History Series / TilDeath

26th Mar '17 3:16:16 PM nombretomado
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Despite very lackluster ratings, which reached comically low levels later in its run (see [[http://www.spottedratings.com/2010/07/war-of-18-49-til-death.html here for details]]), the show managed to make it to four seasons due to the production company offering it for a pittance, hoping to get enough episodes for syndication to make their money back. Possibly as a result, the show wound up going in weird directions, which didn't gain it any further viewers, but briefly made it must-see TV for television critic types. The strangeness of the fourth season in particular is highlighted in [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/nobodys-watching-the-strange-genius-of-the-fourth,42394/ this]] [[TheOnion AV Club]] article by Todd [=VanDerWerff=].

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Despite very lackluster ratings, which reached comically low levels later in its run (see [[http://www.spottedratings.com/2010/07/war-of-18-49-til-death.html here for details]]), the show managed to make it to four seasons due to the production company offering it for a pittance, hoping to get enough episodes for syndication to make their money back. Possibly as a result, the show wound up going in weird directions, which didn't gain it any further viewers, but briefly made it must-see TV for television critic types. The strangeness of the fourth season in particular is highlighted in [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/nobodys-watching-the-strange-genius-of-the-fourth,42394/ this]] [[TheOnion AV Club]] Website/AVClub article by Todd [=VanDerWerff=].
23rd Feb '17 10:49:48 AM rjd1922
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show got downright surreal in its final season when nobody was watching, including Doug realizing he's a character in a sitcom & his girlfriend keeps getting recast, Mayim Bialik as a therapist who is really Mayim Bialik in a reality show, and other bizarre adventures.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show got downright surreal in its final season when nobody was watching, including Doug realizing he's a character in a sitcom & and his girlfriend keeps getting recast, Mayim Bialik as a therapist who is really Mayim Bialik in a reality show, and other bizarre adventures.



* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok OK with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.
3rd Apr '16 11:02:14 AM nombretomado
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DomCom about Eddie Stark, a high school history teacher, and Joy, his wife of 23 years. A newlywed couple, Jeff and Stephanie Woodcock, move in next door, HilarityEnsues. Originally, the show was meant to be a satirical/comedic take on the differences in the relationships of married couples when they are newlyweds and when they are more mature. However, Jeff and Steph were later written out altogether and the show became an ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' clone.

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DomCom about Eddie Stark, a high school history teacher, and Joy, his wife of 23 years. A newlywed couple, Jeff and Stephanie Woodcock, move in next door, HilarityEnsues. Originally, the show was meant to be a satirical/comedic take on the differences in the relationships of married couples when they are newlyweds and when they are more mature. However, Jeff and Steph were later written out altogether and the show became an ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' clone.



* TheCameo / ShoutOut: In the first episode, Ray Romano makes a guest appearance as an old friend of Eddie's. When asked by his acquaintance who Eddie was, Ray remarks "I dunno, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond some guy I used to work with]]."

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* TheCameo / ShoutOut: In the first episode, Ray Romano makes a guest appearance as an old friend of Eddie's. When asked by his acquaintance who Eddie was, Ray remarks "I dunno, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond [[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond some guy I used to work with]]."
19th Mar '16 4:33:08 AM Hossmeister
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5th Sep '15 6:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* ScheduleSlip: Oh so much. The ''first'' lengthy hiatus (during season two; lasted about four months) is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the 2007-08 WGA Strike. The second? Not so much, and a direct result of rapidly declining ratings. This one lasted just shy of a full year. Then a third hiatus started in mid-October 2009 after just ''three'' episodes (again, blame the ratings) and lasted until an infamous Christmas night mini-marathon that finished dead last among the big four despite the other nets being in repeats. One final hiatus of just over a month then ensued, until Fox went ahead and burned off all ''thirty'' remaining episodes in consecutive weeks[[note]]only breaking off for the [[{{NASCAR}} Coca-Cola 600]] on Memorial Day Sunday[[/note]] for about five months.

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* ScheduleSlip: Oh so much. The ''first'' lengthy hiatus (during season two; lasted about four months) is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the 2007-08 WGA Strike. The second? Not so much, and a direct result of rapidly declining ratings. This one lasted just shy of a full year. Then a third hiatus started in mid-October 2009 after just ''three'' episodes (again, blame the ratings) and lasted until an infamous Christmas night mini-marathon that finished dead last among the big four despite the other nets being in repeats. One final hiatus of just over a month then ensued, until Fox went ahead and burned off all ''thirty'' remaining episodes in consecutive weeks[[note]]only breaking off for the [[{{NASCAR}} [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Coca-Cola 600]] on Memorial Day Sunday[[/note]] for about five months.
16th Mar '15 9:48:53 AM morenohijazo
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show got downright surreal in its final season when nobody was watching, including Doug realizing he's a character in a sitcom & his girlfriend keeps getting recast, Mayim Bialik as a therapist who is really Mayim Bialik in a reality show, and other bizarre adventures.
1st Oct '14 7:15:39 AM nelec
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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Krysten Ritter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Krysten Ritter, Creator/KrystenRitter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.
22nd Jul '14 7:48:08 AM gallium
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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Krysten Ritter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Four different actresses played Ally. In order: Krysten Ritter, Laura Clery, Lindsay Broad, and Kate "[[GarfunkelAndOates Oates]]" Micucci, with Clery, Broad ''and'' Micucci all sharing the role at the same time due to OutOfOrder. InUniverse, Doug sees the change to Ally 4 during his Medium Awareness. He becomes ok with it only after he realizes Ally 4 is friskier.
4th Apr '14 9:42:19 PM JamesShade
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---> We'd show you the rest of the scene but the song would cost an extra $40,000. And this is not a real freeze frame, that would cost an extra $89. It's not that we're cheap, explaining this cost us an extra [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment $36]].

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---> We'd show you the rest of the scene but the song would cost an extra $40,000. And this is not a real freeze frame, that would cost an extra $89. It's not that we're cheap, explaining this cost us an extra [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment $36]].$36 dollars]].
10th Mar '14 6:22:45 PM PhillyDom
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---> We'd show you the rest of the scene but the song would cost an extra $40,000. And this is not a real freeze frame, that would cost an extra $89. It's not that we're cheap, explaining this cost us an extra [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment $36 dollars]].

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---> We'd show you the rest of the scene but the song would cost an extra $40,000. And this is not a real freeze frame, that would cost an extra $89. It's not that we're cheap, explaining this cost us an extra [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment $36 dollars]].$36]].
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