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    NBC to Finish "Saving Hope" Run on Saturdays, Adds More Comedy Encores

    [08/17/12 - 03:49 PM]
    NBC to Finish "Saving Hope" Run on Saturdays, Adds More Comedy Encores
    By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

    LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC will send its Canadian import "Saving Hope" to Saturday nights for the final two weeks of its freshman run, the network confirmed this afternoon.

    In addition, the Peacock has booked more encores of its four new comedies "Go On" (officially premieres Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00/8:00c), "The New Normal" (Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30/8:30c), "Guys with Kids" (Wednesday, September 12 at 10:00/9:00c) and "Animal Practice" (Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00/7:00c).

    Here's a breakdown of the affected dates:

    Saturday, September 1
    8:00/7:00c - "America's Got Talent" (Repeat)
    9:00/8:00c - "Saving Hope" (New Time Slot)*
    10:00/9:00c - "Law & Order: SVU" (Repeat)

    Saturday, September 8
    8:00/7:00c - "Grimm" (Repeat)
    9:00/8:00c - "Saving Hope" (Season Finale)*
    10:00/9:00c - "Law & Order: SVU" (Repeat)

    Wednesday, September 12
    8:00/7:00c - "America's Got Talent" (Repeat)
    9:00/8:00c - "America's Got Talent" (New Episode)
    10:00/9:00c - "Guys with Kids" (Series Premiere - Special Time)
    10:30/9:30c - "Animal Practice" (Encore of Pilot)*

    Thursday, September 13
    8:00/7:00c - "America's Got Talent" (Two-Hour Season Finale - Special Night)
    10:00/9:00c - "The New Normal" (Encore of Pilot)
    10:30/9:30c - "Go On" (Encore TBA)*

    Friday, September 14
    8:00/7:00c - "Go On" (Encore TBA)*
    8:30/7:30c - "Guys with Kids" (Encore of Pilot)*
    9:00/8:00c - "Grimm" (Repeat)
    10:00/9:00c - "Dateline NBC"

    Saturday, September 15
    8:00/7:00c - "The Voice" (Encore TBA)*
    10:00/9:00c - "Law & Order: SVU" (Repeat)

    Wednesday, September 19
    8:00/7:00c - "The Voice" (Encore TBA)*
    9:00/8:00c - "Animal Practice" (Encore of Pilot)*
    9:30/8:30c - "Guys with Kids" (Encore of Pilot)*
    10:00/9:00c - "Law & Order: SVU" (Repeat)

    * denotes newly announced


    Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...s-667114/9926/
    We had a good run: 2006 to 2020. Thanks for the informations and debates.

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    Will CTV do the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinepowell View Post
    Will CTV do the same?
    Link: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showat...hope/listings/

    Initially, NBC was supposed to air the final two episodes ahead of CTV, starting this Saturday, Sept. 1 and then the finale on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9:00pm.

    Now, it looks like CTV will be ahead of NBC by a couple of days, as it will not only continue airing on Thursday nights, but NBC has pushed back the episodes by one week.

    So these appear to be the updated airdates/airtimes:

    Episode 11
    CTV and NBC - Thursday, Aug. 30 at 9:00pm (final original run in simulcast)
    CTV - Sunday, Sept. 2 at 9:00pm (encore, last week in timeslot)

    Episode 12
    CTV - Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9:00pm
    NBC - Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00pm (encore broadcast on CTV in simulcast except for Montreal)

    Episode 13 (Season Finale)
    CTV - Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9:00pm
    NBC - Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8:00pm (likely that CTV will show encore broadcast also in simulcast with NBC)

    CTV's Sunday night slot for Saving Hope will be replaced by a Once Upon a Time marathon on Sunday, Sept. 9 and the series premiere of The Mob Doctor on Sunday, Sept. 16.
    Last edited by lostjon; 08-29-2012 at 03:39 PM.

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    Thanks lostjon :)

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    Looks like CTV will be on its own as NBC has opted not to air the final two episodes for this season, but they will be available online.

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...ope-9114/9953/

    NBC Nixes Last Two Episodes of "Saving Hope"
    By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

    LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has dropped its plans to air the two remaining episodes of "Saving Hope," network sources have confirmed to the site.
    Said installments - "Ride Hard or Go Home" and "Pink Clouds" - were originally slated for this Saturday, September 8 and September 15 at 8:00/7:00c.
    Encores of "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice" will instead air on those dates, respectively.
    We're told U.S. audiences may be able to stream the episodes online via NBC.com however exact plans couldn't be confirmed at press time.

    [UPDATED!] A spokesperson has subsequently indicated the episodes will indeed stream on NBC.com, Hulu.com, etc. on September 7 and 14, the days after their respective Canadian premieres.

    Canada's CTV currently carries "Saving Hope," renewing it for a second season back in July.

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    Saving Hope and The Listener ... two shows that are best suited for coma patients or a Canadian audience.

    Even The Firm flopped on NBC (and perhaps everywhere else), so just because the Americans ignore much of our Cancon, it doesn't mean that the shows aren't worth saving.

    I'm glad Hope wasn't saved by NBC, and I'm not surprised CTV decided to keep Hope alive, but since we now have access to content from all over the world via the Internet, the fact that many shows don't last beyond one full season is less troublesome than it used to be; there are just too many quality programmes out there to have time to watch them all.

    Just because NCIS Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-O haven't been cancelled, it doesn't mean that I'm going to make time to watch them. As far as I'm concerned, they were cancelled after the first two episodes (when I stopped giving a damn).

    Book 'em, Dumbo ... or whatever his name is.

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    Rookie Blue seems to be the only relatively successful Canadian series in recent memory. Flashpoint did about a 0.8 to sometimes 1.0 on Friday nights which isn't that bad, but for CBS it wasn't good enough. LA Complex did terribly (even by CW standards), Listener, Saving Hope, Combat Hospital (to a lesser extent), and the Firm all failed miserably. It's surprising that the American networks keep trying, maybe because it is much cheaper than to produce themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reidster View Post
    Rookie Blue seems to be the only relatively successful Canadian series in recent memory. Flashpoint did about a 0.8 to sometimes 1.0 on Friday nights which isn't that bad, but for CBS it wasn't good enough.
    Rookie Blue is not exactly a runaway hit ratings-wise for ABC. For a summer series, it did very well in its first season airing in its earlier 9pm timeslot on Thursdays. However, during the last two seasons when it aired at 10pm, the ratings were down but it was still performing well enough compared to other shows that have aired in that timeslot during the summer months. That being said, the expectations for this show are less of a factor in the summer months, compared to the regular season. Which is why ABC is wise to keep it during the summer.

    In the case of Flashpoint, the show's ratings were stable for the most part on CBS, especially after they stopped airing episodes at the same time as CTV. The ratings fell below 1.0 only twice, with the final episodes of Season 3 which already aired on CTV but not until Summer 2011 on CBS, and it came months after they announced that the show was being moved to ION. The show posted the highest ratings for CBS during the late part of Season 1 and start of Season 2 when it became a midseason replacement in 2009, and also aired on CTV. Once CTV opted to air episodes months ahead of CBS in late 2009, it seemed that there was less of an incentive to air the show during the regular season - they had few shows to replace that year and it ended up on hiatus until the summer months, as we saw in 2010. Since then, the ratings considerably treading close to 1.0, but again considering that it was during the summer and a year-long hiatus, they were very stable. Yet, it was not enough to keep the show on CBS, so even the ratings for Rookie Blue on ABC thus far would not be acceptable by CBS standrards.

    Quote Originally Posted by reidster View Post
    Listener, Saving Hope, Combat Hospital (to a lesser extent), and the Firm all failed miserably. It's surprising that the American networks keep trying, maybe because it is much cheaper than to produce themselves?
    While The Listener was dropped by NBC halfway through its first season in summer 2009, the rights for the first two seasons have been picked up by ION. I'm not sure if this is going to work, considering ION has not made any announcement or promo for the show, not even on its website, and it was scheduled for sometime this year. Maybe they will wait until Flashpoint has ended its run. It will be interesting to see if viewers would bother to tune in given the long gap since it aired on NBC and many original episodes have already aired just about elsewhere and are already available online. It may probably reach the same fate as other Canadian shows that had a brief run on ION before getting pulled, such as The Guard, The Border and Durham County to name a few. At this point, it would have been better suited for syndication, in the case of Canadian shows that went on to be sold in the U.S. after ending their original run. Case in point, Due South, which was cancelled after two seasons on CBS, went on a year-long hiatus and upon its return to CTV, and in syndication in the U.S. until the end of its run.

    In terms of up and coming Canadian shows, there's the crime drama Motive on CTV, scheduled to air sometime midseason. Though no announcement has been made of a major American network picking up the series, I think it's safe to say that they should stop trying given the latest poor track record. The show is being distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International - I figure it will likely be picked up in the U.S. for syndication or an ideal candidate would be a digital cable network such as Cloo, a crime drama channel owned by NBCUniversal. For instance, ReelzChannel in the U.S. has picked up Showcase original series XIII: The Series and Global's Bomb Girls.

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    Just because the Americans didn't want to save Hope, there are still plenty of Russians, Italians, Africans and a host of others willing to pay for a second season of episodes.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...secures-375708
    [Canadian Drama 'Saving Hope' Secures Foreign Sales Post-NBC]

 

 

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