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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 06:48 PM
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OMG, Carnivale' Unofficially Cancelled....
From Beth on the Yahoo message board:

From: Beth Blighton <skippery_boo@...>
Date: Fri May 6, 2005 9:43 pm
Subject: Carnivale CANCELLED! skipperytoo
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Sorry to be the bearer of really lousy news...

According to an Unimpeachable Source, "Carnivale" has been cancelled.

HBO has not made its "official" announcement yet, and it is unknown
exactly WHEN they will -- quite possibly in the next week or so -- but
they have definitely cancelled "Carnivale".

So, what does this mean for us?

Well, for one thing, we're planning on keeping this "Carnivale" fandom
together! We're gonna make sure the "Carnivale" fandom continues to grow
and to be the supportive fandom family it's become. There will continue
to be "Carnivale" discussion groups, message boards, web sites and chat
rooms. We encourage EVERYONE to take full advantage of all the wonderful
"Carnivale" fan pages and groups that are out there. Start more groups of
your own! Read, write, and share fanfic! That's the way to keep this
story going for a long, long time... Continue to support the careers of
all the talented and generous people involved with the show who have done
so much for us! And keep in touch with all the fan friends you've made
along the way.

Let's take what we've already made with this fandom and continue to
build, in the same way that the "Star Trek" fans continued to build their
groups. (And we all know what THEY managed to accomplish when THEIR show
was cancelled prematurely by the Brainiacs who ran NBC!) Network
executives come and go. They take their promotions (or their demotions),
and they move on to the next high profile position. But fandoms...
fandoms are meant to last, to OUTLAST revolving-door network execs. So,
who knows what a different set of execs might think a few years down the
road, when the last half dozen unoriginal "water cooler shows" they've
floated have sunk, and they look back and see an active fandom still
chugging along for the one amazing show they threw away?

As for HBO...

Would they feel it if 5540 subscribers CANCELLED THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS
on Monday?

Would they feel it if 5540 subscribers contacted their local cable or
satellite provider and let THEM know how unhappy they are about this
decision?

Would they notice bags and bags of protest letters being delivered to
their desks?

Would they be interested in reading articles written by television
critics who've heard from a number of disappointed readers?

And... do we still trust HBO to do the right thing and get that 2nd
season DVD set out in a timely manner? Perhaps they should hear about
how many of their subscribers want that DVD set... and how many want it
NOW. Maybe they need to hear how many people out here are expecting to
plunk down their hard-earned money for that Season Two DVD set -- and
soon.

Yes, now's the time to get our frustrations out, to write our letters,
cancel our subscriptions to HBO, and basically make ourselves heard. Now
is the time to scream about the "Ass-faced Bastard People" who have been
so shortsighted, so creatively, financially, and strategically un-savvy
as to cancel the one show they possess that is truly building a cult
audience. Now is the time to shake our heads at the stupidity of HBO
basically abandoning THE hottest topic on television right now -- namely
good vs. evil, End of Days drama -- to the no-pay NETWORKS like NBC! (I
mean, how DUMB is that?!?)

But tomorrow...

Tomorrow, we roll up our sleeves and get to work keeping this fandom
together and making it into something that's built to LAST!

We're open to hearing creative ideas as to how to help "Carnivale" and
the wonderful people involved with it.

All our sympathies to the wonderful talented people of "Carnivale".
Just know that we're all still here! We're with ya, and we'll follow
your careers, wherever you go.

And as for "Carnivale"? As long as we have a fandom, THIS SHOW WILL
GO ON!

-- Beth

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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 06:55 PM
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1. WAH! I love Carnivale!
:cry: That's one of the reasons I got sat TV in the first place! :P

What happened after the Carnivale got to the camp meeting site?

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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:12 PM
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3. Here is an action step!
Since we are all very good at sharing our opinion....We can call HBO at the following numbers which was shared by a Carnivale' fan from another board:

> Okay, so, we did some digging around...and came up with the
telephone numbers to both HBO New York and HBO LA...i have called
both numbers, and you can record a message at the New York number,
and you can leave a message for the specific HBO exec of your
choosing at the LA number....let's literally make our voices heard!
But as has been said before, nothing crude...Carnivale fans are TOO
good for that...
>
> New York: 212-512-1208
> L.A.: 310-382-3000
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 06:56 PM
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2. A shame.
This news is a few weeks old. The creator has already signed on to do a comedy series for Showtime. It's a shame Carnivale is done particularly because they could have ended it with finality instead of leaving the story open. The good news is Deadwood has been picked up for season three.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:16 PM
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4. NO FUCKING WAY!
My god, it just got really interesting in the season finale! It leaves so many loose ends to tie! If HBO cancels Carnivale, then I will cancel HBO, except for the few months that 6FU runs.
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2bfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:25 PM
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5. Well crap.
That was the only thing left on HBO that I liked. :(
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:29 PM
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6. Contact HBO......
(Hand written letters mailed to HBO will have more impact than emails.)


Chris Albrecht - Chairman and CEO - HBO Entertainment
HBO Entertainment
2500 Broadway, Ste. 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Carolyn Strauss - President - HBO Entertainment
HBO Entertainment
2500 Broadway, Ste. 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Miranda Heller - Vice-President, Original Programming
HBO Entertainment
2500 Broadway, Ste. 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:35 PM
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7. I dunno, kind of a mercy killing I think.
By the end of last season it started to smell a little "Twin Peaks"-like. Started off really good, but the story arcs started fraying. And when the girl walked out of the cabin with the black eyes, instead of thinking, "Wow! I never saw that coming!" I thought, "Oh. So that's how they're going to stretch this thing out."

Deadwood...another season of The Wire...Rome...plenty of better stuff to take its place...
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