Comments on: 5 Shows That Should Have Been Canceled Before ‘Lights Out’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: JustWrite http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-106190 JustWrite Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-106190 I came across the article today that the said “[the] critically acclaimed FX Series Lights Out won’t be renewed for the next season after failing to attract the type of ratings the network was hoping for, according to the New York Times.” So my question is that if this show is so critically acclaimed, then why is it being canceled after one season? Was it the series that failed to attract attention or was it the network’s lack of marketing to promote a critically acclaimed series? I would venture to say that because the network did not put money into promoting the series that this is why they failed to garner the viewership they targeted. It doesn’t seem that Kim and Khloe Taking Over New York are having a problem with the E! Network and neither are the cast and crew of Jersey Shore with Mike “The Situation” in the right situation with MTV network. So how is it that series like those are able to have repeat seasons yet one that is critically acclaimed is canceled after one? Doesn’t anyone find it just a little bit bizarre that this series that I have watched since its debut is probably ten times better in terms of content and originality than the Real Housewives of Blank? I guess the executives at FX don’t think it’s worth their time to possibly put more money into series that has more potential than just putting together an awful reality TV show claiming to be original. After all they may be ‘Justified’ in their thinking considering the success of these other shows. But FX should seriously reconsider canceling the Lights Out series or if not, then selling the rights to another network (HBO? Showtime?) that might put some money into the right marketing plan to gain the viewership it has the potential to gain. Holt McCallany delivers a heart filled inspired liveliness and persona to a boxer’s role of a blue collared family trying to achieve the American Dream. The drama is engaging and could be considered close to home. This series could go in so many directions. Yet, FX would rather scrap a critically acclaimed series and start from scratch. That sounds like a cop out to me and could be better handled. Even these other crappy TV series on other networks have some consistency and so should FX; but, if they can’t do it then don’t let a good series be the scapegoat. One man’s trash is another’s gold mine. Pass it along and let the show go on. I came across the article today that the said “[the] critically acclaimed FX Series Lights Out won’t be renewed for the next season after failing to attract the type of ratings the network was hoping for, according to the New York Times.” So my question is that if this show is so critically acclaimed, then why is it being canceled after one season? Was it the series that failed to attract attention or was it the network’s lack of marketing to promote a critically acclaimed series? I would venture to say that because the network did not put money into promoting the series that this is why they failed to garner the viewership they targeted.

It doesn’t seem that Kim and Khloe Taking Over New York are having a problem with the E! Network and neither are the cast and crew of Jersey Shore with Mike “The Situation” in the right situation with MTV network. So how is it that series like those are able to have repeat seasons yet one that is critically acclaimed is canceled after one? Doesn’t anyone find it just a little bit bizarre that this series that I have watched since its debut is probably ten times better in terms of content and originality than the Real Housewives of Blank? I guess the executives at FX don’t think it’s worth their time to possibly put more money into series that has more potential than just putting together an awful reality TV show claiming to be original. After all they may be ‘Justified’ in their thinking considering the success of these other shows.

But FX should seriously reconsider canceling the Lights Out series or if not, then selling the rights to another network (HBO? Showtime?) that might put some money into the right marketing plan to gain the viewership it has the potential to gain. Holt McCallany delivers a heart filled inspired liveliness and persona to a boxer’s role of a blue collared family trying to achieve the American Dream. The drama is engaging and could be considered close to home. This series could go in so many directions. Yet, FX would rather scrap a critically acclaimed series and start from scratch. That sounds like a cop out to me and could be better handled. Even these other crappy TV series on other networks have some consistency and so should FX; but, if they can’t do it then don’t let a good series be the scapegoat. One man’s trash is another’s gold mine. Pass it along and let the show go on.

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By: Notdead http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-106082 Notdead Sun, 27 Mar 2011 02:42:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-106082 No. He's alive. Shut up. No. He’s alive. Shut up.

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By: LightsOutFan http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105760 LightsOutFan Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:51:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105760 @walrus...wait til you see the finale, gonna leave everyone with chins hitting the floor! Regardless of what the haters say, there was a definite direction for a Season 2 as you will see... @walrus…wait til you see the finale, gonna leave everyone with chins hitting the floor! Regardless of what the haters say, there was a definite direction for a Season 2 as you will see…

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By: LightsOutFan http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105761 LightsOutFan Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:51:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105761 @walrus...wait til you see the finale, gonna leave everyone with chins hitting the floor! Regardless of what the haters say, there was a definite direction for a Season 2 as you will see... @walrus…wait til you see the finale, gonna leave everyone with chins hitting the floor! Regardless of what the haters say, there was a definite direction for a Season 2 as you will see…

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By: walrus http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105741 walrus Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:14:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105741 Lights Out is good stuff -- I haven't missed an episode. Sucks, I was hoping for at least one more season. Lights Out is good stuff — I haven’t missed an episode.

Sucks, I was hoping for at least one more season.

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By: walrus http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105742 walrus Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:14:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105742 Lights Out is good stuff -- I haven't missed an episode. Sucks, I was hoping for at least one more season. Lights Out is good stuff — I haven’t missed an episode.

Sucks, I was hoping for at least one more season.

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By: Ajhjortshoj http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105718 Ajhjortshoj Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:41:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105718 FX was putting out alot of quality shows as of late. (including the League) It's disappointing to see another one go. FX was putting out alot of quality shows as of late. (including the League) It’s disappointing to see another one go.

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By: Ajhjortshoj http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105717 Ajhjortshoj Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105717 Didn't the cake boss guy die? Seems in poor taste... Not that I'm offended or anything. Just thought I'd put that out there. Didn’t the cake boss guy die? Seems in poor taste… Not that I’m offended or anything. Just thought I’d put that out there.

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By: Fells http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105684 Fells Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:41:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105684 Well said, man. Lights Out isn't even the first thing that should be cancelled on F/X. (I'm looking at you, "The League".) Well said, man. Lights Out isn’t even the first thing that should be cancelled on F/X. (I’m looking at you, “The League”.)

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105618 Anonymous Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:57:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105618 I was kidding. It's a boy. I was kidding. It’s a boy.

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By: MrScallop http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105598 MrScallop Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:09:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105598 Wait... your girlfriend's 13? I don't think I picked up on the sarcasm... hoping it was sarcasm. Wait… your girlfriend’s 13? I don’t think I picked up on the sarcasm… hoping it was sarcasm.

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105578 Anonymous Fri, 25 Mar 2011 04:12:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105578 Thanks for the info. I'll look into that. Thanks for the info. I’ll look into that.

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By: LightsOutFan http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/5-shows-that-should-have-been-canceled-before-light-out/#comment-105566 LightsOutFan Fri, 25 Mar 2011 03:37:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203563#comment-105566 Hey Jame..TYSM for this ..I am not surprised due to the ratings #'s but soooooooo SAD we are losing Lights Out..Wanted to tell you, (if you didn't already see it) April MacIntyre from monsters&critics posted about DirectTV putting "feelers" out for Lights Out on their Twitter page..(I believe it was something like "FX cancels Lights Out what are your thoughts?" April has been probably the most loyal TV critic to Lights Out and she asks that people twitter Direct TV (I know they said no more picking up of cancelled shows but maybe she knows something I don't)..Anyway, maybe you could jump on board Jame and send the link to this article to DirectTv's twitter page>? Thanks again for a SPOT ON article! Hey Jame..TYSM for this ..I am not surprised due to the ratings #’s but soooooooo SAD we are losing Lights Out..Wanted to tell you, (if you didn’t already see it) April MacIntyre from monsters&critics posted about DirectTV putting “feelers” out for Lights Out on their Twitter page..(I believe it was something like “FX cancels Lights Out what are your thoughts?” April has been probably the most loyal TV critic to Lights Out and she asks that people twitter Direct TV (I know they said no more picking up of cancelled shows but maybe she knows something I don’t)..Anyway, maybe you could jump on board Jame and send the link to this article to DirectTv’s twitter page>? Thanks again for a SPOT ON article!

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