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donutsweeper ([personal profile] donutsweeper) wrote2017-05-17 08:53 am

And you get renewed! And you get renewed! And.. oh dear

I was looking at the list of shows that had been renewed over at [community profile] tv_talk and found it interesting to see a)how many shows there are that I had watched at one point but stopped, b)how many shows there are that I have never, ever heard of despite some been on for numerous seasons, and c)how many times I thought holy crap how is that show still on the air?

I started trying to figure out how many renewed shows I knew/enjoyed/hated/gave up on and decided to come up with a list. (note- it appears to count shows that will be airing a new season this summer as having been renewed since that season is still yet to air although there are some returning shows not on the list so...)

Having watched at least an episode or so and given up/never got into: ABC- Designated Survivor, Once Upon a Time, CBS- MacGyver, FOX- New Girl, NBC- L&O:SVU

Having watched regularly for a bit before sanity prevailed (kidding): ABC - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. AMC- Humans, CBS- The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, Elementary (although if this were streaming legally somewhere I'd probably try to catch up), Hawaii 5-0 (I am boggling that it was renewed for an 8th season), NCIS (14th season!! this show WILL NEVER DIE), NCIS:LA, CW- Arrow, Flash, iZombie, Supergirl, Supernatural, Whose Line is it Anyway, FOX- Gotham, Lucifer, the Simpsons, X-Files, HISTORY- Vikings, MTV- Teen Wolf, NCB- Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Shades of Blue, This is Us, NETFLIX- Daredevil, Longmire, SYFY- the Magicians, USA- Mr Robot, Suits. (Shows I know are returning that are not on the list but I watched some of before quitting are Preacher, Cleverman and Shadowhunters)

What I still plan on watching (to one extent or another) come time for new episodes to air: Legends of Tomorrow, Lethal Weapon, Stitchers, Timeless, Killjoys, Wynonna Earp, People of Earth (if I can get caught up?) and The Librarians. (Also The Night Shift, if I remember, which isn't on the renewed or cancelled list) To be fair, I'm still vaguely interested in most of CW's shows in a 'I hope the characters have happily ever afters but watching their adventures just got too painful to do every week' kind of way but it would take a lot for me to go back to watching regularly.

Things I'm boggling at:
there's apparently 2 different "The Bachelor" shows that have aired for 26 season between them
AT&T has a network? And makes it's own TV content?
there is a show called 'Superior Donuts' that that aired a whole season that I've never heard of
South Park was renewed for three seasons- 21st, 22nd, and 23rd! WHY?
The Simpsons is still on the air and renewed for 2 more seasons?
35 seasons of Survivor. THIRTY-FIVE
L&O:SVU is still on the air and will have a 19th season. I wonder if they want it to beat out the mothership's amazing 20yr run
Wow, Netflix has a lot of shows (many of which I've never heard of, despite having Netflix. At least Amazon's original shows I could claim I didn't know of because I don't have Prime)
I never even heard of the channel TRUTV, let alone knew it aired original TV
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[personal profile] jadesfire 2017-05-18 11:49 am (UTC)(link)
As someone who just mainlined 3 series of Brooklyn 99, I'm delighted that got a renewal :) I'd love to catch up on Arrow and the Marvel TV shows, but I don't think I'll ever find the time.

I, too, am boggled that there is a donut show AND that you've never seen it. :D
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[personal profile] jadesfire 2017-05-18 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I have become SO ATTACHED to B99 - I wouldn't normally, but I'm thinking of buying the series on Amazon because I don't think I can wait for it to hit Netflix UK. I just want to draw sparkly hearts around all of them <3

The only other one I really want to pick up is Legends of Tomorrow - I've heard very mixed things about it, but my love for Sara Lance knows no bounds, and I think I'd watch Caity Lotz read the phone book :D
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[personal profile] jadesfire 2017-05-18 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I find that, increasingly, I do not require sense from my TV shows. Only heart :) Weirdly, I can't get Legends online in the UK anywhere - I can't even buy it! It's only available on Sky, which is a cable-like channel. Luckily, the library has it, so I'm going to see if I can get it from there. It sounds like good 'summer' viewing :)