That’s the word series creator Rob Thomas left with TVGuide’s Michael Ausiello via e-mail.
Here’s what Thomas had to say:
“I’m afraid I have to report that Veronica Mars is officially dead,” he wrote. “At least in TV show form. There’s really no way that it can happen now. I’m not sure the CW should’ve given the glimmer of hope. I think Dawn Ostroff genuinely would have liked to have continued on with a version of the show, but there was too much resistance around her. At the end of the day, it would’ve been kinder had the band aid simply been ripped off rather peeled away in than this agonizingly slow manner.”
So what does this mean for the Save Veronica Campaign? From “The Mars Bars (and Marshmallows) Campaign”:
What to do now?
Here, as it seems to me, are our options, first regarding the shipment:
– Continue with the plan. Jericho was “officially” cancelled, too. Until the contracts expire, nothing is truly official. Send and pray for a miracle. Personally, for whatever its worth, I think this is the way to go.
– As Micheal Aussiello suggests, send the shipment to the WB Feature Film division.
-Send to another network– possibilities include HDNet, Dish Network (Herc at AICN suggested this), and Lifetime.
– Give up, and send the shipment to a children’s charity in the name of VERONICA MARS.
Now, long term, there ARE other options out there, but they’re difficult…
To date, no fan base has successfully funded the production of an existing television show. The closest anyone has come were the fans of ENTERPRISE, who raised several million dollars towards their cause. But that’s not to say it can’t be done, at least in some form. Let’s decide what to do with this shipment, then I’ll work on a post outlining potential options there…