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#1 allmc2008

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

I am still puzzled on why PP said the first go-round that they want the shows to be in the ABC Format. 5 days/Week, an hour a day, and 50-52 weeks per year. Now they are going the 30 minute route and 4 days a week for 42 weeks a year. It seems as if Frons had something to do with the original decision. Does anyone know?
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:49 PM

I think it came down to money plus 30 mins you can have more tight shows without a lot of fluff. Also shooting 5 weeks on/off and alternating taing & sharing studio space saves a buttload of dollars


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

I don't think it was Frons ... They just originally wanted to keep the shows the same length out of ambition.  The shorter length now is a blessing in disguise!


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

The original plans were mostly the result of being rushed. They were throwing out many ideas to make it work from moving them to Canada with all new casts, to scabs and so many other ideas. The reason I was always so confident in this second go-round is because they had the benefit of TIME to actually think and make something happen. It would've never worked the first time, even if the money was there. They needed this year to think, regroup and hopefully put together a GREAT product.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

I don't think it was Frons ... They just originally wanted to keep the shows the same length out of ambition.  The shorter length now is a blessing in disguise!

 

Agreed. And YES it is. I love they're going back to being a half hour with a more focused cast.



The original plans were mostly the result of being rushed. They were throwing out many ideas to make it work from moving them to Canada with all new casts, to scabs and so many other ideas. The reason I was always so confident in this second go-round is because they had the benefit of TIME to actually think and make something happen. It would've never worked the first time, even if the money was there. They needed this year to think, regroup and hopefully put together a GREAT product.

 

Yep to this. They rushed it and now I'm glad they took the time and kept going. I think we'll have a great product. So excited.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

From what I read, ABC said they had to keep the same format for the show when PP took it over. I think PP agreed just so they could get the shows


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

From what I read, ABC said they had to keep the same format for the show when PP took it over. I think PP agreed just so they could get the shows

Exactly why I think that. I am not a conspiracy but maybe ABCD feared PP would make it work after years of saying soaps are dead then a fan backlash would ignite.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Sorry....I do not intend to pay $8 a month for HULU, on top of the $25 I already pay for internet, to Watch 2 hours of AMC a week......and STILL have to put up with commercials. Hulu has absolutely NOTHING else that interests me. 

 

There are cable stations that run the same reruns over and over every day of the week....... they could use a couple of hours of original programming Mon.-Fri.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

Sorry....I do not intend to pay $8 a month for HULU, on top of the $25 I already pay for internet, to Watch 2 hours of AMC a week......and STILL have to put up with commercials. Hulu has absolutely NOTHING else that interests me. 

 

There are cable stations that run the same reruns over and over every day of the week....... they could use a couple of hours of original programming Mon.-Fri.

Hulu.com is FREE. You can only watch on your computer. HULU PLUS is what costs 8.00 a month. With HULU PLUS you can stream to your mobile devices. So if you dont want to pay than watch for FREE on HULU.com


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

Yeah. You DO NOT have to pay to watch them on your computer.

 

And Hulu Plus airs like one or two commercials. It's not a big deal, but I understand why some wouldn't want to pay for even a few commercials.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Sorry....I do not intend to pay $8 a month for HULU, on top of the $25 I already pay for internet, to Watch 2 hours of AMC a week......and STILL have to put up with commercials. Hulu has absolutely NOTHING else that interests me. 
 
There are cable stations that run the same reruns over and over every day of the week....... they could use a couple of hours of original programming Mon.-Fri.

Your Joking, right?? If not!

 

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#12 Chris B

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

I'm so sick of the idiots who post things about having to pay to watch these shows. It takes seconds to educate yourself about these things. And Hulu Plus is well worth it with the huge variety they offer. Two 30 second commercials is nothing. Anybody who would complain about that has issues. It's not even as many commercials in the entire show than you would have during one commercial break on tv.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

From what I read, ABC said they had to keep the same format for the show when PP took it over. I think PP agreed just so they could get the shows

Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember that too.  If so, glad ABC relented later and let them do shorter shows.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

I'm so sick of the idiots who post things about having to pay to watch these shows. It takes seconds to educate yourself about these things. And Hulu Plus is well worth it with the huge variety they offer. Two 30 second commercials is nothing. Anybody who would complain about that has issues. It's not even as many commercials in the entire show than you would have during one commercial break on tv.

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#15 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

I'm not sure why someone couldn't simply correct another about having to pay to watch AMC/OLTL on HULU without insulting them. The same way that it would take seconds for someone to look up info online is the same way that it would've taken seconds for someone to provide correct info.


*shrug*


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#16 Errol

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

Frons had nothing to do with this Prospect Park deal. It was made without his influence after he canceled the soaps. He was fired for his poor handling of the situation. 


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