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Reminder: "The Inside" Will Air Tonight at 8 PM

Posted on July 6, 2005 | Comments (36)

We just wanted to remind everyone that, while FOX has decided not to order any more episodes, they are still airing the series. In fact, they will be airing two new episodes this evening, starting at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

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From the FOX press release:

In "The Loneliest Number" episode (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), when the VCU team investigates a series of suicides, they discover them to be murders linked to a suicide hotline. Meanwhile, Paul (Jay Harrington) suspects that Web's influence over Rebecca is growing stronger and may lead to fatal consequences.

In the "Thief of Hearts" episode airing in THE INSIDE's regular time period (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Paul re-lives his first case under Web when a serial killer imprisoned for removing the hearts of his female victims is released because additional victims turn up bearing his killing signature while he is behind bars.

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Also, we'd like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support you've given the show and Tim, both on the website and in email. It is greatly appreciated.


I look forward to the doubleheader tonight. The show had just started getting good with last week's episode.

It's a shame that more Americans would rather watch shows like "The Simple Life", than quality like The Inside (and countless other good shows that FOX has canned).

Posted by: stealth1 at July 6, 2005 02:39 PM

arg...I missed the first one. crap.

Posted by: at July 6, 2005 06:10 PM

Both episodes were fascinating character studies on the team members.

I loved how Rebecca was able to thaw a bit, though I didn't see much of that during the second ep... but then it was mostly about Paul and Webb. That Paul was pretty much pulled out of his boy scout role was a good thing, but at the price of losing Webb? Damn. I'm wondering where this is going, and I'm also wondering if this was planned from the beginning.

I can't really believe that Webb is that dark, but then again, it takes time to build up to this characterization. That's obviously time we don't *have* so I guess it explains the end of the Hearts ep and the supposed snapping of Webb's sanity in the next. I look forward to seeing it, just like I look forward to the others.

Posted by: Joy at July 6, 2005 11:14 PM

Another great two episodes. Rebecca was definitely pegged correctly by Web in the first episode. Things were getting too close and she almost got killed because of her mistakes.

In the second one, it is still slightly ambiguous as to whether Web actually "planted the evidence" or not. Paul obviously thinks this is the case. The bribe seems a bit much. The main problem I have is that I would think Web wouldn't go so far because what happened in this episode could have happened - Pope would be freed due to it know that the evidence was planted. I did like the distinctive voice comment of trying to sell you something as Peter Coyote is known for doing quite a number of voiceovers.

I really hope that the previews for next week are deceptive. I really don't want to see Web go as far as it seems to indicate.


Posted by: Neil Ottenstein at July 7, 2005 06:10 AM

Curse summer brownouts! My power went around 8:15 and didn't come back for a half-hour, so I'm stuck trying to appropriate the first ep (if anyone ever shares it...) and holding off on watching the second in case I've missed anything vital. :( Liked what I saw, though.

"It's a shame that more Americans would rather watch shows like "The Simple Life", than quality like The Inside (and countless other good shows that FOX has canned)."

I would be insulted, but I want to be Canadian. ;) I see it as more of the network's over-reliance on Nielsen ratings than an honest reflection of viewing habits. I know plenty of people that are pulling their hair out right now over the news of impending cancellation, and not one of them has a ratings box so it doesn't matter that they watch religiously.

Posted by: cheebs! at July 7, 2005 06:56 AM

I don't think there is that much from the first episode that if needed for the second. You definitely do need to see the second episode before next week's one, though.


Posted by: Neil Ottenstein at July 7, 2005 07:02 AM

How many episodes will be aired? 15?

Posted by: s.p at July 7, 2005 08:40 AM


"Thief of Hearts" is one of the best hours of television I've seen. It's up there with Firefly's "Out of Gas" episode or Homicide's "Three Men & Adena". I'd buy the DVD set for this episode alone. Even if Fox cancels The Inside, I'd like to say congratulations on making yet another excellent show.

Posted by: Jack Cameron at July 7, 2005 10:24 AM

I believe there was just a 13 episode order. You can see the list of all 13 titles on the guests page over at IMDB for The Inside.
Now, whether FOX will actually air all thirteen is another question.


Posted by: Neil Ottenstein at July 7, 2005 11:19 AM

I caught the double-feature of The Inside last night and instantly fell for the show.

At that moment I fell in love, I said to myself, "It doesn't have a chance." Why? Because everything I've loved on television over the past few years has landed itself a screeching death. Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Carnivale, Jeremiah, Firefly. And I don't expect anything apart from a miracle is going to stop this trend any time soon.

Amazingly, British TV has done a complete turnaround with the new, wonderful, daring Doctor Who series (and isn't Sea of Souls just fantastic too?). At its peak, the good Doctor attracted over 8 million viewers, and with 1/4 of the budget of most US series.

Meanwhile, intelligent TV that dares to spin new themes and provide an ounce of something other than boobs and bad taste is squashed by the hand of mediocrity here in the US. Much like everything else, really. Dumb it down. Keep It Simple Stupid. All the reasons why I never tuned in before people like Joss and Tim and David Fury and JMS hit the court.

I hope someone else picks this up. And best of luck to the next story. I'll be there.

Posted by: novachild at July 7, 2005 02:21 PM

I hate that they haven't ordered more episodes -- aside from the "Sugar and Spice" episode, I've loved everything about this series so far. I tuned in for Peter Coyote, but Rachel Nichols and everyone else are keepers.

Posted by: Jason at July 9, 2005 09:43 AM

So, it's 100% that the show is out the window :(. Another great show. Tv is going to hell.

Posted by: Ben at July 9, 2005 03:31 PM

Hey Tim,
I am loving this show way too much for it to be going away already. Why, why does FOX stop picking up shows that are actually decent and thought provoking rather than their normal brainless drivel? Are you canvasing to any other studios?
Can't wait for Wednesday night, the double header was awesome!!

Posted by: Sandy at July 11, 2005 12:21 PM

Any chance of finding out who played zoyer on 6? thanks lots

Posted by: RICHARD at July 11, 2005 06:05 PM

one has to wonder what the executives at FOX really want. i mean, the greenlight a good series like this and then cancel it after just 13 eps... it takes more than 13 eps to create a good foundation and have the characters evolve some. no wonder they have bad ratings. no one wants to watch a series, get hooked and then have it cancelled on them. why not think two steps a head and deliver what the viewers want to see - series like The Inside, Dark Angel and others, and not stupid brainless shit like Princes of Malibu, The Worlds craziest videos and Trading Spouses. I want something challenging, something with a good intrigue, twisting plots and characters that you cant really put your finger on. but that seems to much to ask.

Posted by: Ellie at July 12, 2005 04:16 AM

From everything I've read and heard, this is another show that I've fallen in love with that won't be around much longer. Is there any chance this show could be picked up by a cable network or moved to FX? It just seems too good to let go of so soon. Besides, Adam Baldwin's going to get a reputation as a series killer :)

Posted by: Charles at July 12, 2005 10:29 AM

RICHARD, Michelle Forbes played Zoyer. It's on the link neil ottenstein gave.

It also says Keith Szarabajka (Holtz) is gonna be in episode twelve. That'll be sweet.

Posted by: CitizenofBalance at July 13, 2005 12:55 AM

Why does FOX cancel anything quality that they manage to get on the air? My God, they've done away with Firefly, John Doe, Wonderfalls, Skin, Tru Calling, and countless other shows without ever giving them a fair chance! That's it. Fox is totally off my Tivo.

Posted by: Jordana at July 13, 2005 03:45 AM

Fox sucks. Tim this show is so awesome I watch it religiously. It's really sick and twisted but that what makes it so great. I'm extremely disappointed they cancelled this. They also cancelled another show i used to watch Point Pleasant. Despite Fox being stupid, congrats on such an awesome show. I am appaled at some of the reality shows that keep shows like yours off the air, society no longer cares for qualit entertainment, and it's sad. Just my opinion. Can't wait to watch tonights episode. Looks like it's gonna be incredible as usual.

Posted by: Chris at July 13, 2005 10:58 AM

I totally agree. The Inside and The Closer are two of my favorite new shows. All I can say is THANK GOD FOR CABLE. Local networks in my area only want to show mindless reality garbage like "Who Wants To Be a Hilton". Intellegent TV is becoming a thing of the past unless you subscribe to cable/satellite. The worst part is those networks dont really care about its loyal viewers - at least not until we are all gone.

Posted by: Mari at July 13, 2005 01:20 PM

RICHARD, if you like Michelle Forbes you should get a hold of the "Global Frequency"-pilot, where we see her doing some Trinity-in-Matrix-style ass-kicking.

Look like she'd have a leading role on that one, if it hadn't been cancelled.

Let's quote Peter from Family Guy (thanks to wikipedia):

Peter: "Everybody, I've got bad news. We've been cancelled."
Lois: "Oh no! Peter, how could they do that?"
Peter: "Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We just got to accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80's Show, Wonderfalls, Fastlane, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, Skin, Girls Club, Cracking Up, The Pits, Firefly, Get Real, Freaky Links, Wanda At Large, Costello, The Lone Gunmen, A Minute With Stan Hooper, Normal Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddy, The Street, American Embassy, Cedric The Entertainer, The Tick, Louis, and Greg The Bunny."
Lois: "Is there no hope?"
Peter: "Well, I suppose if all those shows go down the tubes, we might have a shot."

Posted by: eloj at July 13, 2005 02:17 PM

This is so like tv... to drop a great show with huge potential they will see the error of thier ways... when it is too late...
Good job!! I loved the show and tried not to miss an episode!!!

Posted by: Tina at July 13, 2005 03:54 PM

You can't say Fox gets it wrong all the time, otherwise the shows everyone lists above (a lot of which were really intriguing/good) never would have made it on the air in the first place.

Even so, it's sad when shows aren't given a real chance to develop to their full potential. It seems to me that this lack of patience has to be pretty costly in terms of finding loyal viewers....

Posted by: Michael at July 13, 2005 04:37 PM

what a pity that another great effort in TVland is being shut off before it has even been given a chance to develop an audience. I am really loving this series - I guess my record for "the kiss of death" is still running, other than Buffy and Angel any program that I really like and bother to watch seems to always get cancelled.

Posted by: nmcil at July 13, 2005 05:13 PM

Timmah -

Once again.

I stopped watching fox for a long time over Wonderfalls...from the day WF was cancelled until the day WF came out on DVD.

Thanks for polishing that turd (perhaps Fox Television, perhaps the original concept you were given to start from, pick your own turd here). Call Fury and find why he gets Lost and 24, then have your agent cut out his agent's heart and eat it before it stops beating...oh, wait.."agents"

Keep us posted. We'll gladly fawn over you at the ASSB anytime you'd like to stop by.

Posted by: Geraint Jr. at July 13, 2005 05:45 PM

Dear Tim,

I quit watching FOX when they ditched "Wonderfalls," one of my favorite shows and haven't been back until "The Inside" aired. Now, that they've canceled this show, too, they are dead to me. FOX execs must take STUPID pills; every decent show they've get, they cancel. Great shows like "Wonderfalls," "John Doe," "Firefly," "Tru Calling," and now "The Inside" just don't stand a chance on FOX.

Posted by: Kris at July 13, 2005 09:24 PM

Please, will they air the episodes with Steve Sandvoss?

Posted by: Tttt at July 14, 2005 03:45 AM

I am so very glad that the preview for last night's episode was deceptive as I had hoped. It really was brilliantly deceptive, though. The whole episode was just absolutely brilliant and my favorite so far. Just amazing television.


Posted by: Neil Ottenstein at July 14, 2005 05:32 AM

I sent this e-mail to Fox today. I know they probably won't do anything about it but I mean, this show is great and I am so sick of getting into a show and then having them kill it. I hope they rethink cancelling it.

Fox Broadcasting,

I am getting really tired of your network for one very consistant reason. You sign shows and then kill them after only one season which does not allow any show to come to a point where adequate character and plot development can be established.
In this instance, the show is The Inside from Tim Minear. This show far supasses any of the reality shows you consistantly air because it makes the watcher think, has interesting characters and does not focus on white trash america.
Constantly ordering new shows and not allowing them to establish before axing them does not make me want to watch your network and many other fans feel this way.
I strongly urge you to rethink your decision to not order any more episodes of The Inside. The show has a lot of potential and could become very successful if given the chance. The show is already showing an excellent movement in character development and just needs more time to get audiences emotionally attached to the characters.
I also feel you should read this article:
Which outlines the potential of the show and compares it to the successful show Law and Order.

Posted by: Sandy at July 14, 2005 07:31 AM

This is by far the best show that has been on TV in a really long time, it is definitely the only show on at the moment that grips you by the throat in the first few seconds and doesnt let go until the end, I can't remember a show that has been this intense. It doesnt feel like you are watching TV, it feels like you are watching a big screen movie every week.

I think that the problem is that it is far to intelligent, intense and ground breaking and for those reasons the average retard that watches tv gets intimidated and switches to something that doesn't require them to use their brains for more than a second.

Thanks for an awesome series Tim !!!


Posted by: Justin at July 14, 2005 02:44 PM

This is a smart, suspenful thriller and i would love to see more of this show.

TV has been lacking a show of this genre since the x-file.

Will another network or cable network pick it up?

Posted by: Hosay Leeto at July 14, 2005 06:29 PM

Why the hell do the brain trust at fox think I want to watch people make fools of themselves dancing, or the lives of rich spoiled no talent kids who don't know what earning a real dollar is all about, but they comeup with a great show like The Inside and then just drop it. I mean it's bad enough the way they treat Bernie Mac's show or Arrested Development, at least that's getting another chance but enough already with the reality shows. I don't care about undisiplined kids or women taking over someone elses household or flash in the pan singers. I wish people would wake up and bring back real t.v. I mean where's Justin, Kelly, Clay, Reuban or Fantasia. THEY SUCK AND SO DOES FOX for dropping the inside. Tim go to CBS and cross over with Numbers. CBS likes dramas.

Posted by: Jonathan Wheeler at July 14, 2005 10:28 PM

Is there any chance this show will be released on DVD? Also, does anyone know if Tru Calling will be rereleased with those last six episodes included? Thanks! Fox sucks.

Posted by: LloydXmas at July 18, 2005 12:16 PM

I can't believe they cancelled this show! This is such a bunch of hooey!

As much as I had a hard time warming up to Rebecca, I loved the cast. I think it is such a well written show and well cast.

I'm saddened by Fox's choice. They seem to be making really big bad ones lately! They don't give the show a chance to build a fanbase at all. Grr.

I hope that this show will get the chance within the 13 episode arc, to develop a little more on Danny's character, as so far Rebecca and Paul's characters are the only ones that have really gotten any screen time.

Posted by: jayta at July 19, 2005 04:49 PM

There was supposed to be an episode of The Inside on tonight following FOX's new dance show, but they extended the dance show to 90 minutes, so we lose out. I wonder if we'll ever see another episode on FOX.


Posted by: Neil Ottenstein at July 27, 2005 05:25 AM

I read yesterday that the actress playing Rebecca has been added to the Alias cast for their next season. Good for her but I guess that really means this show is done.

Posted by: Sandy at July 27, 2005 08:04 AM

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