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Old 09-04-17, 01:41 PM   #26
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Re: Dark Matter (SyFy) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/9/17

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It sounds like ratings played no part in the decision to cancel, but as you say why was this picked up if that's the case. I wonder if there has been a change of management at Syfy or NBC, and the new management only wants wholly owned shows. Of course that means you'll take a bigger hit if a show fails. I think DM was also canceled because it has no supernatural component, and one of the articles on DM's cancellation mentioned that as Syfy's future direction.
Kind of a puzzling choice too because SyFy just greenlit "Krypton" the Superman prequel that is airing in 2018 and that show is produced by DC and Warner Bros.

You would think that a relatively cheap Canadian co-production would be enticing to keep on the air to fill summer programming.
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Re: Dark Matter (SyFy) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/9/17

https://www.change.org/p/syfy-renew-...r-for-season-4

FWIW, a save Dark Matter petition was started this past weekend.

Over 21,000 fans signed it. Pretty decent number after only 1 weekend. I went ahead and signed.
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Old 09-04-17, 03:33 PM   #28
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Re: Dark Matter (SyFy) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/9/17

The Expanse is another show not wholly owned by Syfy/NBC. The same reasons for canceling Dark Matter pertain to that show too.
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Old 09-04-17, 05:16 PM   #29
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The Expanse is another show not wholly owned by Syfy/NBC. The same reasons for canceling Dark Matter pertain to that show too.
Then I guess we'll have to see what happens there. If it's been picked up, -and I think it has, -then they'll at least see through that commitment.

It's sort of like Cinemax. They had a regime change and dropped "Strike Back" and "Banshee". They started "Outcast" and "Quarry". Now there's been another regime change and they dropped "Quarry" and are re-booting "Strike Back". "Outcast" Season Two is in the can but they've not committed to a broadcast date, though it's definitely dead in the water otherwise.
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Re: Dark Matter (SyFy) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/9/17

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The Expanse is another show not wholly owned by Syfy/NBC. The same reasons for canceling Dark Matter pertain to that show too.
Huh, I didn't know it wasn't owned by them. It was released on blu-ray through NBCUniversal so I thought it was completely theirs.
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Old 09-05-17, 10:17 AM   #31
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Huh, I didn't know it wasn't owned by them. It was released on blu-ray through NBCUniversal so I thought it was completely theirs.
The Expanse is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), which is a division of Alcon Entertainment. NBC Universal is the distributor.
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Old 09-10-17, 02:15 PM   #32
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Re: Dark Matter (SyFy) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/9/17

The Dark Matter fandom in conjunction w the product are kicking it up a lot! Tweet events etc. His blog indicates people are taking notice ... fingers crossed.

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Old 09-11-17, 01:36 PM   #33
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Re: Dark Matter (SyFy) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/9/17

It's weird I always thought that Killjoys was the one they made less from as was on the bubble. Dark Matter would be a drop in the bucket for Netflix.
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Yeah, Netflix could easily pick it up. However, if their metrics tell them that people haven't or aren't currently watching the seasons available as of now.
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Old 09-13-17, 11:53 AM   #35
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Yeah, Netflix could easily pick it up. However, if their metrics tell them that people haven't or aren't currently watching the seasons available as of now.
True, but they also dont really have anything like Dark Matter would seem to be a good move for them.
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