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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    This evening when I got home from work I plopped down on the couch grabbed my laptop signed on to tPF (of course!) then clicked on the t.v. to catch some news.I wasn't paying much attention but then a commercial caught my ear. It was advertising the show "Will and Grace". O....kay, didn't that show go off the air years ago....... Back to my laptop and I'm typing away when another commercial catches my attention. This time it's an advertisement for "Rosanne". I'm like Wha.....t?Now, I'll admit that I did not watch either of these shows when they were originally on with the exception of a show here or there. My question is: Why are the networks bringing old shows back? Are they incapable of creating new shows? Even way too many movies have become remakes. I just thought it was weird and sad. Thoughts?
    I'm a bettin the profitability of the many stations dedicated to reruns has figured into there decision making process. Just off my antenna I get 11 channels dedicated to reruns and 2 others that are about 50/50. Most are available on the local Charter Cable system.
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    I think SNL should do a whole show with the original cast. Well those who are alive anyways. And those who are not with us can be played by some of the new cast. Dumb idea? Probably..,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcfieldz View Post
    I think SNL should do a whole show with the original cast. Well those who are alive anyways. And those who are not with us can be played by some of the new cast. Dumb idea? Probably..,
    SNL, is crap now, compared to the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    SNL, is crap now, compared to the original.
    Tonight's show was good I thought. Love Halsey. And Leslie Jones' impersonation of Oprah was hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    This evening when I got home from work I plopped down on the couch grabbed my laptop signed on to tPF (of course!) then clicked on the t.v. to catch some news.

    I wasn't paying much attention but then a commercial caught my ear. It was advertising the show "Will and Grace". O....kay, didn't that show go off the air years ago....... Back to my laptop and I'm typing away when another commercial catches my attention. This time it's an advertisement for "Rosanne". I'm like Wha.....t?

    Now, I'll admit that I did not watch either of these shows when they were originally on with the exception of a show here or there. My question is: Why are the networks bringing old shows back? Are they incapable of creating new shows? Even way too many movies have become remakes.

    I just thought it was weird and sad. Thoughts?
    New show's mean huge production costs for the networks so they are very hesitant to develop them as a rule.

    They save money on production costs on existing shows since the shows are already in the can and most likely still have an audience for them. Their only costs are basically residuals and distribution. Everything else is pure profit for them.

    I personally enjoy watching some of the older B&W shows such as the Honeymooners and the Outer Limits; both very well produced show's with long time loyal audiences.
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