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(Entertainment Weekly)   The updated 2013 TV Death Watch. Buh-bye, Smash   (insidetv.ew.com ) divider line
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2013-05-12 12:04:27 PM  
Those pricks better renew Hannibal, dammit.
 
2013-05-12 12:11:33 PM  

Mugato: Those pricks better renew Hannibal, dammit.


Yeah that show is starting to grow on me.
 
2013-05-12 12:32:33 PM  
Wow, NBC has got nothin huh.
 
2013-05-12 12:55:14 PM  
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2013-05-12 01:14:03 PM  
My dream of a "CSI" free world is that much closer.
 
2013-05-12 01:15:09 PM  
Renew "Hannibal" and somebody save "Happy Endings"...and I'll be fine.
 
2013-05-12 01:20:23 PM  
Still kind of miffed about Ben & Kate.
 
2013-05-12 01:20:48 PM  
Happy ends, liked

New normal, grew on me

Apartment 23, liked

Ben & Kate had excellent writing and was awesome.

Those 4 are the only ones I cared about, but I'll move on.
 
2013-05-12 01:21:15 PM  

insano: Wow, NBC has got nothin huh.


They were so hard-up, they had to renew Community.
 
2013-05-12 01:22:49 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: insano: Wow, NBC has got nothin huh.

They were so hard-up, they had to renew Community.


They renewed Revolution. That's very telling.
 
2013-05-12 01:24:09 PM  
Rules of Engagement was still on? It wasn't cancelled like 5 years ago?
 
2013-05-12 01:24:16 PM  

The Bestest: FirstNationalBastard: insano: Wow, NBC has got nothin huh.

They were so hard-up, they had to renew Community.

They renewed Revolution. That's very telling.


Law and Order: SVU is still one of their top 3 scripted dramas, IIRC.
 
2013-05-12 01:25:33 PM  
How could they cancel Go On?
 
2013-05-12 01:28:22 PM  
Nashville seems safe, so more Connie Britton and Hayden Panatierre!
 
2013-05-12 01:31:46 PM  

MFAWG: Nashville seems safe, so more Connie Britton and Hayden Panatierre!


A much better site for this kinda thing (seriously, unless there's some Featured Partner stuff going on, why link to EW? They're horrible!) has Nashville as "likely to be renewed".
 
2013-05-12 01:32:17 PM  
"Nashville" has been renewed.
 
2013-05-12 01:42:08 PM  

spcMike: How could they cancel Go On?


Because NBC hates you. And me, apparently. It was my favorite new comedy this year.
 
2013-05-12 01:44:41 PM  
They renewed Community and Parks and Rec. If they renew Hannibal they'll have renewed the only three shows worth watching on the channel.
 
2013-05-12 01:48:56 PM  
With this many cancellations, it's pretty clear that, like Fox 5-10 years ago, broadcast TV is desperate for American Idol like ratings for EVERY SHOW.  They will have to face reality: for all of their star shows that they have, they aren't going to get diamonds every single time.  All it is doing is alienating the audience at large, and convincing the public that the networks have little to offer.  After all, why bother committing to a show that you like if they are just going to cancel it a season later?

Fox cost us shows like Family Guy, Firefly, Titus, etc., just because they expected every show to be like House.
 
2013-05-12 01:54:09 PM  
Did they cancel NBC's entire lineup?
 
2013-05-12 01:54:26 PM  
They've never seen 30 Rock.

It should have read...

30 Rock: Shut it down!
 
2013-05-12 01:54:31 PM  
Hannibal is the most gorgeous looking show currently on television. How they make the scenes of a cannibal psychopath preparing Human meat for consumption look like the classiest cooking show ever is amazing in itself. I dare you to watch those scene and not think, "Yeah, I can give that a nibble."
 
2013-05-12 01:56:40 PM  
A bunch of those shows I never watched in the first place, though I did watch 666 Park Avenue but haven't watched the last 3 eps. Think I only watched the first half of the first season of the new 90210


RexTalionis: Did they cancel NBC's entire lineup?


You don't like Grimm?
 
2013-05-12 01:56:45 PM  
Wow, 18 shows I don't watch. NBC should just buy HBO and Showtimes series, clean them up a bit, and run them.
 
2013-05-12 02:04:07 PM  
I know it's not network, but someone (HBO?  Showtime?) needs to pick up Boss.

/Kitty . . . meow!
 
2013-05-12 02:07:15 PM  
Was I the only one that liked 1600 Penn?
 
2013-05-12 02:07:53 PM  
I'm still upset about Up All Night. :/
 
2013-05-12 02:10:09 PM  

simplicimus: Wow, 18 shows I don't watch. NBC should just buy HBO and Showtimes series, clean them up a bit, and run them.


I can't remember which show it was, but another article about new series/cancelled series mentioned that one new pilot was passed over by the networks because it had 'more of a cable sensibility.'

I mean, WTF. You're losing viewers to cable, yet you won't put on a show that's more in line with cable?
 
2013-05-12 02:10:42 PM  

simplicimus: Wow, 18 shows I don't watch. NBC should just buy HBO and Showtimes series, clean them up a bit, and run them.


Primetime doesn't mean "kids must watch TV, and I should be offended."

This is why AMC is kicking ass and taking names.
 
2013-05-12 02:10:56 PM  

pacochu: Was I the only one that liked 1600 Penn?


You and Josh Gad. And hell, I don't even he had his heart in it.
 
2013-05-12 02:11:49 PM  

pacochu: Was I the only one that liked 1600 Penn?


A lot people make these "Am I the only one?" posts, and the answer is always no, you aren't the only one, obviously. But in this case, yes
 
2013-05-12 02:11:55 PM  
Ben & Kate was a cute show. Sad to see it go.

Smash crashed and burned in the second season after all the hype. Wow.

And let's see how Revolution (and Defiance) do next year.
 
2013-05-12 02:15:23 PM  
Guess I'm the only one who really liked Vegas.

Which may explain its cancellation.
 
2013-05-12 02:20:18 PM  
i dont even have a tv and laugh at you people who watch tv

/ havent seen that one in a while
 
2013-05-12 02:25:16 PM  

propasaurus: simplicimus: Wow, 18 shows I don't watch. NBC should just buy HBO and Showtimes series, clean them up a bit, and run them.

I can't remember which show it was, but another article about new series/cancelled series mentioned that one new pilot was passed over by the networks because it had 'more of a cable sensibility.'

I mean, WTF. You're losing viewers to cable, yet you won't put on a show that's more in line with cable?


 Probably cheaper to make more "reality shows". Plus, cable shows generally need to be seen in sequence, which is why networks dislike them. Ever seen a sequential show syndicated?  B5, Lost (I gather, never saw it), etc.
 
2013-05-12 02:27:58 PM  
90210 (The CW): Finished.

Wut?  Didn't that show end in the 90s?
 
2013-05-12 02:31:46 PM  

Lucky LaRue: 90210 (The CW): Finished.

Wut?  Didn't that show end in the 90s?


It did, but they revived it. It was 90210 the next generation with a few original cast members thrown in for good measure.
 
2013-05-12 02:32:16 PM  

mekki: Hannibal is the most gorgeous looking show currently on television. How they make the scenes of a cannibal psychopath preparing Human meat for consumption look like the classiest cooking show ever is amazing in itself. I dare you to watch those scene and not think, "Yeah, I can give that a nibble."


http://janicepoonart.blogspot.com/  The Hannibal cooking blog.  Yep, they have an amazing chef coordinating the show, and she posts recipes, tips, and techniques for those of us who enjoy those delicious cooking scenes.

/I really hope Hannibal makes the cut
 
2013-05-12 02:41:24 PM  

blue_2501: With this many cancellations, it's pretty clear that, like Fox 5-10 years ago, broadcast TV is desperate for American Idol like ratings for EVERY SHOW.  They will have to face reality: for all of their star shows that they have, they aren't going to get diamonds every single time.  All it is doing is alienating the audience at large, and convincing the public that the networks have little to offer.  After all, why bother committing to a show that you like if they are just going to cancel it a season later?

Fox cost us shows like Family Guy, Firefly, Titus, etc., just because they expected every show to be like House.


Fox screwed both of those shows with bad scheduling, bouncing them around, and the like.

Also, Titus was canceled because of both fights with the network and Fox (of all places) thinking the show was too edgy for them.
 
2013-05-12 02:42:11 PM  

SourImplant: Guess I'm the only one who really liked Vegas.

Which may explain its cancellation.


Vegas was the only show on the list I liked but I had a feeling it wouldn't make it to a second season.
 
2013-05-12 02:49:24 PM  

simplicimus: propasaurus: simplicimus: Wow, 18 shows I don't watch. NBC should just buy HBO and Showtimes series, clean them up a bit, and run them.

I can't remember which show it was, but another article about new series/cancelled series mentioned that one new pilot was passed over by the networks because it had 'more of a cable sensibility.'

I mean, WTF. You're losing viewers to cable, yet you won't put on a show that's more in line with cable?

 Probably cheaper to make more "reality shows". Plus, cable shows generally need to be seen in sequence, which is why networks dislike them. Ever seen a sequential show syndicated?  B5, Lost (I gather, never saw it), etc.


Here's the thing, though: a lot of times, a 'reality' show isn't really cheaper. Sure, a basic cable reality show where they send out a couple guys with handheld digital video cams to shoot some bumpkins in the middle of nowhere might be cheaper. But look at a show like The Voice, or Idol or Survivor. They have huge production costs. Voice and Idol have ginormous talent costs. They're paying Mariah and Nicki and Shakira a ton more than they would be paying some B or C-list actor tied into a 7 year contract on a scripted series. Then you have the music licensing rights. Set operations aren't cheap, either. Those are huge, elaborate sets. A one hour scripted episodic will have 2 camera crews; Voice or Idol will have a dozen or more. And you won't see Idol in syndication.
 
2013-05-12 03:00:58 PM  

SourImplant: Guess I'm the only one who really liked Vegas.

Which may explain its cancellation.


I expressed my disappointment in the other thread. I suppose period pieces not named Mad Men are bound to fail and that particular experiment is over.

Surprisingly, Grimm is a fun show that I may go back and watch. Otherwise, the only new shows being watched in my home are The Voice (wish it was an hour a week, max), Bob's Burgers, and American Dad.
 
2013-05-12 03:01:27 PM  
The only show I'll miss is Vegas, it grew on me, and was fairly fun to watch (and Amiee Garcia is just adorable)
 
2013-05-12 03:12:31 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: I know it's not network, but someone (HBO?  Showtime?) needs to pick up Boss.

/Kitty . . . meow!


Yeah, I was sorry to see that go.

/Works for Starz.
 
2013-05-12 03:20:19 PM  

pacochu: Was I the only one that liked 1600 Penn?


yes, and i reaaaaaly wanted to like it.
 
2013-05-12 03:20:34 PM  

The English Major: Mugato: Those pricks better renew Hannibal, dammit.

Yeah that show is starting to grow on me.


Developing a taste for it, are we?


But yeah.
 
2013-05-12 03:24:51 PM  

elvisaintdead: The English Major: Mugato: Those pricks better renew Hannibal, dammit.

Yeah that show is starting to grow on me.

Developing a taste for it, are we?


But yeah.


same here. I was curious how they were going to do a network tv show about cannibalism but I saw IGN's review of the pilot and thought I'd check it out. I'm impressed by what they can get away with on the network
 
2013-05-12 03:27:04 PM  
I always liked Rules of Engagement.  It had its writing flaws, but hot chicks + David Spade made for a fun half hour.
 
2013-05-12 03:30:47 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: simplicimus: Wow, 18 shows I don't watch. NBC should just buy HBO and Showtimes series, clean them up a bit, and run them.

Primetime doesn't mean "kids must watch TV, and I should be offended."

This is why AMC and FX are kicking ass and taking names.


FTFY
 
2013-05-12 03:45:49 PM  
Weren't Happy Endings/Apt 23 doing well on Tuesday nights until ABC botched the 666 Park Avenue. Then they randomly aired HE/Apt 23 at the Sunday night dead slot and went "WHY DO THEIR RATINGS SUCK". Rather than just stick with Tuesday, they cancelled Apt 23 and moved HE to Friday.

/why we can't have nice things.
 
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