Final Journeyman Tonight (No Spoilers)

fiuspacey

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I'm writing this here because Ronnie talks about the show and I needed to vent.

So I just got finished watching the finale of Journeyman. My wife and I were just sitting there shaking our heads wondering how the hell NBC could let a show like that go. It's smart, well-acted and superbly written. Supposedly the word is that NBC hasn't officially cancelled it, they just allowed the deadline for picking the next season up to pass. I don't know how this is going to play out, but I just hope somebody, anybody, gets this show back in production.

I understand studio heads decide on shows based on market research and focus groups and shit like that, but as human beings they must watch these shows and understand the shit they are. You'd think at some point the human part of them would see a show like Journeyman and ignore the numbers in order to allow it to hit its stride, as it was clearly doing.

I'm just sad because I was excited about a new show on television, and that's so rare now. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? Other than pee in butt?
 

LiddyRules

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You'd think at some point the human part of them would see a show like Journeyman and ignore the numbers in order to allow it to hit its stride, as it was clearly doing.
You're asking network executives to look beyond numbers and human beings to side with something that requires thought beyond "fingerprints in night vision is cool." Now do you see your problem?
 
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It is maddening to finally find a show on network TV of this caliber and see it carted off to the wastelands before it even got a chance.
 

ruckstande

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I have said this several times before but I haven't been this into a television show since Farscape and that takes a lot. I don't watch shows really to the point where I set aside time to watch them but I actually planned my day to always watch this. Journeyman was interesting, smarty, and funny. I got hooked on the first episode. If you want to attempt to save the show send letters. I emailed some NBC execs last night showing my disappointment. I only did that once for Farscape. Oh and O&A but who's counting.

Here are some people over at NBC we should also be emailing i think that would also help out a lot.

John.Miller@nbcuni.com,
Marc.Hirshfeld@nbcuni.com,
Mitch.Metcalf@nbcuni.com,
Vince.Manze@nbcuni.com,
Lisa.Vebber@nbcuni.com
JoanneT.Park@nbcuni.com
 

fiuspacey

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Oct 13, 2004
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You're asking network executives to look beyond numbers and human beings to side with something that requires thought beyond "fingerprints in night vision is cool." Now do you see your problem?
Yeah I know, I know, it's nothing more than a pipe dream. I know it'll never happen, it was just my frustration talking.

Booo NBC booo

Ruckstande, please don't tell me you described the show as "smarty" when you emailed NBC, you're not helping the cause. Tee hee.
 

ruckstande

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Yeah I know, I know, it's nothing more than a pipe dream. I know it'll never happen, it was just my frustration talking.

Booo NBC booo

Ruckstande, please don't tell me you described the show as "smarty" when you emailed NBC, you're not helping the cause. Tee hee.
Hahaha, yes and neato and awesome.
 

poppAwoody

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WTF? are you kidding me? I'm emailing all these retards. Is this the same network that had the Black Donnelly's? cause I liked that show too.
 

thekidslepthere

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It's not that it's been canceled but they never got a pickup for the back nine. I think the only scripted network show this year to be canceled was "Viva Laughlin". I think if they gave it the back nine order then even if those eps never get made because of the strike many of the people would still have to be paid.

So NBC is skimping on a little bit of money for the Journeyman cast while they've already given back to their advertisers $50 million for all the lost viewers because of the strike.

There's still a chance if the strike ended soon that Journeyman might be kept around. It's a shame that NBC didn't even try giving it a push or dropping it in a different time slot.

I hate to say it, NBC was always my favorite channel since I was a kid, but they are so in the shitter right now, that Choir show bombed, American Gladiators really can't do any better than Smackdown, and that's not very good. Oh and if you haven't seen the Hispanic gladiator is also a gay porn star, that might help the ratings a bit.
 

jules

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I'm writing this here because Ronnie talks about the show and I needed to vent.

So I just got finished watching the finale of Journeyman. My wife and I were just sitting there shaking our heads wondering how the hell NBC could let a show like that go. It's smart, well-acted and superbly written. Supposedly the word is that NBC hasn't officially cancelled it, they just allowed the deadline for picking the next season up to pass. I don't know how this is going to play out, but I just hope somebody, anybody, gets this show back in production.

I understand studio heads decide on shows based on market research and focus groups and shit like that, but as human beings they must watch these shows and understand the shit they are. You'd think at some point the human part of them would see a show like Journeyman and ignore the numbers in order to allow it to hit its stride, as it was clearly doing.

I'm just sad because I was excited about a new show on television, and that's so rare now. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? Other than pee in butt?
i agree 100%. this show is as good as(imo) lost was in its first season. this is why the networks are such assholes. i used to be a big csi fan(the vegas one) but am really not following it anymore, but i hear it is still getting great ratings. i can understand that to a point i guess, but it boggles my mind that the miami version gets the numbers that it does. now that i do not get at all. everyone on that piece of shit are brutal actors/actresses, that ham up every single scene, but somehow THAT is what the people want?
further proof that we are all surrounded by asses.:arrrh:::hammer:

come on nbc, dont fuck up a good show that most people i know watch and enjoy.