Re: OT - False Season Finales?
- It's a very common ITV strategy with murder mystery dramas. They sat on the finale Miss Marple starring Geraldine McEwan for a couple of years before finally showing it... at least, I think they've shown it now -- they so merrily mix repeats and new ones it's hard to tell. They do the same with Poirot -- they showed a series of 3 recently, despite the fact various websites confirm they'd made 4.
God only knows what goes through the minds of ITV schedulers. Nothing maybe :p
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Benjamin Elliott" <bfelliott@...> wrote:
> I think ITV is acting a bit like SciFi Channel, USA, and some of our other networks by deciding that a clump of episodes is "a season/series" so that they can spread the ratings wealth around the year.
> There are 6 more episodes of Law and Order UK that will air later in the year, probably in the fall. The 7 aired so far plus the new 6 were filmed as a 13 episode series. It sounds like the ratings were good, so no doubt ITV will get to torture people by dividing up the episodes into small chunks for years to come.
> Benjamin Elliott
> --- In email@example.com, "Dean L. Kaufman" <deanlkaufman@> wrote:
> > Living here on the West Coast of the US, I was able to find out that the new ITV series, Law and Order UK was going to have 13 episodes. On Monday of this week, the seventh episode aired. Wikipedia even confirmed there are 13 episodes this first series.
> > I received an ITV promotional e-mail asking viewers to go their website and watch Monday's season final of the show. Did the first series end this Monday at seven episodes or has somebody in ITV Promotions been smoking some funny-looking cigarettes?
> > Are there more episode coming in the next six weeks or was this Monday indeed the season finale?