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Weather Channel Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
 Secrets of the Earth, Weather That Changed the World to premiere first

The Weather Channel held its first-ever full-blown upfront presentation this morning at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Manhattan, with Weather Company president David Kenny touting a new slate of originals and several recent shows that represent a change in the forecast for the elderly cable network. It's been five years since Weather had an upfront of any kind, but it's always been a party and never (until now) a programming presentation.

http://www.adweek.com/news/television/weather-channel-greenlights-6-new-series-time-first-upfront-5-years-148370

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 01:08:59 PM »
Weather Channel Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
 Secrets of the Earth, Weather That Changed the World to premiere first

The Weather Channel held its first-ever full-blown upfront presentation this morning at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Manhattan, with Weather Company president David Kenny touting a new slate of originals and several recent shows that represent a change in the forecast for the elderly cable network. It's been five years since Weather had an upfront of any kind, but it's always been a party and never (until now) a programming presentation.

http://www.adweek.com/news/television/weather-channel-greenlights-6-new-series-time-first-upfront-5-years-148370


Looks like i can look forward to upload new show openers when they premiere.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 03:27:32 PM »
Ugh. They might as well change their name to "The Reality Show Network."
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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 06:12:10 PM »
Was there any mention at the upfront of the changes to daytime?
A few months ago TWC said there would be more of a talk show forum in afternoons.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 09:24:15 AM »
Wouldn't "When Weather Changed the World" be essentially the same as "When Weather Changed History"?
Honestly, TWC does not need anymore new shows.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 02:47:59 PM »
Is TWC ever going to produce new episodes of their shows that are actually about weather or just keep broadcasting old episodes?

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 09:35:03 PM »
Wow... just.... wow.

Wouldn't "When Weather Changed the World" be essentially the same as "When Weather Changed History"?
Honestly, TWC does not need anymore new shows.

How about a "When TWC changed the world." Then maybe NBC would get a clue of what it actually is that they bought.
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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 07:03:09 PM »
What do they mean by "first upfront in 5 years"?

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 08:38:01 PM »
What do they mean by "first upfront in 5 years"?

My guess is it is their first public UpFront programming conference/release/whatever since 2008, when there was all the HD hype.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 12:52:33 PM »
Wouldn't "When Weather Changed the World" be essentially the same as "When Weather Changed History"?
Honestly, TWC does not need anymore new shows.

TWC just aired a commercial on that show and yes, it looks exactly like WWCH.

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 02:27:15 PM »
Why not launch a show that shows TWC at its finest?  There could be clips of severe weather coverage, classic LOT8s, and even a little history on the channel here and there.  The OCMs we love from the past would be in these clips forecasting the weather.  Of course, there would have to be a disclaimer that none of the clips are related to current weather events.  As the channel thins out things like live weather coverage and LFs, though, this disclaimer will become less necessary.

It would be one golden hour a week of TWC at its best.  You might say that TWC would never go for it, but if it were packaged as another hour of longform, then they just might take the bait.  :happy:

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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 06:03:18 PM »
Honestly, TWC does not need anymore new shows.
That's the truth. You are so very right.  :thumbsup:
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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 08:31:24 PM »
I'm not exactly sure what lava-chasing has to do with weather  :dunno:  I'm certain that nobody else knows why either.
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Re: TWC Greenlights 6 New Series in Time for First Upfront in 5 Years
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 09:38:49 PM »