Xeno wrote:The Cancellation Network?
LastLfan wrote: also I don't think supergirl is confirmed for cbs yet, but titans is confirmed for TNT, they are currently considering ordering a pilot
Nate wrote:Yeah Paul Dini specifically stated it was Cartoon Network execs that canceled the show because "too many girls" were watching. Rocklobster's weird obsession with CN is a bit crazy sometimes but in this case he's 100% correct that CN was behind Young Justice's cancellation and that they're complete idiots for doing so.
Thunderscream872 wrote:How is that a reason to cancel a show? Girls aren't allowed to like superheroes according to CN? Seriously? What a bunch of backward thinking idiots.
DINI: "They're all for boys 'we do not want the girls', I mean, I've heard executives say this, you know, not [where I am] but at other places, saying like, 'We do not want girls watching this show."
SMITH: "WHY? That's 51% of the population."
DINI: "They. Do. Not. Buy. Toys. The girls buy different toys. The girls may watch the show—"
DINI: "That's the thing, you know I hate being Mr. Sour Grapes here, but I'll just lay it on the line: that's the thing that got us cancelled on Tower Prep, honest-to-God was, like, 'we need boys, but we need girls right there, right one step behind the boys'—this is the network talking—'one step behind the boys, not as smart as the boys, not as interesting as the boys, but right there.' And then we began writing stories that got into the two girls' back stories, and they were really interesting. And suddenly we had families and girls watching, and girls really became a big part of our audience, in sort of like they picked up that Harry Potter type of serialized way, which is what The Batman and [indistinct]'s really gonna kill. But, the Cartoon Network was saying, 'F***, no, we want the boys' action, it's boys' action, this goofy boy humor we've gotta get that in there. And we can't—' and I'd say, but look at the numbers, we've got parents watching, with the families, and then when you break it down—'Yeah, but the—so many—we've got too many girls. We need more boys.'"
SMITH: "That's heart-breaking."
DINI: "And then that's why they cancelled us, and they put on a show called Level Up, which is, you know, goofy nerds fighting CG monsters. It's like, 'We don't want the girls because the girls won't buy toys.' We had a whole… we had a whole, a merchandise line for Tower Prep that they s***canned before it ever got off the launching pad, because it's like, 'Boys, boys, boys. Boys buy the little spinny tops, they buy the action figures, girls buy princesses, we're not selling princesses.'"
LastLfan wrote:Cool, survivor and supergirl I love cbs now, but yes I think titans is kind of an apology letter to fans of 03-06 for that tragedy of go. The two reasons I watch it at all are I appreciate some of the gags they do like throwing in professor Chimp, and if I'm gonna waste time with a dumb CN show as background noise, I prefer seeing beast boy to pizza Steve
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