Friday, June 8, 2007

Friday Freespin: The Return of what You Love Edition...

An Old Favorite Returns...

I have to admit that despite being a "child of the 80's" I have never even seen an episode of the "Thundercats". So when they announced yesterday that a Thundercats movie would be heading our way soon it did nothing for me. I'm vaguely aware that there is some sort of chant involved that involves Thundercats gardening (Thundercats HOOOOEEEE!) or something, but the nostalgia factor is completely lost on me. Somebody needs to fill me in on this phenomenon because I just keep envisioning the cast from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats" flying through space.

A New Favorite Returns...

I've already given my opinions on the whole Jericho death and rebirth, but I had to share CBS' official response letter. Here it is:

June 6, 2007

To the Fans of Jericho:


Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series. You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard.

As a result, CBS has ordered seven episodes of “Jericho” for mid-season next year. In success, there is the potential for more. But, for there to be more “Jericho,” we will need more viewers.

A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show. But that community needs to grow. It needs to grow on the CBS Television Network, as well as on the many digital platforms where we make the show available.

We will count on you to rally around the show, to recruit new viewers with the same grass-roots energy, intensity and volume you have displayed in recent weeks.

At this time, I cannot tell you the specific date or time period that “Jericho” will return to our schedule. However, in the interim, we are working on several initiatives to help introduce the show to new audiences. This includes re-broadcasting “Jericho” on CBS this summer, streaming episodes and clips from these episodes across the CBS Audience Network (online), releasing the first season DVD on September 25 and continuing the story of Jericho in the digital world until the new episodes return. We will let you know specifics when we have them so you can pass them on.

On behalf of everyone at CBS, thank you for expressing your support of “Jericho” in such an extraordinary manner. Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone. You made a difference.


Nina Tassler
President, CBS Entertainment

P.S. Please stop sending us nuts :)

A Lost Child Returns...

Finally, an incredible story is developing about a girl, who after being missing for nearly a year, was found locked under the stairs of a Connecticut couple's home. It just got me thinking about hope. The much more likely scenario is that she would never be found or that only her body would turn up. As a parent, I wonder at what point the grief would give way to numbness, or if I could find the strength to move on with life while still maintaining a level of hope. I've never had to face tragedy head on in this way, but it is an important lesson to me that moving on does not necessarily mean forgetting hope. I can't imagine the pain of missing a child for almost a year (or 3 hours for that matter), but neither can I imagine the joy of the reunion that is awaiting. Always believe, always hope, and always live.

1 comment:

  1. Jericho reruns begin July 6 at 9 p.m. EST. Please watch.