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Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Old 01-19-09, 11:19 AM
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Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

I just can't believe they went through their season already. i was watching (don't remember how many eps), but it couldn't have been over...could it?
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

CC is weird like that. They'll show half seasons every 6 months. The wiki page says it hasn't been renewed for season 3 yet, but hasn't been cancelled.
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Old 01-19-09, 11:28 AM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Because of the writers strike the last set of episodes were actually part of season 2. I went to the comic con panel in 07 and i believe the brake was planned, but it wasn't supposed to be as long.
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Old 01-19-09, 12:25 PM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Hmm. I wonder when we will get more episodes.
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

IIRC, it got renewed as CC told the SS Show to start producing all of their new episodes in HD instead of SD. I missed the second run (after the writers strike) because it moved to a different night/time.
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Old 01-20-09, 06:03 AM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

This show is hilarious. Brian Posehn is a god.
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Laura Silverman from the "Sarah Silverman Program"

Hey if you guys are in the LA area, Laura Silverman will be hosting an improv show at iO West Theatre in Hollywood. You should check it out! Maybe we'll see Sarah there!!! The show is Monday, January 26, 2009, at 9pm
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Old 01-22-09, 11:37 PM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
IIRC, it got renewed as CC told the SS Show to start producing all of their new episodes in HD instead of SD. I missed the second run (after the writers strike) because it moved to a different night/time.
You don't recall correctly, I post at a comedy message board that Steve Agee posts at, and he said that they are waiting to hear from CC. He also mentioned that Amy Sedaris is waiting to hear from them about Strangers with Candy, so it may be a while.
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Originally Posted by intern623 View Post
Hey if you guys are in the LA area, Laura Silverman will be hosting an improv show at iO West Theatre in Hollywood. You should check it out! Maybe we'll see Sarah there!!! The show is Monday, January 26, 2009, at 9pm
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Laura would be more than enough for me. I find her strangely attractive.
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Old 01-23-09, 08:26 AM
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Re: Laura Silverman from the "Sarah Silverman Program"

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Laura would be more than enough for me. I find her strangely attractive.
I feel oddly the same way. So long as her hair is down.
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Old 01-23-09, 09:21 PM
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This show is hilarious. Brian Posehn is a god.
Brian is awesome, but Steve Agee is also hysterical
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Old 02-13-09, 02:44 PM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Sarah was on the Greg Fitzsimmons show last week and said that Comedy Central picked it up for another season, but they still haven't written anything, so it might be a while.
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

I don't watch this show, but this article is a bad sign for anyone who is a fan. Even $850K an episode sounds kind of pricey for this type of show. A 20% budget cut is pretty damn huge though.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...656bcf69d8d262


The economic downturn is jeopardizing "The Sarah Silverman Program," one of Comedy Central's signature series.

The show's executive producers -- Silverman, Dan Sterling and Rob Schrab -- have threatened to quit after the cable network told them the budget for their series would be slashed by more than 20%.

More than two months after "Sarah Silverman" ended its second season, the show has yet to be renewed for Season 3. (In 2007, the second-season pickup came 11 days after the series' premiere.)

At the center of the holdup is the proposed budget for Season 3. Citing cuts imposed on the network by parent company MTV Networks, Comedy Central had proposed that the trio bring back the WGA Award-nominated show at about $850,000 an episode, sources said, down from the $1.1 million an episode for the show's second season.

In broadcast, single-camera comedies are produced for about $1.5 million-$2 million an episode, and the budget for any series normally climbs from year to year.

"Sarah Silverman" is a single-camera comedy that also features animated sequences and musical numbers.

The contracting ad market during the recession is hitting networks hard. MTV Networks' parent Viacom in December laid off 7% of its work force, though Comedy Central largely was spared because it had been through the ringer following the 2003 acquisition of Time Warner's 50% ownership in the network and had little left to cut.

Amid the economic woes, ABC Studios and 20th TV asked all of their showrunners to cut 2% of their series budgets. The proposed budget cut on "Sarah Silverman" is more than 10 times that.

Concerned they won't be able to maintain the integrity of the show at the discounted price, Silverman, on behalf of the three executive producers, informed the network late last week that they can't proceed with a third season. The move reportedly sent shock waves through Comedy Central's executive offices, with top brass jumping into action to find a budget compromise that would keep the flagship live-action series on the air.

As of Friday night, the situation remained at a standstill. Both sides continued their back-and-forth during the weekend.

A resolution is expected as early as today, and people familiar with the situation were optimistic that the two sides would agree on financial terms to bring back the show.
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

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I don't watch this show, but this article is a bad sign for anyone who is a fan. Even $850K an episode sounds kind of pricey for this type of show. A 20% budget cut is pretty damn huge though.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...656bcf69d8d262
sad. 2 shows gone in 1 day for me!
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

The show can be a little extravagant at times, but I can't imaging that anything they've done so far, including guest spots (that I usually thought were done as favors) would come close to 850k anyway.
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

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sad. 2 shows gone in 1 day for me!
It's not gone yet.
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

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It's not gone yet.
i guess with such short seasons, in my mind it is already there...
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

I guess she's #[email protected]&-ing the wrong people.
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Old 03-02-09, 06:04 PM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

I agree that I can't see where the money is going on this show. I'm sure Silverman makes a big chunk, but I can't see any of the 4-5 regulars getting huge paychecks per episode, and if they are I'm sure they would gladly take a 20% paycut to keep the work coming.

Also, is TSSP really a "flagship" program for CC? I guess when you only have 3 original programs each one is a flagship.
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Old 03-02-09, 07:54 PM
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Steve Agee just posted that there will be 10 more episodes, so hooray!
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Steve Agee just posted that there will be 10 more episodes, so hooray!
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

Good! CC still has the sting from Chapelle on their hands (even though I hated it). Glad to see Sarah back.
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Re: Did "The Sarah Silverman Program" get cancelled?

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Steve Agee just posted that there will be 10 more episodes, so hooray!
do we know when?
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do we know when?

Not for a while, I'm sure, as they have to write and film them still.
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