• The new B5TV.COM is here. We've replaced our 16 year old software with flashy new XenForo install. Registration is open again. Password resets will work again. More info here.

Is Showtime going to reshow S1


I was just wondering if ShowTime( :mad:) was going to re-show S1, and why is so quite about S2. It's June 9th, if it is to start in Early Aug. shouldn't some news about this show be leaking out. I think everyone has forgotten about Jeremiah. This really sucks, is this how B5 was treated when it first came out? Never knowing when a new season was going to start, boy I wonder if this is ShowTimes way of sending a message that Jeremiah is not for them. It sucks how JMS gets in these projects that have a very hard time getting finished. (B5, RS, Jeremiah and last but not least Crusade). Well I guess I am finished with my rant, o'well if anybody has any news or insight between (MGM and Showtime) or anything else, I'll be listening.


I am behind in getting the newsletter out but I haven't been feeling well enough to tackle it. I would expect a month before the premiere to hear something because they just started promoting Dead Like Me and that airs at the end of this month.

I don't know if Showtime plans on repeating the first season or not but they are going to complete the first season re-run on Showtime Beyond at the end of this month. I don't get that channel so I wish they would show it on the main Showtime channel. :(

Someone in the industry took a peak at July's schedule and didn't see Jeremiah on it but that may have been too early to tell for sure. They haven't posted July's schedule unfortunately on the web site.

Anyway, that is all I can remember right now so look for a newsletter soon. :)
It is just so frustrating because there is so little buzz about this show. The Showtime site sucks and it just looks dead. As for your newsletters, they rock and I really appreciate the time and effort you and Channe put into them. Lets hope something breaks soon, this is a great show and I would love to see it get the promotion it deserves.


First off, I love Jeremiah... I enjoyed the first season immensely and am really excited for the second season. Before it came out, I was having a love / hate relationship: I wanted to love it because it was JMS (which ended up happening), but wanted to hate it because it was Luke Perry (who I now like - give him good dialogue and writing, and while he's no Orsen Welles, he's good enough).

About 6 or 7 years ago, HBO entered a realm no cable channel had before by offering a series... "Oz". It was jarring, like nothing you've seen on TV. It was never a smash hit, however, still a very interesting show, if you can stomach the gore. Not to mention, if you're a female looking for a show with male nudity instead of female nudity... it is your Mecca!

HBO had dabbled with "The Hitchhiker" and things of that nature in the past, but "Oz" was its first real try at a series. However, until "The Sopranos" got huge by breaking all the drama rules, and "Sex & the City" got huge, by breaking all the sit-com rules, no cable shows were hits.

Showtime has only recently experimented with original series. They're seeing marginal success, but this process takes time. I don't know the figures - Joe D. probably does! - but there are still HUGE parts of the US (not to mantion internationally) that don't get to see these programs.

In my opinion, "reality" TV has also dealt the cable channels' original series a blow. Now that network stations realize they can satisify the American masses with the equalivalent of a neighbor acting stupid, there is no reason to spend money on network dramas. This, in turn, has caused the great majority of American masses to turn off network dramas, and in turn, cable dramas.

Again, in my opinion, this has caused much less "buzz" about even the most popular cable series in America, such as "The Sopranos." When Season 4 was being filmed, there was an article practically every day in one of the entertainment rags. Now, you can't find anything even on the HBO shows, let alone the Showtime ones.

The long and short is that the Showtime originals don't have the reputation of the HBO originals. Critics will give any new HBO series a good review, because its done by HBO... "it must be good." Showtime doesn't have that reputation... yet.

UK comedy is also making a comeback through all of this... "Coupling" is one of the *funniest* shows EVER.


Latest posts

Members online

No members online now.