On their Facebook page FOX8 first told followers:
“Unfortunately The Originals and Ravenswood will not be shown on FOX8 due to restrictions in our scheduling. We just didn’t have the space for them. If anything changes we will let all our fans know as soon as possible.”
But after disappointed fans left messages in response:
- thats bull how are we ment to see then now? you better be having the whole of Season 5 of Vampire Diaries showing!! or youll have plenty of mad people complainin
- That sucks! How about just not repeating the same shows a million times?!? I’ve been waiting for the originals
- Cant let 2 new shows that people want to see get in the way of ten year old endless replays of the simpsons.
- Tjats a shit excuse !…take all the repears off and slot in the new shows …its not rocket science heh !!!!…im sick of paying $200 a month to watch the same old shows !
- So will you lower my bill cause your cutting shows to repeat the Simpsons?
- Wrestling.. Police.. The top 20 countdowns.. repeats of Bones, Modern Family and Animation Domination and let’s not forget these horrendous reality TV shows like ANTM and The Face and now The Recruit.. and Fox8 can’t air two of the most anticipated shows for 2013. I think Fox8 may want to adjust their scheduling!!!!
- Don’t have time in the schedule? What does that even mean? WTF! Stop the repeats and put on The Originals! Way to ruin a person’s day with this news!
That led to a follow-up FOX8 message:
“Hi Everyone, we can understand and appreciate your disappointment. We really wanted the shows as well however due to circumstances out of our control we were unable to secure them.”
Yesterday a FOX8 spokesperson confirmed to TV Tonight:
“Nope, these are not Foxtel shows. They have gone to Ch 9 as part of their output deal with WB.”
Standby for more viewer feedback….