I’m glad to see that The Simpsons contract has been renewed for the members of the voice cast and much deservedly so. Though, I am shocked to hear about how much Fox relies on The Simpsons for it’s revenue:
The loss of even a few episodes of “The Simpsons,” a bulwark of Fox TV’s schedule, would be financially painful for the network.
I mean wow… I really didn’t know this show was this network’s bread and butter. You know, if the execs at Fox played their cards right, they could own another show which will give them another revenue boost on another (or the same) day.
Think about it, Buffy/Angel fans are a pretty ravenous bunch almost to the level of your Star Trek fan. Yeah, I know comparing a Buffy/Angel fan to a Trekkie(er) is a wee bit excessive, but I think it’s generally true given the amount of loyal viewers each of these series generate. If Fox were to pick up Angel and let’s say put it on Sunday nights at 9pm (or 10pm) after Simpsons and Malcolm, they might all out rule Sunday nights in ratings. With “The Practice” coming off the air in a couple of weeks, is there really anything left to watch on Sunday nights? I can’t think of anything else that may be on which could keep people from tuning in. Scratch that, Matt just made me aware of the Sopranos and Six Feet Under which are both on Sunday nights. Not sure how well Angel would hold up against that badda-bing punch airing on HBO if they’re in the same time slot. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be placed on another day. 🙂
Speaking of “The Practice,” how kick ass was it that Ellenor knocked out that blonde lawyer at the end of last night’s episode? WHOOOOOOO MAMA! She pulled a Tyson on that poor girl, but she had it coming to her though, she really did. Even Devina admitted that she would have laid her out if she was talking to her like that. Imagine if Eugene’s first case was Ellenor vs. that blonda lawyer? What a hoot that would be…
Also, whoever hired William Shatner as Danny Krane is bloody brilliant. He was MADE for that role!