SHO exec talks about future of Brotherhood

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SHO exec talks about future of Brotherhood

Post by kjshd05 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:55 pm

http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6629755.html

"However, the series Brotherhood remains on the bubble. Greenblatt said executives love the show but 'we're trying to figure out its future'

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Post by Chari910 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:44 am

IGN has a quote from Greenblatt

January 14, 2009 - The future has looked bleak for Brotherhood, which recently ended its third season. The word has been that Season 3 was the last one for the critically acclaimed series, which hasn't managed to get the following of many other series on Showtime, like Dexter and Weeds. However, today at the Television Critics Association press tour, Brotherhood was still included in a clip reel of current series, and among the photos as you entered the main room where the panels were held, and no official cancellation announcement has been made.

Asked about the fate of Brotherhood, Showtime's Bob Greenblatt didn't confirm the show's cancellation nor if it would return, replying, "It's a show that we love and I know many of you in this room love. We're just trying to figure out what the future for it might be. The show has been on the air for three years, and there's a finite number of slots for shows [on the channel]. We're in that difficult place of trying to make that decision."

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Post by kjshd05 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:21 am

here is the IGN link:

http://tv.ign.com/articles/945/945098p1.html

I don't know why Greenblatt is hedging, we all know the Prod office has been emptied, the sets have been dismantled, and the place is up for sale. I think he's trying to hold onto customers who have already decided to drop SHO, when the "Official" cancelation is announced.

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Post by thunder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:39 am

How long will they think about it? :roll:
Maybe thay will never "offically" cancel it because they are afraid that people will cancel them.
I think it looks like the Showtime executives are hoping people will just forget about the show after a while... (But we will never forget!)

My new year resolution is to be more optimistic, so... If we wish for it very hard, maybe we will get a fourth season?

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:47 am

*sighs*

guess we'll have to wait and see, ladies.





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Post by Roz » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:16 am

Angel Tavington wrote:*sighs*

guess we'll have to wait and see, ladies.





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But, I'm no good at waiting! I want to see Michael Caffee now, darnit!!

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:31 am

I want to see Michael Caffee now, darnit!!
Oh me too, dear. I think I'll rewatch season 1.






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Post by virtu1889 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:10 pm

kjshd05 wrote: I think he's trying to hold onto customers who have already decided to drop SHO, when the "Official" cancelation is announced.
I think you're exactly right. They won't give it to us straight because it would be bad business. :???:

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Post by Guest » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:57 pm

I'm not American. so Showtime wouldn't care about me anyway... But isn't it also a posibility that people can cancel Showtime and get it back again IF Brotherhood is given another season ?

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Post by thunder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:00 pm

I'm the guest behind the previous message, forgot to sign in. :oops:

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Post by wolfsaver » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:48 pm

Well, Brotherhood is the only reason I got Showtime. It will save me money to cancel if BH is not back.

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Post by Marie » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:54 pm

I'm with you there Wolfsaver!!!!

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Post by kjshd05 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:48 am

me too, wolfsaver and marie...I've already tried to cancel SHO, and my
cable company wouldn't allow me to...something about it being in a
"package", and if I break the package, I break the deal and they will
charge me more money....what a racket.... :-(

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Post by fruitbat » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:24 am

I wonder how aggressively they promoted Brotherhood to other cable networks. Weeds is on Canadian cable.

Also, I recall seeing adds for Weeds in American magazines, (I used to read "People" mag), but I don't recall any Brotherhood ads.

Edited: sorry for the incoherent post; I'm at work. :oops:
I was trying to say that Brotherhood might have had a bigger following if they had promoted it more. (Perhaps this has already been discussed?)
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Post by Angel Tavington » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:56 am

yeah SHO really should have promoted it more...




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