Journeyman cancelled

According to that bastion of journalistic integrity EOnline, Journeyman is being canceled.

I’m just being snarky, because EOnline breaks a lot of TV news and I shouldn’t denigrate their contributions. I’m more than a little pissed about this cancellation though. A lot of people wrote Journeyman off as being a Quantum Leap ripoff, but that’s really not fair. The time travel element was the similar in both shows, but that was about it. The fact that there was a family involved, who were in on the secret was a bigger strength to the show than I would have thought.

I am really digging this new trend of the heroes of shows actually having a support system in place to help him deal with what he has to do. Reaper is another one that does this and it makes sense that this ongoing life changing event would be shared with those to you. I think that Chuck would be a whole lot better if they would just give the guy someone else he could confide in besides the two government agents. CBS’ vampire detective show Moonlight decided to not only give the main character a vampire confidant, they also let him reveal himself to the human (and gorgeous female) lead instead of dragging that plot point out indefinitely. Pushing Daisies is another good example of this trend.

Now if people would just realize that they are watching shows about superheroes and get over that whole ’superhero stuff is kid stuff’ nonsense, then I would be extremely happy.

Hopefully, the last episodes of Journeyman will be shown and fans of the show can get some kind of closure. Although the really big questions (Dan’s gambling addiction, how he exactly ended up with his wife and of course, why is he travelling through time) probably won’t be answered, but hopefully there will be some kind of ending. Also, since there won’t be enough episodes for syndication, hopefully there will be a DVD set, like there was for Kidnapped.
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18 thoughts on “Journeyman cancelled”

  1. I LOVE THIS SHOW—-IT IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS! I REALLY DIDN’T THINK I’D LIKE IT BUT GOT WRAPPED UP IN IT. THERE IS SO MUCH GARBAGE ON TV AND THEY ALWAYS GET RID OF THE ONES I LIKE!!! I REALLY LOOKED FORWARD TO THIS ONE EVERY WEEK. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS SURFACING ON THERE SO I HOPE THEY END IT TIED UP AND NOT JUST STOP THE SHOW LIKE OTHERS IN THE PAST. THEY NEED TO MOVE THE SHOW TO A NEW TIME OR DAY BECAUSE THERE’S TOO MUCH COMPETITION IN THAT SLOT. I WATCH/TAPE 3 SHOWS AT THAT TIME.

  2. Ok, now I am pissed. That just ruined my day. This show was great. It’s not its fault it was in a lat time slot so it lost viewers. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

  3. We need to start a grass roots type of push to keep the show on the air similar to what was done with Firefly!!!

  4. This ruins my evening. I saw what was the last episode last night..it really stuck with me. The characters had depth and it seemed a new mystery/layer was peeled back every week revealing part of the mystery yet adding to it at the same time. We lose great shows like this one and yet we get crap loads of Two and A Half Men and shit reality shows. Thanks TV execs for driving viewers like me away.

  5. This was a great show. Coming from a guy who doesn`t watch a lot of television that saying a ton about this show. There are so many terrible reality shows that display the worst side of human nature and sitcoms that are just not funny. If only given the right time slot and chance i`m sure Journeyman would have made a tremendous run. I`ve already emailed the network about this and can only hope they get enough complaints to restart the show. Perhaps we may also hope another network see`s the potential in Journeyman.

  6. HOW SAD…NETWORK EXECUTIVES PROBABLE DON’T EVEN WATCH THEIR SHOWS TO SEE HOW GREAT THEY ARE, IF THEY DID THEY WOULD NEVER GIVE UP ON IT.
    JOURNEYMAN STARTED OFF SLOW AND I ALMOST ABANDONED IT AFTER THE 3RD EPISODE. I DECIDED TO STICK AROUND AND WEEK AFTER WEEK IT GOT BETTER AND BETTER. IT IS ONE OF 4 SHOWS I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EACH WEEK. IT IS A FANTASTIC SHOW!!

    THE PRODUCERS NEED TO GO TO THE SCI FI NETWORK OR USA LIKE STARGATE DID WHEN SHOWTIME ABANDONED IT.

    I LOVE THE CAST AND STORIES…THERE ARE SO SO MANY POSSIBILITIES IN FUTURE EPISODES.

  7. It is sad that another good show with a loyal following has to suffer cancellation. It seems to be a trend in American TV these days. What we are really seeing is the death throes of the “big network” systems. What we as viewers and they as the content creators need is a new way to receive programming. If I was given a choice I would pay a fee to watch more episodes of Journeyman (Firefly, Jericho, Surface, Rome, Deadwood, Please add more of your favorites that have been canceled seemingly arbitrarily)

    What I am talking about is a new business model. There has got to be a better way to run this business. The reason the writers are on strike is because the fathead suits make all the money and they the writers don’t get a percentage. Why can’t we subscribe for specific show? There is already subscription content out there. (things like Red Vs Blue) Why don’t the studios look into this and offer the public a chance to vote with our dollars directly instead of using an outdated, highly flawed and technologically incomplete method to measure how well a show is doing. That way the “networks” could quietly die over in the corner and the viewing public could receive quality content. Personally I would like to see Advertisement removed from something I must endure as the price of enjoying entertainment.

  8. I cannot believe this show has been canceled. I enjoyed watching the episodes. Maybe the network feels people would rather win money on a gameshow, which fortunately for them doesn’t require too much thought….I guess this should be a indication of what the network thinks of those who watch. I think someone should continue the storyline on the big screen. I don’t MIND PAYING EIGHT TO TEN DOLLARS. Heck I did for singing “MUNKS”

  9. I really enjoyed watching JourneyMan. I looked foward to it every week. McKidd, a good actor. I just heard it was going to be cancelled. Please say it is NOT TRUE!!!

  10. just when you think thr TV guys want to start showing a good TV show and you make a point to watch that show–journey man– every week the nerds in TV board rooms jerk the best quality TV show off the air.no wonder NBC is going down the tubes.

  11. Figures – finally a good sci-fi/sci-fantasy show for adults that is not all blood & guts, and its taken off TV. I am a 50 year old, and there just isnt’t that much on TV anymore. I was a big Quantum Leap fan, and this show was a quality show, in the same genre. What a shame. I just hope that somebody might pick this show up. Now that we were finally getting an idea what is going on, and why Dan is traveling, the show is taken off, without closure. That just is not fair. Maybe if enough people write, NBC will change its mind. Doubtful, considering this is the same network, though 35 years later, that took Star – Trek off the air. I am not comparing this show to Star-Trek, but I am sure the same fans enjoy this show.

  12. WITH SUCH A SMART AND INTERESTING, NOT TO MENTION WELL ACTED SHOW, WHY ARE THEY TAKING IT OFF THE AIR? PEOPLE ARE REALLY TURNING LESS AND LESS TO NBC BECAUSE OF DECISIONS LIKE THESE. THERE REALLY IDIOTS IF THEY TAKE IT OFF. IF IT WERE JUST GIVEN ALITTLE TIME IT WOULD BE HUGE !!! I MEAN ITS NOT LIKE IT HAD IT SUCH A GREAT TIME SLOT ANYWAY. US WORKING PEOPLE ARE SLOW TO CATCH ONTO SOME OF THESE NEW SERIES. BUT COMPLETL ENJOYED THIS ONE AND MY HUSBAND WHO ONLY WATCHES THE NEWS LOVED IT TOO. I GUESS WERE BACK TO OUR WEEKLY RENTAL……………..IS THERE ANYWAY TO STOP THIS????

  13. -_- so they really are cancelling this FUCKEN AWESOME SHOW?
    What a couple of dumb fuck business execs. Given time with the plot developing to even better story lines… THIS SHOW WOULDA BEEN A MAJOR HIT! (By the way, wat happened to that one show Surface, i mean that also was a great show seriously dumb asses but i guess its just a business decision… U MADE THE WRONG ONE BOTH OF THEM SHOWS WERE TERRIFIC DAMN NOOOOO FUCK ARE U SERIOUS ITS GONNA BE CANCELLED?!!?!?!?! NOOOO I DONT BELIEVE IT U MORONS IDIOTS FUCKEN DUMBSHITS RETARDS FUCK ARGHHHH dam U! IT GOT SOOOOO FUCKEN GOOOD AND IT ENDS YOU HOES DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM U COULDA HAD ANOTHER HEROES ON YOUR HANDS IT WAS AS U CAN SEE FROM ALL THESE POSTS THAT IT WAS GETTING BETTER DUMBASSES. NOW INSTEAD WE HAVE THESE STUPID SHIT REALITY SHOWS BUT I MUST ADMIT I WANNA SEE THE MOMENT OF TRUTH IT LOOKS SO FUNNY LIKE AMERICAN IDOL!! NO I DONT WATCH AMERICAN IDOL, JUST THE INTERVIEWS OR SOMESHIT WHATEVER THE PUPLIC HUMILATION IS SO FUNNY LIKE THAT ONE ASIAN DUDE ANYWAYZZZ -____- IDIOTS FUCK WDF DOES NBC HAVE TO DO WITH NETWORKS ANYWAY???? i mean at least FOX gives quality family entertai…. *STARTS TO LAUGH AND EYES GETTING ALL TEARY AND HAHAHAHA* so anywayz IDIOTS thats all there is to say if u gonna cancell such a fantabulous show

  14. Journey Man and Heroes were the only shows worth watching on your network, now one is MIA and the other is being canceled…why isn’t the customer, the public considered in these decisions? what the hell is wrong with the people in charge? Maybe it’s time to replace these idiots with real people like myself who really are in touch with the everyday person.

    Thank you NBC for making my week even more challenging to endure.

  15. i just can not believe it is gone. i always watched it online. i went every week to see if a new show was posted. when i went back and could not find a new one for weeks i was worried but i thought it was the writers strike. i just can not believe it is gone.

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