“Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn”

Filed under:Sad,Television — posted by Anwyn on May 17, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

Veronica Mars is cancelled. And apparently CW head Dawn Ostroff doesn’t know what the $#@& she’s doing:

12:47: The press conference is over. I tackle Dawn just as she tries to escape and I ask her to level with me. Is Veronica dead? “Veronica Mars is over, but we’re talking about something else. I don’t know if it’s going to be anything. I’m being honest with you. It could come back in some form, but I don’t know what form that would be.” She confirmed that the deadline to make a decision is “somewhere around” the June 15 date I referred to previously.

So “being honest” is the excuse for dangling uncomfirmed nonsense. Show creator Rob Thomas reacts:

No one has talked to me about a new, non-Veronica project. All my writers have been offered jobs elsewhere, and I believe they will now all accept these jobs. Very, very, very sad day around the VM offices.

“I assume that anything Dawn would be talking about in the realm of a Rob-Kristen project would involve a new from-scratch pilot as they don’t have me in a deal, and they’ll lose Kristen in a couple of weeks.”

I really don’t care if one of them is lying about whether anybody talked to Thomas about something new; it’s simply abysmally stupid of a head of network to talk about these uncoalesced potential things and put that out there to people who are invested in watching a TV show–and then she looks ten times as bad when the head of the show says he has no frackin’ idea what she’s talking about. Just say it’s over.


  1. Nooooooooooooooooo!

    Note to self: when visiting Anwyn, don’t let her addict me to any new shows.


    Comment by Anwyn's sister — May 19, 2007 @ 8:13 am

  2. What? No references to what the brilliant programming team over at the CW has come up with to replace poor Veronica? I don’t want to name any names, but I know one person (Brian) who will be thrilled. Watching VM makes him want to put a stick in his eye. It is second on my list for Tuesday nights, right behind “House”.

    Comment by thelmajoy — May 21, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  3. Report back on how many sticks he wants to jam in when he sees an episode of “Farmer Needs a Wife.”

    Comment by Anwyn — May 21, 2007 @ 10:38 am

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