Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: TP Videotapes
From: (Cisco's Buddy)
Date: 1990-12-19, 22:09

In article <73343255@bfmny0.BFM.COM>, tneff@bfmny0.BFM.COM (Tom Neff) writes...

} In article <2375@maus.Morgan.COM> maus@Morgan.COM (Malcolm Austin) writes:

}} Is Twin Peaks likely to be syndicated?

} Now, however, the situation has changed with cable.  Programming there
} is much more flexible; with no network affiliation cable channels can
} operate on shorter cycles if they wish.  An example (close to my heart)
} is SPENSER:FOR HIRE, which only ran three seasons and thus looked doomed
} from a syndie standpoint.  Lo and behold, LIFETIME picked it up and
} strips it weekdays at 10:30am and weeknights at midnight, plus one show
} on Saturday afternoon.  They'll run through the canon in a few months,
} but so what?  Their target audience of tapeheads, soapheads and shutins
} doesn't care about orderly TV seasons anyway.  Loop forever or start a
} new show.

} If TP can last three seasons, I expect they'll be on cable somewhere.

Actually, you bring up a good example with Lifetime, as they've been
known to show very short-run series. One that I recall was called THE
INSIDERS, about an investigative journalist for some magazine. The show
lasted about six weeks on the network, but ran on Lifetime as a weekly.
Lifetime has also been running E.R., with Elliot Gould, which lasted only
one season.

And TNT has been showing LOGAN'S RUN, which only lasted about a dozen

TWIN PEAKS has enough episodes to syndicate if they were shown in a
weekly slot. Stripping it wouldn't work quite as well, but it could be

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