This is a dark day for me – it was officially announced today that Veronica Mars is cancelled
The CW apparently has no interet in producing legitimate quality television, only in stuff like Pussycat Dolls and Beauty and the Geek.
Veronica – I’ll miss you.
Missed this thread the first time around, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! I don’t watch a lot of TV (far too busy) but this show is appointment television for me. Hubby and kids know to leave Mom alone when this one is on! And the complexity of the episodes makes it fun to watch a second and third time.
Ratings remain low, so I sort of doubt it will be renewed, but hope springs eternal…
Well, having watched "lost" last night, I am ready to try something else. The first 15 min was a rehash, even though they had just repeated the previous show at 8. Of the 20 or 25 min of show that was left after ads, a good editor would have picked the best 4 or 5 and moved the series forward. I don’t know how I got sucked in. I usually go to bed at 9. I may skip it next week and go to bed, or finally watch Veronica.
Actually, Veronica is now scheduled against "Lost" (Wednesday 9pm) and I fear for the show’s life at this point.
I note that Veronica is still doing well. A show that I liked, "Head Cases", has already been cxld after just 2 shows. They put it up against "Lost", so I am not surprised. What new shows do you think deserve the ax, and what good shows will be cut before we even knew that they were on?
Minor news to yall, major news to me 🙂
Veronica Mars was the 2nd best rated show in the 8-9 time slot on CBS last Friday, 7/29; and third in the 9-10 time slot.
Did any of you watch it?
OK, might as well add this very important note that beginning this Friday on your local CBS affiliate at 8/7CT for the next three weeks…..
(so this thread may pick up a few more posters!)
This Friday – July 29th [:I]
I still have not seen it, but my 15 yr old daughter mentioned last night that she likes the show. Her TV viewing is almost all non major network.
It just occurred to me that "Veronica Mars" is (sorta kinda) the "Roadfood" of TV at the moment.
Not widely popular
Not as glitzy
small but enthusiastic group of loyal fans
off the beaten path (UPN, the smallest network)
Take the time to start watching the Roadfood of all TV programs when summer repeats start
Date Episode (Episodes air Wednesdays at 9PM)
6/14/05 "Pilot" SPECIAL TUESDAY SHOWING!
6/15/05 "Return of the Kane"
6/22/05 "An Echolls Family Christmas"
6/29/05 "Silence of the Lamb"
7/6/05 "Clash of the Tritons"
7/13/05 "Lord of the Bling"
7/20/05 "Mars vs. Mars"
7/27/05 "Russkie Business"
Veronica Mars repeats will run on UPN starting 6/14 with the pilot episode, which is where one learns about all the things that will unfold as the season progresses, as well as most of the main characters.
After the pilot (Tuesday 6/14 9pm) the repeats will run all summer at 9pm on Wednesday nights
For those of you who have never heard of Veronica Mars, here’s some info.
It’s the only show from the UPN/CBS conglomerate to land on Entertainment Weekly’s list of top ten shows of 2004.
Veronica Mars won the recent E! Online Kristin Save One Show poll with an astounding 56% of the votes. Arrested Development came in second with 9% of the vote.
When given a choice between voting for Veronica Mars or Marti Noxon’s Point Pleasant in the above mentioned poll, members of whedonesque.com overwhelmingly voted for Veronica Mars. (Marti Noxon was a writer and producer for Buffy.)
It is the highest scoring (based on recapper and user grades) show this season at Television without Pity.
The March 13-19 edition of TV Guide called it the best show you’re not watching.
The April 4, 2005 edition of Time magazine named Veronica Mars one of the 6 best dramas on TV now.
To find out what other TV critics are saying about Veronica Mars, visit the review page at MarsInvestigations.net.
If you need help catching up with show, check out Mars Investigations: A Beginner’s Guide to Veronica Mars (http://www.marsinvestigations.net). It’s a site specifically designed to help introduce new viewers to the show. They have character sketches, episode summaries, and clues about each mysteries.
NEWS POSTED APRIL 9, 2005
Veronica Mars Renewed For A Second Season
Good news…. Couch Baron at Television Without Pity received a phone call today from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas (since, RT seems to think TWoP is the only place any Veronica news goes up online, apparently)… and apparently UPN has made an unprecedented move and they’ve given the go-ahead for a second season for Veronica Mars.
This is great news, and no doubt helped by the critical acclaim the show’s been getting. Now let’s get a DVD release before Season Two begins! Please?
…and now Time Magazine joins the fray, listing Veronica Mars as one of the six best new dramas on TV right now.
Woo: AOL subscribers can view the Pilot episode of Veronica Mars on demand!
If you’ve got friends who you’d like to see Veronica Mars, and if they happen to have AOL and a fast Internet connection, here’s another chance to "get a clue!"
By going to AOL Keyword: Television (also http://tv.channel.aol.com), users of the America Online service can watch the Veronica Mars pilot episode all week starting on Monday morning, March 28. Here’s what their main Television page says:
"TV critics can’t say it enough: This is the best show you’re not watching. Here’s your chance to catch up and get swept up in ‘Mars’ mania. See how it all began. The entire show is set up in the pilot episode, and you can watch it all week beginning Monday morning."
Not sure why you hold that against UPN…….:-)
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