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Windows 7: Why does ABC (USA) cancel anything even half decent

26 Oct 2013   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Why does ABC (USA) cancel anything even half decent

Hi there
I'm surprised how the US ABC (popularly knows as the Absolute BloxxY Crud) channel even survives -- They create a semi passable series called ZERO HOUR - cancel it after 3 or 4 episodes and replace it with some mindless drivel like Wife Swap. Fortunately the rest of the series one episodes are available from "The Jolly Roger" so one can at least finish the series.

I think I would be wary of EVER getting interested in a series that appears on ABC (US) TV -- you'll have to end up watching some awful reality show just when you think the series starts getting interesting.

However there are a few decent US series coming from other channels - but I don't think I'll ever trust "The Crud" channel again if I want to watch a whole series.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Network television sucks, doesn't matter what channel it is. I only watch the news and The Big Bang Theory on network channels.
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26 Oct 2013   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Maybe it's a global phenomenon. Free to air TV in Australia is pretty average IMO. News and the occasional current affairs type program is all I seem to watch now. But then a lot seem to be into "reality" TV.
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26 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I agree about ABC, they cancelled "V" and left if hanging after 2 seasons. IMHO US network TV (ABC, NBC, CBS & Fox) are only good for commercials and the odd weather report in bad weather winter or spring storms. The programs are crap. The Big Bang Theory is very good and we got them on DVD as US TV shreds programs to death with commercial clips, promo....now what was I watching again? Oh yes British TV on PBS.......the only good US channel is the poor public TV channel that shows British TV and documentaries etc. Interesting stuff. As for cable gave that up, had 200+ channels with nothing on. Bruce Springsteen had 57 Channels and nothin' on.

Bruce Springsteen - 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) - YouTube
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26 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Are you talking about the alien invasion "V"? That was a re-run series from the 80s anyway. It should have been canceled.
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27 Oct 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

They had Full House for many seasons

A Guy
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27 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Are you talking about the alien invasion "V"? That was a re-run series from the 80s anyway. It should have been canceled.
Well it was a rerun of 70's NBC "V" but it was Sci Fi on network TV and was fairly good till it "lost the plot" once they were cancelled.
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27 Oct 2013   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've also pretty much had it with OTA network TV in general, not just ABC. Not only do they cancel series left and right, they move them around frequently, frequently clashing with other series I'm already watching. Most of the new stuff coming out is pathetic, especially the half hour sitcoms (I only watch one now—Big Bang Theory—and I have to stream it from the internet because of a scheduling conflict), the "talent" contests, and the so called "reality" shows. With only a couple of exceptions, I'm not watching any new series this season because I'm sick and tired of getting hooked on one only to have the network cancel it out from under me, leaving me hanging because it never reached a conclusion. It's almost as though the OTA networks want to fail.
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27 Oct 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
They had Full House for many seasons

A Guy
It was a good series at first but the plot pretty much never varied from episode to episode and the drama became too pathetic and depressing. After the first year or two, it got old...really old.
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27 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

There is a simple system to avoid this sort of issue - don't watch anything live.

I place anything I'm interested in, on series record, and watch it when I want to - and I avoid the advertisements too
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