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Drive: FOX Chairman Talks About Final Episodes

Peter Liguori of FOXMany fans of the prematurely-cancelled FOX series Drive planned to watch the two remaining episodes on July 4th. The network subsequently rescheduled them for Friday, July 13th and then pulled them entirely. FOX has since released episodes five and six online but many were frustrated by the move.

At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, FOX Entertainment Chairman Peter Liguori tried to explain the network’s actions and offered, “It will always be a complicated issue with serialized shows. I do hope, given the amount of broadband there is out there, that actually airing those two [episodes] online will be satisfying for the loyalists of the show.”

Liguori went on to speak about the responsibility that networks have to viewers of serial shows, “I think in general, if we’re going to dive into serialized shows, I think what is important for the industry is somehow you bring some closure to those shows. It may not always be on broadcast with a lot of marketing, but again, when these shows wind up having a narrow group of loyalists, we try to satisfy them.”

Unfortunately for Drive fans, Liguori’s interest in “closure” didn’t include telling viewers who would have won the big road race. Maybe we’ll be luckier the next time FOX cancels a show? Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Mangrove February 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

This show must be continued!!! This is a good show!

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mikewgaddy July 21, 2009 at 2:27 am

yea fox cancel all goods shows like drive that great show i never miss a tv show of drive there not one show cant beat it drive it had hot ass woman and old school cars raceing todays cars no matter what my fav is drive F U fox for not bring it back on the air

I DEMAND TO PUT BACK ON THE SHOW DRIVE
NOW
FROM A TRU DIE HARD FAN OF DRIVE

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oli October 13, 2007 at 9:42 am

fine if fox wants to cancel a show and not show it on tele that doesn bother me, im from the uk and cant get fox here anyway, but i can get the internet and theres plenty of space on here for the cancelled shows to be posted. iv just watched what drive shows are available and i think its sickening that they wont even air the rest over the net even if they wanna use there tv air time to what they feel is better for there company. come on you children just look in these forums and you will see there is a demand for drive so wheres the god dam supply

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Dj_Tiger October 10, 2007 at 11:48 am

put back the dRive Show in kuwait we all want it So Dont Stop The Show We Wana See it Plz

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Naida Majka September 19, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Why does Fox Network cancel all the good shows? They leave the fans hanging and nothing gets a closure. For the 1st time in a long time, Fox had a great show about, well, cars and driving and racing. It was exciting and kept you on the edge of your seat with lots of action. My husband LOVED that show and Fox can’t even show an ending as to who won the race?? Just the show come out on DVD with the ending. What a shame a good show got canned once again. They probably had a following too.

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Jason September 18, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Another blunder for Fox. If they want to get the ratings out of new shows, then how’s about letting them air more than 4 episodes? They built Drive up to be a real big show, but then they cancel it after only a few episodes, why???? Personally, i was getting into the show. I’m sure that others would of too, if they had been give the chance to see the show. If it wasn’t for Family guy and Bones, i wouldn’t watch FOX at all. What happened to the edgy FOX, that brought us married with children?? Now days, it’s all “reality” shows. How’s about showing some real shows? Bring back the action, the comedy, something!!!! It’s not all fox’s fault, NBC, ABC and CBS, among other networks do the same thing. Try giving show a chance to gain an audience before pulling the plug. I’d like to see “Drive” come back, along w/ “Fastlane”. These (2) shows would make a killing, just don’t put them up against a show like CSI, which no show really has a chance against.

On a final note (directed to all the Network Executive), bring back television. Do you really think that all of america wants to see all of these reality shows and/or new shows airing season, only to be canned a few episodes later. Bring us our next seinfeld, friends, a-team, mash, cheers, knight rider, etc… Stop hiding behind your overpaid salaries and come back down to earth and see what your audience (real people) want to see.

Jason

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RUTH FINCHER August 5, 2007 at 2:15 pm

if PASSIONS goes to Direct TV
WILL IT STILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE.

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