We’ve got a great deal of TV odds and ends to present to you, so let’s kick off with one that is a big deal to those involved: Syfy has decided not to pick up Stargate Universe for a third season, which is a nice way of saying the show is canceled.
A Stargate show has been on the air since 1997, but the numbers for the first season of Universe were low — Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, in their best days, had twice the draw of Universe. The final episodes of the show will air as planned. [Variety]
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Sure, this season of 24 wasn’t perfect. Katie Sackhoff’s Dana felt like this year’s Kim Bauer, in the sense that her storyline became increasingly nonsensical and useless as time went on. Also, the show didn’t make nearly as good use of its location as last season did with Washington D.C. (mostly because the New York backgrounds always looked like they were done using CGI). But it did manage to show us one thing we’d never seen before: A completely unhinged, unstable, unpredictable, rampaging Jack Bauer. For that we can be all be grateful, right?
Tonight saw the series finale of a show that’s been with us for eight seasons. Since 2001, Jack Bauer has been torturing crucial information out of shady individuals, gunning down evil terrorists, and both saving and imperiling innocent civilians, all for the greater good. Despite all its flaws and its predictability, I am going to miss this show.
So, did the ending satisfy? Was it worthy of the show, and of Jack Bauer? Are you excited about the possibility of a 24 movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below. SPOILERS ARE ALLOWED.
I have a couple stories about the television series finales for 24 and Lost to end the week.
First up, ABC has announced that three alternative final scenes were filmed for Lost, and will air on the Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost special later that night. Full press release after the jump.
Also after the jump, we have some spoiler-free details on Jack Bauer’s final hour of 24.
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Earlier this month it was reported that this season of 24 would likely be the last for the series as the ratings have dropped and Fox seems disinterested in continuing production. At the time it was mentioned that the studio is considering shopping the series to other networks, but everyone believed that interest would probably be limited due to the high costs involved. It was later reported that Fox has been approached by NBC to pick up the series. But that last ditch effort did not come through. Series director/producer Jon Cassar announced minutes ago on Twitter that the show has been officially canceled:
News from the 24 set,the crew has been told that 24 has come to an end. There will b no season 9. Its been a great run, thanx all 4 watching
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Earlier this week it was reported that this season of 24 would likely be the last for the series as the ratings have dropped and Fox seems disinterested in continuing production. At the time it was mentioned that the studio is considering shopping the series to other networks, but everyone believed that interest would probably be limited due to the high costs involved.
Well, EW has learned that another network might be interested after all. Fox has been approached by NBC to pick up the series, and are said to be interested. But can they afford it?
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Variety is reporting something we have been speculating for the past month: Fox’s hit television series 24 will likely end after the conclusion of the current eighth season. The studio and network executives have declined to comment. But is this the end of the show? Apparently the studio is considering shopping the series to other networks, but interest will probably be limited due to the high costs involved.
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If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know my obsession with minimalistic movie poster design. We’ve featured many of these simple 2-4 color streamlined posters on the site in the past, but never anything having to do with television. Graphic artist Albert Exergian has created a bunch of minimalistic posters for some of television’s most popular shows. And while these aren’t as conceptually clever as what I’m used to, I can still appreciate many of these. I’ve included a sample after the jump. You can buy prints of many of these posters for £50.00 on Blanka.
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