Call for Help is off the air (tech tv)

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  1. Achance007

    Achance007 Active Member

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    I know i'm a week late, but I dont get Tech tv anymore. :wtc: What are they trying to do to the network? can somebody fill me in.

    This is from Leo's blog site

    Last Call (03:52 AM) Categories: TechTV

    Yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life. We put Call for Help to bed Wednesday. You'll see the last episode on Friday, but for those of us who have been making the show for six years a huge and important chunk of our lives is over.

    G4 is shopping the show and it's possible another network will pick it up. I pray someone does. I'll keep doing it if I have to fly to Sandusky twice a week. Somehow, somewhere, Call for Help has to live on, if only for the folks who have come to depend on the show for their computer help. I know so many moms and grandfathers and kids and just plain folks for whom Call for Help was an introduction to technology. The show helped get so many people on track, and I feel like we're letting many more down by not doing it any more. Cross your fingers that some network executive somewhere is willing to take a chance on a funky little show that makes such a big difference in people's lives.

    Meanwhile G4 has asked me to keep doing the daily 90-second pre-taped tips on The Screen Savers indefinitely. I said yes, of course. It's better than nothing, and it will leave me lots of free time to try to find somewhere else to do what I do. Vinnie Longobardo, the VP Programming for G4, also asked me to ask you to stop filling his inbox with mail. I appreciate your efforts but at this point it's probably useless to keep harassing the poor guy. G4 is going for a different audience and my work is not really part of those plans. I understand that - I even agree with them. It's time for all of us to move on.

    Mostly I'm going to miss the people I work with. It's going to be so hard to get up in the morning and not see their faces. You never met a nicer, harder working, more committed bunch of people. We loved what we did. And we hate not getting to do it any more.

    Some will continue on with G4. I think Roger, Cat, and Ian will move to LA. George is getting his real estate license. Dan will be bagging groceries at the local Stop 'n' Shop. I'm not sure what Fawn's plans are. The studio crew will continue working until July 2 when 535 York gets shut down for good. Then they'll all go on to other jobs. They're the best in the business and won't have any trouble finding work.

    We had six good years. That's more than most TV shows get. And we are very proud of what we did. It's just hard to let go, especially when the show was starting to click. We'd had our highest ratings ever in March - 500% growth over the same time last year. The December Call-For-Help-a-thon earned us a big article in the New York Times. We had finally made it back into prime time. So close. So close.

    I'm not complaining. I have my family, my radio show, and my memories of an amazing little channel where I got to do pretty much whatever I wanted for way too long. I am just so grateful to have had that chance. And I'm even more grateful that so many of you seemed to actually like my work. I'm not giving up. I'm just going to take some time off to say a private good-bye. Then it's on to the next thing. I'm sure it will be wonderful and fun and all that. But there will never be another TechTV. For all its flaws, it was pretty great, wasn't it?
     
  2. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    yeah sucks da cack for sure..
     
  3. Stev

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    love that show :(
     
  4. Links2

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    I like TSS MUCH BETTER!



    So what show will Leo be on now?
     
  5. Achance007

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    Think is just doing a 90 sec spot on TSS and thats it.
     
  6. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    Comcast bought TechTV
    Comcast already owned G4TV
    Now Comcast merged G4 and TectTV into 1 giant shit hole called G4TechTV which took away a lot of great shows and melded a lot of crap shows from G4 with the left good shows from TechTV and also kept a lot of the crap shows on TechTV at the same time

    Comcast is a group for freakin morons that should have left things as they are. And I am so glad I don't have Comcast cable.
     
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    I don't have a choice up here in MA for cable, its comcast or nothing in my town! Unless i go satellite but that gets choppy reception alot.
     
  8. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    goodbye Leo :wtc: and hopefully goodbye Cat :bigthumb:
     
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    Cat's fucking UGLY! (Replace her with a Big-Tittie-Tech-Hottie!)
     
  10. Wolf68k

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    I'd rather see Jessica come back.
     
  11. LIQUID

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    I loved that show :wtcd: :wtcd:
     
  12. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    And annoying and useless as hell - but she was on the screen savers last week so it's not yet clear whether she will leave.
     
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    they answered some dumb ass questions anyways
     
  14. Wolf68k

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    It wasn't that the questions are dumb on CFH, but that the show is more for newbies where as TSS is more advanced (yet TSS also gets some dumb questions sometimes too)
     
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    most of the g4 shows are retarded .. the hosts are annoying too .. i guess they are trying to target a younger audience now ..
     
  16. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    It's just fun to watch Leo screw around, and I liked Roger and the Photoshop guy was pretty :cool: (he made it look so easy)
     

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