TV ‘shows’ must go on!!!

Ever wondered, how many TV shows have shut in past 2 months? Let’s put some light on it and see who replaced who!

Off Air Shows Replaced By
Maryada (Star Plus)
Sasural Genda Phool (Star Plus) Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyar Hum
I Love My India (Sab TV) Bhai, Bhaiyya aur Brother
Ram Milaye Jodi (Zee TV) Phir Subah Hogi
Choti Bahu (Zee TV) Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke
Havan (Colors) Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha
Laado (Colors) Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha
Zindagi Kahe.. Smile Please (Life Ok) Aasman Se Aage
Meri Maa (Life Ok) Amrit Manthan

Above all shows ended with very low ratings, except Sasural Genda Phool. But Sasural Genda Phool team along with Star team felt it’s good to end up a show on a high note rather than unnecessarily dragging it. But, one just cannot blame ratings for the same. There are a lot of other issues to be dealt with while making a TV show. And to shut it, is a big decision for channel as well as the producers. Soaps are such, one track doesn’t work and the story is changed. After a while, the original plot or the crux of the show is lost. This has been witnessed in a lot of shows. And that could be one of the major reasons for them to shut. Moreover, creatives can’t experiment a lot these days as they all have to work with lot of limitations.

Also, as Imagine TV shut, its all 5 shows shut too! 14 shows being shut in a span of 2 months and a few new ones have already replaced them. So, what happens next? A few new ones are in pipeline which will be launched post IPL; such as, Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, Indian Idol and post that KBC on Sony TV. Also, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’s next season is around the corner, but this time on Colors.

There are rumors about Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) and Shubh Vivah on (Sony) soon to go off air. Nothing has been official about it, but there have been talks about it. As they say, there is no smoke without fire. So, which shows will replace them? Will the new shows be able to garner the same ratings for the channel or prove to be otherwise?

My question for you all is –

What kind of shows you’d like to watch? What kind of quality would you prefer? Do you want any sequels? If, yes, which ones?

Till then, do enjoy watching your own favorite shows with their own twists and tadkas in it! 🙂

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Why do channels end up changing shows time slot? iDubba tries to answer it

One fine day you come from office, all set to watch your favourite serial and you come to know that it has moved to a new Time Slot! Must be frustrating at times…Right? Well Indian Television does have caught up on this trend. You might wonder why did the Channel change it? What made them do it? Was the serial not generating enough TRP’s? Don’t worry 🙂 iDubba is on a small journey to find out answers for some of these questions.

Not long ago you had heard that Kuch Toh Log Kahenge might see a time slot change because of Shubh Vivah and soon the show was shifted to 11 pm starting February 27. Wonder why? Incidentally, the late night slot of the show 11 pm, which aired the repeats fetched the channel more TRPs than its original slot.  Interesting, Right?

Based on the above example you might think that Change in Time slots might happen only to those serials which are not doing well. The next example might force you to change your mind. As heard, Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga on Sahara One will get the 9pm slot thereby making Niyati (currently featuring in that slot) being pushed to 9.30pm. The reason being that they getting good response and hence in order to get the best results, the channel are heading towards a time slot change. So does this sound more interesting?

Well iDubba has recently managed to get the 3rd example as well, that might get you more confused. As you are aware that Movers and Shakers had made its comeback after a long time, and this time on SAB TV. And the slot that was decided was 10.30 pm. Meanwhile, the channel’s existing 10.30 pm show, FIR was shifted to the 11 pm slot and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (repeat telecast) was shifted to 11.30 pm. Well in this case the ideal reason would be that SAB TV wanted to promote Movers and Shakers and get in maximum TRP’s. But what about the already popular show FIR? Sounds strange, right? Well now listen to this…since 16th April 2012 Movers and Shakers is aired at 11pm and FIR is back at 10:30pm slot…Googly! I guess you might have been bowled by now going through the above 3 examples.

Hence as you can see that Channels at times do end up changing the Time Slots of not so popular serials. Also some at times they end up shifting their shows in order to promote the news shows. TRP’s does provide some vital data to the channels and help them decide to play around with the Time Slots of some of your favourite shows! Do let us know if this trend is a turn off or you don’t mind this trend 😉

Happy Viewing.

New Shows to be launched in February on Indian Television

We are in the second month of 2012 and television industry is all set to launch the brigade of its new shows. We bring an update for our viewers about such four new shows which will be released in this month on top four channels of television.

Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein on Star Plus will be launched on 14th February. The release date of the show has been chosen as Valentine’s Day as the story is loosely based on a girl who will sacrifice her love for the love of her country. The story of the show revolves around Aaliya played by Deblina Chatterjee, a young college girl who falls for a guy and her love for the guy is like any other young woman full of passion, spirit and rebel. But circumstances take a u-turn when she has to sacrifice everything for her country. The story has a fresh appeal to it however it will be too early to say anything as it might end up like any other love story shows currently aired on tv.

Shubh Vivah which is stated to release on 27th February on Sony Entertainment Television is like ‘Old wine in a new bottle’. The show is a remake of a tamil series ‘metti oli’ that revolves around lives and struggles of a father and his five daughters. Sony tv has been able to break the shackles of typical saas-bahu sagas with its shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Dekha Ek Khwab, Parvarrish and recently Kya Hua Tera Vaada. However there is a doubt that this age old concept of a father who is struggling to get good and ideal grooms for her five daughters work with the audience.

Jamuna Paar will release on 27th February on Imagine tv. Imagine tv recently launched another new show ‘Mi, Aaji aur Saheb’ that has a good concept. Jamuna Paar is another love story given a typical treatment where a beautiful, cute and die-hard romantic at heart girl falls for a casual, carefree boy. The catch is that the girl belongs to a rich family based in New Delhi and a guy belongs to a normal middle class family living in yamunpar known as Jamuna paar too. Let us see how this new show will fair among other not so great shows airing on Imagine tv currently.

Punar Vivaah is a new show by Zee tv which will be launched on 20th February. Like all other channels even Zee tv is now trying something new and different with this show. Punar Vivaah is about re-marriage of people who have lost their spouses. The female lead played by Kratika Sengar portrays a single mother who was deserted by her husband. Gurmeet Choudhary plays the role of a young man whose wife is no more and he has two daughters. They end up marrying each other due to pressure from their families and for the sake of their children. The story will unfold how such couples stay together under tough circumstances and how their emotions and feelings bring them together.

Do let us know which show will keep you hooked on to television.