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Why did Lifetime just skip three seasons???

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    PikeBishop

    [1]May 8, 2007
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    Last week we were in the middle of Season 4 (Death and the Dog) and then yesterday, Monday, they skipped ahead to "And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon." Why would Lifetime skip some of the best years of this show (Ham Radio, Frasier's Imaginary Friend, not to mention the whole run up to Niles and Daphne and the Mel episodes)?

    I don't understand this!

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    tb485

    [2]May 10, 2007
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    I was wondering the same thing, myself?

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    Bountyhunterc28

    [3]May 10, 2007
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    Me either, I was ticked when I saw monday was the start of season 8, and I haven't evne seen the rest of 4, of any of, 5, 6, or 7, not to mention I was reviewing each season 4 episode in order.
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    PiperPrueLover4

    [4]May 11, 2007
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    It's because Frasier is in syndication so they can do whatever the heck they want with it. A lot of shows on Australian cable do the same thing. I often wonder if they don't just pick episodes at random and air them.
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    tb485

    [5]May 12, 2007
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    There is hope though.  The midnight to 1 am episodes were about a season behind the 10-11 am ones (EDT).  HOPEFULLY, after this week coming, these late night shows will continue through seasons 4, 5, 6 and 7 rather than the big skip the morning ones took.
    If you can't stay up that long, get your DVR/TiVo/VCR/DVD-R's fired up.
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    seinfeld111690

    [6]May 25, 2007
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    Its simple, because Lifetime might just be the worst Television network, ever. All they air is crap, crap, and more crap until Frasier starts off the 12 o'clock hour.
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    wolfdreamer3

    [7]Jul 18, 2007
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    i know! that bugged me too!!! (i have season 7-9 so i wanted to see the other seasons on tv, then they just skip to season 8! (which i have!!!)) lol.
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    PikeBishop

    [8]Aug 4, 2007
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    On thinking about my original question, they probably just wanted to seperate their two seperate runs of Frasier, so you were not watching the same episodes at different times of the day and would tune in to see a favorite episode whenever it aired, and they just made an arbitrary two year break.

    Although, continuity wise they could have picked a better jump than "Death and the Dog" to "the Dish Ran Away with the spoon."

    Edited on 08/04/2007 8:33pm
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    Clarinet2006

    [9]Aug 5, 2007
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    That's really odd, I was able to watch seasons 5-7 on Lifetime at the 12:00 hour fairly recently. Maybe this only happened in certain locations?
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    PikeBishop

    [10]Aug 6, 2007
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    Clarinet2006 wrote:
    That's really odd, I was able to watch seasons 5-7 on Lifetime at the 12:00 hour fairly recently. Maybe this only happened in certain locations?

    Look atthe date on the original post Clarinet?

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    tb485

    [11]Aug 16, 2007
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    I think the jump was motivated more by the then impending release of season 9 on DVD. While its true that the midnight (Eastern) run didn't skip three season, there were problems in that some of the episodes were skipped. Most notably "Shutout in Seattle" (both parts), "Back Talk," "The Fight before Christmas," and "Dark Side of the Moon." Each and every one of these episodes were critical to the continuing story line, expecially "Back Talk" where Frasier reveals Niles' "crush" to Daphne.
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