, absolutely crazy showbiz world. all the same great read.  shok
 
robboDate: Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014, 05:33 | Message # 290
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16 Sci-Fi TV Shows Killed In Season 2

1) The Outer Limits: (1963)

The classic anthology series managed multiple classic episodes in its brief time on-air, among them a Soldier and a Demon With A Glass Hand, the two Harlan Ellison outings that James Cameron drew from (and had to belatedly pay for) when he created The Terminator. Naughty, Naughty, Mr. C. (A Sequel series, which began in 1995, lasted much longer).

2) The Munsters: (1964)

The Universal Pictures monsters completed the transformation Abbott and Costello began for them, from creatures of horror to creatures of comedy, in this lovable sitcom about the ghastly family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The presence of a competing monster family at another network (see next entry) may have hastened the ultimate ratings demise of both.

3) The Addams Family: (1964) 

The a mysterious and ooky clan from the New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams brought their insanity to television for a short sitcom stay, prompting endless debate among the children of the time over just which monster family was better. If longevity is any clue, the Addamses won, but not on television, where the battle amounted to a draw. That would have to wait until they returned for a series of bigger-budget (and considerably darker) movies. 

4) The Invaders: (1967) 

They can travel interstellar distances. They can assume human form. They can infiltrate our society at every level. The one thing they can't quite do is make their pinky fingers work. Everybody who extends one pinky finger while drinking tea might be one of them. Architect David Vincent discovers their evil plans to take over Earth and fights a valiant, if short-lived, one-man war against the alien dainties.

5) Land of the Giants: (1968) 

A trans-Atlantic shuttle encounters an odd lightning storm in space and is transported to a strange alternate earth whose inhabitants are all the size of skyscrapers. Produced by Irwin Allen, the show was essentially a re-casting of his longer-lasting Lost In Space, right down to the irritating comic-relief character with the disconcertingly close friendship with the shows little boy. 

6) Space: 1999 (1975) 

A nuclear explosion knocks Earths satellite out of its orbit and leaves the hapless inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha holding on for dear life as it somehow achieves faster-than-light speed and escapes the solar system, considerately slowing down on a weekly basis whenever it nears another planet where an adventure can take place.The presence of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, both of whom starred in the much more successful series Mission: Impossible, led some people to call this, a Premise Impossible. 

7) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: (1979) 

Props from the original Battlestar Galactica and a mid-series retooling to make the show even more like Battlestar Galactica surround the time-displaced Buck and a cast of characters that includes a robot voiced by Mel Blanc who begins almost every sentence with a biddie-biddie-biddie. The show went biddie-biddie-biddie bye-bye in its second season.

8) Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories: (1985) 

The director's showcase anthology series featured worthwhile contributions by Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, and Martin Scorcese, and writing that included contributions by the great Richard Matheson, unfortunately, anthology shows are a hard sell even at the best of times, and it didn't help much that many of the episodes were so weak they left viewers scratching their heads.

9) Max Headroom: (1987) 

An investigative reporter in the near future acquires a stuttering, jerkily-moving, computer animation of himself. The computer-generated character's annoyance value helped the show last long enough for viewers to decide whether he qualified as interesting-annoying or was just annoying-annoying. Many viewers decided he was the first. More viewers decided he was the second. 

10) James Cameron's Dark Angel: (2000) 

An escaped genetically-enhanced superwoman (Jessica Alba) attempts to make a living as a bicycle messenger in the Pacific Northwest, but somehow her past keeps coming up. The ratings, alas, do not. 

11) Dead Like Me: (2003) 

Bonked in the head by a toilet seat from the MIR Space Station as it plummets back to Earth—,yes, really—, Georgia Lass dies only to find herself returned to a life of sorts, that includes being assigned to duty as a Grim Reaper. Her new lease on existence ends when the show reverses its initial premise and goes down the toilet itself two seasons later. 

12) Carnivale: (2003) 

An ancient battle between good an evil rages all too slowly, in the persons of a carnival roustabout and evangelical preacher, during the years of the Great Depression. A deeply atmospheric series that may have been one of the greatest fantasy shows in the history of television, it was planned by its creators to last five years but the suits at HBO tired of enduring the long wait for the two principals to finally meet up and fight, and presumpttively declared the story over after what was only supposed to be their first skirmish. 

13) Jericho: (2006) 

Prodigal son Jake Green returns to Kansas just in time to be stuck there when a massive nuclear war fragments America and leaves his home town forced to defend its fragile resources. A massive mail-in campaign by loyal viewers kept the network from cancelling the show at the end of its first season, but failed to keep the struggling burg alive past the second. 

14) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) 

An additional bout of time-travel both transported the Sarah Connor of the James Cameron movies to the present day, and relegated her reported death by cancer to something else she had to worry about in between fighting homicidal alien cyborgs. The series of colossal bummers life had in store for Sarah extended to shifting time slots and a death by Nielsen in her show's second season. And the mother of all cliffhangers was left on a knife-edge. Fans where left distraught.

15) Pushing Daisies: (2007) 

Piemaker Ned can revive dead people, but the gift comes with some serious limitations. Sparkling whimsy, genuine heart, a brilliant cast, hilarious production design and occasional musical numbers did not save this initially high-rated show from the writer's strike that cut its first season in half. By the time the second season rolled around, momentum was lost. The two seasons, put together, totaled only as many episodes as a single, full-length season might have. But what as there was choice.

16) Eli Stone: (2008) 

The lawyer of the title comes down with a brain aneurysm that causes him to hallucinate elaborate production numbers that amount to personal instructions from god. (He may be dying, but he as also a prophet) The people who loved the show really, really, really loved it. Alas, there just weren't enough of them.

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robboDate: Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014, 03:21 | Message # 291
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SyFy Renews 'Z Nation'   Also 'The Bridge' Canceled By FX
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SyFy has renewed Z Nation for a second season, EW has confirmed.

The renewal news has come in the midst of the show's first season, which has achieved consistent, yet middling ratings since its series premiere. In spite of the non-Walking Dead numbers, SyFy is putting its weight behind the zombie drama.

The show centers on a post-zombie apocalypse that has ravaged the United States, where a group is tasked with transporting the sole survivor of a zombie wound to a lab across the country so that his antibodies can create a vaccine to save humankind.

Z Nation airs Fridays at 10 p.m. E.T. on SyFy.
 
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FX is tearing down The Bridge.

The network has decided to not move forward with a third season of the series, which has struggled to gain buzz amid the crowded cable crime drama landscape. The Bridge was recently generating around 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49. 

The Bridge starred Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives working along the U.S./Mexico border.
 

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chrisdvanneDate: Sunday, 26 Oct 2014, 01:27 | Message # 292
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When lazy bloggers feign to ignore how TV business works, they write this kind of article (well documented though):

Actors With Pilots to Spare, at Yahoo TV


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robboDate: Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014, 04:00 | Message # 293
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'The Flash' Is Now The CW's Most-Watched Show Ever

You already knew The Flash had a strong premiere. Now It's broken The CW's all-time records too.

With a full seven days of DVR playback finally in, The Flash's series premiere earlier this month has risen to 6.8 million viewers. That's the CW's most-watched telecast in the network's history. It's also the network's second biggest rating ever among adults 18-49 (2.6). If you count all platforms - including initiated digital streams (so not necessarily complete viewings) and repeats - the tally rises to 13 million viewers. 

Meanwhile the Arrow spinoff's third episode just got its three-day DVR viewership in: The more recent Flash had 5.2 million viewers and a 2.0 in 18-49. Given that this measurement doesn't have full seven-day data like the above figure, this is showing pretty strong retention of the show's big premiere audience. 

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robboDate: Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014, 03:45 | Message # 294
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Marvel Announce Huge Third Phase 

Marvel Studios used a press event today to make a number of massive announcements, most notably various film titles and the casting of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Here's the full breakdown of the third phase. The release dates and titles are: 

May 6th 2016: "Captain America: Civil War" 

November 4th 2016: "Doctor Strange"

May 5th 2017: "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"

July 28th 2017: "Thor: Ragnarok" 

November 3rd 2017: "Black Panther"

May 4th 2018: "Avengers: Infinity War Part 1" 

July 5th 2018: "Captain Marvel" 

November 2nd 2018: "Inhumans" 

May 3rd 2019: "Avengers: Infinity War Part 2" 

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chrisdvanneDate: Thursday, 30 Oct 2014, 16:27 | Message # 295
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Syfy Basically Admits They Screwed Up

In a telling article with Entertainment Weekly, Syfy proclaims the channel's new commitment to science fiction and the genre that originally made it great. But also in there is a quiet admission that when they dropped their core programming and turned from Sci-Fi into Syfy, they messed up.

Source: Syfy plans to lure you back with these 5 shows

Tricia Helfer in Syfy's space thriller Ascension


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Chris7Date: Thursday, 30 Oct 2014, 16:43 | Message # 296
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Someone stalked Summer

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chrisdvanneDate: Thursday, 30 Oct 2014, 17:01 | Message # 297
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I've met a lot of obsessed "fans" and weirdos since I'm online, I'm surprised something like that hasn't happened before now. But I also acknowledge that many celebrities have had to deal with something similar at one point or another.
This guy stalking Summer is obviously suffering from some real serious mental issues. Honestly, I feel bad for her. She shouldn't have to deal with that being pregnant (although it happened back in February).


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robboDate: Friday, 31 Oct 2014, 02:51 | Message # 298
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# 296  By heck It's about time they admitted they made a pigs-ear about their programming. should never have changed from Sci-Fi into SyFy, at least the penny has dropped now and held their hands up to the 'Oops they did it again.' I mean what as WWE Friday night Smackdown got to do with SyFy or should I say Sci-Fi. if and when they consider going back to the original title. 

I must admit really looking forward to their new show's especially Ascension. and also 12 Monkeys, I gather they had a bit of competition or a fight on their hands in securing The Expanse.
 
robboDate: Sunday, 02 Nov 2014, 03:36 | Message # 299
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2014 Fall TV Season Cancellations Begin

With DVR numbers now more important than ever to networks, it means this year's list of casualties from the fall TV season launch has been slightly delayed as new shows are given some extra time to find an audience. 

That breathing room is now gone and the axe has finally begun swinging in earnest with word today that NBC has cancelled its comedies "Bad Judge" and "A to Z". NBC launched its fall season with with five series, which leaves three on the air."The Mysteries Of Laura" has already scored a full season order, while "Constantine" and "Marry Me" are expected to be sticking around. 

The axing of "Bad Judge" and "A to Z" follows the cancellation of ABC's "Manhattan Love Story" last week. ABC has already picked up "black-ish" and "How To Get Away With Murder" for full seasons, but "Selfie" and "Forever" are both on uncertain ground for now. 

Fox is cutting back on its episode order of "Mulaney" which - though not officially cancelled - is said to be effectively dead according to several columnists. "Gracepoint" is posting dismal ratings but is only a limited series and thus won't be coming back anyway. "Gotham" is a bonafide hit and set for a full season, while the fate of "Red Band Society" is not looking good. 

CBS has already given full season orders for its four new dramas, and The CW has done the same for its two new dramas. No cancellations expected from either for now. 

The axing follows on from an unprecedented number of shows being picked up to series and axed before they even got to air including "Emerald City," "Hieroglyph," and "Mission Control"

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chrisdvanneDate: Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014, 16:05 | Message # 300
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CATCH VIC MIGNOGNA BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE SERIES STAR TREK CONTINUES

Intended to pick up where the original show left off, the web series “Star Trek Continues” has brought about a wave of nostalgic appreciation for the classic sci-fi show. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and now, with two full webisodes under its belt, the show, by producer/director/super fan/star Vic Mignogna, is ushering in brand-new voyages of the starship Enterprise.



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