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"Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I was doing some searching on Windfall online today and came across NBC's schedule for the upcoming year. TH is not on it. I guess it didn't work. I tried to check to see if they ever began shooting (or even casting) another one (TAR is usually shooting the next while one is airing) but couldn't find anything at all. Looks like it didn't survive the inevitable comparisons to TAR. Even without TAR in the background, this show has had some problems that would leave it struggling. Can anyone confirm this?
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 RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Snidget 08-08-06 1
   RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Earl Colby Pottinger 08-08-06 5
 RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped syren 08-08-06 2
   RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped samboohoo 08-08-06 3
       RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped syren 08-08-06 7
   RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped aquariaqueen 08-08-06 4
       RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Dakota 08-08-06 8
   RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Earl Colby Pottinger 08-08-06 6
       RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Ontheroadagain 08-09-06 9
           RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Earl Colby Pottinger 08-10-06 10
           RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Max Headroom 08-10-06 11
               RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped CantStandToLook 08-10-06 12
                   RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped syren 08-11-06 13
                       RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Seana 08-11-06 15
           RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped JohnMc 08-11-06 14
   RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped mysticwolf 08-12-06 16
       RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped coffeecoffeecoffee 08-19-06 17
       RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped Rasta 08-21-06 18

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1. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
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I'd guess this wouldn't be a regular season show even if they keep it going.

It would probably stay a summer replacement series, and for that they would have a lot of time to decide whether to do another show. None of the other summer shows are cast while the previous summer's show is still on the air like Hell's Kitchen or So you think you can dance.

ETA: the futon critic site has no info about further shows, so I'm guessin no real decision has been made one way or the other. I also have not seen any release of summer schedule so far, and usually that is never released during the summer, they are too busy getting the regular schedule up and running and tweaked, they will worry about summer replacement series sometime around December or January or so which is when the announcements about these things usually come out.

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5. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
That is what I was thinking to. Compared to TAR this show is clearly on a far cheaper budget. But I think this season was good enought that if they improve some elements that they can grab huge percentage of TAR viewers in the next dead gap in the next summer season.

Another thing is they are probably more interested in the ratings of the next TAR season then even thier own show's ratings. TAR's first season was poor too.

If the next TAR show does poorly, then they probably think people are getting bored with the race-format reality show and will not continue Treasure Hunters. However, if TAR does very good it does not take a genius to relize with a few tweaks and a good time slot that Treasure Hunters could climb in the ratings too. Just don't put it against something like Hell's Kitchen.

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2. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I really hope that they continue this show...its so much better than TAR. Actually it should have never been compared to TAR in the first place since it's basis was actually the movie National Treasure.


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3. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I hope they continue it too, Syren. I love National Treasure. They're making a sequel, you know.


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7. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I know sweetie, I am waiting semi-patiently for it.


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4. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Totally agree, National Treasure is one of my all time favorites for a family. No sex, minimal violence and minimal cussing. Great for those families who don't want animation all the time, let's pre-teens know that entertainment doesn't mean you have to challenge your morals.

Absolutely loved TH as well, good amounts of history and adventure. I don't need to see the bunching at airports.

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8. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I love this show too. {{{group hug}}} While I don't think they've had the same character development that we get on TAR, they also don't show a lot of running through airports, taxi's screwing up the contestants, people begging for money, yelling and fighting (darn you Southies), and no vomiting. I love the clues they have to figure out and I think NBC picked some great contestants.



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6. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I can't say it is better than TAR, I like TAR's locations and tasks a lot more.

I must however say I Love TH's Clues. For TH, I just wish there was more choices of tasks at each location so teams could not ride each other's coat-tails. A good one was looking for the keyword last night, there were a number of places to find it, we almost never saw the teams in the same room together.

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9. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Gotta say I agree with ECP, a rarity at that. TAR is much better for its locations and its contestants. The only thing THs does better is its clues.
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10. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Well, if I try often enough, I got to get it right sometime
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11. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I also agree with ECP, TAR is a far superior show. The couple of TH episodes I've seen remind me of TAR Family Edition, a. k. a. "Wally Bransen's Road Trip." Where are the exotic destinations? Where are the scenic areas? Where's the excitement?

Yep, I prefer TAR.

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12. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Where are the exotic destinations? Where are the scenic areas? Where's the excitement


I love TAR but I also love this show too because it isn't all about exotic destinations and scenic areas. It's about learning and using all the skills you have to solve the clue. In TAR it's all about tasks and racing around the world. That isn't what this show is about and it's gets tiring when it seems like everyone is trying to turn it into TAR. They each have their own focus and I love that I learn something from this show. I've not learned nearly as much from all the previous seasons of TAR combined.


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13. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Thank you.


Thew whole show has a different premise than TAR...thats why it's different.

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15. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I agree too.

I very much enjoy the puzzles on this show. I like the interrelation of clues and items. For example, how Susan B. Anthony was looking at Lafayette in the statue garden.

In the beginning, I was just looking for another TAR, but TH is different and I like it that way. It's clever and I'm interested in trying to solve the puzzles along with the contestants.

I would think it would take a long time to get everything set up properly. Think of all the research involved!

I wonder if they could do an El Dorado version in Mexico or something for another season. Or just a Wild West version.


National Treasure was a great movie.

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14. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I'm definitely with you on this. TAR is better for locations. TH is much harder and challenging for clues. As far as contestants, I'm a bit torn. On TH, some of the 3 person teams were cool, but some were lame. The Browns were too big to compete. And the Scary Hanlons were just... freaky! But TAR has some lame teams, too, that actually make it to the end.

I dunno - I can handle TH as a summer replacement for TAR. But I got a little tired of the americana theme. I mean, how are you going to market TH abroad if it's only about America.

I am definitely looking forward to the finale, though. I just wanna see who wins. Go geniuses!


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16. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Kind of agree. I really like that they have to figure out clues to determine where to go next, and what to do when they get there. And, I really like the history that they're teaching.

But, it would be nice to see more places outside the U.S., and maybe, just maybe, show that some people actually do have a clue about something that happened historically outside this country.

I think the TAR reference is because of the first year of TAR, when they didn't automatically tell them where they were supposed to go, they had to figure it out.

It's that mix of clues to unravel, travel to various world locations, dealing with different cultures and unfamiliar places, challenges (highlighting some feature of the landscape or culture) to overcome, and historical/cultural fact that I lvoe.

Neither show has all of the features, but either could. And TAR came close in it's first year. Bunching vs. following? Both are annoying. I can enjoy both shows, and they can, imo, coexist in opposite seasons.

But, a note about those challenges? If TAR keeps up what seems to be a recent competition with Fear Factor on grossest food challenges, turning national dishes and delicacies into a vomit fest? No, thanks. It's not only disgusting, it's disrespectful of the culture they're supposed to be highlighting.

In that way, if no other, TH wins hands down. (But, I'd by far prefer that TAR get back on track and incorporate the pieces they lost that TH picked up, while losing the distasteful pieces they've adopted from shows like FF. I do like the international/cultural aspects, and I want the historical/cultural aspects reincorporated.)


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17. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
Obscure clues + cool locations = good show!

I am imaging the merge of these two shows. Teams get to the Eiffel Tower. The phone rings. It is Phil. "You have reached the Eiffel Tower. Now you have reached a detour. Each choice has its own pros and cons. Climbing the tower is tiring. But if you climb it you find one of 5 artefacts. Souvenir shopping is less tiring. But if you choose this option finding the artifact may take a long time as it is 200 metres above you..."

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18. "RE: Cancelled...or at least dropped"
I don't know what kind of rating TH has gotten, but I do know this: none of our friends or coworkers are watching this show. Too bad, since it's a pretty cool show.

If they get another chance, the producers ought to consider the following:

1. Switch to team of two people. It's easier to identify with the teams that way.

2. Emphasize the huge cash payouts! Every week, a viewer has won $10k. The teams have won $30k and $50k (I think) along the way. Tonight a viewer will win $200k, and the winning team will get "millions". This could be the most lucrative reality show ever, but they aren't advertising it.

3. Don't dumb down the clues. TAR did this after season 1. So did The Mole. Big mistake.

4. I've enjoyed the American history theme to TH. If they get renewed, maybe the could try a PIRATE theme, or maybe a WWII theme (ala Raiders of the Lost Ark).

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