Saban Talkback: Saturday Standstill - Saban Talkback V6

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Light Lucario

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Welcome to the sixth talkback thread for Saban's Saturday Morning block the Vortexx. The lineup for the block can be found here: MyVortexx | Vortexx on the CW

There have been some changes for the Vortexx since the last talkback. Battle B-Daman Crossfire has been removed from the lineup and Digimon Fusion has finally started to air on the block. A new Yu-Gi-Oh! series called Arc-V has been announced. It will be starting this spring in Japan, but the official Yu-Gi-Oh! website says that it will come out this year, so a fall premiere on the Vortexx is expected. What other changes can we expect on the block? Find out as we continue discussing the block here.
 

Sunnydee

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More relevant than the PR news, there could be a new show coming to the Vortexx. Originally reported yesterday in Variety, then a formal PR Newswire press release today, Cirque Du Soleil and Saban Brands are developing an original kids TV show based on Cirque Du Soleil. The Vortexx makes the most sense for the show at the moment, as it would require the least amount of effort from Saban Brands part to get it on the block.
Hmmm, the variety article says that it would likely be appropriate for preschool kids and older. Since they're still developing the series, I'll just take part in some baseless speculation. I think that the tone might be closer to some of the live action shows that Litton makes for ABC or CBS maybe.

But if they want to animate them and make them solve wacky mysteries across the world count me in!!

It sounds like a great idea for Saban Brands though.
 

DonkeyKongSong

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Hmmm, interesting. If it's "appropriate for preschoolers and older" it might end up being in the E/I hour, but on the other hand they might just stick it on Nick Jr. like with Julius Jr. However, this show's demographic looks a little older than that monkey.
 

DonkeyKongSong

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I think it may go to Nick Jr like Julius Jr.
Well, it all depends on what demographic it actually targets. Julius Jr. seems like it's specifically a preschool show. This one may skew a bit older. And as we've seen before, unlike the other offshoot preschool network, this one actually caters to its demographic. ;)

Also, not that anybody cares, but Vortexx's Chuck and Friends website is now a 404 Error, though the links are still there and the episodes still work if you know their URLs/they are linked to.

EDIT: The B-Daman Crossfire site is a 404 Error too, with the episodes there as well. Surprisingly, the Nanoboy site is still functioning, as is the WWE site that still says "NEW SEASON - COMING SOON!"
 

DonkeyKongSong

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Sorry for the double post, but here's a schedule:

Vortexx Schedule: February 15, 2014

7:00 AM Rescue Heroes #20 "Smokejumpers"
7:30 AM Rescue Heroes #21 "Edge of Disaster / Flood of Fear"
8:00 AM Sonic X #78 "So Long Sonic"
8:30 AM Bolts and Blip #23 "Fall Out" US Broadcast TV Premiere Episode
9:00 AM The Spectacular Spider-Man #24 "Subtext" US Broadcast TV Premiere Episode
9:30 AM Justice League Unlimited #61 "Ultimatum"
10:00 AM Dragon Ball Z Kai #67 "Another Time Machine? Bulma Uncovers a Mystery!"
10:30 AM Digimon Fusion #257 "Island Zone in Chaos!" US Broadcast TV Premiere Episode
11:00 AM Yu-Gi-Oh! #60 "The Master of Magicians - Part 1"
11:30 AM Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL #97 "Sinister Shadows" World Premiere English Dub Episode




This week:
- Premieres of ZEXAL continue
- Network premieres of The Spectacular Spider-Man, Bolts and Blip and Digimon Fusion continue
- Rescue Heroes starts airing double, replacing Chuck and Friends
- The series finale of Sonic X airs
- SPECIAL NOTE: This is the first episode of Digimon Fusion to not air on a widely available network. Ironically Zap2it is actually calling it new.
 

Sunnydee

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Out of curiosity, is this the best Saturday morning lineup on TV right now? If not, where does it rank?

I think for me it is. But that might just because I'm looking for more action cartoons recently. It's a lot of fun to watch. And also I'm in love with the second season of Yu-gi-oh.

But the block as a whole is fairly solid from 8 - 12 . Not to say they can't improve or anything. I wish Sonic X would leave among other issues I have with the block. But overall, it's a pretty good lineup in my opinion.
 

DonkeyKongSong

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When is that Hasbro Report coming?
What exactly are you talking about?

Out of curiosity, is this the best Saturday morning lineup on TV right now? If not, where does it rank?

I think for me it is. But that might just because I'm looking for more action cartoons recently. It's a lot of fun to watch. And also I'm in love with the second season of Yu-gi-oh.

But the block as a whole is fairly solid from 8 - 12 . Not to say they can't improve or anything. I wish Sonic X would leave among other issues I have with the block. But overall, it's a pretty good lineup in my opinion.
On broadcast, it's basically no competition.
 

aegisrawks

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Im glad you both think that way.

Also, on Hasbro's report:You know, the one B-Daman has to be mentioned in to be a success, some people mentioned it back in the other thread...
 

Takao

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Hasbro released their third quarter results yesterday, and it did not mention B-Daman. They have their Toyfair presentation on Friday.
 

Light Lucario

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As much as I love Vortexx, Nick and CN have it beat.
That's true, but it's also comparing a weekly block on broadcast TV to two basic cable channels that play shows for kids every day. They have a clear and obvious edge over something like the Vortexx.
 
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