A few random thoughts
I almost forgot about the Cartoon Network debut of Slamball on Saturday. I ended up catching the end of the game, and from that I discovered that, once again, CN hasn't been exactly up front about their latest acquisition.
What they're doing right now is replaying tapes from last year, when Slamball was still on Versus. The copyright date is 2008. That means we don't know if/when the 2009 season will begin and when new eps will air on CN. Well, at least I don't.
One positive. When I used to watch Slamball with some regularity on Spike, the show was taped in an indoor arena. After moving to Versus, and now, to CN, the games are now played outdoors. Pretty cool. I just have to remember to watch on Saturdays. Sundays, not so much, as I'm usually in transit from church to home by the time Slamball comes on (12 Noon ET).
If anyone has any additional info, please share with the group. Thank you.
This isn't the first time CN has pulled the wool over the viewers' eyes. For example, "Chop Socky Chooks" was one of their big pickups last year. Turns out that the import was originally produced in 2006, and was just making its American television debut. CN gave up on it a little too quickly, IMPO, as it had some potential.
I don't know about you, but I'm about sick & tired of certain cable networks (i.e. the ones owned by Viacom or NBC-Universal) filling their schedules with marathons for no other reason than having lazy programmers unwilling to actually come up with some diversity on the schedule. When it comes to "Law & Order" and its sister series, it's amazing how "L & O" (on TNT) and "L & O: SVU" & "Criminal Intent" (on USA, Bravo, & Sleuth) get played into the ground, and yet they don't seem to tire. To borrow a line from the late Grandpa Jones on "Hee Haw" many moons ago, "Beats me why they've lived so long."
What amazes me, more than 2 weeks after his death, that no one has reached into their archives to pull any non-concert TV appearances of Michael Jackson. Like, for example, when he was on "The Dating Game" or in Marlo Thomas' "Free to Be You & Me", which TV Land last ran about 3 years or so ago. No marathons of the Jackson Five cartoon (1971-73). No one finding tapes of the Jacksons' short-lived variety show. A-freakin'-mazing.
I'm begging the advertising agencies that come up with those lame-ass ad campaigns for, for example, Pennzoil, to come up with something a little more inoffensive. On the other hand, even though I'm not a beer drinker, I do get a kick out of those "Common Sense" spots for Miller. They rule!
I caught some of Slamball this past Saturday and actually kind of liked it, these guys arent basketball players by any means, but it was fun and fast paced and featured some awesome slam dunks. I thought it was kind of funny how the announcer kept saying, "We'll be right back here on the Versus network!", these must have been older episodes that are just reairing for CN or something.
As for the Michael Jackson thing, I remember when I was younger there was a loooong made for TV movie based on the Jackson's that aired on ABC and then it was reaired on VH1 I think it was. I would like to see this movie again, I remember it being close to 5 hours and really informative on the life off the Jacksons but with a heavy focus on Michael inparticular.
I already knew that Chop Socky Chooks was an import but where is this 2006 stuff coming from?
Originally Posted by hobbyfan
I was lucky enough to see the credits before they started micro-editing them. The copyright date looked like it was 2006, instead of 2008.
Originally Posted by Master Toon