Posted 04/29/17 at 09:12:17
Hopefully Netflix will pick it up.. or another provider. Cancelled because they are in financial trouble and can't afford to pay for the actor's salaries is my guess... WGN has been sliding downhill for a long time.
Posted 04/27/17 at 12:19:55
Big coal has something to do about it!
Posted 04/26/17 at 21:49:37
Please please don't stop this show!! Or help to find another network!! This show is the best show I've watched since... Hell I don't know what! Please find a home for it soa was good and they got to finish, let this one have it's run! Thank you
Posted 04/26/17 at 21:28:32
Extremely disappointed at the cancellation of this show, even more so after the finale.
The TV Industry is cold-blooded, just as any business I have worked for.
It just sucks.
Posted 04/26/17 at 08:55:29
this was a good show, and you did not do it justice on last night season finale, I wanted to know what happen to the people on the mountain, if Haskell died, and if the sheriff got his man that killed that lady in the bathroom, you could have done a better job wit the ended, things are up in the air. you keep all these stupid shows on the air, but cancel the good ones.
Posted 04/25/17 at 11:28:20
=="Why would they drop a #1 show?????"==
Well, for one thing, it was the #1 show on a network with 3 shows (two now canceled,) so...
But also, ranking doesn't matter if the ratings suck. What matters if what it draws. If it costs $X million to make an episode of TV, and that episode generates #Y million (or even $Y thousand, which may be possible as shows sometimes are loss-leaders to draw viewers to the channel,) then you have to ask if $Y minus $X is good business.
Networks do try to tie quality and quantity together, but if they don't have quantity, there's no money to spend on quality. Outsiders wasn't a cheap show; Cops reruns are cheap. WGNA tried to be one of the networks that fought against being cheap in order to be recognized as good, but it didn't happen for them. (it worked for FX, it worked for AMC ... it did not work for WGNA.)
Had Outsiders and Manhattan and Salem been award-winners and ratings boosters, then that could have been enough to build a network on and they could have continued to make its struggling-but-good shows while cruising on the carry-over into old reruns (which would have seen a boost from people knowing the channel existed thanks to tuning into the new shows.)
Now it's pretty much all toppled. Outsiders ratings were weak (despite being #1,) we'll see what life Underground has, and WIP titles like Skins may not make it to air.
The math is super easy to do at this point. Because being #1 on a failing network is like having the best grades in a family of high-school drop-outs.
Posted 04/24/17 at 11:42:50
So sad. I have not followed a series this closely since vikings came on. It looks like idiots are in command in the front office.
Posted 04/24/17 at 11:34:15
Not to offend anyone but dumba@# shows like big brother, survivor, teen mom etc etc are in their 30th season. Great shows like this Outsiders, Public Morals and many more I could name. People have lost their taste for art and traded it in to see who farted? I admit there are a couple on bravo because I am in the real estate business that I watch. Why would they drop a #1 show????? Even when they intro it they said here is your sons of anarchy fix. All I can say is thank you for Netflix. Never watched the Sons of Anarchy into 2 episodes so more choices. Like I said no offense to those that like big brother and survivor. Just making a point. Have a nice day everyone!
Posted 04/22/17 at 23:46:48
And this is the reason why I switched over to reality shows.
Every good scripted show gets cancelled after 1 or 2 seasons and I'm just done with it.
I think the good shows are cancelled because most can't keep up with the story line.. sad.
I vowed to never pick up a new show on CBS.. its been 5 years and I'm feeling good!!
Posted 04/22/17 at 16:47:22
What it means is they want something more "progressive" with an agenda that encompasses a specific spending group based on their advertisers.