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CBS (ended 2009)

Save "Without a Trace"?

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    agent_0042

    [1]May 29, 2009
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    The Buzz: Without a Trace was canceled by CBS, despite ranking #16 out of the top 20 shows on the Nielsens for the 2008-2009 season, apparently due largely to production costs and also because they felt other programs had more potential for growth.

    The Idea: Try to get another network interested in the show, one that would love to have even fraction of the ratings that a show like Without a Trace gets and is willing to foot the bill.

    The Questions: Do we think the show is worth saving and, if so, what network or networks should we try to get interested in the program?


    Thoughts on who could save the show:

    DirecTV's 101 Network - They've been known lately for saving shows that have been canceled before their time. But I get the feeling that the demographic fit might not be right for them.
    ABC - The only major network other than CBS that I could see airing the show.
    TNT - They already have the rights to syndicated repeats. Wouldn't it be a great feather in the cap of the network whose slogan is "We Know Drama" to be able to air original episodes of Without a Trace?
    SoapNET - The cynical alternative for those who feel the show has become nothing but a giant soap opera. Strip most or all remaining procedural content and just focus on the soap opera element.

    Added idea - Without a Trace: The Movie
    Edited on 05/29/2009 2:58pm
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    sweetEclair3

    [2]Jul 19, 2009
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    I hope there is some way to save the show! Its my favorite show!
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    ArthurBranch

    [3]Jul 19, 2009
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    I'm actually surprised TNT hasn't made an effort.
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    agent_0042

    [4]Jul 31, 2009
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    Wow, somebody actually responded? I was beginning to think nobody had any interest at all in the idea...
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    rdwing19

    [5]Aug 14, 2009
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    I think there is interest ... It's just I really do think it's over. Unfortuatntely. But at least some of the cast will be moving on and I can't wait to see them in something new!
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    agent_0042

    [6]Aug 14, 2009
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    Yeah, I agree, I especially want to see Eric Close in something else again soon.
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    sweetevee

    [7]Aug 27, 2009
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    I was really getting hooked when I found out it was cancelled I would love to see TNT finish out the series or do a movie.Spike or A&E might also be a good place for it too.
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    mattgus

    [8]Sep 2, 2009
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    it is a good formuls drama,but i just watched another story that insulted my inyellegence as a viewer. not that they all don't...in order to make a good dramatic story they play with what is real...ofcourse the fact that agents would care or that the fbi would have such a unit is fantasy in and of itself...i do like the lead and the other two male agents...good acting...and some of there stories were exceptional...
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    kaseymoc

    [9]Sep 9, 2009
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    Maybe USA would be interested. They saved Law and Order Criminal Intent
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