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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I gave up watching most new shows when everyone started calling them seasons instead of series.
    American TV shows literally do last for entire seasons though. Watching 22 episodes takes over five months! In the UK, we're lucky if we get more than 6 episodes per series.

    I don't know about anyone else, but when talking about US TV shows I use "season" and for UK TV programmes I use "series". Never the reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Also Misfits is good too.
    Not sure how this will go with Nathan leaving. He was the best character imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Fringe has been renewed for another 22 episodes.

    If there was one show that shouldn't have got cancelled it was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
    Terminator was really good, it actually worked as a spin off.

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    I'm surprised at the love for The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Yes, it had 2 hot ladies but Lena Headey appeared to be playing the part as if SC was supposed to be on some particularly powerful sedatives and JC was kinda annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    I'm surprised at the love for The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Yes, it had 2 hot ladies but Lena Headey appeared to be playing the part as if SC was supposed to be on some particularly powerful sedatives and JC was kinda annoying.
    got to agree watched series 1 and about 2 episodes of series 2 and gave up it just wasnt worth watching

    Someone mentioned chuck earlier it has got renewed for a 5th series but the last one so far has been ok at best (the last episode had a cliffhanger which may or may not inject a bit more life into it)

    part of the problem i find is the random times they can be on and esp if you are watching from the status the big mid season breaks i just dont get (both big bang and chuck just stopped for weeks for no apparant (to me)reason) and even something as big as dr who bbc cant keep on the same time every week its infuriating. (stargate and atlantis for instance just seemed to dissapear from tv schedules totally)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    the big mid season breaks i just dont get (both big bang and chuck just stopped for weeks for no apparant (to me)reason) and even something as big as dr who bbc cant keep on the same time every week its infuriating. (stargate and atlantis for instance just seemed to dissapear from tv schedules totally)
    I think its down to the superbowl in america

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    American TV shows literally do last for entire seasons though. Watching 22 episodes takes over five months! In the UK, we're lucky if we get more than 6 episodes per series.
    But that is even changing a bit now with some of the new productions.
    Spartacus was only a dozen-ish episodes.
    The Walking Dead was under 10 (although tha may have been due to the MASSIVE budget for each episode)

    With so many shows competeing for the US production dollar it might just be the studios being a bit less willing to throw cash at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCondon View Post
    But that is even changing a bit now with some of the new productions.
    Spartacus was only a dozen-ish episodes.
    The Walking Dead was under 10 (although tha may have been due to the MASSIVE budget for each episode)

    With so many shows competeing for the US production dollar it might just be the studios being a bit less willing to throw cash at them.
    Walking Dead First season was really a long pilot at 6 episodes, is has been picked up for a second series of 13 episodes.
    BattleStar Galactica Polit was a similar with 3 feature length episodes.

    I think it was 24 that set the standard for the length of seasons due to its success.

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    It's my understanding that the big networks generally work on a season of 22-24 eps, normally split into the initial order of 13 or so eps followed by the "back nine" should the show prove popular. If not, it's given the heave-ho and a "midseason replacement" starts with around 13 eps. (Like Season 1 of "Buffy").

    Cable networks like Starz and AMC (Spartacus/Walking Dead) and HBO generally have shorter seasons as they don't have the same sort of money to throw around.

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    I personally love no ordinary family, got massive ratings here but dis poor in the US so they scrapped it.

    Another fav of mine is ncis los Angeles, but no confirmation duke a third series despite big ratings, and fringe as well.

    At the min I am downloading them all VIA a paid website so I can store them on my media box to watch in the future. Have all series of each so far

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    anyone remeber Space above and Beyond? was gutted when it never returend after its first serise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    anyone remeber Space above and Beyond? was gutted when it never returend after its first serise...
    the name rings a bell

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    anyone remeber Space above and Beyond? was gutted when it never returend after its first serise...
    Yep I watched season 1 again a couple of months ago, I loved that show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    anyone remeber Space above and Beyond? was gutted when it never returend after its first serise...
    Yep, it was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Another fav of mine is ncis los Angeles, but no confirmation duke a third series despite big ratings, and fringe as well.

    At the min I am downloading them all VIA a paid website so I can store them on my media box to watch in the future. Have all series of each so far
    @nephilim http://ncisla.wikia.com/wiki/Season_Three

    Ben
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