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Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue Cancelled by ABC
IGN ^ | November 16 2012 | Eric Goldman

Posted on 11/16/2012 5:11:43 PM PST by Tyrannis

ABC has cancelled Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Both shows will not be receiving orders for additional episodes beyond their first thirteen.

Despite a lot of critical support for Last Resort, it struggled on Thursday nights on ABC. 666 Park Avenue meanwhile was the clear ratings weak link on ABC’s Sunday night lineup. Variety reports that both shows will at least air all thirteen episodes.

(Excerpt) Read more at ign.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: liberalmedia; trashtv

1 posted on 11/16/2012 5:11:48 PM PST by Tyrannis
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To: Tyrannis

Waiting for the day when they cancel GMA.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 5:17:03 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

M-F morning worship of the wun will never be cancelled.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 5:25:46 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Tyrannis
Last Resort has had a different writer for each episode, and boy, does it show. I was sold after the pilot - it posed the question, "What happens when the United States of America is the rogue nation? With one officer standing against the darkness?" (Seemed relevant, for some reason...) Brilliantly drawn, admirable characters.

It became Lost. Yesterday's episode I turned off when King and Grace started going at it on the beach. Won't be back. They have spent literally five seconds in six episodes on the implications of a American tyrant's nuclear strike on another country. Gotta explore those island politics.

4 posted on 11/16/2012 5:30:55 PM PST by InMemoriam (I looked at all those other countries; this is the ship I am going down on.)
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To: Tyrannis; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

Did they get $8,000 for the first episodes?

Don’t worry, ABC. What with your agendas, you’ll get a ‘666’ back real soon.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 5:33:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: InMemoriam

You’re being too kind. Last Resort sucked from the 3rd episode on, and for some unknown reason I am unable to delete it from my DVR. It stares at me every time I check my recorded shows and pisses me off every time. Good riddance.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 5:41:52 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Tyrannis
I am bored with both and will cancel my season passes on the Tivo as well as the unwatched episodes I have.

As for Last Resort, why they don't kill that stupid drug boss is a mystery to me. Probably so he can KEEP causing them problems. I figured it would be cancelled. The premise didn't lend to having too many seasons anyway. 666 Park Avenue was slow at times, but I did like Terry O'quinn in it.

7 posted on 11/16/2012 5:44:09 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Tyrannis

I have at least heard of “Last Resort”... never watched it, never even heard of the other one.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 5:49:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: be-baw
The bossy blond chick in the tight t-shirt was a clue.
9 posted on 11/16/2012 5:49:41 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Tyrannis

I saw an ad for “Beauty and the Beast” and thought it might be good. I tried to watch the first episode and it was all at night and you could barely see anything. I hate that look.

I almost dozed off and turned the channel about half way through.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 5:52:04 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Arrow, another new CW show, is good. Have you tried that one?


11 posted on 11/16/2012 5:58:14 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: USMCWife6869

I have seen ads for “Arrow” but have never actually seen the show.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 6:01:21 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Tyrannis

I saw the first episode of last resort and a few episodes of 666 Park Avenue. I didn’t like last resort and by the 4th episode I didn’t like 666 Park Avenue.

I did however like “strike back” (British) and Continuum (Canadian). Some of those British and Canadian TV series put U.S TV to shame.

Fringe and Castle are my current favorites, but I’m losing interest in Castle. Fringe will be coming to an end.

Homeland I find riveting, Elementary is fair, just above Person of Interest.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 6:12:55 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Tyrannis

666 Park ave started intriguing but without the backstory it is at times confusing. I was giving it a few more episodes before I stopped dvring it.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 6:22:58 PM PST by RginTN
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I don’t mean to make ya’ll laugh but I’d prefer they bring back reruns of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman, Kung Fu etc etc


15 posted on 11/16/2012 6:28:55 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Tyrannis

If Democrats are willing to cheat to win elections, why haven’t the advertisers figured out that the ratings could be manipulated? I think advertisers should probably be paying 25% of what they’re paying for commercials on the broadcast networks.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 6:37:24 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tyrannis

No surprise. Neither program was getting very high viewer numbers.

I do hope they bring Last Resort to a conclusion. Too many other programs have ended without resolution/conclusion.

666 never seemed to be going anywhere. Every episode seemed to introduce new mysteries and eerieness without bringing much resolution to earlier mysteries.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 6:43:44 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Tyrannis

The first episode of Last Resort was damned good. Then it decided to be Lost. Even used the same sets, I’d wager.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 6:53:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Undecided 2012

We aren’t laughing.

Those old shows were head and shoulders above anything out today. There might be a few exceptions but overall that is it.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 6:53:44 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Tyrannis

666 is the mark of the beast in the book of Revelations. Was 666 Park a subtle reference to Satan?


20 posted on 11/16/2012 6:58:58 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: I Drive Too Fast
666 Park Avenue was slow at times, but I did like Terry O'quinn in it.

Hubby and I rather liked it. Oh well.

21 posted on 11/16/2012 7:02:02 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: WashingtonSource
No. It wasn't subtle at all.

Actually, the address of the hotel was 999 Park Avenue. In the credits, an eerie shadow cast on the ornate building numbers inverts it to 666 (but Park Avenue remains readable).

22 posted on 11/16/2012 7:02:55 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

I was watching it too, double oh well!


23 posted on 11/16/2012 7:04:48 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: WashingtonSource
Was 666 Park a subtle reference to Satan?

I think so, and Terry O'Quinn's character does do some deal making with people, who soon come to regret it. There is always a price to be paid for "help" with something that you desire.

24 posted on 11/16/2012 7:05:32 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: USMCWife6869

“arrow” is a comic book hero dreamed up for progressive propaganda

google it. you’ll see

stopped watching at the 3rd episode when the ‘hero’ was going to attack the ‘evil business man’ to get a better grade smoke detector installed.
/facepalm

I’ve enjoyed ‘person of interest’... but they showed their liberal skirt last night vilifying the ‘evil energy exec’ while saving/showcasing the ‘married’ lesbian couple. they continue that bs, and I’ll be tuning out


25 posted on 11/16/2012 7:09:25 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: WashingtonSource
Was 666 Park a subtle reference to Satan?

I think so, and Terry O'Quinn's character does do some deal making with people, who soon come to regret it. There is always a price to be paid for "help" with something that you desire.

26 posted on 11/16/2012 7:12:47 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Tyrannis

I am glued to Revenge on Sunday nights and was hoping 666 which followed would be a great addition to the night but I hated the show from the beginning. Great cast but it bored me to tears.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 7:13:15 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Last Resort started going down hill pretty fast. You mentioned Lost, did you see in the last episode, in their preview for upcoming episodes, a curly long haired bearded fat guy like on... Lost!

Do we know how many episodes are left? I’ll try to watch it until the end. Why? I don’t know, I just like to finish things!


28 posted on 11/16/2012 7:19:54 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

An early FR review on Last Resort noted the involvement of Andre Braugher in some other series that came to bad ends. Seems that FReeper was prescient...


29 posted on 11/16/2012 7:34:58 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: sten

I enjoyed “Smallville” even tho it was about as PC as it gets.

All the professionals such as Doctors, Scientists, Police Chiefs, Judges, The very best at anything, were nearly all either Black or female or Black female. It was so obvious that one wanted to ask them how a state which is 2% Black got all those impressive Blacks. Even Clark’s best friend, Pete Ross was changed to Black.

I just learned to overlook all that and enjoy the show. Finally they ran an episode which was nothing more or less than an advertisement for illegal aliens. I felt like I had sat through an hour long political ad and a very dishonest one at that.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 7:46:31 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Again, don’t mean to seem old fashion, but when I saw the sleazy previews, I had no interest, I get enough of that from the LSM. At the moment, I’ll stick with cop shows til they bring back real family shows. AND GOD FORBID KIDS MIGHT FIND OUT THERE REALLY WERE REAL COWBOYS AND PATRIOTS.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 7:46:31 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: T-Bird45

“An early FR review on Last Resort noted the involvement of Andre Braugher in some other series that came to bad ends. Seems that FReeper was prescient...”

That would probably have been “Men of a Certain Age” with Ray Romano and Braugher, a really good show that made it for only 2 seasons on TNT, miss that one.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 2:51:44 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Tyrannis
Last Resort was awful. I kept laughing at the technical goofs and the wholly terrible depiction of US Navy sailors. Submarine interiors the size of the Astrodome. Firing keys on "clips" so they could be easily stolen. An XO with super-human abilities. Chiefs and sailors acting like 10-year-old brats, insulting -- or worse -- officers to their faces. SEALS acting like terrorists on LSD. MIRVed ballistic missiles with just one warhead apiece, flying all the way to the target like cruise missiles, flames roaring out the back. Pakistani sailors climbing out of submerged SSKs and crawling up the sides of a ship, then appearing on deck completely dry. US warships with Star Trek level technology (nice thought, but, no). A US ship's CO letting the Chicoms set-up shop nearby. Time dialation allowing events that would take weeks to take just days or minutes (another gift from Star Trek?)

The writers went out of their way to ignore anyone with even a passing knowledge of the military. How's it feel now, dummies? Aside from the laughs, just a horrible show.

33 posted on 12/23/2012 11:40:38 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Usagi_yo

Amid the desolation of current TV, my wife and I are on our third viewing of the entire 10 season, 213-episode box set of “Stargate SG-1,” plus the two movies.


34 posted on 12/23/2012 11:45:25 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: yarddog
"I tried to watch the first episode and it was all at night and you could barely see anything. I hate that look."

I think you can expect to see a lot of that. When the X-Files had a lot of dark scenes it was edgy and contributed to the plot. The shadows became a character of their own.

Nowadays, I think shows just do it because with the advent of HD TV, the beautiful people don't want us peons to realize that they're not really all that beautiful.

35 posted on 12/23/2012 11:54:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I was given the first few seasons of “Smallville”. After viewing the episodes on one of the discs there will sometimes be a narrated episode or two with the directors or whatever they are called will comment as a voice over while showing the episode.

I noticed in one of those, one of the guys mentioned that Kristen Kreuk was one of the few actresses who could stand what they called “a slamma jamma closeup”. By that he meant that her face or only part of her face would fill the entire screen.

She is probably now 10-15 years older and her face will probably not stand a clear close up anymore.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 1:03:14 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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