Monday, February 12, 2007

For a story I'm working on...

... other than "Galactica" and a bunch of NBC shows ("The Office," "Friday Night Lights," etc.), are there any shows you watch that make deleted scenes available on the official show website?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think enough shows do that. Veronica Mars doesnt, that I know of. Neither do the HBO shows - Deadwood (RIP) Rome - which I was hoping you'd review - The Sopranos, etc.
you'd think with the internet and the desire for DVD extras they'd add chocolate to peanut buter and make something yummy.

Anonymous said...

I faithfully watch the Office extra scene's, which is a good thing now that some of them have been important plot points: Anger management is still management training. And I watched the Battlestar Galactica webisodes over the summer which I thought were excellent. But I have been taking advantage of internet extra's since Dawson's Creek had the characters e-mails and journals up for the reading on the WB website.

I agree that more shows should do it and then follow through and make sure they are all pulled together for the dvd's but I wonder how is the work falling out. Is it the showrunners/writers who decide on content or the people running the website, because for some shows I wonder if the people writing for the website have even seen the show?

Anonymous said...

Just posted above, just reread your query the non-nbc, non-scifi show that I check out on the internet is Bones although what they offer is interviews and behind the scene's stuff. It would be great to see out-takes from that show added to the offerings. It doesn't seem that many of the other shows are posting them.

Mac said...

Do reality shows count? Because there is (or at least used to be, I haven't checked lately) a lot of "Survivor" stuff (e.g. complete voting footage with comments, extended exit interviews) Probably others do as well, since those shows generate so much footage.

"Veronica Mars" did have the one deleted scene last year, on AOL not the official site.

Anonymous said...

I'd be curious to see the trend on this. The Office (which I think was also one of the first shows to let you download episodes on your video Ipod) is the only one I watch regularly. It proves the show has way too many funny parts (and too many funny actors) to cram into a half-hour each week.

Anonymous said...

I remember Dawson's Creek made a deleted scene available online several years ago. I don't know if your story only covers current shows, but the idea has been around for a while.

mel said...

A follow up on the reality show post, I believe Project Runway offers some deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes podcasts from Tim Gunn.

nfieldr said...

I don't bother to watch the NBC deleted ads any more. It's not worth it to me to have to sit through the same 30 sec ad over and over just to see a 45 sec deleted scenes clip.

BF said...

Another CBS reality show that offers up deleted scenes: The Amazing Race (though the process to access them is insufferable.) Not just extra Elimination Mat stuff but actual race footage.

PS. Will this story be similar to the story on teevee.org for which you were hat-tipped?

Jon Delfin said...

Does silliness count? USA's Psych has non-plot offerings.

Alan Sepinwall said...

BF, it'll be along those lines, though that may change depending on my interviews.

Anonymous said...

hopefully Psych's stay up, cause I'm two eps down on *last* season...