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    Quote Originally Posted by bob8880 View Post
    I just watched the first episode and i thought it was pretty good. The quality of shows coming from the non network channels is just so much better.
    And there is no reason why it NEEDS to be. Certainly the cable channels can take on more risque material...but the chasm is sooooooooooo wide. Take anything on Fx compared to...Pan Am/Whitney/etc. The difference isn't just the quality of the storytelling, it's the pandering to the lowest standards that the big 3 do that is the most damning. America is trying to speak up and let the networks know that they are tired of being spoken down to. Better/smarter stories allow for better acting opportunities which is drawing in the Glen Close-type actors and when it comes award season they notice. Seriously, you used to never see cable dramas nominated...then it became an exception...now it's the norm. The cable stations are supplanting the big 3 as the new television. In 10 years ABC/NBC/CBS will be as relevant as the current political system. It gives me hope for the future.

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    Wow. Jason Lee is unemployed again. Too bad. But, that being said, I never watched that show because, well it looked pretty suckage.

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    Was a good show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Wow. Jason Lee is unemployed again. Too bad. But, that being said, I never watched that show because, well it looked pretty suckage.
    He was great in My Name was Earl and that had good ratings. And it should have gone on. But some network bean-counter realized that some reality show with half the ratings was more profitable because it is so inexpensive to make as compared to a "scripted show". So who is to blame for My Name Is Earl being cancelled? YOU ARE! You being the people who watch Dancing With The The Stars, The Biggest Loser, The X-Factor and other such crap. So while some in the "Big 3" (or big 4) still try to make quality shows they are fighting a losing battle because too many idiots watch the aforementioned ****. You only have yourselves to blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings Provisional View Post
    He was great in My Name was Earl and that had good ratings. And it should have gone on. But some network bean-counter realized that some reality show with half the ratings was more profitable because it is so inexpensive to make as compared to a "scripted show". So who is to blame for My Name Is Earl being cancelled? YOU ARE! You being the people who watch Dancing With The The Stars, The Biggest Loser, The X-Factor and other such crap. So while some in the "Big 3" (or big 4) still try to make quality shows they are fighting a losing battle because too many idiots watch the aforementioned ****. You only have yourselves to blame.
    It's what i'm always on about... Look, you are tilting at windmills. America has chosen. And they are ****ing stoopid. so...

    Thank GAWD for the fact that stations like Fx/AMC and to an extent HBO have no ceiling so when their shows draw high ratings FOR A CABLE SHOW it encourages them. Sadly, when it becomes the norm for them to have high shares they will go lowest common denominator too. AMC is already caving with the Walking Dead struggles and the introduction of reality shows in their upcoming lineup. It is what it is. Enjoy the rare bird that sneaks through while you can.
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    Since I didn't see a "Starz" thread, the first episode of "Boss" which starts next Friday is being streamed (no subscription required) on their website. I have to say I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to more. Link: Boss - A STARZ Original Series - Screening Room
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    Gotta say...I am interested. Kelsey Grammar is always good. But Starz has bad track records. The one show that people liked about the actors working as caterers had a tremendous who's who of actors...and failed. The other big show they had, sorry Doc, CRASH, was based on a movie a lotta folks hated. This show feels like a win, but the network its on don't seem to know how to transition to new content. Time will tell.

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    ‘Zombieland’ Writers Penning TV Series That Will Probably Kill Any Chance Of A Movie Sequel > The Playlist

    While talk of a “Zombieland 2” has been tossed around for a while now, it looks like the franchise will continue on the small screen instead. Vulture reports that writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have developed a half-hour TV version of the movie. Moreover, this isn’t some pie-in-the-sky project, as talks are underway with Fox and Sony Pictures Television to bring it to the airwaves for the 2012-3 season. If this seems like a smaller-scaled compromise versus getting a new movie in front of cameras, guess again, as apparently this project was first conceived as a TV series years ago.

    “The original plan for this was to make it as a TV show,” producer Gavin Polone told Vulture. It was set up over at CBS in 2005 but of course, “they did what networks do, which is to take all the good stuff out.” The idea was tossed over to SyFy who were unable to find a workable budget, but everything worked out in the end, as the 2009 movie was made and became a smash hit. But even in the big screen adventure, there were kernels of the television incarnation present.

    “If you watch the movie with that in mind, you will see some remnants of the television show. We have the ‘Zombie Kill of the Week,’ which was always intended to happen every week. The movie ends on a cliffhanger; it doesn’t have a real resolution,” Reese told MTV earlier this years. “[The movie’s ending] is just our guys driving off into the sunset for some new adventures. That’s because that’s how the television pilot ended.”

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    'Otherwise We're Going To Have To Yield The Field Of Play Here!!' Herc Loves Starz’ New Kelsey Grammer Hourlong BOSS!! Watch The Pilot, Right Here Right Now!!
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