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Now Christina Applegate is petitioning to save her show

by Jason Hughes, posted May 26th 2009 3:04PM
Samantha Who?First, it was Ethan Suplee petitioning to save My Name Is Earl. Not to be outdone, Christina Applegate set up a petition to save Samantha Who? after it got canceled by ABC last week. This could be a very worrying trend. Now any time a show is canceled, can we expect a big brouhaha online with some cast members setting up petitions or urging fans to send something to the networks? Then it slowly becomes standard operating procedure. "Somebody call the warehouse and tell them to make room for the bobblehead campaign, we're pulling the plug on The Office."

The networks will start covertly spearheading the campaigns themselves to try and drum up fake publicity for their struggling shows. They'll "cancel" the show, fake up a massive petition and give the show a reprieve. "See how glorious and magnanimous are we?" In the case of Samantha Who?, I don't see how a petition would help anyway considering it was an economic decision. "This is nice Christina, but I don't see anywhere on here how you're going to shave a million dollars off of each episode."

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I don't understand how stars think that they can get a huge fan campaign going by themselves. Its not even a fan campaign then, its a star campaign. The Roswell, Chuck and Jericho campaigns were different because they were all unique for their time. Roswell was the first to really do mass item sending of any size. Then Jericho upped the scale and added a more advanced internet. Finally Chuck took it to the max by directly targeting an advertiser resulting in a multi-million dollar advertising deal between NBC and Subway... And Applegate thinks that asking nicely will get the job done?

May 26 2009 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seriously, people should be trying to save the Unit not this uninspired comedy. The concept granted was great and funny but the show just ran out of steam.

May 26 2009 at 10:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Christina Who?

May 26 2009 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Half a million.

And I don't want to start to mention the fact that every year during upfronts there are SOME campaigns and every year during upfronts you can expect this post here. "What if every show..." yadda yadda yadda.

Save it for next year Jason, you're going to need it ;-)

It's like getting chain e-mails. Just ignore it. This isn't worth talking about.

Just mention it and post a video that fits like Bob does :-D

May 26 2009 at 4:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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