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Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:43 pm
by jaimoe0
Okay, HH, read slowly now... Fox has decided to renew "Arrested Development" for a third season. "Family Guy" is back in production because of its phenomenal success on cable and DVD. Relax.

Actually, if you look at Fox, they've given good long runs to both "King of the Hill" and "The Simpsons." They don't just axe whatever show seems to be quality. They're a business. If "Arrested Development" fails to develop a big audience, I don't see where Fox has any choice but to cancel it. Its failure will be more a commentary on the viewing public than the network.

Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:50 pm
by nobodygirl
jaimoe0 wrote: Its failure will be more a commentary on the viewing public than the network.
That is exactly what made me so upset at the initial prospect--we are a bunch of no-taste assholes who would rather watch The Bachelorette's Nanny Who Is A Surviving Top Model or similar dreck.

And would someone get the kid some Ritalin PLEASE?

EDIT: Jaimoe0, you are apparently eminently quotable today.

Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 5:36 pm
by trainwreck2
a reality show doesnt need as much of an audience because theyre a lot cheaper to make so a lot less people are needed to watch the reality drek than a sitcom.
nanny 911 sickens me with that last episode about the widow, that seemed more "vulturous" than usual
nobodygirl wrote:
jaimoe0 wrote: Its failure will be more a commentary on the viewing public than the network.
That is exactly what made me so upset at the initial prospect--we are a bunch of no-taste assholes who would rather watch The Bachelorette's Nanny Who Is A Surviving Top Model or similar dreck.

And would someone get the kid some Ritalin PLEASE?

EDIT: Jaimoe0, you are apparently eminently quotable today.

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:10 pm
by D. Phillips

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:18 pm
by Josh B.
Just read that myself. This just goes to show that TV is dominated by the lowest common denominator. Guess we'll all just have to wait for the Arrested Development graphic novells to come out. Or pray for a family guyesque comeback. fucking fox. Guess they'll just loop that fat lady freaking out on Trading Spouses for a half hour to cover the slot. She looks like Neugene's mom.

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:35 pm
by D. Phillips
I propose an Arrested Development fan fiction forum here on GLONO. All in favor!?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:40 pm
by Tim
I would hope that another network would pick this up....like HBO. Put it on after Curb Your Enthusiasm or Extras. I bet it would do well on that network.

Fox is such a piece of shit.

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:54 pm
by Jake
Tim wrote:I would hope that another network would pick this up....like HBO. Put it on after Curb Your Enthusiasm or Extras.
I doubt that HBO would be willing to eat from another network's leftover table scraps. They're all about original programming and shit.

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:34 pm
by Josh B.
D. Phillips wrote:I propose an Arrested Development fan fiction forum here on GLONO. All in favor!?
Dibs on the steamy George-Micheal and Maybe scenes.

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:35 pm
by Tim
Jake wrote: I doubt that HBO would be willing to eat from another network's leftover table scraps. They're all about original programming and shit.
oh i know...wishful thinking here