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12 May 2011 @ 09:38 pm
17th Precinct (aka the BSG cast reunion show) has been dropped. ;__;

So has Wonder Woman with Adrianne Palicki.

And FOX has canceled a shitload of shows (as usual) from their lineup, including Lie To Me, Human Target and The Chicago Code, and plenty of others.

Some of these new shows which has already been filmed have not only been talked about but highly anticipated by many, unfortunately the networks pulled the plugs because they are fuckheads with little ability to go above and beyond their own comfort zones to bring in something new and interesting. To this, I am talking about 17th Precinct because let's be honest, with Ron D. Moore already having a cult following and casting the majority of the BSG cast in this new project, you know that there would have already been an established fanbase following from the moment the pilot would air. But nope, NBC decided to be fucking stupid and cancel it anyway.

This is why I hate this time of year for shows, the waiting to see if something gets picked up or not, and those that get passed on are the ones that should be given a chance to shine on the screen. It's not fair.

Goddammit, I'm fucking depressed now. :(
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: waterfalls from my eyes
Encyclopædia Clevername: BSG NOOOOOOthefreshchuff on May 13th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)

And seriously, how can you cancel something that hasn't even aired yet? There are so few truly good shows on TV now, and so much utter insufferable CRAP.
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on May 13th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
It's part of this incredibly fickle business, unfortunately. When you film a pilot you have to sell it to the network, if the network doesn't think it'll work, they say, "sorry, this isn't gonna cut it" and they drop you instantly. There are many unaired pilots out there that barely seen the light of day. :(
noybusiness on May 13th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well, if it's called Firefly or Crusade, you call quits before the first season is even finished filming, and then air the produced episodes out of order, or leave some out in the case of the former.
jamesir bensonmum: ( lost girl ) › kenzi gasp.stillglows on May 13th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
I think Fox is evil, since they always seem to cancel the good ones, but leave shows that are so close to train wrecking /cough Bones /cough.
Renée: Echo. I can take care of myself.rogueslayer452 on May 13th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
It's complicated with FOX because they pick up shows that no other network would, however cancel them when it doesn't mean their requirements of "good ratings." :/

There are just so many good shows with amazing potential out there, and yet we continue to let the crappy ones go on the air. Does that seem right to you?
jamesir bensonmum: ( who ) › american badass.stillglows on May 13th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
That's true, they definetly do that. Sometimes I think they go out of their way to cancel shows, since some hardly get any promotion, or a bad timeslot, etc;

It totally seems that way. I really don't get it. I recently got into a show from 2005 Fox aired called The Inside (if you have not seen it check it out! Several Buffy alum worked on it!) and it's one of the most brilliant shows I have ever seen, yet it only lasted a few episodes :(
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on May 13th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
Sad but not surprising.

Is it any wonder why people watch cable?
just a small town girl: [supernatural] if looks can killcarameltrap on May 13th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
Unsurprising. I'm just thankful that Lie To Me lasted that long.
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on May 13th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
Sometimes good shows do get a good run, even if they are surprisingly canceled.
*angi_is_altered on May 13th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
I imagine it is all motivated by money and right now studios seem to be tightening their belts. It is a bummer but that is how it is.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 13th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
It really is a numbers game. Money and pressure with that, the battle back and forth, sometimes creativity loses in that battle of that bigger picture. :/
*angi_is_altered on May 13th, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
Yea...the sucky economy has affected every area of life.
Galadriel.: Random | Stuff ✽ Freaking outsixphanel on May 13th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on May 13th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
noybusiness on May 13th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
Tear their entrails apart and feed them their own tendons!
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on May 13th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
We need a hypnotic subliminal tape played to Ron Moore when he's having trouble getting to sleep. "You will make friends with HBO. You will make friends with HBO. You will make friends with HBO."
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on May 14th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
It just sucks because you would've thought NBC would have at least given it a chance, considering this is Ron Moore we're talking about. Who constructed a wonderfully gritty political science fiction series from a cheesy 70s show. First, Caprica gets screwed over and now this. :(
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on May 14th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
They don't seem to appreciate that fact.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
I feel like networks won't give anything new and innovative a chance because it might not turn out well as they had hoped. Which is a sucky kind of mindset to have because it's definitely all about the numbers and ratings and the popularity of keeping something on the air. :/
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on May 15th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
It's like what Craig Venter was saying about people not taking a chance and funding scientific research until it's already gotten off the ground.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on May 13th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oh that really sucks *hugs*
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 14th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
This is why we can't have nice things, apparently. :(
bold_seer: bsg: gaius + six (soldiers in the dark)bold_seer on May 13th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
the BSG cast reunion show) has been dropped.

Pros: one thing less to watch, so that we'll have more time to do useful things, which we won't do anyway because of a sudden but inevitable need for procrastination? ... Anything?


Related: couldn't someone just renew the shows I watch the (obviously) best things on TV right now? (Completely objectively speaking.) ... Anyone?
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on May 14th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
On one hand it didn't pull a Firefly, where it's greenlit but they have little confidence and treat it unfairly (*cough*likewithCaprica*cough*) and then pull the rug from underneath just when you're starting to like, even love, the show and what it's doing. On the other hand, with this cast and Ron Moore at the helm creating it? How could you ever say no? D:

It just makes me severely depressed because you know this could have been awesome, and maybe RDM will release it for fans at some point because I really want to see this pilot regardless.

All these shows are getting canned it makes me super sad because, what the hell? :(
cheerful_earl: whatevercheerful_earl on May 15th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
I really was excited for 17th Precinct. This makes me so sad. :(
Renée: Six. Warrior of God.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
It makes me sad and kinda pissed off, to be honest. Who would pass off the opportunity to see the BSG cast playing with each other again, and for other actors to join in as well? I mean seriously, is NBC that stupid? -__-