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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 11:14:44 PM »
I'm not exactly sure what lava-chasing has to do with weather  :dunno:  I'm certain that nobody else knows why either.

I think, by this point, any activity that takes place outdoors qualifies as having "something" to do with the weather.  In the absence of a "Geology Channel," I think The Weather Channel is as close as they're going to get for finding a place for such a show.  It doesn't seem to fit with Discovery's current programming, and The Learning Channel is now anything but.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 03:15:51 PM »
In my opinion TWC should return to live weather programming 2pm-5pm instead of reruns of long form programming.
Leave the long form for evenings and overnight.
Maybe I'm wrong though I just can't believe there are that many people tuning in to reruns 2pm-5pm.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 05:16:46 PM »
In my opinion TWC should return to live weather programming 2pm-5pm instead of reruns of long form programming.
Leave the long form for evenings and overnight.
Maybe I'm wrong though I just can't believe there are that many people tuning in to reruns 2pm-5pm.

I don't think there are that many people tuning in to TWC at 2pm - 5 pm period.  Many are at work, so TWC probably finds that it makes more sense to show long-form than have live coverage.  Why have live coverage if relatively few people are watching?

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013, 09:09:14 PM »
I don't think there are that many people tuning in to TWC at 2pm - 5 pm period.  Many are at work, so TWC probably finds that it makes more sense to show long-form than have live coverage.  Why have live coverage if relatively few people are watching?

TWC should bring back Storm Stories, Epic Conditions and Cantore Stories in the 2pm - 5pm block

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2013, 06:04:20 PM »
TWC is airing new episodes of "Weather Caught on Camera.".
They are using just a voice over and Mike Bettes is no longer the host.
Hopefully this means other shows actually about weather like "Storm Stories" are going to have new episodes produced.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2013, 01:21:20 PM »
As of yesterday TWC is airing yet another show called "Heavy Metal Monsters". Seems like the network will air just about anything to get higher ratings and more revenue  :rolleyes:  but I can pretty much guarantee that all if not many of TWC's viewers probably never watch those shows anyway.  :lol:
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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013, 05:20:15 PM »
As of yesterday TWC is airing yet another show called "Heavy Metal Monsters". Seems like the network will air just about anything to get higher ratings and more revenue  :rolleyes:  but I can pretty much guarantee that all if not many of TWC's viewers probably never watch those shows anyway.  :lol:

And "Heavy Metal Monsters" is related to the weather... how, exactly?  :dunno:

I've never watched more than a couple of minutes of any of this programming, and those couple of minutes are only because I put the remote control down to temporarily free my hands for something else.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2013, 07:40:07 PM »
Wonder how much money TWC/NBC loses when these shows bomb and are canceled?

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2013, 09:47:58 AM »
There are more non weather reality shows coming.  TWC just did a survey for the best name to use for a show about ocean spear fishing.  :thrilled: :censored:

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2013, 12:59:45 PM »
There are more non weather reality shows coming.  TWC just did a survey for the best name to use for a show about ocean spear fishing.  :thrilled: :censored:
Reynolds Wolf will be all over this.....

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2013, 08:22:20 AM »
6 new series? If only they could put as much effort into upgrading their weather coverage as they put into these inane shows. Also, if they can't be bothered to have at least one man in a studio covering the weather for huge chunks of the day, then they must be close to bankruptcy or something. This is afternoon we're talking about here, not 1 AM.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2013, 11:24:51 AM »
6 new series? If only they could put as much effort into upgrading their weather coverage as they put into these inane shows. Also, if they can't be bothered to have at least one man in a studio covering the weather for huge chunks of the day, then they must be close to bankruptcy or something. This is afternoon we're talking about here, not 1 AM.

I guess a scrolling ticker on the bottom of the "weather always on" format describing severe weather is a "good enough" replacement for them.  That way, they still get to air longform yet technically they're also still covering severe weather live.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2013, 06:29:48 PM »
Shows that have nothing to do with weather are returning to TWC.
Prospectors is back for another season this month.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2013, 06:49:41 PM »
Tipping Points is premiering on Friday.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2013, 10:20:11 PM »
I like Strangest Weather on Earth. It shows footage of things I didn't know that could happen and how they happen.
I agree that some other shows would be good on a geology channel.