A few people recently have been questioning our campaign and it's goal - to save Legend of the Seeker. They say that it's a no go, it can't be done, it's too late, yadda yadda yadda.
Now most of us know that's rubbish, but what about those who are new to the campaign? Or those who only see the negative posts?
Well, Seeker baby Deacon at the LotS forum has dug out this article which names other shows that have been cancelled and yet still been brought back.
"•Most recently, both The Game (CW) and Ghost Whisperer (CBS) were axed by their networks, only to be picked up by BET and ABC, respectively.
•Mystery Science Theater 3000 made it seven seasons on Comedy Central until it was canned. Fans shopped it around to other networks (and, like our intrepid LoTS fans, purchased a full-page ad in Variety), finally persuading Sci-Fi to pick it up.
•Sci-Fi also saved Stargate SG-1 after it was canceled by Showtime. It made it five more seasons on Sci-Fi.
•Fox shut down Family Guy after its third season until DVD sales skyrocketed; the show is about to air its 9th season.
•Like LoTS, the original season of Star Trek only made it two seasons. A letter-writing campaign got it brought back for a third.
•America's Most Wanted was canceled for only six weeks after Fox received 200,000 letters from unhappy fans.
•CBS fired Cagney and Lacy after only two seasons. The fans responded in force, and the show was brought back for four more seasons, as well as four Made-for-TV movies.
•And speaking of CBS, they famously picked up JAG after NBC dumped it after one season. It ran for nine more seasons, and sparked another series of series - NCIS."
My favourite from this list is Star Trek. Think of what that one original show spawned - The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise. Not to mention all the merchandise it sold, and still sells. And the stars are still big names at conventions world wide.
Imagine if those fans had given up. We wouldn't have any of that. It just goes to show that fan campaigns can and have been successful.
But they won't if we give up. Nothing will be acccomplished if we stop fighting.
So if you want Seeker back keep fighting, no stone left unturned. No effort is too small. We are a great and growing fandom, and if we continue our efforts and keep finding new ways to show the tv networks how wrong they were, then we can succeed. And we will.
See the original article here