Thursday, April 26, 2007

Why does anyone even try to make a TV show for Fox?

Fox strikes again killing intriguing new show Drive after only four episodes.

Edmonton's Nathan Fillion was the star and this is the second time Fox has killed a show he starred in, the more discerning readers will recall Firefly. Like Firefly, Drive quickly acquired a cult following and a small but loyal audience. Like Firefly, Drive was strangled in its infancy.

A smarter network would think long-term, think about DVD sales and spin-offs and actually putting an effort into building an audience. This is Fox though, remember Arrested Development? Futurama? Firefly? I could keep going, listing off the great shows Fox has criminally mistreated and abandoned for quite a while, suffice it to say Fox has a long, grim history of starting interesting new shows and then killing them before they have a chance to even get off the ground.

So again, why would any creator who cares about his creations even think of doing a show for a network so famous for jerking around audiences and creators?

1 comment:

Matthew The Astrologer said...

The last time I can remember Fox waiting for a decent show to find it's audience was with The Simpsons.

You'd think they would've learned something from that...

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