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15 May 2016 @ 04:10 pm
It's that time of year again, folks.  
Yep, it's that time of year where announcements for the cancellation/renewal of shows, and some are more disappointing than others. Unfortunately, Agent Carter and Galavant have been cancelled. The latter I'm not surprised, considering I think even they were surprised that it gained a lot of popularity after the first season (which I thought was going to be more of a limited series rather than something ongoing), and even had a meta song in the finale. So even though I'll miss how fun and hilariously entertaining it was, the show was wrapped up quite nicely. Agent Carter, on the other hand, deserved a third season because I was hoping they would get into more about Peggy developing SHIELD and everything in relation to that. In addition to that, Marvel's Most Wanted, the Agents of Shield spin-off focusing on Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, has also not been picked up to go to series. It's ridiculous considering that they keep flip-flopping on it, since it was first announced earlier last year before being vetoed by the network, but then they took back their initial statement and it was a go, so much that this season of Agents of Shield they gave the characters an emotional sendoff, only for their spin-off to be cancelled before it even began. I guess they'll have to bring them back somehow.

Supergirl has officially been renewed for a second season, however it'll be moving from CBS to the CW. I'm on the fence of this decision, considering that this news means that there will be budget cuts and possibly actors/characters being cut as well, and I'm wary about how CW handles their shows. However, someone wrote a very good analysis on this particular decision and the overall aspect of television networks in general, which I found rather interesting.

Castle has been cancelled, which would be sad but due to the behind-the-scenes mess it's actually more of a relief. It's kind of awkwardly sad to admit, but you know, they dug their own graves by doing what they did. Though unfortunately, Sleepy Hollow didn't learn their lesson since it has been renewed for a fourth season. Just, the sheer audacity of them thinking that the show is worth anything without Abbie Mills, who was the main character and co-lead.

And apparently, CBS passed on the updated Nancy Drew series (with Sarah Shahi) because, guess what? It had too many women in it. Sexism at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.
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icecoldrain: Guardians of the Galaxy - I am Grooticecoldrain on May 15th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
I was hoping that Agent Carter was going to get a third season, but I felt like it was likely not going to come back all season long. Sad, but I'm not surprised by the news.

I'm really excited that Supergirl has been renewed. I don't mind that it's changing networks, but I am interested in seeing how they work with the budget cuts after hearing what their season one budget was.

Ugh, I've been reading about why CBS passed on the Nancy Drew series all morning! -_-
Renée: Peggy Carter. Undercover.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
I know it was practically a miracle it had a second season, and while it did well with the loyal fan following it had, I don't know if the ratings were doing that well. And some people weren't impressed with the second season and wished it remained focusing on her organizing SHIELD and everything. So I'm definitely sad, but thankful that the show at least got the chance that it did and we got to see Peggy shine on the small screen.

I'm actually quite surprised at how expensive it was to produce the show to begin with, or at least how expensive it got as the series started gaining more popularity. I know that smaller budget doesn't always mean decline in quality (because good storytelling is good storytelling no matter what budget), but I'm more concerning about losing vital characters because of it.

Ugh, isn't it so infuriating? The fact that "men didn't like it" because it had "too many women" is the most pathetic excuse I've ever heard. Also, CBS had Supergirl which had not just a woman superhero but also focused a lot on women in general and it had plenty of feminist messages and themes and it became a massive hit. So, they really have no excuse other than being sexist pricks amount bypassing Nancy Drew.
icecoldrain: Guardians of the Galaxy - I am Grooticecoldrain on May 16th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was pretty surprised and excited when it got a second season. I think the ratings weren't that great for this season, but I didn't follow them so I don't know for sure lol. I know that a lot of people weren't happy with this season, but I'm glad that Peggy got her own series. I've got her Funko and everything lol.

Same here! I'm rather surprised at the budget. I wonder what's going to change as the series moves on with a smaller budget. I also wonder how much the set cost since I read how expensive one of the Gotham sets was a while back. I was like, holy crap!

YESSSSS. I'm like, seriously?! I hope it gets picked up by another network and does extremely well, showing them that it was a crazy dumb reason to pass on it.