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Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

samedi 16 décembre 2006, par Webmaster

ABC is shuffling its deck chairs once again, pulling both Wednesday newcomers "Show Me the Money" and "Day Break" from its schedule effective immediately.

In addition, production has been halted on "Money’s" back-six order (read the story). In total, just five of the show’s seven completed installments have aired.

Both "Money" and "Break" hit series lows this past Wednesday among adults 18-49 (a 1.7 rating for the former and a 1.4 rating for the latter), making the news not much of a surprise. "Break" had previously been set to run through December 27 before going on hiatus.

The network is expected to stream the seven remaining episodes of "Break" on ABC.com.

The news marks the Alphabet’s first official cancellations of the 2006-07 season. Still sitting on the shelf, but technically alive are "Extreme Makeover" (three episodes yet to air), "Help Me Help You" (four), "The Nine" (six) and "Six Degrees" (seven).

As for their replacements, repeats of "America’s Funniest Home Videos" (which currently air on Fridays at 8:00/7:00c) will shift to Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting on January 2 while various repeats of "The George Lopez Show" and "According to Jim" will fill the network’s Wednesday schedule on December 20 and December 27.

To review, here’s a breakdown of the affected nights :

Tuesdays
8:00/7:00c - "America’s Funniest Home Videos" (repeats, as of Jan. 2)
9:00/8:00c - "Big Day"
9:30/8:30c - "Big Day" (as of Dec. 19)
10:00/9:00c - "Boston Legal"

Wednesdays
8:00/7:00c - "George Lopez" (as of Jan. 24)
8:30/7:30c - "According to Jim" (as of Jan. 3)
9:00/8:00c - "The Knights of Prosperity" (as of Jan. 3)
9:30/8:30c - "In Case of Emergency" (as of Jan. 3)
10:00/9:00c - "Primetime"

Fridays
8:00/7:00c - "Grey’s Anatomy" (encores, as of Jan. 12)
9:00/8:00c - "Brothers & Sisters" (encores, as of Jan. 12)
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"


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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    27 décembre 2006 00:23, par Anonymous
    Daybreak was an entertaining and thought-provoking show. You had to think. Maybe that was the problem ?? I enjoyed the show very much and look forward to seeing the unaired shows.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    27 décembre 2006 02:30, par JADELU
    How can they leave us hanging on Day Break. I think the timing was simply bad with the holidays . This was a great show !

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    28 décembre 2006 06:12, par STRYKER
    WHY IN THE WORLD DID YOU GET RID OF DAYBREAK ??? THAT IS THE BEST SHOW ON TV !!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SHOW THAT WAS SO THRILLING !! I COULDN’T WAIT FROM WEEK TO WEEK. YOU DEFINITELY MADE A PREMATURE AND POOR DECISION TO REMOVE THIS SHOW. WHOSE HOMES DID YOU HAVE THOSE BOXES IN ? WHAT RATING SYSTEM DID YOU USE ? WHY DIDN’T YOU LET IT RUN ITS COURSE ? WAS IT WAS IT NOT THE #1 SHOW ON TV ? THE OTHER CRAP ON TV JUST SHOWS HOW FAST AND FREAKY THIS PERSON OR THAT CAN HOP INTO BED AND THEY GET GOOD RATINGS ! FOR WHAT, MINDLESS SEXUAL CONTENT. WE ARE BECOMING, NO WE ARE SUCH A STUPID COUNTRY THAT IS SLOWLY DECLINING TO ALMOST NOTHING. WE LIVE IN A CULTURE THAT IS NOT TOLERANT OF DEVELOPING DIALOGUE. WE WANT EVERYTHING QUICK. WE DONT WANT OUR MINDS CHALLENGED OR STIMULATED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ENTERTAINMENT. WHATEVER

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    29 décembre 2006 02:21, par Julie Lambert

    Dear Mr. Baldwin,

    What a shame that ABC has decided to take "Day Break" off the air. It was innovative and intriguing. For a change, a TV show for public TV allowed one to think. Instead, we get to see more of the same "reality", comedy, and game shows, rather than creativity and talent. The talent of the actors provided believeable characters. Anyone I knew that watched it has expressed similar sentiments and observations.

    Why is something as far fetched as "Lost" continued, but not something as thought provoking as "DayBreak" ?

    I don’t get to watch much TV, but I made sure that I rearranged my schedule so I didn’t miss any part of "DayBreak". Isn’t that what networks want ?

    Perhaps putting those 2 shows back to back was a bad move. Two very different shows appealing to two very different audiences. I couldn’t get the station changed fast enough when "DayBreak" was over to avoid seeing any part of "Money". Perhaps others felt the same on either side of preference.

    I think ABC is making a big mistake. Shame too that those of us who truly appreciated the show don’t even get to see the rest of the episodes. Since my leisure time is so limited, I will now reconsider watching something new on ABC for fear that I may become as ’hooked’ as I got to "DayBreak" only to have it yanked before having any closure. ABC has lost a bit of my support.

    ABC should reconsider airing at least the final episodes.

    Sincerely, Julie Lambert

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  • This is very upsetting. I do not like getting involved in a show only to be left hanging. I think I will forget tv and just buy the DVD series so that I know I will always have a next episode ! ABC made a mistake with this cancellation.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    3 janvier 2007 14:29, par luv2fishpink
    Mr. Baldwin, what a shame that Day Break is cancelled. My 14 year old son and I looked forward to watching this show each week, while we were waiting for Lost to re-appear. Now Lost is being moved to 10:00 and they’ll lose people by doing that. Networks don’t give people enough time to get accostomed to new shows. We didn’t watch Lost the entire first season. After I heard people talking it up during its first year, we decided to wait until summer to catch everything, most importantly, to be able to understand what was going on. That would have been the case with Day Break. No one, would have understood it, had they caught the show after the first week. I’m baffled what networks are thinking now-a-days. Until this year, they’d run a few new eppys, then run re-runs, and this would go on from Sept to May. They finally heard the viewing public say that this was insane. We wanted to have all new eppys at once. So ABC said, we’ll split up the season and make shows that will only fit in between the split up season. So they get people interested in the shows and then blamo, they’re gone. That really ticked off everyone that watch Day Break. I’ve heard you can spend $5 and go on myspace.com to see the final eppys, I don’t know if that is true. I for one won’t do that. Networks wonder why people are renting the DVDs for old shows. At least we get to see all of them and no one can cancel it prior to the end. ABC you made a poor decision, which actually makes me want to re-think if I’ll watch anymore of your shows. (I watch Desperate Housewives and Extreme Makeover Home Edition too). By the way, Medium is on Weds at 10:00, I won’t miss that. I may give up on Lost, this show is dragging itself out.

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  • I think you made a very big mistake when you took off Daybreak this show was so good !!!! Why would you do something so stupid like that !!! I will only watch ABC now on Sundays for Extreme Makeover Home Edition and on Thursday for Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy

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  • It sounded like a good idea to introduce a sort of mini series to replace a hit show on hiatus. 11 shows to intrigue you suspense appetite. I bought it. I got into it. I was pumped. I awaited the next installment. And then, nothing. I am not a computer tv watcher (not yet anyway). I like to watch my television programming on a big screen TV. I was waiting to see if Adam Baldwin was really a bad guy. Do the ratings reflect shows that are taped or recorded ?

    Signed,

    Very disappointed 49 YO thriller seeker

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  • Daybreak was one of the few shows I looked forward to seeing. If only the remaining episodes could at least be seen at another time on another day.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    5 janvier 2007 02:02, par Anonymous
    I really liked day break and resent being left hanging like this. Please let us watch the remaining episodes online !! Susie

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    5 janvier 2007 05:17, par Day Break fan
    Is there someway to send ABC an e-mail in support of this great show ? Hats of to Taye Diggs, I thought he chose to do a GREAT character. I’m a conservative who doesn’t watch alot of TV, but this was a show that I could sink my teeth into. Too bad I don’t think like the "masses", ’cos it’s the masses that ABC (and any other network for that matter) cater to.

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  • "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    5 janvier 2007 18:45, par Catherine Cook

    Can’t believe you have removed Day Break from your line-up next season. It was one of the best shows on - riveting plot, great acting and true drama. Obiously the ratings influenced your decision, but the fact that real entertainment was bumped while pure trash continues is disturbing. You initiated the show at a time when people were beginning to ramp up their schedules due to the onset of the holidays - a show with a progressive plot that required regular watching. Big mistake on your part. You’ve lost me on Wednesday nights - I signed up for a class when I heard the show was gone.

    Hope you reconsider bringing this incredibly entertaining drama back. If not, hope you are selling it to an independent. And, I hope someone lets the writers and the actors know the cancellation had nothing to do with their amazing talent and ability. I was hooked from the git-go and passed on some great invitations just to stay home and see the show on a big screen. What a disappointment. Catherine Cook, Martinez, CA.

    PS I called the San Francisco station to complain as well as taking the time to search down this site and register my opinions. I’m 64 years old and have never done anything of the sort in my life until now. The only other time I’ve felt this strongly was when American Dream got cancelled. Was that your mistake too ?

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    7 janvier 2007 23:34, par Anonymous
    So the brainless replacements ABC have put on in place of the thought-provoking "Daybreak" are what the ABC Execs think are better for viewers ? Use peanuts for bait and you’ll catch monkeys....

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  • I really enjoyed Day Break and thought the entire cast was GREAT ! Lead, actor fabulous !! I am very sorry it was cancelled ! It made me think through the process, a great mystery and fun and great acting. ABC, you usually hit the mark, not this time. Very disappointed ! Can you bring it back ? Give it another chance ?

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    9 janvier 2007 15:34, par Anonymous
    I can’t believe you left us hanging and with no where to go to watch the final episodes. This was a good show fast moving with a lot of action. Really looked forwarded to the next episode. I agree with the other posts not much else to watch in ABC. Last season of Lost was uninteresting and boring.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    9 janvier 2007 19:22, par Anonymous

    I already sent a complaint to ABC. You can believe I’m upset, because I NEVER send messages about TV shows to anyone. I was mad before, and now I just feel sad, because I know this won’t change anything. I do agree with an earlier observation though. You need to give a show enough time, and during the right time of year. This was a really bad time of year to start a show that required you to see every show in order to understand what was going on. It should have been shown starting about now (January) and had a rerun late at night or something later in the week so that if someone missed one, they could catch the other and continue on with the story.

    I also didn’t watch Lost the first season. I watched the whole season in reruns during the summer and then started watching it during season two. Day Break is way better than this season of Lost so far. (Actually it’s better than Lost ever was.) The viewers are only holding on in hopes that something changes with the new episodes.

    Actually, in looking at ABC’s Primetime line up - I now see that this show didn’t even belong on ABC. There are only 3 shows in your lineup that I ever watch, one is Dancing with the Stars, and you’re about to lose me on another one of them. It belongs on CBS or NBC where all the other good shows are.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    11 janvier 2007 00:31, par Anonymous
    Daybreak was easily the best new show to air in the fall of 2006. You people that decided to pull this show are idiots. The show had low ratings because you didn’t promote it enough and you were too stupid to know how to market it. Oh, it didn’t fit into one of your mindless, prepackaged boxes ? Sorry your job is Sooo hard. Maybe you should just go back to your shows that work so well, like America’s Funniest Videos. Afterall, 15 years of seeing guys getting kicked in the balls never seems to get old, does it ?

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  • This was a very big mistake by ABC. Shame on them for cancelling Daybreak and leaving viewers hanging. I loved the plot, the acting, and the writing. Everyone associated with this series should be applauded. There was REAL talent involved with Daybreak and it should be on the air. It was a very interesting show and for you to pull it off the schedule before airing all the episodes is down right dirty. ABC has lost another previously-loyal viewer.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    11 janvier 2007 22:02, par Anonymous

    Day Break had too many non-white people in it and that is why it performed so poorly and was given such a short leash...in addition to other reasons listed like holidays.

    Network TV is low quality "LCD" or "lowest common denominator" entertainment.

    M$R

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    12 janvier 2007 09:18, par Chalde69
    I myself never have time to watch tv during the evening since I have to work, so I record alot of my shows....with the new season I havent been able to see what was good, but I remember reading about "Daybreak" in a mag somewhere and it sounded interesting....but I didnt know when it was on, so that left me to download the episodes which I do with most of my shows that I cant see, it allows me to sit back and watch a few when I get the chance, and today I decided to check out day break...and let me tell ya, I watched all 6 episodes back to back....it has been the one of the amazing shows I have come across...not too many keep me in my seat and wanting more, but this one got me....I came online to see if I could download anymore and I couldnt seem to find any...so then I did a search and low and behold I came across this site saying it was cancelled...and I have to say is " ABC...WHAT ARE U THINKING ????? " granted u probably didnt have it on the best night....u should have had it on a night with one of your popular shows...it may have done better...since I download the shows the dont know what the " Money" show was about....but still....u guys had a winner there, perhaps there wasnt enough advertising for it....maybe u should sell it to FOX they could do something with it....heck, it could be put up against 24 and Prison Break....but alas I am now one of the crowd that again wants to turn their back on ABC....its a wonder people still watch the station when u keep cancelling the good shows. Well thats my rant, I could keep going but what good is it gonna do...you have already disappointed me.

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    12 janvier 2007 09:27, par Chalde69
    I myself never have time to watch tv during the evening since I have to work, so I record alot of my shows....with the new season I havent been able to see what was good, but I remember reading about "Daybreak" in a mag somewhere and it sounded interesting....but I didnt know when it was on, so that left me to download the episodes which I do with most of my shows that I cant see, it allows me to sit back and watch a few when I get the chance, and today I decided to check out day break...and let me tell ya, I watched all 6 episodes back to back....it has been the one of the amazing shows I have come across...not too many keep me in my seat and wanting more, but this one got me....I came online to see if I could download anymore and I couldnt seem to find any...so then I did a search and low and behold I came across this site saying it was cancelled...and I have to say is " ABC...WHAT ARE U THINKING ????? " granted u probably didnt have it on the best night....u should have had it on a night with one of your popular shows...it may have done better...since I download the shows the dont know what the " Money" show was about....but still....u guys had a winner there, perhaps there wasnt enough advertising for it....maybe u should sell it to FOX they could do something with it....heck, it could be put up against 24 and Prison Break....but alas I am now one of the crowd that again wants to turn their back on ABC....its a wonder people still watch the station when u keep cancelling the good shows. Well thats my rant, I could keep going but what good is it gonna do...you have already disappointed me.

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  • Confirmation quote from :

    http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms ?newsId=11372

    "While at [the Television Critics Association tour],[ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson] also said that freshman dramas "The Nine" and "Six Degrees," which were pulled from the schedule earlier this season, will likely return to finish their runs before May. But "Day Break" will only be available ABC.com."

    Woohoo !

    Voir en ligne : Confirmation Link

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    17 janvier 2007 01:51, par Anonymous
    Somebody is not too smart pulling "day break". it was a dam good show !!!

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    17 janvier 2007 21:46, par luv2fishpink

    Found this on-line today. It confirms a previous post, with a little more information.

    Killed ABC Serials Get One More Breath ’Day Break’ headed to web, ’Nine,’ ’Six Degrees’ may air By Rick Porter January 14, 2007

    ’The Nine’LOS ANGELES — As much as any network, ABC bore the brunt of the Great Serialized Show Turn-off of fall 2006.

    Three of its new shows — "Day Break," "The Nine" and "Six Degrees" — were pulled after a few weeks on the air, leaving what fans there were of each series on a limb. It looks, though, that ABC will offer some form of closure for all three shows.

    "Day Break," which was to have plugged the "Lost" hiatus hole between November and February, got the hook after five weeks on the air. It will, however, make its way to ABC.com by the end of February, ABC Entertainment chief Stephen McPherson said Sunday during ABC’s time at the Television Critics Association press tour. (It was to have been up by now, but he says some music-clearance issues have held things up.)

    As for "The Nine" and "Six Degrees," "those two actually may get back on the air in [primetime]," he says. Neither show has a specific return date, but McPherson says it’s likely they’ll be back on before the season closes in May. "Six Degrees," in fact, remains in production after going dark for a while to retool.

    Now, the bad news : Neither show is being extended beyond its initial 13-episode order this season. That means, in the case of "The Nine," that viewers won’t get to see a complete resolution of the bank-robbery story that fuels the show.

    "It wasn’t designed to end at the end of the 13, so it doesn’t answer that specific question," McPherson says. It’s possible, though, that ABC would work with creators Hank and K.J. Steinberg to offer fans some way (short of shooting more episodes) of finding out how the story ends.

    As for why the shows didn’t click with audiences, McPherson can’t point to any one reason. He does believe, though, that there wasn’t anything wrong with the series creatively.

    "The shows were incredibly well-produced. We loved the shows creatively," he says. "I don’t look back in kind of hindsight and say, ’Boy, we should have done this differently, that differently,’ about those shows. [It] may have just been timing."

    Going forward, ABC is looking for a better balance between serialized shows and those that don’t necessarily demand an every-week commitment from viewers.

    "There’s so much good drama on right now that you’re asking a lot of the audience," McPherson says. "On every night there’s two or three shows, not just on our network, but across the board. I think in the mix as we go into development this year, we have more stuff that is procedural or close-ended."

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  • Adam Baldwin - "Day Break" Tv Series is off ABC schedule

    25 avril 2007 22:21, par Mary in Dallas,Tx

    Alright, what is the deal ??!!! I liked "DayBreak" and loved"Six Degrees" and you guys have shelved both of them. I truely believe that they should have been given another shot at making it. And what was up with that teaser episode of “Six Degrees” in early April and then yanking it off again ? It seems the minute there is an interesting adult television series to watch it’s voted off the air and replaced with mindless, poorly written, jibber jabber.

    Is it too much to ask to have a series that ventures outside of the box ? Are we that predictable where all we need are a few “reality shows”, some mindless drama and oh lets not forget the original idea of having a show that revolves around the medical field ? (Although I love “House”)

    Please reconsider, at least give “Six Degrees” another chance, this series had real potential.

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