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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.10
Wow, UPfreakinN doesn't want them. I guess this will free up space for a very special two hour episode of The Parkers.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    Definitely not TNT, which is a movie/film-arts/gay channel now

Did anyone else miss when TNT became the one-third gay channel? I'm looking at the schedule for today, and I'm having trouble picking out "the gay."

http://www.tnt.tv/Schedule/0,9893,,00.html

Is it the NYPD Blue? The NBA basketball? The sexy women of Charmed? Lord, it can't by Tyne Daly on Judging Amy, can it? The last time I flicked past TNT when she was on, she was brutally making out with Colonel Trautman from Rambo. It altered my perception of my favorite childhood Green Beret colonel.

Wait. It's the Law & Order. It is, isn't it?

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
Just have all the wrestlers play poker every week and some channel will pick them up.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.82
    Originally posted by Simba
    Just have all the wrestlers play poker every week and some channel will pick them up.

So.. were looking at an APA-re-reunion?
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.51
    Originally posted by Mr Tuesday
      Originally posted by Simba
      Just have all the wrestlers play poker every week and some channel will pick them up.

    So.. were looking at an APA-re-reunion?


....effectively removing Bradshaw from the main event picture. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.95
Why does it have to be Thursday? I understand they want it seperated from Raw, but wouldn't Wednesday or Friday work just as well? The show is taped on Tuesdays anyway. They can air it basically anytime they want.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.39
    Originally posted by Jackson
    Wow, UPfreakinN doesn't want them. I guess this will free up space for a very special two hour episode of The Parkers.


Exactly. If UPN want to be "taken seriously" they cant let go of Smackdown- its one of their strongest shows.... How am I supposed to believe UPN is serious when they're making me laugh so much?






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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    This is ture. But what other network coul WWE fit with on a Thursday night?


It would be incredibly unlikly for WWE to be on another over-the-air net if they go off SD!, but as long as they get paid, they'll probably be fine with that. They did okay with no network TV before SD!


    The show is taped on Tuesdays anyway. They can air it basically anytime they want.


While I agree with you, I think they'd probably be thrilled if they could do it live on Tuesdays, and that may play a role in negotiations. It sounds like they really think the show suffers from being live, and they are only not doing it live now because it'd be horrible for the production people.

It's not going to be Tuesday's with UPN, though.


    Does this fuel the debate as to whether VKM buys a cable channel for his 24 hour wrestling station?


Probably still very unlikely. It's tough to get a new cable channel picked up by most cable systems unless you've got strong leverage (usually a popular channel you can threaten to yank [ESPN] if you don't take the one they really don't want to pay for [ESPN U])

(edited by thecubsfan on 27.1.05 1250)


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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.23
    Originally posted by Jackson
    Wow, UPfreakinN doesn't want them. I guess this will free up space for a very special two hour episode of The Parkers.


Hey UPN sucks all kinds of ass. But I am thinking a 2 hour Kevin Hill.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.50
Despite rumors to the contrary, WWE Smackdown! is not about to be cancelled. Both UPN and WWE have stated that any rumors indicating that the show will be cancelled when its contract ends later this year are false. The story basically came to light after a reporter misinterpreted something but if it were indeed true, every major news and TV outlet would have already reported it.

Source: wrestlingobserver.com

I'm not sure if that's a viable source, but it looks like good news to me.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.28
Yeah, it's not likely that any network makes a decision to cancel a show 18 months before the end of the contract.
I mean, hard as it is to believe, wrestling might be on another one of those booms in 18 months and SD might be the hottest thing going. Regardless I don't see it going anywhere, unless UPN turns Kellner-esque and decides that wrestling doesn't fit the profile of the network.

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.98
    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
      Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
      Definitely not TNT, which is a movie/film-arts/gay channel now

    Did anyone else miss when TNT became the one-third gay channel?

I was wondering the same thing. It would be great if I could actually have a basic network gay channel, instead of having to pay the exorbiant fees whenever Logo! finally hits the air.

;)



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.95
I thought Bravo was kind of a gay channel?



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.98
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    I thought Bravo was kind of a gay channel?

I think Bravo is more of an independent film channel. Good stuff, though.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.60
Bravo used to be an independant film channel. Now, that market's been taken by Independant Film Channel (go figure), so with the rise in popularity of Queer Eye and some other programs that I forget at the moment, they've pretty much been quietly rebranding themselves as a "queer" network. Which, frankly, is very smart of them considering it's gotten them the best ratings of the channel's existance.


On topic, I'm thinking that this UPN cancelling Smackdown nonsense is just a ploy to give the network some leverage for contract renegotiations.

(edited by Tenken347 on 30.1.05 0555)
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.84
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    Bravo used to be an independant film channel. Now, that market's been taken by Independant Film Channel (go figure), so with the rise in popularity of Queer Eye and some other programs that I forget at the moment, they've pretty much been quietly rebranding themselves as a "queer" network. Which, frankly, is very smart of them considering it's gotten them the best ratings of the channel's existance.



Back off topic, Bravo also airs the endlessly fascinating "Inside the Actor's Studio" as well as the "Celebrity Poker Showdown(s)."

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