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comment fox network - TV shows
Regardless of what mistakes Fox made with Firefly, in the end, Firefly got abysmal ratings for the time, and that's why it was cancelled.
Mar
12
comment What is the law enforcement structure of Sleepy Hollow/Westchester County?
this looks reasonable as far as how the police command structure goes but it still doesn't explain how a Captain somehow got put in charge of the precinct after the Sheriff many levels above him died -- where are the deputy/undersheriffs? But close enough :)
Oct
25
comment What happens to unbroadcasted episodes of cancelled series?
only 2 of those episodes ever aired. CBS pulled it from their schedule on October 9th and is airing 2 Broke Girls in its place.
Oct
22
comment What is the law enforcement structure of Sleepy Hollow/Westchester County?
that would be typical but the impression the show gives is almost exactly the opposite (e.g. the "small town sheriff" vs. and "big city police captain" somehow in the same jurisdiction)
Sep
11
comment Is it a Tardis or the Tardis?
it is a TARDIS, and there are lots of them, but it's the Doctor's only TARDIS. Similar to saying "go get the groceries from the car", when clearly there are lots of cars. Susan's statement that she named it, however, seems to have been completely forgotten the minute after she said it.
Jul
5
comment What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?
well, the SAG/WAG/DGA rules form the basis for most of this, but there's a lot of leeway for negotiations.
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
Yes, @wbogacz I think you nailed exactly what I've been trying to express, the difference between multi-episode and multi-season plot arcs vs just a general "well we moved to another city or swapped out one bar owner for another."
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
Not really a new curiosity, just an intuition I get when I watch older TV shows vs. newer ones, and wonder why old shows never seemed to care about things like changing how many kids a main character has. But I could never decide if this was all my own TV viewing habits biasing my memory, or if serialized shows got some kind of "boost" from the Internet, or if there was just a chance in attitude in the industry, or what.
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
@wbogacz this is true, I can see why serialized TV might be harder to syndicate, but that doesn't explain why almost every show I watch these days (including the syndicated ones from ~1999 on) are serial in nature. Just reading the USA and TNT daily syndicated shows we have Smallville, Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, Bones, House, NCIS, Burn Notice...
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
I remember a lot of those shows and I don't remember, e.g. Family Ties or Cheers being terribly serial, other than obvious things like major cast changes that can't be "ignored". Maybe I just don't remember them all that well :) +1 though because I had forgotten Moonlighting and the whole UST thing.
Jun
17
comment Actors acting the real actors inside a movie?
i found a dozen or so tvtropes almost about this -- Actor Allusion and Casting Gag seem near-misses -- but nothing specifically about an actor playing a character that is playing the actor.
Apr
10
comment What was the first crossover movie like The Avengers, using only movie franchises?
All TVTropes links should come with a consumer product warning about the dangers of starving to death while following links.