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No More Bob & Harry>?!

SciFi Channel Could Pull Plug on "Dresden Files"
 
Network late in making decision
 
By Michael Hinman
Source:  SyFyPortal
June 20, 2007
 
The Chronicles of Harry Dresden may last just a single season on SciFi Channel.
 
The network was supposed to decide last week whether or not to give "The Dresden Files a second season, and as time wears on, things are looking a little bleak for the show.

I suggest a *gentle* email campaign to the Sci-Fi channel.....  Apparently not much time for anything else.

"SciFi mostly responds to their own internal marketing studies, several of which they've already done on the show," executive producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe told fans on author Jim Butcher's official Web site. "Their research hasn't said what we've been hoping for, unfortunately."
 
While other show's on SciFi Channel's lineup already have received green lights or not, "Dresden Files" has remained in limbo while the network decides whether its ratings -- some of them following "Battlestar Galactica" on Sunday nights -- are enough to justify a second season. As late as last month, however, Wolfe said he remained optimistic in either a SciFi Channel renewal, or some sort of life for the series after cancellation.
 
"Right now I'm very much hoping SciFi renews the show," Wolfe said. "If they chose not to, I suspect Lionsgate [the show's production company] would at least look into other options, but that's really their thing, not mine. Bottom line for me is that I love the show, and I think SciFi is a great home."
 
"The Dresden Files" premiered last January on the network and stars Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz and Terrence Mann. The series premiere earned a 1.37 household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research, giving it 1.73 million viewers, considered by many analysts a "weak debut" for a new series. At the time, however, it was doing just a bit less than "Battlestar Galactica," which had 1.8 million viewers the same time and a 1.39 household rating.

Here is what I sent them:

If you have suggestions or comments for our Programming Department about the SCI FI Channel or any of its shows, please contact:

feedback@scifi.com

Gentlemen,
 
I have recently learned that you are on the fence about renewing The Dresden
Files.  Please, please, renew this show!  Not only am I in love with it,
having already purchased the Season 1 vids, but it is building a large,
loyal following of people who may not all take the time to write to you.
 
It's a wonderful, class A program with good scripts, brilliant actors and a
unique concept - please don't kill it now, when it's just starting to get on
a roll with fans.  It is *the* show I watch on your network, more than any
other.
 
Thank you for listening,

And since I have also heard that Sci-Fi Channel pays much more attention to snail mail, I am mailing a similar letter to:

Ms. Bonnie Hammer
The Sci-Fi Channel
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

I normally don't participate in letter-writing campaigns, but I think if they were bombarded with thousands of letters within a week, it might help change their minds.  I think it's worth a shot.
 
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