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Why do so many US series get cancelled and leave us dangling?

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NoMarymary Sat 01-Nov-14 21:18:18

Where has Once Upon A Time Gone?
Thirteenth floor cancelled.
Dracula cancelled
Penny dreadful cancelled.
Fast forward (which was a brilliant idea and well acted)

I am sure there are tons more. I now rarely bother with US series!

I think they are so keyed into making money they stretch out a good idea forever in case it's a hit and when it's not as popular as it should be they cancel. Much better idea to compress the idea into a brief series (note Sherlock) rather the this TV teasing.

NoMarymary Sat 01-Nov-14 21:18:34

Any more?

wakeywakeyteaandcakey Sat 01-Nov-14 21:19:17

Greek. I liked watching that oh and ugly Betty

Stealthpolarbear Sat 01-Nov-14 21:19:52

Dh moaned about firefly
I know it a comedy rather than a series but franklin and bash was brilliant and I assume isn't coming back

Onedropoflove Sat 01-Nov-14 21:20:20

Brothers and Sisters seemed to stop midway

trikken Sat 01-Nov-14 21:21:06

I thought ONCE was still going?

SeptemberBabies Sat 01-Nov-14 21:22:11

Flash Forward

From the makers of Lost. Brilliant first series, then cancelled. I have always wanted to know how it would end.

Plomino Sat 01-Nov-14 21:23:49

And they cancelled Intelligence , although I have heard there's a campaign to get it picked up by another channel . Idiots !

Figster Sat 01-Nov-14 21:27:30

Once is still going just no uk broadcaster which is annoying!!

Shame about penny dreadful been meaning to watch s1

Gunpowder Sat 01-Nov-14 21:29:24

I really liked flash forward too. sad

Stealthpolarbear Sat 01-Nov-14 21:30:45

Did that thing about numbers with kiefer Sutherland go anywhere?

Itsfab Sat 01-Nov-14 21:37:32

Touch was great but stopped after 2 series.

o0 Sat 01-Nov-14 21:37:52

And all those crappy reality shows get renewed year after year.


PercyHorse Sat 01-Nov-14 21:38:04

They make tv as a vehicle for adverts. For the time slot the show is in they want to attract a particular demographic for advertisers. If they are not getting that mix (the right % of 18-35, gender split, earnings bracket etc) they will cancel shows that are critically acclaimed and that attract a lot of (the wrong) viewers.

RaRaSkirtsForever Sat 01-Nov-14 21:38:43

Totally agree about Brothers and Sisters!!

They used to drag out everything to the "nth" degree but then in the final episode Sally Field did a voice over that gave us in three minutes more information than we ever had.

Such a shame.

Loved Pan Am as well, the crazy scheduling by BBC2 did not help either...

ContentedSidewinder Sat 01-Nov-14 21:39:20

Loved both Intelligence and Almost Human, gutted that both got cancelled. My bereavement started with Firefly many moons ago grin

Once is definitely still going as there are clips of new episodes on YouTube featuring Frozen characters and my favourite man Hook <swoon>

I think it is because the networks are constantly wanting new shows to hook people in so viewing figures are the be all and end all. I always feel like things are left unfinished.

MasqueradeWaltzer Sat 01-Nov-14 21:39:55

I've seen friends in the US tweeting about OUAT, so I'm pretty sure a new series is on over there.

I'm miffed about Penny Dreadful though.

Cocolepew Sat 01-Nov-14 21:40:43

Once is available on Netflix, not sure if its the US version. DD watches it.

Cocolepew Sat 01-Nov-14 21:41:13

I loved Prime Suspect USA but it was cancelled.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 01-Nov-14 21:41:56

I loved Glory Daze, cancelled after one series

mausmaus Sat 01-Nov-14 21:43:24

loved flash forward
and the other one with the aliens on the plane (no idea about the name)

Hassled Sat 01-Nov-14 21:45:32

Dead Like Me should have run and run - I loved that series. Stopped after 2 seasons, for no reason I can fathom.

starsandunicorns Sat 01-Nov-14 21:45:41

Loved brothers and sisters
Tru calling was brill but stopped mid season
Have started to watch dominon which is based on the film legion found out its got a second season so i will enjoy it now liked fast forward too

cupofsneeze Sat 01-Nov-14 21:47:05

The new series of Dallas has been cancelled after 3 seasons.

I loved Flash Forward.

Stealthpolarbear Sat 01-Nov-14 21:48:12

Glory daze was excellent!! Not sure it was ever meant to have more than one series though, I got the impression that was always it.

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