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2018-19 Season TV Cancellations/Pilots: Comic fans Ticked off at latest Amazon cancellation

Oct 25, 2017
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Miracle Workers also got renewed, even after being announced as an event miniseries with a proper ending.

... Oh, and it has a completely different setting, being based in medieval times, with no reference to God whatsoever.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In the meantime, he wanted me to tell you all that he's finally watched Claws and he thinks it's the best show of all time. I personally think that's going a bit too far, but at the same time I didn't want to argue with another fan - there are so few of us here after all 🙃
No joke I think you've actually sold me on it with your relentless hype. It's in my queue 💅
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I tried to Google 1969 to get the blurb about the show that Google usually has on an entertainment search page. Nothing showed up and the top links were to just watch it on ABCs site. I don't really care about that so I didn't even bother to give it a shot and look into it more.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Snowpiercer getting renewed despite not premiering for another year is kinda wild.

Miracle Workers also got renewed, even after being announced as an event miniseries with a proper ending.

... Oh, and it has a completely different setting, being based in medieval times, with no reference to God whatsoever.
Yeah, I think they'd said it could be an anthology thing before. It was an amusing show, so I'm interested especially with the same core cast.
 

Danthrax

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Oct 25, 2017
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Northeast Ohio
Yeah,
Seems that Jeremy Kyle was cancelled. I thought his show ended years ago.
Yeah, I read a couple stories about that this morning. They kinda tip-toe around the cause of the show’s cancellation, just saying that a person who had been on the show and caught lying during a lie-detector test died a few days later. I‘m guessing that person committed suicide and it’s being presumed that the show drove him to do it.

It’s a shame that it took a suicide to elicit change but at least such a toxic show no longer will ruin (or end) lives.
 
Not especially. After two seasons, it feels like wasted potential. Every episode makes it seem like you're on the cusp of something amazing happening, and then not very much happens.

It's also a show with world-building that works better the less you think about it. From the mermaids and their culture, to their historical interactions with humans in the show, and even several of the human institutions. They're all shallow pastiches that act like they have something to say, then never dive very deep into the implications of it.
 
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are being heavily courted by networks to be the duo's new home.
They’ve met with the principals across all the platforms at all six major companies. They have relationships at many of these places. The Star Wars films are at Disney and LucasFilm, while Benioff wrote for Universal and Donna Langley a Kurt Cobain project, and they are poised to adapt the prison break tale Dirty White Boys for Emma Watts at Fox. They both have movies ties pre-GoT at Warner Bros, where Benioff scripted Troy and Weiss did script work on Poseidon. The longstanding relationship at HBO is also a very strong one.
I'd expect some really big numbers to be thrown around for the two.

The C.W. - Netflix deal is dead.
When the first output deal between Netflix and CW parents CBS and Warner Bros was announced in 2011, it was hailed as groundbreaking and, with its $1 billion windfall, a lifeline that may have helped save the then money-losing upstart network. The pact, re-uped by both sides in 2016 with some modifications, was up again this spring, and I hear it is not being renewed.
What it means:
The deal ending doesn’t mean new CW series won’t end up on Netflix, where CW shows have traditionally been among the strongest performers. The SVOD service just won’t get them automatically via an output deal; instead, it will have to bid for each show in a far more competitive environment than the streaming marketplace in 2016.


Past seasons of CW series that premiered through the current 2018-2019 season, like The Flash and Riverdale, will continue to stream on Netflix during the broadcast life of the series and beyond.


I hear WBTV’s Batwoman is earmarked for the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. Its chief creative officer Kevin Reilly has been open about bringing new WBTV-produced CW shows to the service once the Netflix deal is up, saying in February that “we’re very interested in putting that on our platform.”


Katy Keene and Nancy Drew are both being shopped, with Netflix said to be among the contenders. Netflix would be a natural destination for WBTV/CBS Studios’ Katy Keene which, while different tonally, belongs to the same Archie Comics universe as Riverdale, part of the Netflix output deal, and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, a Netflix original series. Both Riverdale and Sabrina are hugely popular on Netflix.
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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Welp, guess I’m never gonna watch any Arrowverse reruns in a year or two.

God, the streaming service future sucks ass. Somehow it managed to become worse than cable in an alarmingly short amount of time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Welp, guess I’m never gonna watch any Arrowverse reruns in a year or two.

God, the streaming service future sucks ass. Somehow it managed to become worse than cable in an alarmingly short amount of time.
Sure did. People called it too but I was naively hopeful. I don't know how this industry can look at history and not see it's a mistake. People will flock to pirating again if they continue to fragment the landscape. My hope is that in some nebulous future there will be a consolidation again but it's going to take a number of the services falling flat on their face before it happens
 
Riverdale in particular is pretty big for Netflix. This whole thing is BS. What's wrong with Netflix for real, why do they feel they want to lose everything.
I don't think this is because of Netflix. I think it was a decision by CBS/Warner Brothers. Both of those corporations have their own proprietary streaming services and both don't see the value anymore in having one service taking up all their network's output domestically.
 
I don't think this is because of Netflix. I think it was a decision by CBS/Warner Brothers. Both of those corporations have their own proprietary streaming services and both don't see the value anymore in having one service taking up all their network's output domestically.
Yeah, if they can make more money sending their shows to CBSAA or Warner Streaming then they'd be dumb not to. Even if Netflix does keep some shows, CBS/WB streaming services will bid up the price for Netflix to keep what they do.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Not especially. After two seasons, it feels like wasted potential. Every episode makes it seem like you're on the cusp of something amazing happening, and then not very much happens.

It's also a show with world-building that works better the less you think about it. From the mermaids and their culture, to their historical interactions with humans in the show, and even several of the human institutions. They're all shallow pastiches that act like they have something to say, then never dive very deep into the implications of it.
Thats disappointing to hear, thanks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This is becoming ridiculous. For you to watch your streaming needs (wants), you will need 10 different streaming services. All of them in that $10-15 range.

No thanks.

What is this about "cutting the cord"?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think this is because of Netflix. I think it was a decision by CBS/Warner Brothers. Both of those corporations have their own proprietary streaming services and both don't see the value anymore in having one service taking up all their network's output domestically.
Yeah I think you're right. Still not happy about it though. I'm so sick of all these upcoming streaming services to be honest.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Since Berz isn't here to defend himself I'd like to take this time to tell him that Lone Star is the best show ever and if he does not respond in two days his silence will be taken as an agreement of this statement of fact
 
The Netflix/CW deal was dead when they first announced a DC streaming service. They'd have to be idiots not to put the Arrowverse on there exclusively, streaming-wise.
"Past seasons of CW series that premiered through the current 2018-19 season, such as The Flash and Riverdale, will continue to stream on Netflix during the broadcast life of the series and beyond."
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Goggins is such a weird pick for that role. Not like he'll be bad at it but doesn't play to his strengths at all.

Hopefully it lasts a couple seasons and he gets paid and then gets back to playing weirdos and pyschos. Like a beardless Manzoukas.
 

RatskyWatsky

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Oct 25, 2017
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So Snowpiercer got renewed for Season 2... and is moving to TBS? Huh?
TBS programming dramas kind of dilutes the brand - now there's no real difference between TNT and TBS. Odd, especially when you consider that TNT only has 2 dramas right now in Claws and Animal Kingdom. If they were flooded with shows, it might make sense to dump some of the overflow onto TBS, but taking their highest profile new drama and sticking it on their comedy channel strikes me as misguided.

Oh boy...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm so glad The Last O.G. got renewed. It's by far my favorite show on cable currently.

Welp, guess I’m never gonna watch any Arrowverse reruns in a year or two.

God, the streaming service future sucks ass. Somehow it managed to become worse than cable in an alarmingly short amount of time.
It's not even the streaming service future, some companies are just doing things that obviously won't work out. Like the selling point of this new service will probably be Friends(which is obviously still a notable thing for streaming) and a bunch of shows people probably wouldn't sub for. At some point a lot of these platforms will either be free with ads or die off and move over to whoever comes out on top.