Watercooler Talk: Can iTMS save canceled TV shows?
by Keith McDuffee, posted Nov 15th 2005 10:25AM
With the recent announcement of the immediate cancellation of ABC's Night Stalker, Cynopsis posed an interesting question: What does this mean for the show as far as ABC's iTunes video package goes? Many of us have seen shows come and go, and many times they're ones we didn't want to see simply end before even one season completed. I last remember it happening with Wonderfalls, though DVD's came to the fans' rescue in that case. But Night Stalker, though many say it stinks, still has three unaired episodes. If ABC is dropping it simply to make room for other shows on its network, can't it just air the remaining episodes in iTunes only? Does it cost them anything to publish them, even though they already ordered the episodes to be shot? It sure sounds like a way to make a few extra bucks and appease fans, even if there are only a few thousand of them.