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Showtime (ended 2004)

why only 2 seasons?

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    breezy2281

    [1]Jun 2, 2009
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    i'm just wondering if anyone knows why this show was only 2 seasons, it was so good! i love ellen muth!
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    acmb

    [2]Jun 7, 2009
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    I think it finished after 2 seasons beause of the audience, I mean the audience rates weren't as high as the network had expected. A pity, because not many series are as original as "Dead Like Me" and had as a wonderful cast like it, from the main actors (Ellen, Callum, Mandy, Cynthia, Britt...) to the secondary characters (Christine Willes, Greg Kean...).
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    Stonebites

    [3]Jun 9, 2009
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    I heard it cost too much to make.
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    KingofIPirates

    [4]Jun 22, 2009
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    Because networks have the annoying tendency to get rid of good shows and replace it with something dreadful..
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    EnigmaXII

    [5]Jul 3, 2009
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    Ratings.
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    SVU_Obsessed

    [6]Jul 10, 2009
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    KingofIPirates wrote:
    Because networks have the annoying tendency to get rid of good shows and replace it with something dreadful..

    Ugh, exactly. Quality of a television show doesn't hold as much importance as profit. If a one hour screening of a swaying tree branch had good ratings, they'd keep it regardless of how dull and repetitive it was.
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    FredJrgens

    [7]Jul 13, 2009
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    Actually the ratings, which were never officially released, were good.
    According to Fuller, Showtime canceled the show because of "a loss of quality and a sense the problems would continue."
    All BS, ofc.
    I think that the network people just didn't get the show and it's format.
    They tried to make characters more sympathetic and likeable in the second season, which just brought some flaws into the show
    The stupid excuse for "quality loss" I think means the lack of "intrigue" and "prosperity". Both of which the series didn't need.
    The show was great in it's ecentricity and unhealthily healthy view on life.
    Shame actually, because it was one of the few series ever that made me good about being alive.
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    Oenc

    [8]Jul 27, 2009
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    KingofIPirates wrote:
    Because networks have the annoying tendency to get rid of good shows and replace it with something dreadful..

    I totally agree with that! Pushing Daisies was another unique show dealing with death and stuff in a unique way. Too edgy for the networks. Too much thinking involved and too creative. They like filling time with simple mindless shows and endless amounts of teen dramas!

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    Maximum_Taco

    [9]Feb 22, 2010
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    Because it was created by Bryan Fuller and networks love to pick up Bryan Fuller shows and then prematurely cancel them, so I end up tearing my hair out and weeping openly in the streets.

    Oh Wonderfalls, how I miss you so...

    Oh Pushing Daisies, how I miss you more...

    Edited on 02/22/2010 10:03am
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