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Date Posted: 21:34:57 07/24/11 Sun
Author: Fred
Author Host/IP: c-174-57-22-72.hsd1.nj.comcast.net / 174.57.22.72
Subject: Re: Cancellation
In reply to: Site Administrator 's message, "Re: Cancellation" on 11:08:24 07/14/11 Thu

>Dear Site Administrator,

Thak you for your insightful response. It does make sense. Nevertheless, I wish they had pproduced a third season of Isis. Those lessons and moral messages were so good and are still relevant today. God bless you!
>>However, from the sources I've heard, this was a very
>>successful show. Why, then, was it cancelled after
>>only two seasons, and why was the second season only
>>half as long as the first? I would have loved to see
>>this series continue for at least a third season.
>
>There was the mentality at the networks (probably
>still is) that you didn't need to buy as many "new"
>episodes the second year because the kids would watch
>a rerun just as much as a new episode. CBS were
>probably just buying the 7 new episodes so they'd also
>have the original 15 to play for another year or
>reruns.
>
>This law of diminishing episode orders for additional
>seasons was quite common. On "Shazam", which ran three
>seasons, CBS ordered 15, 7 and 6. Over at ABC on the
>"Krofft Supershow", they had 16 installments of
>"Wonderbug" the first season and only 6 new ones for
>the second.
>
>After that, CBS apparently felt they had all the
>episodes they needed to just keep playing reruns. They
>KNEW the show was popular and wanted to keep it on the
>air, but for the least amount of money possible!

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