Friday, May 11, 2018

Yay And Ouch

In a fairly bizarre story, Rick And Morty has been renewed by Adult Swim--for 70 episodes.  This is a show that has ten episodes a season, so this is the equivalent of a seven season renewal.

It's only had three seasons so far, and each was a long time coming.  So seven more seasons (or however they split up the 70 new episodes) will take so long it's possible they won't have finished by the time the next George R. R. Martin novel comes out.

Rick And Morty is a huge hit, so a renewal was a given.  The main question is if creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are ready for what's coming, since, apparently, each season takes a lot out of them.

It's also one of the best comedies out there, so this is good news.  Perhaps they'll increase the number of episodes per season and get a bigger staff.  Fine with me, as long as they keep up the quality.  Or maybe, in this brave new world of TV, they'll just keep putting out new episodes as they make them.  Who needs seasons anyway?

Meanwhile, other shows are being canceled.  The one that hurts the most is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, gone after five seasons.  It's my favorite network sitcom.  But I can't say the cancelation was a shock, as the show's ratings weren't great.  There is some hope the show will be picked up by another network or channel or service.

Also canceled at Fox were The Last Man On Earth (which I didn't really watch) and The Mick (which I did).

PS  That didn't take long.  NBC has picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a 13-episode sixth season.  The show was created by the Parks And Recreation people, so it's back where it belongs.


Anonymous Denver Guy said...

You may have noted that Fox has now picked up "Last Man Standing," which ABC caned last year. Also attributed to the success of Roseanne.

5:44 AM, May 15, 2018  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More shows need caning.

10:28 AM, May 15, 2018  

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