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MAY 23, 2009:  THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE REAPER!  PLEASE REDIRECT TO THIS POST:  http://community.livejournal.com/reaperdmv/46875.html


Really, really, really bad news. From the Hollywood Reporter:

Over at the CW, "Reaper" is gone, while the prospects for "Privileged" have improved, and the show is now considered for a possible midseason order.

I'll try and spin this as best I can. A) It's new, so no official word from the CW yet. I will let you know when there is; B) news of Reaper's death was premature last season as well, yet we still got a midseason pick-up at the last minute; and B) maybe, just maybe, the show will be picked up somewhere else.

Don't stop writing just because of this hit. In fact, it's even MORE imperative that you write ASAP. The CW will never know how you feel about Reaper continuing if you never tell them. And don't forget to spread the word and reach as many fans as we can.

ADDRESSES (snail mail is by far the most effective, remember Jericho):

Ms. Dawn Ostroff
President
The CW
3300 W. Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Re: REAPER

Mr. Stephen McPherson
President
ABC Entertainment Group
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521
Re: REAPER

EMAIL:

feedback@CWTV.com

http://www.cwtv.com/feedback/comments

http://abc.go.com/site/contactus.html?lid=ABCCOMGlobalFooter&lpos=CONTACT

feedback@tvguide.com

Petition:

http://tvseriesfinale.com/articles/reaper-petition/

Vote:

http://www.zap2it.com/news/custom/photogallery/tv/zap-photogallery-2009-bubble-shows,0,1828400.photogallery?index=28

Last but not least, post on the CW's Reaper board, and join the ABC Studios Advisory Panel. ABC Studios produces Reaper.

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( 12 Vessels — Sell Your Soul )
kwyjibomx.wordpress.com
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
That's just the crazy hallucinations of a jackass that likes to stir things up, just like the so-called "financial advisers" that said all kinds of crap to drive the economy to its knees in the past few months. Don't listen to that non-sense and we shall prevail!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 23rd, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Creators/writers/exec producers/show-runners Tara Butters and Michelle Fazekas have already moved on, signing a 2-year deal a couple weeks ago with 20th Century Fox. Meanwhile, Tyler has taken the lead in a FOX pilot (Sons of Tucson).

There's probably still hope, but without Butters and Fazekas, I don't know if "I want to go to there."
blue_sunflowers
Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's a shame. Tyler's pilot hasn't been picked up, and it's second to Reaper anyways. And Michelle and Tara aren't irreplaceable. The show has soooo many other Executive Producers that could take their place. Lost, Smallville, etc. have lost their creators too, and it's not like they suffered in quality. Not to mention, it's not like Tara and Michelle are A) the only ones who ever wrote the Reaper story; or B) the only ones who can *continue* with the Reaper story (heck, fanfic writers do this all the time). Besides, saying nothing GETS us nothing. Speaking up might get us something good. You can always choose later not to watch if you don't want to.

And I won't really mention how I kinda think the show would actually be better off with new showrunners, since Michelle and Tara really don't seem to know how to draw out a story without spurts and starts anyways.
satanicmeatball
Apr. 21st, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
There is no way Reaper is gone if I haven't gotten any news from Ray or Tyler. You'd think if it was official the actors would have word of it ahead of time. Just because Tyler sounded rather negative in his Facebook post, still doesn't mean much. There's nothing solidified. I'll make sure to update you guys on what I hear from Ray.
blue_sunflowers
Apr. 21st, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, that may not be true. It's quite possible they are under contract not to say anything. If the official word goes out, that tends to lower audience participation, plus they have the DVD sales to worry about.

But thank you for letting us know if you do receive word, Amber.
satanicmeatball
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I can ask anyway. If I do get information and it isn't meant to be given out, I can just let you know on a personal note.

I'll do my best to keep you updated, but I probably won't have much to tell until Kyna (Ray's daughter) gets back from Coachella.

No problem.
(Anonymous)
May. 7th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Dont Kill the Reaper!
The show is brilliant from all angles. Where else will you find a show about the devil and hell that's still gently sweet and non-violent. I adore the entire cast. What's the matter, not enough advertising money? Not enough blood and guts? I will write! I will protest this outrage!!!!
blue_sunflowers
May. 7th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Re: Dont Kill the Reaper!
ITA.
(Anonymous)
May. 7th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
Re: Dont Kill the Reaper!
nooooo
(Anonymous)
May. 10th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Leave no reaper behind
plz don't kill reaper it's truly one of the best series nowadays been watching since it launched if they kill reaper how can i keep living??!! i'll seek the first crossroad to make a deal for my soul ... kidding, but truly reaper is one of the reasons i keep my ass in front of a tv otherwise i'd rather keep my chemestry research(see how i hate tv ?? who the fuck would like to keep on chemestry ??!! take reaper ... lose me )
un_conscience
May. 13th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
What a shame. Privileged is so bad. At least Reaper has interesting characters and great young actors.

P.S. Where can I find Reaper screencaps?
blue_sunflowers
May. 26th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
Hey un_conscience! Dunno why I never got notification of like, 3 new comments on this post. We've got a list of screencap places here:

http://reaperdmv.com/index.cgi?board=seasontwo&action=display&thread=155

Best is probably fray, but I've got another site that I'll have to rummage around for to find...

( 12 Vessels — Sell Your Soul )