Fall TV Scorecard: Let's See How the Networks' Cancellations and Pickups Compare to Our Most Popular Dead Pool Picks


It's almost Halloween, so not only are there ghosts pretty much everywhere, but lots of TV show Grim Reapers are looming in the shadows. We're getting to the point of the season where broadcast networks need to decide for reals what they're doing with their new fall series, so I thought now might be a good time to not only compile a little pickup/cancellation scorecard for the season's new fall shows, but to see how it compares compare to our collective Dead Pool picks. With four shows already down, we're only one cancellation away from naming a winner, so here's a quick rundown of where everything stands—which show do you think will be the fifth to fall? 


ABC

Back in the Game – TBD

Neither picked up for a full season nor canceled, however ABC *did* order more scripts, which is a good sign the network is thinking of keeping the show around.

Betrayal – TBD

Somehow hanging on, even though Tim called the pilot one of the worst he's ever seen. Still, even though the show's ratings are low, they're not as low as they could be. But we definitely didn't expect it last for five episodes, that's for damn sure. 

The Goldbergs – TBD

Neither picked up for a full season nor canceled, but just like with Back in the Game, ABC ordered more scripts. This show has definitely grown on me, so I'm hoping it gets a full season after all. 

Lucky 7 CANCELED

Canceled after two episodes—the first offing of the season. 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Picked up for a full season after three episodes, surprising no one.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – TBD 

Three episodes in, the show is getting better creatively but sinking fast in the ratings. Why the network didn't just schedule it on Sundays during OUAT's winter break is beyond me.  

Super Fun Night – TBD

Same deal as Back in the Game and The Goldbergs: Neither picked up for a full season nor canceled, but ABC ordered more scripts. Don't do it, ABC! Give Rebel Wilson the axe!

Trophy Wife – TBD 

Say with with me now: Neither picked up for a full season nor canceled, but ABC ordered more scripts. All I'm saying is that this show is pretty great and it definitely deserves to live. 


NBC


The Blacklist – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Other than The Voice, the closest thing NBC's had to a hit in a while. Picked up for a full season after two episodes.

Dracula – TBD 

Premiered Friday, October 25 to not-too-sucky ratings. Could still stick around for a while! 

Ironside – CANCELED 

Canceled after three episodes.

The Michael J. Fox Show – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Ratings are low, but this one isn't going anywhere until spring at the earliest, because NBC gave the show a 22-episode, straight-to-series order right off the bat.

Sean Saves the World – TBD 

Still holding on somehow, low ratings be damned, almost certainly because of NBC's inexplicable devotion to Sean Hayes. Received an order for four more scripts around the same time that NBC canceled Ironside and Welcome to the Family. The network is hoping that by cycling The Voice and some one-off programming through its 8pm to 9pm hour on Thursdays (at Parks and Recreation's expense), it can increase exposure to both Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show

Welcome to the Family – CANCELED 

Canceled after three episodes.


CBS

The Crazy Ones – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Picked up for a full season after four episodes. 

Hostages – TBD 

Not doing so hot in the ratings—the star-powered "kill the president" thriller is getting beat regularly by Hawaii Five-0, which now airs on Friday because Hostages took over its Monday-night timeslot. It's unlikely that CBS will yank the the show early, though, since Season 1 was a 15-episode over-and-out deal right from the start. However, it has zero chance of earning an Under the Dome-esque "we know it was supposed to be a limited-run thing but now we're bringing it back anyway" Season 2 renewal.

The Millers – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Picked up for a full season after three episodes. 

Mom – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Picked up for a full season after four episodes. 

We Are Men – CANCELED 

Canceled after two episodes.


Fox


Almost Human – TBD 

Initially scheduled to premiere on November 4, the show will now debut with two episodes over two nights on Sunday, November 17 an Monday, November 18.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Picked up for a full season after five episodes, and awarded the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot (along with New Girl).

Dads – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Picked up for a full season after six episodes, to many viewers' dismay.

MasterChef Junior – TBD 

Doing fine on Fridays. Likely to be renewed for 2014 (it's not really eligible for a back-nine pickup, given the finite nature of the competition). 

Sleepy Hollow – PICKED UP/RENEWED 

Renewed for Season 2 after three episodes. There's no back-nine pickup for this one; Fox is keeping Season 1 to 13 episodes, and the finale will air on Monday, January 20 before the Season 2 premiere of The Following.


The CW

The Originals – TBD 

Looking good for a full-season pickup at the very least. 

Reign – TBD 

Premiered late, on Thursday, October 17, so it's only got two (low-rated) episodes under its belt (also its belt is way too sexy for the time period and is in no way an accurate period costume, but what the hell, the show's kinda fun). Could easily receive and "off with her head," but this is The CW, so who knows. 

The Tomorrow People – TBD 

Could still go either way. Episode 4 airs this week. 


MOST POPULAR TV.COM DEAD POOL PICKS FOR FALL 2013


So out of 27 new fall shows, we've got eight renewals/full-season pickups (nine, if you count The Michael J. Fox Show's full-season order) and four cancellations. And as I said above, we're only one axing a way from declaring a Dead Pool winner. However: Based on the graph above, Dads' full-season pickup likely threw a wrench into many of your lineups, and Super Fun Night and The Goldbergs are currently poised to do the same. 


Which show do you think will be the fifth to fall?  


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So, what were the final results?
And who won the pool?
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http://www.tv.com/news/tvcom-dead-pool-2013-winner-138420560520/

JulianaLujan won by choosing Lucky 7, We Are Men, Ironside, Welcome to the Family, and Back in the Game.
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Ah, there we are. Thank you, I must have missed it when it first appeared.
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I think Hostages will be the next to fall! It is not at all entertaining and I have really tried to get into it but way too many flaws and I can't seem to like any of the characters.
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I don't think my picks this year are going to win me anything.. Oh well, I guess I'll have to try harder for the 2014 Dead Pool.
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HOSTAGES will be definitely cancelled. And else it should be !!
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Dracula should have been on a premium cable channel. Airing it on NBC leaves something to be desired... it's like muted storytelling.
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I think Sean and Dads will both not reach to May 2014 at all.
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My Dead Pool ate shit when I put Sean Saves the World on my list instead of Ironside, which I think I actually edited out for some ungodly reason. I blame Satan. I did call 4 out of the first 5 at least, that'll keep me warm at night.

Anyway, I called Back in the Game's cancellation, which this article doesn't address because it happened after it was written, but I had forgotten they also ordered more scripts - that's not confusing at all, ABC. (This would be a good place to remind folks that ABC was created as a spin-off from NBC back in the old timey days).

"Not too sucky ratings", I see what you did there. *image of Philip J. Fry squinting taken out of context to be added later*

Sean Hayes is a very good actor... just not in what he's been doing lately. He was excellent in a guest spot on Scrubs, intensely compelling without being showy, and I've seen him do other stuff that really showcases his ability to do comedy without being Jack from Will & Grace.
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I like Reign!!! & the Originals will def be picked up
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27 new shows on five channels/networks seem like a lot.
Is that a normal number for one season?
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Ok, I watched my first Dads episode and I found it hilarious. Going to be part of my weekly tv watching from now on. Why on earth does everyone here hate it so much? Is your sense of humor so different?
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I love Dads and Mom, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and The Blacklist but considering I'm usually a Joss Whedon fan, I can't stand SHIELD. It's weak and the acting is terrible-it should definitely be dumped.
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I'm definitely with you on those shows!
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Trophy Wife and Master Chef Junior are the only 2 out of those 27 I have any interest in.Trophy Wife is hilarious.
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Super Fun Night, will be Super Gone Night soon enough. What shocks me though is not a show getting axed or picked up but the fact the Following actually made it through season 1 and is set to run a second season. It just isn't possible to make a more ridiculous and mind numbingly bad show than that one. And I watched the final season of Dexter!!!!
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I'm 3 for 4 right now.

I still cannot believe Super Fun Night is not yet cancelled@
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Welcome to the Family, Ironside, Lucky 7... I was doing well until We Are Men got the can. The chances of The Crazy Ones and Trophy Wife getting cancelled are quite slim so I'm out the running now!
I chose The Crazy Ones (which I'm really enjoying watching so I'm glad it's not cancelled) because it was a single-cam comedy on CBS, which makes perfect sense until you realise We Are Men was also a single-cam comedy on CBS, but I just didn't think Robin Williams would be able to pull it off and CBS would be more inclined the cancel the quirky comedy rather than the generic "guy" comedy. Oh how I was wrong!
I just assumed that the crap time-slot and the fact it looked a bit quirky would be enough for ABC to cancel Trophy Wife before it deserved to be, fortunately I'm also really enjoying watching this so I'm glad I was wrong.
Lessons learned: Go with your gut a choose the crappy Sunday night ABC "drama" (Betrayal), just because it's in the time slot that makes the most sense for that show doesn't mean it'll survive. Yes, I expect Betrayal to be the next one to get cancelled!
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I like how they cancelled All In The Family so fast that they're still blasting you with those very person advertisements for the NBC lineup with the lead joining Hayes and Michael J Fox. I feel like this kind of shakeup doesn't happen every year, but when there is a massive amount of turnover, seeing so many shows being taken out to the back and shot right in front of you is almost unsettling..... I still remember that show John Goodman tried to do a decade ago where he played some random gay dad (it was pretty awful, but I remember watching it before it became a pilot that never was meant to be).
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Come on, NBC, axe Sean already, I want to win this!! As horrible the show seemed, I knew Dads would stick around for a season.
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I hope Dracula, Hostages, and Betrayal stick around next year! Crossing my fingers! :)
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Hostages is a good show.
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I was right about We Are Men, Lucky 7, Welcome To The Family and Ironside, but wrong about Dads.
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It has been proven once again that I suck at this.
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This was my first stab at the Dead Pool and clearly I stink at this too. Zero of my picks have been cancelled and 2 of them were actually renewed (Dads & The Millers). Ah well....
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The reason why I didn't put either Betrayal or Hostages in my Dead Pool was precisely because they are planned as 13 episode stories but with an option for more if they do well. Why would a network rush to officially cancel a show like that, even if the ratings are bad? Just let the show run its course, air all the 13 episodes, finish the story, and then you're done with it. After that the network can say they won't order any more of the show. There's no reason to make a big number out of cancelling a show after, say, five episodes, and replacing it with some reruns, if it's going to end anyway in eight weeks.
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yeah this is why I didn't pick Hostages. But I didn't realise Betrayal was also a 13-ep-series so think I stuffed up my pool with that. I almost had Welcome to the Family, almost! I thought I needed another drama in there, though. Oh well.
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I'm hoping for a surprising cancellation of The Goldbergs.
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It was very tempting to put The Goldbergs on my list but in the end I left it off because I figured it was the kind of show that would succeed with a niche audience. With the way things are going for me it probably will get cancelled just because I didn't add it.
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I was thinking the same about Back in the game :)
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I had hopes on "Dads" after the "Oldfinger" episode (show sucks or not, Giovanni Ribisi was awesome on that one!), but on the next episode they dropped the finger... I mean the ball. Again, great cast and plot, but they are pushing too hard in all the wrong directions. Still got mixed opinions on "Trophy Wife", Hated "The Goldbergs" at first but like people here at tv.com the show have grown on me. I still hoping to see more baseball(?) action in Back in the Game. Even with Maggie Lawson and James Caan the show is getting kind of boring (probably is just me because I'm seeing this show as a revamped "Bad News Bears"). And I love to see Michael J. Fox back. The guy still as fun as ever! And one thing that can help OUAT in Wonderland secure another season is IMPROVING THE CGs!!! Asides the Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar, the effects and "landscapes" are horrible. IDK how much is the budget of that production but even the "sharks" of the recent SyFy movies looks better. And that my friend, is a shame.
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It seems like an ABC show will be the next unlucky one based on what's occurred thus far, unless NBC cancels Sean Saves The World, but I can see that lasting the season.

CBS will let Hostages run out it's season (so would that even count as a cancellation if a mini-series event doesn't get renewed?), FOX has already renewed everything bar a yet to premiere Almost Human, and The CW won't make any decisions until their freshman shows head towards their 13 episode mark.

This leaves any of ABC's comedies, Back In The Game, The Goldbergs Super Fun Night or Trophy Wife up for cancellation, despite all receiving orders for additional scripts. And it is really hard to pick out of all these, so I think I might make a poll for everyone to help me out.

Or it could be one of its hour-long series, Betrayal, or OUATIW. Betrayal's in my Dead Pool, but like Hostages, I think ABC will let it run its course, plus OUATIW is probabaly a lot more expensive to produce and isn't the successful spin-off the network was hoping for, so I wouldn't be surprised if that went next.
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Personally, I'd cancel Reign. But considering it's on the CW; it will probably last a season. So, that leaves Betrayal as next on the cancellation list.
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Ok, I'll bite. I haven't watched Dads yet, but after watching a few clips on the network, it actually looks like it's funny, despite what's being said here. Gonna watch it this week. Agents of Shield isn't cancelled, but it's the worst piece of trash out of the new shows I've seen.
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beware, the pilot sucked but the rest is actually pretty good!
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Are you talking about Dads or Agents of Shield?
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Sorry I Meant Dads Lol.. than the second is OK. but the rest is actually pretty good
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Oh, and Mr. Surette, in my opinion, Marvels Agents of Shield had probably the worst pilot I've ever seen.
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Dads not getting cancelled even with those ratings is the most appalling thing this season. I'm a 3/4 on my dead pool picks. Much much better than last year. Now, if only ABC axes Betrayal.
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Dads got picked up for a full season? These news are funnier than the show itself!
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It's hard to call a winner until the numbers are in for Almost Human. It could get cancelled after only one or two episodes, although I don't expect it will. But that would affect the results. Dracula also has a possibility of affecting results as well since it's so new.

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Dads is this season's bracket buster.
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i should of oput more thought into my dead pool, but eh, i wasn't into doing much research so i based things on the limited things i knew, who would of thought Dads could really get a full season? LOL... oh well
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where do you go when you want to see your dead pool picks?
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They're on your profile under "My 2013 Dead Pool Picks": http://www.tv.com/users/quickclean100/lists/deadpool-2013/
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thank you.
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As much as I love Rebel Wilson, Super Fun Night will likely be next on the chopping block. Really shocked that The Crazy Ones is still on the air.
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Although I agree 100% with Tim on Betrayal being the worse Pilot, I also have to say it seems like Tim hates just about anything on TV. Lol
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Gotten 4 right so far. Come on Back in the Game, make me a winner!!
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I'm banking on Sean Saves the World!
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D surprised no one ???
That show needed to be canceled after the second episode
when it was clear that show has no connection what so ever
to the movies and superheroes in general.
It has really lame characters and boring storyline (or was it the other way around :) )
They should cancel it now before the ruin the Avengers franchize
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well, your opinion is noted and makes no difference to me, i enjoy the show. But if your still watching, thanks for increasing the ratings, if not, good for you. Too many people think shows should be cancelled and yet watch them, seems contrary to getting something cancelled. lol
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"But if your still watching,..."

You are = you're not your.
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If I watch it..
It is only for some lost hope that something could get better on this show beside Sky Clevege :)
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we should cancel you.
there was never mentioned it's going to be superheroes and connection to movies and whatever else you were dreaming about. and it's not avengers franchise at all, rather than procedural of what *might of happened* or *is possibly happening* after gods and aliens and stuff invaded the world. you can interpret however you want, but don't blame it on the fact it wasn't what you expected it to be.
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They said right off the bat when they announced it in the spring that it would not tie in directly to the movies. And if it has "no connection what so ever to the movies or superheroes in general" as you say, then its not going to ruin the Avengers franchise. Accept it for what it is or stop watching it!
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I hope Dracula and CW's shows to be renewed! :) Cross my fingers! :(
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Want a pick up for Reign & OUAT in wonderland (didn't like it at first but it is growing on me). Can't believe dads got a pick up!
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I was convinced Brooklyn Nine-Nine would die a quick death. I stand corrected.
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Come on NBC, cancel Sean Saves the World *fingerscrossed*
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The CW should cancel Reign and keep Beauty and the Beast around for a season 3 instead!
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Or keep them both. ^^
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That would be a classic CW move. Add Hart of Dixie to the list too, for a fourth (!!) season.
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Or better yet, cancel them both.
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Please make sure that Dads' 22nd episode gets aired by April 2014, thank you.
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or do everyone a favour and make sure that the next episode never gets aired
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Or something like that!
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I don't quite actually watch hardly Network Channels Programming anymore... Because it plays out as an game every each year season. Which one would get renewed or cancelled on or off the airwaves...

Where have I been lately of years watching Tv programming broadcasting? Well, I've been sticking with Cable Tv run business since... And most of my favorite tv series are on Cable Tv like 6 years now...

And now I am mostly glad I did stick with Cable Tv ever since.... It's whole alot better source of entertainment and storylines...
Because those Network Channels are horrible, awful now a days... They totally lost their goals sense over the past 10 years unlike the 80's and 90's... And it's always more of battle War World 3 with Drama Series than it is with Sitcoms...
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betrayal didn't get canceled yet?? lol
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Back in the Game has grown on me, so I hope it's not canceled. I expected a lot more from the Tomorrow People. It would be smart for the CW to axe it because it's not a great show, the acting is horrible even though the premise is promising. However, with Steven Amell headlining the CW's golden goose it's doubtful they would cancel his cousin's show. Though you never know, I would've assumed that the Tomorrow People's ratings would be rock-solid following Arrow and with people deeming it "Amell Wednesdays" but that hasn't happened either.
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please be dads i Din't even get through half of the pilot before turning it off because it sucked.
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please do not cancel Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, it's getting really good.
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