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Madwelshboy
November 30th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Eliza Dushku Returning to Television

Having spent plenty of time in the sci/fantasy/horror genre via Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling, and Dollhouse, Deadline is reporting that Eliza Dushku is ready to try something a little more down to earth in the TNT pilot, Bird Dog.

Describes Deadline, "Bird Dog is a mystery fashioned around an unlikely partnership of two cops who happen to be father and daughter. It centers on Gail McGrath (Dushku), who followed in her father's footsteps in becoming a police officer but had little else in common with him. She left the big city she had grown up in to move to a small Pacific Northwestern town where she was patrolling the streets until her dad, a NYC cop, showed up on her front doorstep to join her as her new partner. Now this father-daughter team, call sign 'Bird Dog,' is being put to the test -- not only in solving crimes, but with each other."


http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/mediageek/news/?a=25807

billyd797
November 30th, 2010, 01:01 AM
sounds like it's worth a look

DigiFluid
November 30th, 2010, 01:04 AM
Rules for holding down a job on television:
1) Don't work for FOX.
2) Don't work with Joss Whedon.
3) Don't work with Joss Whedon on a FOX series.


Looks like she's learned :lol:

jelgate
November 30th, 2010, 05:18 AM
Rules for holding down a job on television:
1) Don't work for FOX.
2) Don't work with Joss Whedon.
3) Don't work with Joss Whedon on a FOX series.


Looks like she's learned :lol:
Will that sterotype ever end? The other stations are just as prone to cancelling TV series as FOX.

DigiFluid
November 30th, 2010, 05:27 AM
"Stereotype" implies that it isn't true.

jelgate
November 30th, 2010, 08:23 AM
"Stereotype" implies that it isn't true.

Actually its the other way around. Stereotypes have some root in truth but they have been twisted and altered that its largely untrue

Replicator Todd
December 1st, 2010, 11:47 AM
Will that sterotype ever end? The other stations are just as prone to cancelling TV series as FOX.

Yeah but FOX has cancelled many shows people didn't want to end.

SaberBlade
December 1st, 2010, 02:24 PM
Yeah but FOX has cancelled many shows people didn't want to end.

They needed more blonde, teenage cheerleaders.

I think that's a good point actual. I know it's unfair to blame Fox for the cancellation of shows, they probably have the highest amount of good shows cancelled early.

jelgate
December 1st, 2010, 04:52 PM
Yeah but FOX has cancelled many shows people didn't want to end.

FOX cancelled shows people wanted to stay. Thats a shocker. It never happens on other channels:rolleyes:

All TV stations cancel shows for a variety of reasons

Ekras
December 1st, 2010, 06:42 PM
FOX cancels shows against the ratings trends. They will kill a shows getting good solid numbers, to make way for an experimental show. Totally out of the blue sometimes. Apparently they are keen on holding onto the intellectual property too because I don't think I've ever seen a FOX show that was canceled end up on another network except in syndication.

jelgate
December 1st, 2010, 06:49 PM
FOX cancels shows against the ratings trends. They will kill a shows getting good solid numbers, to make way for an experimental show. Totally out of the blue sometimes. Apparently they are keen on holding onto the intellectual property too because I don't think I've ever seen a FOX show that was canceled end up on another network except in syndication.

Ratings is only one factor to the puzzle of renewal/cancelliation of TV shows and its not just Fox. I get tired of this sterotype because of Firefly

SaberBlade
December 2nd, 2010, 05:51 AM
Apparently they are keen on holding onto the intellectual property too because I don't think I've ever seen a FOX show that was canceled end up on another network except in syndication.

They are. On more than one occasion I've heard of shows developers wanting to, but being able, in approaching another network for the show being continued. The only time it's ever worked was Futurama, which I believe is on Comedy Central now and that's only because of strong DVD sales and syndication ratings. Same thing happened with Family Guy, but Fox kept it for themselves.

knowles2
December 12th, 2010, 02:59 PM
It happen SG1, an Medium to.

Hagazussa
March 17th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Every TV channel cancels shows that fans want to stay, and that even have a following. The shame is that TV channels is not there for the fans, they are there to make money, and if they think they can make more with something else...well then it is the guillotine for whatever show they look at wrong. That being said Fox do have a nasty tendency to chancel allot of good fantasy, horror and science fiction shows, even if they are by no means the only channel that do this.

I normally only watch shows with something paranormal in it, but I like Eliza Dushku as an actress so I might give this new mystery show a try, though I would have preffered her in another science fiction show.

jelgate
March 17th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Every TV channel cancels shows that fans want to stay, and that even have a following. The shame is that TV channels is not there for the fans, they are there to make money, and if they think they can make more with something else...well then it is the guillotine for whatever show they look at wrong. That being said Fox do have a nasty tendency to chancel allot of good fantasy, horror and science fiction shows, even if they are by no means the only channel that do this.

I normally only watch shows with something paranormal in it, but I like Eliza Dushku as an actress so I might give this new mystery show a try, though I would have preffered her in another science fiction show.

Mostly because they are the only channel that give science fiction a chance. The other channels dismiss the show before the pilot phase

Hagazussa
March 17th, 2011, 12:17 PM
You may have a point there. Can it be that perhaps there is just not enough of us science fiction fans to keep shows going? That perhaps other genre shows are more popular, it would be a shame if it was the case but with so much science fiction going off the air lately I have started to wonder.

jelgate
March 17th, 2011, 12:25 PM
You may have a point there. Can it be that perhaps there is just not enough of us science fiction fans to keep shows going? That perhaps other genre shows are more popular, it would be a shame if it was the case but with so much science fiction going off the air lately I have started to wonder.

Oh definitly. Scifi is a very niche market altohough it seems to be getting a lot of appeal in movies. It just doesn't sell that well on TV for some reason

mr_kennedy
March 17th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Another cop show? :mckay:

Hagazussa
March 21st, 2011, 02:13 PM
Another cop show?

My mother will be happy she loves cop shows. :)


Oh definitly. Scifi is a very niche market altohough it seems to be getting a lot of appeal in movies. It just doesn't sell that well on TV for some reason

I agree with that, there is some really big budget science fiction movies and many of them do very well, but TV series seam to come and go. Perhaps what we need is more recruitment to the science fiction hobby, I am not sure about how to go about that though.

Rico
May 7th, 2011, 05:38 AM
It will be great to have Eliza back on TV. I've really missed seeing her each week. And have missed "Dollhouse" a lot too!

magictrick
May 12th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Not a big fan of cop shows, but good luck to her.

tshetz
May 24th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Yea, I miss Eliza on TV each week. Love watching her in Dollhouse on Blu-ray...