It’s been known for a while now, Rome, another superb HBO show has been cancelled and will end after only 2 seasons. Main reasons: lack of viewers and too expensive. [ source ]
Granted, Rome was originally intended as a mere miniseries but spawned into a full series after the network saw the quality of the scripts. Unfortunately for HBO and any other network, viewer numbers are everything, esp. when the cost for the entire first season is around 100 million U$. We cannot really blame HBO when the viewers rather prefer crap over intelligent, quality TV series. If more people would have watched shows like Rome, Deadwood, Firefly, Invasion they would not have been cancelled, easy as that. Networks need to make profit and have to provide what the majority wants to see and if the majority wants to see crap then they have to give them crap. Besides, what network are you looking for when you want to watch quality shows? HBO, right?
Rome will end on March 25th 2007.
Quick! Want to have some fun tomorrow with friends and family, betting on who will win? Easy! Go get the Oscar ballot sheet from imdb and make your crosses now! No cheating!
Here’s my votes:
Remember when I wrote back in October 2006 when Lost Season 3 started how Dominic Monaghan’s character is a major pain in the ass and needs to go? “Lost” is back after its mid season hiatus and lo and behold in episode 8 we find out that someone has to die. Oh what joy, it is Charlie Pace. Bickering about screen time again, Dominic? Get lost!
The series ratings are as low as ever which comes to no surprise to us and quite frankly, viewers no longer care about the “mystery”, the “numbers” or who will die next. It’s over. It is a lost cause. Writers, wrap up the story as long as you can, the cancellation axe is dropping fast and I am far from being the only one who thinks Lost needs an exit strategy.
On Sunday March 4th 2007, 20:00h Nazareth will perform in Nuremberg (Germany) at the “Hirsch”and Sinwell (my friend’s band) will be playing there, too! Well done lads! Rock on.
Season 1 of “Heroes” is coming to an end soon with only four more episodes to air. It comes to no surprise that NBC has already ordered a full second Season of its #1 series! Yattaaa! [ press release ]
A new series called “Primeval” premiered on ITV1. Abhorrent script, ludicrous effects and abysmal acting set in some small suburbian town in England with a magnetic anomaly that allows dinosaurs from the past to enter Dean Forest and terrorize the clueless townsfolk. Seriously, cancel this show now…
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