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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Hits Primetime 95

First time accepted submitter Goat_Cheese_Pizza writes "Word on the Intertubes (I picked the Washington Post) is Joss Whedon's musical masterpiece, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, will air on CW's primetime lineup on October 9th. I've always wanted to watch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with commercials! Thanks, CW!"
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Hits Primetime

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @06:12AM (#40826579)

    Mwahahahahahahahahahahaha! Ahaaahaaa!

  • I'm not quite sure how to respond to this. This is good for Joss Whedon, I guess?

    It just seems odd to air a 4 year old one-off production like this. Especially since the CW's primary demographics are essentially the under-18 female crowd. I don't see how the CW is a good fit for Dr. Horrible, especially since they're having to edit it.

    • by The Rizz ( 1319 )

      It just seems odd to air a 4 year old one-off production like this

      ... except that it's been hinted at for a long time that a sequel is in the works. Perhaps it's going prime time because the CW (or their parent company) is planning to give the Whedons the funding for a movie / TV series.

    • Re:Uhh, Yay? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Rei ( 128717 ) on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @07:06AM (#40826787) Homepage

      What makes you think that Dr. Horrible would be a bad fit with the under-18 female crowd? Since when are romantic musicals starring guys like Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris not a good fit for under-18 female viewers? Anyway, CW's prime demographic is ostensibly 18-34-old women.

      • Having just watched Act 1, I agree wholeheartedly.. it looks like basically a quirky romantic comedy.

      • by guises ( 2423402 )
        Your post, GP, original submitter, original article in the Washington Post... every one of you using this CW acronym like it means something, not one of you defining what it is. I guess I'll have to look it up for myself. Shame on you for making me do work.
        • by SpryGuy ( 206254 )

          It's an American Broadcast Television Network... like ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX... CW is the newest of them I believe, but it's been around a while. It's the network that Buffy moved to for the final two seasons. It features shows like "Smallville", "Vampire Diaries", and a bunch of other teen shows that I don't really watch.

          • by guises ( 2423402 )
            Thanks. According to Wikipedia, CW stands for CBS Warner Brothers and it's the successor to "The WB" and the United Paramount Network, both of which I was familiar with, but not the new thing. Maybe I'm just getting old.
    • by Gilmoure ( 18428 )

      My daughter is 11 and she thinks Doctor Horrible is great.

    • Especially since the CW's primary demographics are essentially the under-18 female crowd.

      But NPH is so hot. Too bad he's taken.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    The episodes will have any sections of exposition cut from them. ... and be shown in the wrong order.

  • by History's Coming To ( 1059484 ) on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @06:24AM (#40826641) Journal
    Any dolt with half a brain,
    Can see that human kind has gone insane,
    To the point where something free
    Which is loved by you and me
    Is filled with adverts most inane.
    Listen close to Joss's bank account,
    Hear that tinkling sound,
    Cash and cheques are falling all about,
    Whedon's profit bound!

    (Seriously, they all deserve a little pay-back for what was a free project to start with, fair enough!)
    • by VGPowerlord ( 621254 ) on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @09:35AM (#40827849)

      I hate to say it... the lyric timing is wrong in one section.

      "is filled with adverts most inane" vs. "if I throw poison in the water main"

      "is filled with" matches to "if I throw" and "most inane" matches to "the water main"

      Which means that "adverts" (2 syllables) has to match "poison in the" (4 syllables).

      TL;DR "adverts" needs to be "advertisements" to match the cadence of the original lyrics.

  • by Greyfox ( 87712 ) on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @08:12AM (#40827123) Homepage Journal
    And had all the commercials themed with the show, it would probably be even more awesome. Hell I might even just sit down and watch the whole thing through.
    • by mianne ( 965568 )

      Hmm, trying to come up with a list of appropriate sponsors:

      Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog presented by TCBY..

      Stanley: For all your tool needs, including hammers.
      Lotion and/or wet wipes commercials.
      JCPenney announcing a new line of sweater vests.
      PSA for the Second Harvest Food Bank or your local homeless shelter.
      Does any toy company make an R/C van?

      • by T.E.D. ( 34228 )
        Given the large amount of the "action" that happens in a laundromat, I'm thinking laundry cleaning products would be good. They might even photoshop a product placement in there...
  • by rjejr ( 921275 ) on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @08:53AM (#40827353)
    So the CW is willing to show a 1 night presentation of a movie starring the stars of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Castle" produced and directed by the guy who directed the mega-blockbuster "Avengers" movie on some random Tuesday nigth in Oct? Which is during the baseball playoffs. Wow, really going out on a limb there.
    • by erko ( 806441 )
      Doogie Howser! None of those TV shows were as big Doogie Howser!!

      Really - I looked it up.

      And the data was confusing, but the show wasn't bad - it even had a computer in it.
  • I don't watch CW and won't watch because Internet culture is on it. But it's probably a good thing, in the short term, for a quirky Web-only product (albeit with major names doing it) to become a feeder for big money entertainment. I think.

    What TV should learn:
      -- we should let creative people do things creatively without focus groups and demographic analysis

    What TV will learn.
      -- More goggles! We need more goggles!

  • by Picass0 ( 147474 ) on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @11:14AM (#40829121) Homepage Journal

    Bad Horse! Bad Horse!
    Bad Horse! Bad Horse!

    We saw the prime-time showing
    Five minutes after eight
    Our Tivo missed the ending since you started late!
    It make me kick a fencepost,
    and filled my heart with hate!
    We have pics of Gossip Girl and we'll be in touch.

    you suck,
    Bad Horse!

    • How are you supposed to sing the "We have pics of Gossip Girl and we'll be in touch/you suck,/Bad Horse!"? To say that it doesn't match the rhythm is to say it very, very lightly.
  • So, with Avengers success, JW now has some freedom to make whatever he wants.After seeing DH musical, I wonder if there's a chance he'll do Bored of the Ring: The Musical?

  • CW won't fuck up the aspect ratio, unlike the Youtube video linked in TFA.

  • is this all about...
    eh - who cares.

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