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Three guesses as to what happens next:

1. The show airs at odd-ball times, usually late on Friday nights, pre-empted for weeks of its run by the World Series, turning in Nielson ratings lower than most infomercials that run at 4:00am, and it gets canceled before the end of the first season.

2. Three episodes air to widely acclaimed reviews and a strengthening fan-base, despite a lack of network marketing and promotion, then it is cancelled

3. The show is heavily marketed and promoted with lead-in merchandising DVDs, t-shirts, video games and soundtracks. The stars of the original movie run appear with the TV show actors in joint interviews and appearances. The network throws everything they have to courting a huge fan-base before the series premiere with the assurances that they have a vested interest in the success of the series.

#3 ya think? Nahhh ... it's Fox, people! However, neither Tim Minear nor Nathan Fillion are involved, but it does star the most awesome Summer Glau. Will this show survive Fox executive decisions?

I wonder if it occurred to them that by axing good shows before they even have a chance that they have seriously eroded any confidence a viewer might have in getting involved in any of their new shows? I mean, why start to like something when it is highly likely that it will be canceled? All we are left with is dreck of the American Idol sort ... blech!

No wonder I don't watch TV any more ...

Posted by LissaKay on 05/21/07 at 11:08 PM in Entertainment
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5 episodes tops.

But only if it's good. If i reeks, we'll get 6 years of it.

Posted by Rich H on 05/22 at 02:46 AM
 
Schwarzenegger and Curtis? Perhaps you meant Hamilton?
Posted by Rich H on 05/23 at 03:29 AM
 
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