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30 April 2007 @ 06:15 am
As if Rupert Murdoch didn't have ENOUGH to answer for...  

Drive canceled after three weeks on the air.



Quel and I hadn't even had a chance to watch anything but the two-episode pilot -- the other two eps are sitting on our DVR.

We were quite enjoying it; she's just been working late.

Does Fox show anything besides sucky "reality" shows and The Simpsons?
 
 
I feel: annoyedannoyed
 
 
 
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Odieodiedragon on April 30th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
For some bizzare reason they have yet to kill House... not that I'm complaining, but I was just shocked to find out that's what it shows on (we got the first two seasons through Netflix)
Darkwulfjdarkwulf on April 30th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Fox tends to cancel any series that's not an instant flyaway success right out of the gate. They've done this quite a lot, and as you're well aware, sometimes other networks pick up the shows they KNOW are pretty good, to give 'em a shot.
Edward T. Hyena: Kaceyedhyena on April 30th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
*cough cough FIREFLY cough*
Seriously. Fox is VERY messed up. I have heard from numerous sources that Joss Wheedon refuses to ever work with them again, and I would also like point to the cancelled of Futurama during an AWARD WINNING season. Not nomination, but winning. What kind of exec does it take to say, "Hey, we won something! CANCEL IT!"
Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on April 30th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)

Our Fox affiliate isn't even showing it. It's supposed to be on Sundays innit? All they aired was the pilot movie (and our DVR botched the recording).

Personally I wasn't interested in the premise (a bunch of people blackmailed to act like reality tv contestants, except with killing), but qtrhorserider said, "It's got Nathan Fillion!"

Your Obedient Serpent: hoard potatoathelind on April 30th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Nathan Fillion was the factor that grabbed us, too, but once we watched the two-hour premiere, we were hooked. It was a premise where pacing was everything, and they had the pacing DOWN. There were a lot of white-knuckle, edge-of-the-seat scenes, and enough breathing room between them that you didn't get jaded.

And, while the premiere was on Sunday, the regular slot was Monday.
Drake: Questionabledrakegrey on April 30th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
One of the 20th Century Fox TV folks I know said something similar to what jdarkwulf did: TCFTV puts out a hell of a lot of shows, to swamp the competition. So much so, that if one isn't a big hit, hey, no worries! Cancel one show, and two shall take its place.

(Hail Hydra!)

I don't know if that really is the case but, sounds right anyways.

Fox never does well with anything that isn't Vox Populi crowdpleaser, a fact that I think contributes to the huge inferiority complex I feel 'round the lot. But again, that just may be a cross section of one 'taur's opinion.

Although really, and to the point, I won't miss Drive. It felt VERY post-Lost. In the first ep, when the Little Nebbish is doing that thing like the Others do were you don't answer directly any question, and it's supposed to be 'mysterious' and instead comes off like he's hard of hearing...

Well, I just wish the protagonist there had just beat the answers out of him. It would have at least been DIFFERENT. :P

--Drake