Who will carry the SW live-action series?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by JediOverlord, Oct 12, 2005.

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  1. JediOverlord Jedi Grand Master

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    This is something I've wondered about,becuase I'm sure GL would be a bit hesitant to put it on one of the major networks,especially one like Fox,after how ABC treated Young Indy Chronicles by moving it around their schedule. I'm guessing a cable outlet,like FX or HBO,more likely.
  2. Jejlep Jedi Knight

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    ABC moved Young Indy around, because they were searching for positive audience response (i.e. ratings). You can rest assured that anything having to do with Star Wars will draw viewers. It has a built-in audience, and will do especially well since response for sci-fi t.v. has been particularly positive lately. My best guess is that one of the major networks will try very hard to have Star Wars in their primetime line-up. Otherwise, I think we could see a Star Wars series on Sci-Fi Channel or FX.
  3. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Master

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    Maybe it could go on HBO but I doubt it will.
  4. TheWookiee Jedi Youngling

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    I'm almost 100% sure it won't be on HBO or a similar channel, becuase I'm sure Lucas and co. would rather a much wider audience see the show and it be more easily accessable. My guess is the obvious FOX network. I doubt he would want it on Sci-Fi, instead something considered more "main-stream."
  5. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The problem with Fox or any network channel is that the show would be much more susceptible to the ratings as well as vulnerable to pre-emptions from Sports, News or presidential addresses. Sci-fi makes the most sense- the right audience, and the show is likely to last longer on it than any other network.
  6. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    Yeah look what happened to Firefly fox treated it like crap. No Fox.
  7. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I don't think that it will air on FOX. I'd say sci-fi probably has a better chance. Although that might not get the exposure that Lucas wants so we'll have to wait and see.
  8. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Master

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    If it went on Sci Fi I'd be fine with that.
  9. TheWookiee Jedi Youngling

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  10. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Fox treats so many of their shows badly, Firefly, Arrested Development, even Family Guy back during it's original run. They don't promote them worth **** and move them around all the time to compete with the biggest TV shows of the day. Then they cancel them when they fail to draw ratings. Family Guy was competing with Friends & Survivor at once point and now Arrested Development is competing with Monday Night Football. I say no to FOX but I think they will be the ones to get it. People keep saying Sci-Fi or HBO. But these are both cable channels and still to this day there are lots of houses without cable. And even more who don't pay the extra money for HBO. It will definetly wind up on a network and, considering LFL's past with FOX, that's probobly where we'll see it.
  11. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I'm against having the new TV Series on FOX. I'd be fine with Sci-Fi.
  12. TheWookiee Jedi Youngling

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    Maybe Lucasfilm still has ties with CBS, from the old holiday special days. You never know! [face_thinking]
  13. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Nah- because of CBS the master copies of "Max Rebo #2" are lost ::(
  14. TheWookiee Jedi Youngling

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    Yeah, you have a point. :(
  15. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I'd say no to CBS as well.
  16. Hyperion51 Force Ghost

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    I think FOX will likely get it. That being said, it could air on FX, which FOX apparently owns.
  17. RedHanded_Jill Jedi Master

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    lucas always struck me as somewhat of an elitest. i figure he will go for a cable channel. i hope scifi gets it. that is my fav channel. except for those sat nite horrible movies.
  18. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    Well I actually watche the horrible movies if they have Bruce Campbell in them, lol.
  19. Jejlep Jedi Knight

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    "Horrible" is the wrong word for movies starring Bruce Campbell. I think you mean "cult classic."
    ;)
    BTW, has anyone been listening to those AudioCasts on starwars.com? RM makes clear that Lucasfilm enjoys business relations with several major studios (FOX and Disney among them). I predict that Star Wars will end up on commercial televsion, if only for commercial revenue. Imagine the cost of a 30-second spot during the show:
    :eek:[face_hypnotized]
  20. JSTAR71 Jedi Knight

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    If its on commercial tv to me its going to stink.I hate commercials.My idea of advertiseing should be just like a movie, play all ads. before show starts.Either way I feel the bigger interest will be when all episodes are released on dvd.I think this series should be put on hbo family.
  21. TheWookiee Jedi Youngling

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    Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Noit HBO family, I don't want any crap like that!!!!! Anyway, I fear it will be on commercial TV, as Lucas wants the $$$$.
  22. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Master

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    If HBO got the series I'm pretty sure it would be put on HBO not HBO Family.
  23. DanaSolo Jedi Knight

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    Totally agree. It would be much better on cable, no commercials and not to kiddie.
  24. JSTAR71 Jedi Knight

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    I figured hbo family mainly because its probably easier to get on plus it will probably have a pg rateing.I just look forward to a box set that will be cool.I feel sure we will know something at c4.Id like to see a trailor by that point.
  25. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Master

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    It will probably be rated PG but it could be rated TV-14.
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