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(Deadline)   NBC has confused the hell out of everyone by moving the Emmy Awards to Monday night   (deadline.com) divider line 23
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2014-01-29 11:34:10 PM  
I see NBC has a lot of confidence in their fall Monday schedule.
 
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2014-01-30 12:00:57 AM  
OTOH, fear of Miley Cyrus is enough to make anyone move into the next state, or country for that matter.

OTOH, to move the Emmys to another day on account of her is pretty stupid. Even by NBC standards.
 
2014-01-30 12:31:59 AM  
caused a kerfuffle yesterday. Eyebrows were raised until they threatened to disarrange hairlines

I do say! Jeeves, fetch my fainting couch at once!
 
2014-01-30 01:24:03 AM  
I am not confused at all... I still wont be watching.
 
2014-01-30 01:48:46 AM  
Emmy Awards? Haven't seen it. I bet it doesn't get a season after the pilot though.
 
2014-01-30 02:17:05 AM  

Weatherkiss: Emmy Awards? Haven't seen it. I bet it doesn't get a season after the pilot though.


If it was on Fox, they would put it on Friday, and show it out of order...
 
2014-01-30 02:41:41 AM  

fearmongert: Weatherkiss: Emmy Awards? Haven't seen it. I bet it doesn't get a season after the pilot though.

If it was on Fox, they would put it on Friday, and show it out of order...


Fox has actually been pretty good lately with their support for genre shows. They allowed Fringe to pretty much tell the story they wanted to tell, Almost Human is a fun update of the 80s sci-fi buddy cop adventure hour show, and Sleepy Hollow is just weird, wacky supernatural fun. If you include FX, they are making some really great TV these days. I think everyone who was responsible for the Firefly debacle have probably moved on (I read somewhere a while back that some of the FX people were moving over to the Fox network, but I can't pull up anything on Google to confirm).
 
2014-01-30 03:00:46 AM  
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2014-01-30 04:06:45 AM  

Mad_Radhu: fearmongert: Weatherkiss: Emmy Awards? Haven't seen it. I bet it doesn't get a season after the pilot though.

If it was on Fox, they would put it on Friday, and show it out of order...

Fox has actually been pretty good lately with their support for genre shows. They allowed Fringe to pretty much tell the story they wanted to tell, Almost Human is a fun update of the 80s sci-fi buddy cop adventure hour show, and Sleepy Hollow is just weird, wacky supernatural fun. If you include FX, they are making some really great TV these days. I think everyone who was responsible for the Firefly debacle have probably moved on (I read somewhere a while back that some of the FX people were moving over to the Fox network, but I can't pull up anything on Google to confirm).


Almost Human was released insanely out of order. Its exactly the same bullshiat. They gave up on that show and started moving it around in the schedule real quick. Not saying it is the quality of Firefly, but just the same it did not get a real chance.

Also when we are talking about Fox as a network tv stations, does it really matter that Justified is farking great? Not really.
 
2014-01-30 05:17:00 AM  
Out of all the networks Fox has been my favorite since I was a kid. These days cable and streaming are the way to go but I'll still watch Fox time to time. I've been watching football and cartoons on Fox as long as I can remember.
 
2014-01-30 05:40:04 AM  
Uh oh, you know what that means?

The Emmy Awards are gonna get cancelled soon.
 
2014-01-30 05:59:43 AM  
I imagine the debate went along the lines of "Sunday Night Football not only tops the ratings every week, but also is pretty much the only program keeping us in shipping containers full of uncut Peruvian AND hot-and-cold running hookers of all sexes. The Emmys hand out an asston of statues to the cable networks and force us to play defense to 'Are broadcast networks dead?' articles for weeks. I say LET 'em crash."
 
2014-01-30 06:41:08 AM  
www.dhall.com

Mmmm, Emmy.
 
2014-01-30 06:43:08 AM  
Emmy what now?

/Never watched, never watch, probably never will.
 
2014-01-30 06:51:53 AM  
I hear NBC makes perfectly cromulent decisions when it comes to their Late Night and Tonight Show hosts. So I expect this to turn out perfectly for them. Who are we to know better than....


Screw it! I can't type that with a straight face. NBC SUCKS!

/damn you for taking Conan and all that
 
2014-01-30 08:01:06 AM  
Eyebrows were raised until they threatened to disarrange hairlines the media wondered why a company that had enjoyed recent Emmy success with NBCUniversal-produced Downton Abbey, and that had such high hopes for this year's Emmys what with Universal TV's freshman comedy for Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, having cleaned up at the recent Golden Globes, would toss the trophy show on a Monday in August.

Man, that's a blog-worthy word salad mess of a sentence.
 
2014-01-30 08:13:04 AM  
Since it's now owned by Comcast, you can expect it to air between 8:00am and 8:00pm on Monday. If you miss it you can call again and they will air it a week later around the same time.
/X1 STB users do not apply
 
2014-01-30 08:30:56 AM  

nerftaig: Mad_Radhu: fearmongert: Weatherkiss: Emmy Awards? Haven't seen it. I bet it doesn't get a season after the pilot though.

If it was on Fox, they would put it on Friday, and show it out of order...

Fox has actually been pretty good lately with their support for genre shows. They allowed Fringe to pretty much tell the story they wanted to tell, Almost Human is a fun update of the 80s sci-fi buddy cop adventure hour show, and Sleepy Hollow is just weird, wacky supernatural fun. If you include FX, they are making some really great TV these days. I think everyone who was responsible for the Firefly debacle have probably moved on (I read somewhere a while back that some of the FX people were moving over to the Fox network, but I can't pull up anything on Google to confirm).

Almost Human was released insanely out of order. Its exactly the same bullshiat. They gave up on that show and started moving it around in the schedule real quick. Not saying it is the quality of Firefly, but just the same it did not get a real chance.

Also when we are talking about Fox as a network tv stations, does it really matter that Justified is farking great? Not really.



I love how quickly these stories start.  Yes, they aired a couple of episodes out of order, but it's a standalone show.  Most people wouldn't even know if they weren't told.  And the show wasn't "moved around in the schedule real quick."  They pushed the first airing back to a Sunday in order to give it an NFL lead-in and a bigger audience (which worked, by the way), they then aired five straight episodes before taking two weeks off for the holiday.  They've taken the last two weeks off for other shows to end or premiere but they're going to air five straight episodes again to end the series.

Almost Human has been treated like just about any other new show would be, especially a show that starts airing in November.  And it's also done fairly well in the ratings.  I'd say it actually has a decent chance of coming back, depending on how it finishes the season.
 
2014-01-30 09:02:41 AM  
I don't understand watching awards shows. These people are on the covers of every magazine and there are tabloid shows dedicated to their every move, why the fark would I want to watch hours of them kissing each other's asses? Pointless.
 
2014-01-30 09:17:38 AM  
I did not know the Sunday spot was always planned to be temporary. As someone who has no idea about football I just saw its air date move. I had not followed its ratings. I just noticed the out of order episodes, and that shiat bothers me. I was actually watching the show and it is not invisible when you swap episode order.

I understand all of this is business as usual, and it is great that the shows ratings are maybe good enough for it to come back. I don't wish anything failure.

So my aggravation with Fox stemmed from, what appeared to me, them getting in the way of my consuming their programming. I still feel they get in the audience's way too much. Shouldn't they be doing everything to make it easy?
 
2014-01-30 10:29:09 AM  

nerftaig: I did not know the Sunday spot was always planned to be temporary. As someone who has no idea about football I just saw its air date move. I had not followed its ratings. I just noticed the out of order episodes, and that shiat bothers me. I was actually watching the show and it is not invisible when you swap episode order.

I understand all of this is business as usual, and it is great that the shows ratings are maybe good enough for it to come back. I don't wish anything failure.

So my aggravation with Fox stemmed from, what appeared to me, them getting in the way of my consuming their programming. I still feel they get in the audience's way too much. Shouldn't they be doing everything to make it easy?


It's hard.  I think it's pretty obvious that Almost Human was farther down on their priority list than The Following or Sleepy Hollow, but those are the kinds of decisions networks have to make given their full schedules and limited airtime, especially a network like Fox.

I think it's also important to remember that audiences are fickle.  If you don't hook them within the first three episodes, they're usually not coming back.  Shows like Breaking Bad or The Big Bang Theory that build bigger audiences over time are the exceptions, not the rule in today's television landscape, so networks will put the best episodes up front.  It's a fairly common practice, but people only seem to talk about it when a show fails.  Nobody praises ABC for the scheduling shenanigans they put Modern Family through because nobody looks for blame when a show succeeds.  Or Bones or Castle or any of the myriad other procedurals that have aired episodes out of order.

Television programming is a tough business, and I just really have a tough time getting mad at networks for trying to hook viewers with their best stuff first.
 
2014-01-30 11:36:58 AM  
It's not that hard, NBC doesn't want to preempt Sunday Night Football or piss off the NFL so they set it before the season and on a night where they wouldn't air a preseason game
 
2014-01-30 01:03:57 PM  
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