FNL on ABC Family. Uncut or Edited?
Posted Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:14 PM
Posted Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:25 PM
Posted Aug 28, 2010 @ 11:35 PM
I do wonder if the some of the dialogue will be editied. A few months back ABC Family aired several commercials about how the word "retarded" shouldn't be acceptable. I honestly could see them editing the scene in the hospital where they are waiting for Tyra and her mom and Matt calls Landry retarded.
Posted Aug 28, 2010 @ 11:58 PM
Posted Sep 4, 2010 @ 9:43 AM
Posted Sep 6, 2010 @ 1:45 PM
An ABC Family representative said the network made a few trims for language -- no more than five over the course of the show's first four seasons. And the shorter NBC versions of each episode will air on ABC Family, but the network said it had not made any additional cuts, except for those few trims for language.
Posted Sep 8, 2010 @ 8:52 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2010 @ 1:25 AM
Posted Sep 9, 2010 @ 7:38 AM
Although the drama becomes more overt and a bit more soapy as the season goes along, it's still, for the most part, an understated drama.
Edited by CaseStudy, Sep 9, 2010 @ 7:41 AM.
Posted Sep 9, 2010 @ 10:30 AM
I watched the first two episodes on ABC Family. Does the format stay the same throughout the series? I find it to be very slow-paced.
I would watch a couple more of the episodes. I felt the same way after the pilot; in fact, I watched the pilot when it was originally on NBC back in 2006 (I think?) and never watched again. What a mistake that was. When I did my second outing earlier this summer, I got it on DVD and blew past the first couple of episodes, which were just OK, in my opinion, but then got sucked in by the third or fourth episode, never to look back. Definitely one of the best television shows ever made, and I would have completely missed out had I given up early.
Posted Sep 9, 2010 @ 2:11 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2010 @ 3:28 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2010 @ 6:19 PM
Posted Sep 10, 2010 @ 5:42 AM
Posted Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:24 AM
ETA: Eyes Wide Open is fantastic, as is the third (?) episode Wind Sprints. I think that's really where the show got me hooked.
Edited by Doodle00, Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:25 AM.
Posted Sep 11, 2010 @ 7:07 AM
Funny enough, now that I think the show is the be-all-end-all of shows, going back to watch the pilot episode I have this completely new appreciation for how awesome it actually was. But that's with the benefit of hindsight for all the brilliance that comes later. Is anyone else watching this again on ABC Family and noticing new things or growing to appreciate things that you missed the first time around? Sammy Meade's opening of the season; Coach's nervousness at taking over; Street's calmness and leadership -- love it all on the rewatching
I love going back to the beginning and falling in love all over again too. Why more people do not watch this show is beyond me.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 @ 12:29 AM
I still think the second episode ('Eyes Wide Open') is one of the top five episodes of the series.
Oh, heck yeah. That's when I fell in love with Matt Saracen.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 @ 11:58 PM
About 10 days ago we told you that ABC Family was moving Friday Night Lights to weekdays at 11am starting Oct. 11 and that did happen of course, but now starting next week (Oct. 18), it is being pulled from that slot even. The morning airing of Gilmore Girls will return and replace Friday Night Lights completely due to more bad ratings. The 11am move only lasted 5 days and had its last airing today. No word on if and when the series will return, but it underperformed in its weekdays at 6pm slot in September.
This is upsetting. Why does this keep happening?
Posted Oct 18, 2010 @ 8:04 AM
This is upsetting. Why does this keep happening?
I can't believe it's just ratings. I wonder if it was because of the abortion last season. Of course ABCF knew that when they aired the show. It can get pretty edgy and might not be a good fit for the channel.
Posted Oct 18, 2010 @ 4:48 PM
Posted Oct 18, 2010 @ 6:31 PM
But I gotta say I think that ABC Family missed led the ABCF viewers. Their Promos were kinda miss leading. For me they had askew it bit, about what Friday Night Lights really is about. They showed a fare bit of romance and this show has got some. But mainly it's about Families and their Struggles. It's a of coming of age story that's timeless. And Good people makin' bad decisions and the consequences of those decisions. All set in Gritty. . .Dusty . . .Dillon, Texas.
It's ashame and heartbreaking that folks don't get it. I was hopeful that it find a larger audience at ABC Family. This is kinda like a Tim Riggins storyline. It starts out so hopeful. . .only to fall apart in the next episode.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 12:39 AM
I hope another cable channel picks it up. And doesn't bounce it around the schedule immediately before dropping it. Stupid ABC Family. Maybe Lifetime. The Army Wives audience would appreciate this show, I think, especially with the awesome Coach and Mrs. Coach relationship.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 10:27 AM
Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 11:56 AM
It can't possibly be entirely a ratings issue. You are telling me, middle of the day reruns of Full House get better ratings or the reruns of Gilmore Girls (which I love) that have been running for like six years?? I mean, they had to pay for the rights to air FNL, plus they advertised it for a while this summer, so why can't they at least air it in a totally dead time slot? I don't even care if they air it at 2a.m., as long as my DVR catches it, I don't care.
I would say it's possibly a content issue with it being a "Family" channel, but seeing as how Secret Life of the American Teenage, is their biggest show and that show is ridiculous and very sexual (and not done in a remotely smart or realistic way), that can't be it.
I'm so confused. :(
Edited by limey4, Oct 19, 2010 @ 11:58 AM.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 1:31 PM
Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 8:32 PM
Just seems kinda dowdy. Besides, who's watching at 6 pm? FNL requires stillness and concentration, not dinnertime chaos. And honestly, it's better suited for the over 12 set, IMHO. This brilliant, misunderstood American fable has never had the right home to nurture an audience.
Idea: Kevin Reilly, contract renewed for 3 years at FOX, formerly at NBC, where FNL originated, picks it up. Better promo/time slot. Wouldn't that be sweet?
Posted Oct 21, 2010 @ 7:22 AM