Please Don’t Kill TV
Dear American TV Networks,
Firstly I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your fantastic productions for the big screen and television. Often I am wow’d by the result, you do a fantastic job. But whilst we are on the note of fantastic, please note that your ratings aren’t the only ratings. And you have killed too many fantastic characters, shows and concepts.
Let me explain. I understand that the ratings of a TV show can damage your ego somewhat, but you are forgetting a large portion of people are outside of your rating count. Case and point, the UK. I don’t know whether or not any consideration for us Brits or beyond is taken into account or not – but I would say not. We have lost countless fantastic shows thanks to your precious method of measuring a show’s success.
I’d like to take a moment to remember these awesome shows that were axed by your heavy-handedness a swift decision-making (and these are just ones in my lifetime)…. Firefly, Flash-Forward, 4400, Primeval: New World, 30 Rock. And that’s just to name a few of my personal frustrations.
So it is with a heavy heart, I ask – no, beg – please let us have some of these shows back. I don’t care if they come back through Netflix or straight to DVD – I just want to know what happens in Flash-Forward and I just want to see more dinosaurs from Primeval (#SavePrimevalNW). And if you don’t care about those, please oh please consider your actions before cancelling your next TV show.
I fear, based on your ratings, that one of my all-time favourite comedy’s is likely to get the next chop.
I love Rules of Engagement – don’t kill it please.