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1996-05-22 00:00:00 - Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (Lee Klopack <leo1469@usa.pipeline.com>)


I read the unfortunate news of Nowhere Man being cancelled. Does this mean we will never know what else is going to happen to Veil(Gemini) Please say Thomas Veil's quest will continue!!!! thanks, leo1469

1996-05-23 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (CWZY26B@prodigy.com)


Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes.

1996-05-23 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (alantuck@usa.pipeline.com)


On May 23, 1996 19:12:11 in article <Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways>, 'CWZY26B@prodigy.com (Jason Conrad)' wrote: >Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes. Unlikely. Never mind that ABC skews to an older audience than UPN, and numerous other potential demographic problems. Never mind the fact that few people have even *heard* of NwM, let alone seen it. How would new viewers be brought up to speed? In the same way UPN tried to bring in new viewers and bring them up to speed by doing a muddled Reader's Digest version of condensing 21 episodes into four, ABC or any other network would have to do an even larger condensed version. How would that be possible, without muddling it even further? Aside from doing an imitation of Veil, and pretending UPN's season didn't exist, it wouldn't. I have made no secret of the fact I did not like the literal/conspiracy direction the show took. I'm a big "X-Files" fan, but that is not what NwM was all about. However, it is what UPN wanted to make NwM all about. But for those who enjoyed the new direction: The series and the mystery has already gone through plenty of twists and turns. *That* was the hook. Why would a brand new viewer become engrossed in the series without experiencing these twists and turns? The series was retooled for February sweeps, and overhauled for May sweeps. Would you be willing to accept a complete overhaul once again just to give new viewers perspective? How could a new viewer possibly appreciate and get hooked on the show without having the network and new producers tear the show to its core, and starting over? Let's just let this series die. Really, from a creative perspective, it's already dead. Admit it. At this point, you just want to know who the guy is on the video tape at the end of "Gemini". If you *really* want it to continue, let's just see a final two-hour show on UPN to answer the mystery, and be done with it. *If* Disney will pony up the bucks to produce it, and *if* UPN will free up two hours of advertising time to do it. NwM lived a good life. Let it go. With any luck at all, in a few years we'll be able to visit its grave on cable. -Alan Tucker-

1996-05-24 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (puddintame@aol.com)


In article <4o2dab$1u2a@usenetp1.news.prodigy.com>, CWZY26B@prodigy.com (Jason Conrad) writes: >Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes. > > Well if they did I'd love it. But wouldn't a top netowek like ABC have to be nuts to pick up a series with the ratings that NWM had?

1996-05-24 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (IJBall@aol.com)


In article <4o3k5t$ra@newsbf02.news.aol.com>, puddintame@aol.com (PuddinTame) wrote: > In article <4o2dab$1u2a@usenetp1.news.prodigy.com>, CWZY26B@prodigy.com > (Jason Conrad) writes: > > >Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes. > > Well if they did I'd love it. But wouldn't a top netowek like ABC have to > be nuts to pick up a series with the ratings that NWM had? No, because UPN and ABC aren't in comparable situtations. NwM might average a 3.0 on UPN. But on a major network like ABC, with coverage in 100% of the US, NwM ratings would likely double, at the very least. Of course, to succeed on ABC, the ratings would have to be closer to at least triple the UPN ratings. Still, it's only a crazy idea if NwM proves to be a bomb on ABC too. -- Ian J. Ball | Want my TV episode guides or rec.arts.tv FAQ? Grad Student, UCLA | http://members.aol.com/IJBall/WWW/IJBall.html IJBall@aol.com | ftp://members.aol.com/IJBall3/FTP/ ijb@ucla.edu | "What to do, with time so short?..."

1996-05-25 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (Monarch <pmonarch@en.com>)


PuddinTame wrote: > > In article <4o2dab$1u2a@usenetp1.news.prodigy.com>, CWZY26B@prodigy.com > (Jason Conrad) writes: > > >Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes. > > > > > > Well if they did I'd love it. But wouldn't a top netowek like ABC have to > be nuts to pick up a series with the ratings that NWM had? And if they didn't, and it never came back to TV. I would like to see it as a series of books. A books series can leave you guessing just as much as a TV series. Prehaps more. Mark -- "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.." -Albert Einstein...

1996-05-27 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (Robert <cyberscott@earthlink.net>)


PuddinTame wrote: > > In article <4o2dab$1u2a@usenetp1.news.prodigy.com>, CWZY26B@prodigy.com > (Jason Conrad) writes: > > >Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes. > > > > > > Well if they did I'd love it. But wouldn't a top netowek like ABC have to > be nuts to pick up a series with the ratings that NWM had?True, but remember, it was on the UPN network!! How much coverage does UPN have across the US??? Wouldn't any show on UPN have low ratings?? Scott

1996-05-28 00:00:00 - Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways - (alantuck@usa.pipeline.com)


On May 27, 1996 22:06:04 in article <Re: Will Nowhere Man continue in other ways>, 'Robert <cyberscott@earthlink.net>' wrote: >PuddinTame wrote: >> >> In article <4o2dab$1u2a@usenetp1.news.prodigy.com>, CWZY26B@prodigy.com >> (Jason Conrad) writes: >> >> >Rumor has it ABC is going to pick up NWM next year. Keep up hopes. >> > >> > >> >> Well if they did I'd love it. But wouldn't a top netowek like ABC have to >> be nuts to pick up a series with the ratings that NWM had?True, but remember, >it was on the UPN network!! How much coverage does >UPN have across the US??? Wouldn't any show on UPN have low ratings?? > >Scott UPN presently has 210 affiliates. -Alan Tucker-