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May 29, 2009 UPDATE:  From Nick:

http://nickctv.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/reaper-fans-email-spike-tv


REAPER Fans: Email SPIKE & SCI-FI (Or is ABC Trying To Double Dip?)

Just trust me on this, spam them today. Well not with spam, but legit “please pick up REAPER if you can,” emails. Mention your age and cable provider.

Update: Ok, from what I’m hearing the CW affiliates are interested but there has been no formal offer as yet. Why? Well it appears the guys and gals over at Alphabet Studios are trying to sell the show’s previous 2 seasons into syndication first. Why? Well it appears they are trying to pull what was pulled on USA with BONES: repeats + repeat of new show that aired only weeks earlier. The targets of that syndication deal are SPIKE & SCI-FI. Once they have that deal in place, the affiliates will get their offer.

So the good news is that fans of REAPER who don’t live in an area with an affiliate that picks it up will get the opportunity to catch it on cable shortly after the original airing. It’s not a bad business plan, and is likely what it would take to keep the show under its present budget.


SPIKE TV Show Support:

spiketv@spiketv.com

spike-feedback@spike.com

SCIFI (SyFy):

feedback@scifi.com


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As catkopreviously reported, industry insider Nick C. addressed in his blog today Reaper's prospects for life after the CW.  This backs up Hollywood Reporter's recent article. Among the many tidbits: 

  • ABC Studios is still commited to the show.
  • Tyler's Reaper contract requires his return, regardless if the show is picked up by a network or syndication.
  • While talks are in the works for SyFy, by far and away the most likely scenario for Reaper is syndication to the CW affiliates.  ABC Studios is aiming to pair up Reaper with Legend of the Seeker, another syndicated ABC Studios production that already successfully airs on many of the affiliates.
  • If sold with Legend of the Seeker, Reaper may be looking at an October return.
  • Time is running out.  At most, Nick C. estimates a week before a final decision will be made.
The issue here is the CW affiliates.  The more CW affiliates that pick up Reaper, the more likely the show will be renewed.  We are still stressing that if you want Reaper to return, email your local affiliate and let them know.  We have received some good feedback, especially from the Regional Manager of several stations on the East Coast, Chris Wolf.  Click here to find your affiliate

In that vein, it has been pointed out that Tribune Broadcasting owns a boatload of CW affiliates.  If Tribune's stations pick up Reaper, then renewal is considered a lock.

If you live in an area covered by Tribune Broadcasting (click here to see if you are), Tribune's feedback page lists as a contact:

Gary Weitman
Media Relations, Tribune Company
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 6061
gweitman@tribune.com

Whether you live in an area covered by Tribune Broadcasting or not, make sure you also contact your local affiliate.  Mentioning a potential Sunday night pair up of Reaper and Legend of the Seeker probably wouldn't hurt.  I have also been mentioning the Reaper Petition myself.

And for all fans, including international: Write ABC Studios and thank them for their support of Reaper.  International fans can contact their own affiliates as well. Overseas sales are important too, so if ABC knows they can make money internationally, that's another reason for them to want to keep the show. 

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

Last but not least, Nick C. recommends trying to get advertisers to write in too.  Fans are nice, but potential advertisers are better.  If you know any businesses that might be willing to purchase local airtime, ask if they would be willing to advertise during Reaper.  If they say yes, see if they will also tell that to your CW affiliate.

On a personal note, I want to thank all the people who have participated in this campaign, regardless of our success.  A beach cannot be made with only a single grain of sand.  Never underestimate your power, grasshoppers.  Thank you.

5/24:  ETA:

While all affiliates are important, Nick C. is now hearing that the TX stations are interested in Reaper. His exact twitter words: "Go after them."

If you live in TX, please contact your local affiliates. They are owned by Tribune, and are two of their largest markets.

The 33 (KDAF-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth): http://www.the33tv.com/about/station/contactus/

KIAH TV (Houston) http://www.39online.com/about/station/contactus/


All other affiliates listed here: http://www.cwtv.com/stations


If you get a response, please let me know. We want you to forward it to a certain person at ABC Studios. Thanks.

5/26: ETA

The Sinclair Broadcast group owns multiple TV stations, including CW affiliates. List here: http://www.sbgi.net/business/all.shtml

In: Minneapolis, Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Milwaukee, Birmingham-Tuscaloosa AL, and Las Vegas

The idea is the same as with the Tribune Corp. Write to your local affiliate (the links are at the Sinclair page above) AND to Sinclair Broadcasting which is http://www.sbgi.net/. Click on the link that says Contact Us from the home page.

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Comments

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linear_flower
May. 23rd, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
Okayyyyyyyy so I did a check of LOTS and when it airs in my location.

My local MyNetworkTV affiliate is the one that airs LOTS.

If ABC Studios is looking to pair up Reaper and LOTS, should I try to contact my MyNetworkTV affiliate?

Edit: Can you tell I'm running out of ideas? Without a direct "line" to my CW affiliate (because for some reason its parent company sees it's as a subset of my ABC affiliate, and directs all web traffic to the ABC affiliate's site. It kinda sucks right now for me.), I'm at a loss of what to do. I tried emailing my ABC affiliate and mentioning that since the CW affiliate was bought out, who do I now contact about it... no response.

Edited at 2009-05-23 09:18 am (UTC)
blue_sunflowers
May. 23rd, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Email them all. :D It never kills to at least send a letter. Email the ABC site and assume it's the CW anyways, and then copy it over to MyNetworkTV.

Man, I'm beat.
catko
May. 23rd, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Nooo we're not beat yet! Just be sure you bring water!
blue_sunflowers
May. 23rd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
I meant tired, you dork.
blue_sunflowers
May. 23rd, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm adding a comment here that it's looking most likely a full season of 22 episodes. From and vkmtv.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Send 'em all SOCKS

I spent 16 years in radio/TV programming. I believe this will work, just as the peanuts did for Jericho. But we must all do the same thing...keep it one person, one envelope, nothing else.
If we do this right, and bring their mailroom to a standstill, other media will pick up on this and we will be underway !!!

GET ONE WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED SOCK.

WRITE "REAPER" ON ONE SIDE, THEN, YOUR NAME, THE CITY YOU LIVE IN AND THE CALL LETTERS AND CHANNEL WHERE YOU WATCH "REAPER", ON THE OTHER SIDE.

DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING ELSE ON THE SOCK, AND DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ELSE IN THE ENVELOPE.

PUT IT IN AN ENVELOPE WITH A SINGLE 42 CENT STAMP AND SEND TO:

Reaper
Attn: Dawn Ostroff
CW Network
3300 W. Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

DO NOT SEND MASSIVE CONTAINERS OF SOCKS. THAT IS A LATER STRATEGY IF THIS GETS ANY PLAY.

PLEASE SAVE "REAPER" !!! I CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER WHINY BRIDE, CLUELESS BOY-TOY SHOW.....
blue_sunflowers
Jun. 3rd, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: Send 'em all SOCKS
Heh. Bret called it "Socks for Sock" when he did it last year. :D

Also, it does no good to send anything to Dawn Ostroff or the CW network. They don't give a squat about Reaper, and will not be picking up Reaper - so it's a complete waste of time. If you want to send the socks somewhere, you would need to send them to ABC.

While you should feel free to send in socks if you want, we're going to keep promoting the email campaign. It's getting a bit too late to start an "item" campaign, and we don't want to waste any other resource than paper. ;) Thank you very much for the suggestion though!

BTW - make sure to check out this entry:

http://community.livejournal.com/reaperdmv/50096.html
elizabethjoan
May. 23rd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
My local affiliate is a Tribune station, yes.
elizabethjoan
May. 23rd, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, should I e-mail the Programming Department? Or the Station Management?
blue_sunflowers
May. 23rd, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
I would go with Programming, if you can find it, then ask them to forward it to whoever else needs to see it - like Jenny's comment:

"P.S. If I have reached you in error, would you please forward this on to whom it may concern? Thank you!"
blue_sunflowers
May. 24th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
For real time updates (including a post from Jenny Wade!), visit our Ideas to Ensure a Season Three thread at ReaperDMV.
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Bring it back
Hey, just letting you know there is a Reaper follower in Houston and I've contacted the affiliate and Tribune Company. Best of luck to the show.
blue_sunflowers
May. 27th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: Bring it back
Thanks! If you get a response, please be sure to let us know!
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
from the uk
well ive e-mailed abc and cw

now all i need is an american laywer to sue cw for depression induced by them axing the thow then give the proceeds to air the show again lol
blue_sunflowers
May. 26th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: from the uk
Make sure to also contact E4 and let them know you want them to pick up Reaper. And if you can, get other people to write in as well. Thanks!
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Reaper is very good
Hi i am the man who write the thread on cwtv.
I am from germany.My English is not so good and i cant understand a lot of this news or comments.I would say that Reaper only the one show is what i like ,because the people are funny the act is very very good ,the show Admission is not boring ,because a lot of shows on tv in germany are old and boring i like to see new shows like reaper who are funny and have a good act.i hope that reaper go one WITH TYLER LABINE AND THE OTHER SHOW GROUP.sorry for my english :D
blue_sunflowers
May. 26th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Reaper is very good
Bitte Kopie:

"Hi, I am the man who write the thread on CWTV.
I am from Germany. I would say that Reaper only the one show is what I like, because the people are funny the act is very very good. The show Admission is not boring, because a lot of shows on TV in Germany are old and boring. I like to see new shows like Reaper who are funny and have a good act. I hope that Reaper goes one WITH TYLER LABINE AND THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS."

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

und deine TV Fernsehsender mit Reaper gesehen. Danke.
atromiti
May. 27th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Hi there. I found my local CW affiliate and tracked down their contact info, but I'm not sure to whom I should address my letter. Here are the options:

-President and General Manager
-Director of Communications
-Creative Director
-Controller
-Director of Sales
-Digital Advertising Sales Manager
-Director of Program Operations

What do you recommend? Thanks for all the work you've put into this, by the way.
blue_sunflowers
May. 27th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Ooohhh, good question. I'd go with Director of Program Operations, and then add a PS like Jenny did "If by any chance I have reached the wrong person, would you please forward this to the correct department? Thank you."

And don't forget to let me know if you get a response, especially if it's positive.
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
more episode in a week
why play only one episode of Reaper in a week?I am very interesting about the next episode every time. i would see 2-3 episode in a week or not?
blue_sunflowers
May. 27th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: more episode in a week
While Reaper's rerun numbers stay steady, the CW has very limited programming time. Currently, they can only program M-F from 8-10.
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Tribune
My Tribune affiliate is FOX, not the CW, does it matter?
blue_sunflowers
May. 28th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Re: Tribune
We're focusing on the CW affiliates, however, if you want to write your FOX affiliate, by all means do so. Syndication isn't picky as to what "network" it lands at.

But double check and see if your affiliate is in the Sinclair owned group. I put an edit at the bottom of my post. We're going after them as well as the Tribune.
(Anonymous)
May. 28th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Tribune
reaper must live on :( this show rulllllez and I'll will stay watching untill the day it stops ;)
blue_sunflowers
May. 28th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Tribune
Make sure to write in and tell ABC and your local affiliate that. :D
runebinder
May. 28th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Cheers for the info. I live in the UK so no local affiliate. However will email ABC.

Would be gutted if this show doesn't come back for series 3, refreshing, funny and fairly original. Shame how it's shows like this that get canned, while the same banal, derivative, uninspired hokum gets signed up and given lots of series.
blue_sunflowers
May. 28th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
We're advocating that if you're international to write your station that airs/aired Reaper. UK is E4. Overseas sales matter to ABC too, and if E4 knows you want the show, they'll be more likely to sign up.
(Anonymous)
May. 31st, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
new news about reapers future
hi i am the man from germany give new news about reapers future ?will it go on?
blue_sunflowers
May. 31st, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
Re: new news about reapers future
Wir wissen nicht schon. ABC verkauft Reaper an SpikeTV oder SciFi auch vielleicht.
nightbreed_16
May. 31st, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Save Reaper Please
I hope this lasts longer I don't want it to leave so soon please this show needs to atleast have one more season for a good series finale.
(Anonymous)
May. 31st, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Reaper Please
I contacted my local CW Market President. Spoke with them formally about picking up Reaper for Sundays. Sad if they did I would personally buy advertising for my business to air during the show. They said they are looking into it and are awaiting ABC. This is from San Antonio, Texas CW affiliate.
blue_sunflowers
May. 31st, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Reaper Please
I know! We are all waiting for ABC! Arrrrrgggghhhh!!!!! I think they know they've got serious demand, and are looking for the deal that will make them the most amount of money. I hope they don't wait too much longer.

And wow! Thanks for offering to purchase airtime! That's beyond cool. ~ blue wishes *she* had a business to do that to ~

Let us know if it happens, we'd be happy to promote you here and at the DMV - especially for our San Antonio members. reaperdmv@gmail.com
blue_sunflowers
May. 31st, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Reaper Please
I agree nightbreed_16, so let's make it happen. Make sure to write in if you haven't already.
(Anonymous)
May. 31st, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Reaper Please
Thanks, by sad I meant Said. And it was a serious offer I am looking for local advertising and their network is cheapest. Its a shame that this all is happening, and it will be a blast in the face of the Ms. Dawn when Reaper returns on Sundays and brings in higher ratings for the affiliates then 90210 does. If it serves me correctly wasn't Dawn also the one behind the cancellation of Jericho? I am quite positive and will do whatever in my means to keep Reaper on the air for one more year. Tyler or no Tyler.
blue_sunflowers
May. 31st, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Reaper Please
I know the anger against her for Veronica Mars has never quite tided over by a great many people. And nay - not one more year for Reaper! Several! :D

Thanks again for your help! I agree, I find it hilarious that the CW affiliates seem to be smarter than their own parent network.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
save reaper please
so whats happening im still on season 2 ha i live in ireland
so what is the story :D
gwavo
Nov. 10th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
season 3
reaper is the greatest show ever i watch it all the time and the characters are so funny there has to be a third season. so much has been left unsaid the show has to go on. there are lots of fans waiting here in uk how can such a great show be canceled. we will do everything we can to get a third season
(Anonymous)
Dec. 5th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Re: season 3
there has to be a third season. i cant believe why they cancel such a great show... please someone has to pick up reaper---
greets from germany
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