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Old 10-09-06, 01:31 PM
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Battlestar Galactica to NBC as midseason replacement

http://www.battlestargalacticasite.c...it_survive.php

Battlestar Galactica has been apparently picked up by NBC as a midseason replacement. Hopefully this means first run HD broadcasts.
Old 10-09-06, 01:34 PM
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that I can watch it in HD

because I bet NBC will try to change it somehow.
Old 10-09-06, 01:36 PM
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that I can watch it in HD

because I bet NBC will try to change it somehow.
I have similar concerns. Since the show has aired for 2 seasons, hopefully NBC is well aware of what they are getting and won't mess with it.
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Well Heroes is a niche show and it is doing well. I think NBC knows to leave well enough alone.
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That's good news and bad news. It will definitely get more exposure and more viewers, but if it takes the Monday at 10pm timeslot, it will be up against CSI: Miami which is already well established and the most watched show that night. Plus, the network censors may kill alot of what makes BSG a great show.....will they allow "Frack" or will they think it's too close to the F-word? That sex scene with Saul's wife and Dean Stockwell would probably not be allowed on the network.
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I fear this may be a case of 'better the Devil you know.'
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So, what would be the approach? Would they just start back at season one, or start showing new episodes after a one-hour "clip show"?
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Is this "plays on SciFi on Friday, repeats on NBC on Monday" or is it "the show is compeletely done on SciFi and can only be seen on NBC"?

I would expect the former means the focus/vision will remain the same while the latter doesn't and could mean it's days are numbered when we don't see "big three" ratings.

Also, Groucho's questions.
Old 10-09-06, 02:08 PM
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It's too good for network TV, so I suspect it'll keep running first on SciFi. Think Monk, Kyle XY, etc.
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Well Heroes is a niche show and it is doing well. I think NBC knows to leave well enough alone.
Except Galactica is dark and cutting edge, while Heroes is more mainstream and a bit cartoonish. Both have their markets, but I don't really see Heroes as being that niche. That said, it's certainly a much better pairing than Studio 60. Who's the jackass who decided to lead-in a smart, satirical, and some might say pretentious show with a cheesy, turn off the brain for an hour, sci-fi/fantasy show? Watching these two shows back-to-back is as jarring as following Prison Break with Dr. Quinn.

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Hopefully not on fridays.

Looks like I have another show to catch now
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Oh for heaven's sake, the unashamingly anti-Right WEST WING aired on NBC for 7 seasons, I can't imagine NBC would have a problem with the content of BG. The only real question here is if BG has enough of a fanbase to support a primetime network show...I'm not sure it does.
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Hopefully they start it from the beginning, so I can jump in.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Oh for heaven's sake, the unashamingly anti-Right WEST WING aired on NBC for 7 seasons, I can't imagine NBC would have a problem with the content of BG. The only real question here is if BG has enough of a fanbase to support a primetime network show...I'm not sure it does.
When I say change it, I don't mean from a political standpoint. I just meant "dumb it down".
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Oh for heaven's sake, the unashamingly anti-Right WEST WING aired on NBC for 7 seasons, I can't imagine NBC would have a problem with the content of BG. The only real question here is if BG has enough of a fanbase to support a primetime network show...I'm not sure it does.
I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at anyway, but The West Wing was unashamedly pro-Left, not anti-Right.

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Deja Vu?
Wasn't there a thread about this around 6 months ago?
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Ugh, I hope this isn't true. I can't see BSG staying on the air on NBC for more than half a season.
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
Deja Vu?
Wasn't there a thread about this around 6 months ago?
There was, but I don't think it got much past rumor stage. This sounds all but done.
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at anyway, but The West Wing was unashamedly pro-Left, not anti-Right.

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Is this the part of the thread you explain to me the difference between being pro-Left and anti-Right?
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More eyeballs for BSG is a good thing, I just wonder how many more people will be able to watch it that can't now? If they move BSG over this year, are they just going to rerun the eps we're watching now? Wouldn't that canabalize their ratings right out of the gate?
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Does this mean the show will air from the beginning? And if the ratings are low (by network standards anyway) will they be quick to brand the show a failure and pull the plug on a program that was very successful where it was?
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Originally Posted by boogieman03
Hopefully they start it from the beginning, so I can jump in.
Ditto.
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They're going to have to start from the beginning, otherwise new people jumping onboard now will have a helluva time what's going on.
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All they need to do is show the recap episode that aired just prior to this season. Then hit the ground running with the first episode of season 3. Put it after Heroes and then re-air it on Friday nights in it's current Sci-fi channel timeslot. A few commericals for the DVD box sets mixed in will go a long way to get the non-fans interested in catching up.
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I don't like this idea at all...

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