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Old 01-20-13, 07:43 PM
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The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13



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Monday, January 21, 2013

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8:59 - 10:00pm (EST)

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Synopsis:
Spoiler:
Former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is drawn out of retirement when serial killer Joe Carroll escapes from prison; the investigation reveals that Carroll has a cult following.


really looking forward to this for some reason.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Yeah really looking forward to it.

Here's a 3 minute featurette with Kevin Williamson talking about the show.

He's the creator and EP of the show.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PXj8AflGvD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And of course, I'm sure we'll have a few people bitching about it after it airs.




FYI, it's only a 15 episode season. Bacon had that put into his contract so that he could do movies.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Definitely looking forward to this.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

15 episode season is probably for the best.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

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15 episode season is probably for the best.
Because another 7 would be awful!
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Because another 7 would be awful!
Before they even started filming the Pilot, When Bacon signed on, he only agreed to do 15 episodes. At least you know the season is structured for that episode order as opposed to 22 with some filler or 13 with the possibility for more.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Before they even started filming the Pilot, When Bacon signed on, he only agreed to do 15 episodes. At least you know the season is structured for that episode order as opposed to 22 with some filler or 13 with the possibility for more.
I know he only signed on for 15 (for his Movie career).

Still, 22 would be a better option for every show.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

FOX has been promoting this constantly for what seems like the past 6 months. I plan on tuning in.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

If this ends up being a huge hit, will Bacon want to do more seasons?
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
I know he only signed on for 15 (for his Movie career).

Still, 22 would be a better option for every show.
Why? Do you think a 22 episode season Dexter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad would all be great? I sure don't. I think they thrive on being short, precise seasons.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
If this ends up being a huge hit, will Bacon want to do more seasons?
He will have to. He's signed a 5 year deal to do it. Only the network has the option on it, so if it's not successful, they cancel it and don't pay him anymore.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Had me at Bacon.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

I can't wait!
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

DVR set and ready to go. Probably won't watch til late tonight.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Surprised FOX isn't starting this off with a 2-hour premiere. Feels like something they'd do for a hyped show like this.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

I am looking forward to this.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

I'll be DVRing this as well. Hope to watch late tonight.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Surprised FOX isn't starting this off with a 2-hour premiere. Feels like something they'd do for a hyped show like this.
You'd think, but I think they are anticipating a large audience regardless, so they are throwing another show (Bones) behind it to carry over some of the audience.

Edit: my bad. I thought The Following was the lead-in to Bones, but it's the other way around. Probably the smart move to see if some of the Bones audience carries over.

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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Surprised at the excitement for this. It looks like just a serial killer of the week procedural with a hint of an overall bigger bad serial killer arch.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

I will watch it for Purefoy.
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I will watch it for Purefoy.
Same here. Been a big fan since Rome. I'm probably one of the few people who watched and enjoyed The Philanthropist.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Yeah, Purefoy is great. Most recently saw him in Showtime's Episodes.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Purefoy was also on the 1st season of Revenge.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Yeah, Purefoy is great. Most recently saw him in Showtime's Episodes.
holy shit. i never connected the dots that it was him. damn.
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Re: The Following --> Series Premiere --> "Pilot" --> 1/21/13

Reading a few reviews (the reviewers got the first four episodes), their opinions seem to be mixed.

I say this because reading the reviews, I got the impression that a few have an axe to grind with network TV and others are (un-intenentional pun here) gun shy because of the recent violent events. It makes me wonder if this would scare viewers away.

For me, I am looking forward to the premier, regardless of the reviews. I will certainly form my own opinion. Figured that was an interesting item to share with everyone.

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