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Jack T. Chance
06-01-2009, 02:15 AM
Here's a topic I once posted on another messageboard, and have decided to start it up over here. :)

Recently, while flipping through the channels, I started thinking about the longevity of different TV shows, how many seasons they're made before production of new episodes ends.

Some shows never even get out of the gates, being canceled before they even find an audience. Others find a small but loyal audience, but are still canceled after only a season or 2. Some shows get a good run, lasting a few seasons, but get canceled while they still have some good stories left to tell. A rare few get to have a full, healthy run, ending at just the right time, giving the audience a true sense of closure.

Then there are those few shows that are like the Energizer Bunny... They just keep going and going and going. A rare few deserve the longevity they've enjoyed, such as Doctor Who (with 26 seasons in its original run, and now heading into Season 5 of its revival, it's the longest-running science fiction program of all time!) and America's Most Wanted. But most of these shows that run and run and run, do so in a way that defies logic, because no sane, rational person can explain their popularity and longevity. One good example of such a show, now finally OFF the air (not counting reruns) is Friends. Did we REALLY need a DECADE of that show?!? :confused:

This thread is about "outing" these improbably long-lived shows that defy all logic, the shows that make you cringe because you just cannot understand why they've stayed on the air so long. Even the few that are actually GOOD TV have been on so long, that you've grown tired of them. Here's my list: The Jerry Springer Show... When will this show, a blight on moral values and good taste, ever end?!? :mad:
Power Rangers... As far as I know, new episodes STILL keep running, both in Japan and here in the States. What I can't figure out is WHY?!? :confused:
I've heard a rumor that it was ending after this season, but it's still in the TV guide every time I look at it, soo...
Survivor... Granted, when it first came on, it was unique and different, but isn't anyone getting TIRED of it yet?!?
Cops... Again, isn't anyone getting tired of watching this? How many times can people watch the police busting stupid criminals before it gets old?!? At least America's Most Wanted does a public service. Cops (and the knock-offs that are just like it) is just voyeurism at its worst.
America's Funniest Home Videos... This show long ago stopped being about real events spontaneously or accidentally caught on tape. It's obvious most of the videos are "staged" for the show, and it's been that way for years. Even worse, it panders to the lowest common denominator: Rednecks that actually think the "Stupid Human Tricks" people stage for the show are funny. I lost interest ages ago, why doesn't anyone else? :confused:
The Simpsons (*ducks all the thrown rocks, tomatoes, etc.*)... Is this the greatest animated series ever? That's debatable. Is it the most successful? Very probably. Still doesn't explain why Fox and Matt Groening are still producing new episodes. In the very near future, it'll reach its 20th anniversary on the air, if it hasn't already. I'm surprised Fox and/or Matt Groening hasn't called it quits yet. I would've thought they would've run out of ideas long ago... But I would've thought wrong, I guess.I'll post more shows as I think of them.

And for the record, I DO enjoy watching The Simpsons. It doesn't change the fact that I can't understand its incredible longevity. :p

And let me clarify now to avoid confusion later; this topic is meant to be about shows that are STILL IN PRODUCTION. Shows that are still being made. Some people on the other forum brought up shows that have been in reruns forever, but new episodes haven't been made in many years. It is not my intent for this topic to be about those shows. I mainly want to discuss shows such as America's Funniest Home Videos that have been on the air FOREVER, but are STILL in production on new episodes.

Just a little clarification. :)

BookstoreEscapee
06-01-2009, 02:24 AM
Law & Order is going on 20 years, isn't it? And apparently being moved to Friday nights...(uh-oh...)

(As for the Power Rangers, I have no idea why it got on the air in the first place...)

blas
06-01-2009, 02:45 AM
I'm amazed some sitcoms are still on, as quickly as new sitcoms get the boot.

I absolutely despised "Lie to Me" and it got approved for a second season. Blech.

I can't believe Two and a Half Men is still on. What is that kid, like 16, now?

BookstoreEscapee
06-01-2009, 02:51 AM
I'm surprised According to Jim lasted as long as it did. It just got cancelled.

Bella_Vixen
06-01-2009, 03:10 AM
Unsolved Mysteries. Seriously. And all the clips are from 15-20 years ago!

Jack T. Chance
06-01-2009, 03:40 AM
I'm amazed some sitcoms are still on, as quickly as new sitcoms get the boot.

I can't believe Two and a Half Men is still on. What is that kid, like 16, now?:lol:

I think it's more like 14, but anyway....

that one, I can tell you why it's still on! It's because it's THE NUMBER 1 RATED COMEDY ON THE AIR TODAY!

Yes, higher ratings than The Simpsons, or Family Guy, or South Park, apparently.

And frankly, I'm GLAD it's the Number 1 Comedy on right now! You know why?

Because it's a HELL of a lot better than some of the other choices, and for that matter, it's better than a lot of the other comedies that previously held the title! ;)

It may not be the best TV comedy ever made (Red Dwarf and The Tick were both better, IMHO) but I like it better than most. Some of the members of the supporting cast play very memorable characters that really crack me up! :lol:Unsolved Mysteries. Seriously. And all the clips are from 15-20 years ago!Ummm... I don't really know how to tell you this.... but unless they're making new episodes for cable that I don't know about.... I thought Unsolved Mysteries was canceled AGES ago?!? :confused:

*Looks up the show on IMDB.Com*

Hmmm.... looks like Unsolved Mysteries (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094574/) DID run for at least 16 seasons.... which is weird, because NBC canceled it in 1997, after only 10 years on the air... and the host, Robert Stack, died in 2003 at age 84. Looks like after NBC's cancellation, it must have been resurrected (possibly on cable) for another 5 seasons before being canceled again in 2002, only to be resurrected again for a new season just last year (obviously with a new host). Huh, didn't know that. :shrug:

Shards
06-01-2009, 05:01 AM
Law and Order: SVU.

Look, I like Eliot's characterization as well as anybody, but there are only so many ways you can pitch a rape-murder in NYC before it gets old. I'm surprised it lived through one season without people getting bored of the repetition, let alone the many that have come out.

Lost

Yeah... the novelty of you being trapped on an island wore off years ago, and at this point it's just plain silly the things the writers are coming up with. I'm fairly certain they've given up and are just trying to figure out how long it'll take for people to notice.

Jack T. Chance
06-01-2009, 05:12 AM
Law and Order: SVU.

Look, I like Eliot's characterization as well as anybody, but there are only so many ways you can pitch a rape-murder in NYC before it gets old. I'm surprised it lived through one season without people getting bored of the repetition, let alone the many that have come out.It was close to not getting renewed, due to the contract negotiations with the stars, and due to Jay Leno being given the 10 PM time slot every night Monday-Friday. But as far as I know, it IS being renewed.Lost

Yeah... the novelty of you being trapped on an island wore off years ago, and at this point it's just plain silly the things the writers are coming up with. I'm fairly certain they've given up and are just trying to figure out how long it'll take for people to notice.Let me ask you this: Do you watch the show? Do you pay attention to the news regarding the show? :confused:

The reason I ask is that ABC and the producers announced a couple YEARS ago that the 6th season will be the FINAL season. That's right, the upcoming season, which will air in the winter and spring of 2010, will be Lost's final bow. 17 more episodes to go, and then the story's FINISHED! ;)

The last 2 seasons have been SUPERB, and I, for one, have definitely been getting a sense of the show building towards the big finale for some time now. :cool:

Now I just have to survive the next 8 months or whatever 'til the Season 6 premiere! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/JackTChance/Smilies/hyper.gif

iradney
06-01-2009, 05:17 AM
Desperate Housewives - Season 1? RAWKED. Season 2? Bored me to TEARS

Prison Break - after they broke out of prison, it seemed kind of pointless...(yes, I know they got into another prison, but still)

Grey's Anatomy - great drama, but after season 3 I got SO. SICK of the all the bloody personal issues - it changed from a good dramatic medical show to a damn soap opera. And the whole "I love you! I don't love you! I need my space! I need you! We should see other people! I don't want you seeing other people!" shtick with Grey and McDreamy got on my nerves...

edible_hat
06-01-2009, 11:33 AM
The reason I ask is that ABC and the producers announced a couple YEARS ago that the 6th season will be the FINAL season. That's right, the upcoming season, which will air in the winter and spring of 2010, will be Lost's final bow. 17 more episodes to go, and then the story's FINISHED! ;)

You know how people can be with Lost... you can have a polar bear attack, a building exploding, and a whole lot of exposition and some people will still say nothing happened in that ep.

fireheart
06-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Regarding the Power Rangers/Super Sentai thing, I think I know why...

Super Sentai: as it's pretty much the equivelent of something like Transformers for young boys in the Western World, that may be why it's still popular. Yes, there are a million combinations, I'm surprised it's still running after 30 years though.

Power Rangers: Well from what I know, it was originally created as the "male" version of Sailor Moon, so to speak. They tried to make other cheap rip-offs of series similar to this, but they didn't last. I'm willing to bet that because there's always a problem that needs to be solved, it could possibly be seen as decent viewing for kids, even though there's violence? Also the violence is less glorified, so that may be why.

Shows I'm surprised ran for so long over here...

Ocean Girl: the thing ran for FOUR seasons!! Season 1? Fine. Season 2? Fine. Season 3? A bit lacking in areas. Season 4? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. There was virtually NO relation to the previous seasons, too much changed!!

Heksubah
06-01-2009, 01:29 PM
Just had to check, darn curiosity good thing I'm not a cat...

Unsolved Mysteries is still producing new shows.

blas
06-01-2009, 03:08 PM
What the hell channel is Unsolved Mysteries on? Lifetime? Must be on when I'm sleeping or at work, apparently.....I remember a few years ago, you could watch episodes from 15 years ago on Lifetime at noon.

I don't understand how Prison Break is still on either.......I got bored after season one.

Stormraven
06-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Spike, I believe.

As for me, 90% of network TV. Even if it's only on for half a season, that's longer than logic suggests most of it would last.

MadMike
06-01-2009, 11:24 PM
Not really a show, but a network -- MTV. What the hell does the "M" stand for anyway? It hasn't been "Music" for roughly two decades.

Any of those so-called "reality" shows.

ReadyToRetire
06-02-2009, 12:02 AM
I don't understand how Prison Break is still on either.......I got bored after season one.

It's not. It's been cancelled and the storyline wrapped up.

60 Minutes has been on the air how long now? <checking IMDB...>
...since 1968! Wow.

Gunsmoke also ran for about 20 years I believe.

fireheart
06-02-2009, 12:06 AM
Yeah 60 minutes over here I don't get either.

There's a famous quote in Australia "Get that s*** off the air!" spoken by Kerry Packer God-knows-how-long-ago. It came from a show called Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos. Yeah. I kid you not. It wasn't full-on porno type stuff, just rather kids reaching for animal parts etc. Kerry Packer saw it at home, rang up the network and said the above. The show got pulled partway through their first episode. But I'm surprised it even made it to air without Packer's knowledge. (He's since died, so they did show the full episode as a special)

The other show I don't get: Big Brother. How the heck did that thing last for EIGHT seasons?! And it's still coming back for a ninth season next year! I mean Friday Night Live was alright for some laughs, but honestly what the heck?! (Friday Night Live pitted the housemates against one another in a series of games and challenges with the winner receiving certain prizes. The weeks were themed and one of the years let you win stuff from the show with the phrase "I really need an <item> here because..." my personal favourite was the shrunken head one which was "because it's illegal to own a real one!"

The show itself also caused some controversies, ranging through the following...two contestants sexually assaulting a third contestant (whether or not she was 100% offended remains to be seen as the video showed her giggling, but the next day the two contestants were ejected), some promos were rigged, certain token contestants (there were two homosexual people in the house eventually), some rather explicit uncut footage and it just went on and on.

BookstoreEscapee
06-02-2009, 12:09 AM
Law and Order: SVU.

Look, I like Eliot's characterization as well as anybody, but there are only so many ways you can pitch a rape-murder in NYC before it gets old. I'm surprised it lived through one season without people getting bored of the repetition, let alone the many that have come out.

Personally, I like the original formula where they didn't get too deep into the characters' lives better. But yeah, it's coming back and moving to Wednesday, if I recall correctly.

Shards
06-02-2009, 12:53 AM
The thing is, with L&O/CSI type shows, there's no way to keep them interesting other than focusing on the characters, but even so, the original L&O could be about just about any crime until the spin offs started up, and even then it covered a broad range, CI covers any larger-than-beat-cop-and-not-immediately-sexual case, so it can stay fresh, but freaking SVU? They literally specialize in ONE KIND OF CASE. How many different generically attractive 19-30 women and cute below-the-age-of-consent boys and girls are going to be pronged by force and then left/left to die/stabbed on TV before people start going "Oh, hey, I bet SVU will be just like last week... Why do I still watch this show?"

aqutalion
06-02-2009, 01:57 AM
Operation Repo, on CourtTV/TruTV. I honestly don't understand why it was even green-lit in the first place. What is the appeal of watching a bunch of eye-bleedingly-ugly assholes intentionally kick people when they're down, especially in an economic climate where any of the viewers could easily be in their victims' situation? (I'm not ragging on repo people in general, just the ones that intentionally embarrass or ridicule the people whose cars they're taking, like these guys seem to be doing). Although after seeing the ad they ran today, where they snatch a guy's car just as he's getting in it with his new wife, I'm not convinced they're not staged.
I miss CourtTV... Alas, I think it's going the way of MTV...

blas
06-02-2009, 02:40 AM
I don't even know what half of the shows on MTV are these days......?

edible_hat
06-02-2009, 09:10 AM
Not really a show, but a network -- MTV. What the hell does the "M" stand for anyway?

Moron? Masturbatory? Mutated?

Hobbs
06-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Operation Repo, on CourtTV/TruTV. I honestly don't understand why it was even green-lit in the first place. What is the appeal of watching a bunch of eye-bleedingly-ugly assholes intentionally kick people when they're down, especially in an economic climate where any of the viewers could easily be in their victims' situation? (I'm not ragging on repo people in general, just the ones that intentionally embarrass or ridicule the people whose cars they're taking, like these guys seem to be doing). Although after seeing the ad they ran today, where they snatch a guy's car just as he's getting in it with his new wife, I'm not convinced they're not staged.
I miss CourtTV... Alas, I think it's going the way of MTV...
They're doing their job.


Also, as a point of order to the OP, Cops was cancelled like, 2 years ago.

ditchdj
06-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Better yet, how about old logos that never die??? The ESPN logo, with that futuristic 80's touch, has been around for nearly a quarter of a century. The MTV logo is still intact ever since its 1981 birth. And the ABC logo as well as the "Circle 7" logo from the 1960's is still used on some ABC channel 7 stations nationwide (shown below)....

http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/rising_stars/images/press_kit/logo_abc7.jpg

Geek King
06-02-2009, 08:01 PM
Dollhouse and Chuck. Don't get me wrong! I love the shows, but I'm surprised they got picked up again since they are the sort of shows that network types seem to just not "get."

artifical sweetner
06-02-2009, 08:07 PM
i just have to say watching Cops never gets old for me!

im surprised the price is right is dangling on post Bob Barker though. Drew Carey is OK as host but its not the same

Hobbs
06-02-2009, 11:07 PM
i just have to say watching Cops never gets old for me!

im surprised the price is right is dangling on post Bob Barker though. Drew Carey is OK as host but its not the same
Does he do the PSA at the end? If not, it's not really The Price is Right.

BethB
06-03-2009, 01:55 AM
hey now!! I love America's Funniest Home Videos. It's the only show the boy and I watch together. I don't watch alot of tv. mostly play on computer(such a dork) or knit.

I can't figure out why Monk is still on. tony shaloub(sp?) is a good actor for this role but it's irritating. Same with Psych. when are they gonna realize it's a con. ugh. A while back I watched Ugly Betty with the sister and asked if Betty works in a fashion environment(I have no idea what she does for a living) why does she dress so hideously. Sis' answer..."she's got her own sense of style" Yeah, if she were trying to create a line of clothing to induce a migraine.
"Reality" tv needs to DIE!!! I hate it all. I live in reality, I don't need to watch their scripted versions of it. Also, shows about family life...no. Kids need full time parents. not full time attention whores for parents(guess we can figure out who I'm talking about). the shows where some fool is looking for love. The Bachelor, bachelorette, ect. and they never stay together. Some people will do anything for some tv time. It all seems like alot of work to ask for a date because there is never any commitment.

blas
06-03-2009, 02:35 AM
I love The Price Is Right, but I'm also amazed it's lasted so long without Bob Barker. I noticed nowadays at least the models stay a little longer. Bob Barker had a reputation for being a real creepo and a skeeze to his models.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
06-03-2009, 03:11 AM
I'm kinda surprised WIfeswap is evidently still on the air, although I do not pay much attention to that kind of thing.

Especially after that whole fiasco with the woman from San Francisco and her insufferable prick of a Brit husband.

Camry178
06-03-2009, 03:35 AM
"Nova"....That show's been on since 1974 and my dad loves it. "Entertainment Tonight".

I loved "Prison Break", hate that it ended, but knew it had to.
I'm ecstatic that they renewed "Lie to Me", that show is awesome.

Bandit
06-03-2009, 03:35 AM
"Reality" TV.

Survivor is Idiots on an Island. Sadly, it's not totally real. Charles Darwin needs to pay them a visit.

Big Brother - Idiots in a House. Watching Airline or Inside Supermax is much more real than that.

Amazing Race - best of a bad lot - had has the best quote ever. "I'm lost and I don't have a clue!!!!elventy!!!111"

B

AccountingDrone
06-03-2009, 12:08 PM
They're doing their job.




My roommate about 7 years ago got his car repossessed ... he was out of work and couldnt make the payments. They were clean, neatly dressed and polite.

They aren't always jackasses. There is no reason not to be professional about things.

My rant is about Dog the Bounty Hunter. Who the fuck wears black heavy clothing in freaking hawaii ... while trying to sneak up on someone. Dress in bright florals and blend in ...

PepperElf
06-03-2009, 12:25 PM
what's sad is how many crappy shows still are playing
yet cool stuff like Firely dies after just one season :rolleyes:

fireheart
06-03-2009, 12:37 PM
I'll agree with you on that Pep. One show I particularly liked in Australia was called headland. A bit of a murder-mystery added with a glimpse into Australian uni life, the plot was good and surprisingly kept me awake, trying to work out the theories behind the case. It got canned about 32 episodes in however due to "supposed" low ratings.

artifical sweetner
06-03-2009, 12:45 PM
Does he do the PSA at the end? If not, it's not really The Price is Right.

Yes Carey does still promote spaying and neutring though he usually mumbles a lot and comes off half assed about everything (even in games hes kinda stoic)


And also I LOVE WIFE SWAP. its really bad by now they find the strangest families that are (obvious) complete opposites. its a lot of fighting and hilarity often ensues

Bradester
06-03-2009, 12:50 PM
After last night's Law and Order: SVU, I'm incredibly surprised it's still ticking. What the hell was that?

Geek King
06-03-2009, 03:28 PM
In fairness to reality TV, I actually enjoyed Bull Run, and look forward to another season. Some of the personalities suck, but I'm always interested to see the different cars that are entered, and what the drivers can get them to do in the challenges.

PepperElf
06-03-2009, 04:12 PM
and... i've gotten into watching old episodes of Mulberry ....

sorry, but todays sitcoms still don't beat stuff like that ;)

ditchdj
06-03-2009, 07:15 PM
Dont forget the "Halloween" franchise, still going strong after over 30 years. Now Rob Zombie's working on a sequel to his REMAKE of the first Halloween! :lol:

It never occurred to me that if a movie has too many sequels, just remake the original one and just build sequels from there. :confused:

BookstoreEscapee
06-04-2009, 01:08 AM
"Nova"....That show's been on since 1974 and my dad loves it.

My sort-of uncle (my aunt's ex-husband) was featured on an episode of Nova. He won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996. :D

edible_hat
06-04-2009, 03:08 AM
It got canned about 32 episodes in however due to "supposed" low ratings.

I haven't even heard of that before, so I'll assume it's another case of the TV station setting it up to fail by playing it at stupid o'clock on Someday. (Just like they did with Firefly, Battlestar Gallactica, etc)

Jack T. Chance
06-04-2009, 03:35 AM
You know how people can be with Lost... you can have a polar bear attack, a building exploding, and a whole lot of exposition and some people will still say nothing happened in that ep.:lol:

Too true, too true.Not really a show, but a network -- MTV. What the hell does the "M" stand for anyway? It hasn't been "Music" for roughly two decades.Moron? Masturbatory? Mutated?I've been saying for at least a couple years that MTV now stands for MUNDANE TV. ;)

The Babylon 5 fans should especially appreciate that joke. :DAlso, as a point of order to the OP, Cops was cancelled like, 2 years ago.I didn't realize that! :o

But then again, I mainly copied & pasted my original list that I posted on another forum 2-3 years ago. I knew that ER had finally ended its run after 15 seasons, so I removed it from my list. Somehow, the fact that Cops was canceled escaped my notice... however, My Network TV (the old UPN stations... at least here in MD, anyway) is currently running knock-offs of it, so in a way, it's still around! ;)Better yet, how about old logos that never die??? The ESPN logo, with that futuristic 80's touch, has been around for nearly a quarter of a century. The MTV logo is still intact ever since its 1981 birth. And the ABC logo as well as the "Circle 7" logo from the 1960's is still used on some ABC channel 7 stations nationwide (shown below)....

http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/rising_stars/images/press_kit/logo_abc7.jpgYa know... ABC 7 in Washington D.C. is GUILTY AS CHARGED! :lol:"Nova"....That show's been on since 1974 and my dad loves it.What's the matter, don't like watching a show where you might actually LEARN something? :phey now!! I love America's Funniest Home Videos. It's the only show the boy and I watch together.

-=SNIP!=-

"Reality" tv needs to DIE!!! I hate it all.Hey now, you can't have your cake and eat it too! America's Funniest Home Videos is one of the original "reality" shows! Therefore, by your own argument, it must die! QED :pDont forget the "Halloween" franchise, still going strong after over 30 years. Now Rob Zombie's working on a sequel to his REMAKE of the first Halloween! :lol:

It never occurred to me that if a movie has too many sequels, just remake the original one and just build sequels from there. :confused:Actually, the Japanese hit on that idea all the way back in 1984, when they decided to make a sequel to the original Gojira (Better Known As Godzilla here in the States) that completely ignored all previous sequels, thus creating a second continuity for the adventures of everyone's favorite big, pissed off, irradiated monster! :D

They wrapped up that continuity just in time for the release of the American version of Godzilla. When that proved unpopular with audiences worldwide, they then started up a 3rd continuity, once again ignoring everything except the original film from the 1950s. The 3rd continuity, made within the last 10 years, includes some of the best Godzilla movies ever made and I highly recommend them for that reason! :D

--Jack (who still loves the occasional Godzilla movie! ;))

Irving Patrick Freleigh
06-04-2009, 04:02 AM
Not really a show, but a network -- MTV. What the hell does the "M" stand for anyway? It hasn't been "Music" for roughly two decades.



I've been calling it "Empty V" for several years now.

hecubus
06-04-2009, 06:08 AM
Also, as a point of order to the OP, Cops was cancelled like, 2 years ago.

No it wasn't, as far as I know. They just had a new episode on this last Saturday, and another next Saturday.

SG15Z
06-04-2009, 06:40 AM
First, Power Rangers: Holy Shit it's still on! Dude that came out in the States like 15 years ago! Ever since Space it's gone down hill (what? I use to watch it....). And it's still on?! *watches a recent ep* Wow that's was lamer than season 1....


im surprised the price is right is dangling on post Bob Barker though. Drew Carey is OK as host but its not the same

Yeah pretty much everyone I know doesn't watch that show anymore. Drew Carey just doesn't have the same energy he did in Who's Line. Everytime I've watched him he looks bored and unenthusiastic, like he doesn't want to be there or something.

what's sad is how many crappy shows still are playing
yet cool stuff like Firely dies after just one season :rolleyes:

Yeah remember Sliders? Stargate SG-1 (:(), Stargate Atlantis, Farscape and other such cool genre shows that Sci Fi canned. Yet Sci Fi keeps Eureka (which is ok but not as good as the others mentioned), Ghost Hunters, ECW (A wrestling show).

In fact why is ECW on Sci Fi anyway? Oh excuse me it's Syfy now..... :rolleyes:

Racket_Man
06-04-2009, 04:59 PM
Dont forget the "Halloween" franchise, still going strong after over 30 years. Now Rob Zombie's working on a sequel to his REMAKE of the first Halloween! :lol:

It never occurred to me that if a movie has too many sequels, just remake the original one and just build sequels from there. :confused:

and what do you think they are doing with the Star Trek Fanchise???????? yup lets do a WHOLE new thing but with the same old original ST: TOS characters. new universe new stuff so it can live on longer than William Shatner's PriceLine commercials. yes I do like Trek but.....

Oh and let us not forget about the other great show SciFi screwed up and canned after they got a hold of it form Comedy Central: yes folks MST3K (yes I am a closet Mystie)

blas
06-04-2009, 05:02 PM
And if you happen to be an extremely cute wife of said director (Rob Zombie) you get to be in nearly all of his movies.

Anyone wanna bet Shari Moon will be in the next Halloween as some other character?

sanchopanza65
06-04-2009, 05:42 PM
Cops will be on the air forever. It costs absolutely nothing to make, and is regularly tops in it's timeslot, (Saturday night deadtime) Same with AFV. Although it costs a little more to make because of the host, it's still practically free.

I can't think of any shows that I have a hard time believing are still around, however, I have a hard time believing that CBS is canceling Guiding Light. There may only be so much you can do with that show, but it's a freaking legend! Shows like that should never be canceled, unless they somehow generate negative ratings. It should be up to the producers to decide when to end it. ON the bright side, at least they're talking about putting a Pyramid revival on in its place, without dick clark sadly.

artifical sweetner
06-04-2009, 07:39 PM
Same with AFV. .


plus AFV really does help to catch a lot of felons!

sanchopanza65
06-04-2009, 08:51 PM
plus AFV really does help to catch a lot of felons!

You're thinking of America's Most Wanted (AMW). AFV is Americas Funniest Videos. Although they both dall under the same catagory of production and all.

Sheldonrs
06-04-2009, 09:09 PM
The News. It's never been any good. :D

ditchdj
06-04-2009, 09:22 PM
What's funny about that show "Cops" is that the Fox execs didn't even think it would work out because nobody supposedly didn't want to watch an unscripted, reality-based show. It was turned down at first. But with a writer's strike looming the execs reluctantly give the producers the green light.

From what I remember Fox has tried to cancel "America's Most Wanted" several times. But each time they did they got inundated with complaints by various law enforcement agencies as well as many state governors demanding they put it back on.

BookstoreEscapee
06-04-2009, 10:09 PM
And also I LOVE WIFE SWAP. its really bad by now they find the strangest families that are (obvious) complete opposites. its a lot of fighting and hilarity often ensues

Good to know I'm not the only one. :ashamed:


I have to admit I watched ER right up until the end. As much as I loved the show, though, it really was time for it to go.

Jack T. Chance
06-05-2009, 03:27 AM
Good to know I'm not the only one. :ashamed:

I have to admit I watched ER right up until the end. As much as I loved the show, though, it really was time for it to go.I'll try not to hold those 2 viewing choices against you. ;)

Bella_Vixen
06-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Days Of Our Lives.


:wtf:

fireheart
06-05-2009, 08:10 AM
Days Of Our Lives.


:wtf:

Seconded. And The Young And The Restless...

edible_hat
06-05-2009, 08:21 AM
Speaking of soap operas, I heard something on the radio this morning about one long running soap in which two characters want to get married... apparently everybody's forgotten that they're siblings.

Jack T. Chance
06-05-2009, 08:46 AM
Speaking of soap operas, I heard something on the radio this morning about one long running soap in which two characters want to get married... apparently everybody's forgotten that they're siblings.Maybe not! Maybe they remember that, and their plan is to have the siblings move to Alabama where that kind of thing is tolerated! ;)

Pop quiz! What song do the lyrics (the words in italics) above come from, and who sings it? The first person that can tell me the song those lyrics are from and who sings it WITHOUT resorting to cheating (such as, you know, googling the lyrics! :p) gets a gold star! :D

edible_hat
06-05-2009, 08:48 AM
A Complicated Song by Weird Al Yankovic. A parody of Avril Lavigne's Complicated. From the album Poodle Hat.

Other complicated things include getting constipated and being decapitated.

Jack T. Chance
06-05-2009, 09:07 AM
A Complicated Song by Weird Al Yankovic. A parody of Avril Lavigne's Complicated. From the album Poodle Hat.

Other complicated things include getting constipated and being decapitated.True! :D

And here you go: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/JackTChance/Smilies/star.gif

But don't ever let me discover that you cheated. 'Cuz cheating at anything other than offline video games would be WRONG! :p