From Redsox at UHD:
Remember Ranger Rally on SciFi Board Monday Feb 2, 2009 at 9pm EST
Good morning Rangers, with tomorrow being the Superbowl we need to forget about the ratings on the CW as we all know 90% of the tv sets in the US will be tuned into the big game.
We need to keep doing our Feedback Forms and writing our letters. With the news about NBC’s Day One Pilot we need to look at our strategy and adapt accordingly. NBC is a corporation like CBS and Television like many industries is a copy cat one, if one network finds success with a formula it is soon copied. Remember when Jericho came out many of the critics called it a Lost rip off show. They have good and valid business reasons for making the show, first and foremost the numbers that Jericho pulled and is pulling tells them there is an audience for this type of programming.
General Patton was right they have a lot of legitimate business reasons to do what they are doing. With that said we can still send our letters to demonstrate to them that we do not agree and maybe they will keep that in mind.
As to the current fate of Jericho, although Jon Turtletaub stated there is a movie forthcoming, he was not specific on how close to production it is and as GP reminded me last night it is the same kind of information the producers gave us last summer.
In order for us to get the movie made and to have any chance of Jericho being made we need to continue to write our letters, do our feedback forms, get new people to watch on the CW and Youtube and to be counted.
CBS Paramount is a business as well, and I am sure they have their reasons for holding on to the rights to Jericho and for putting it on the CW. We do know they are looking at the numbers and that they are launching a new cable channel in October, epix.
I think it is time we focused all of our attention on Mark Greenberg at epix, Nancy Tellem at CBS Paramount and Dawn Ostroff at the CW. They own and are showing the show and they hold the key to any continuation of the story. Those who want to continue to write to NBC, Comcast, ect please feel free but I think we need to focus in on these three people.
Early next week we will be putting together another idea to collectively have our voices heard at epix and CBS Paramount.
Finally as has been posted and mentioned the Jericho Rangers 4 Our Troops are sponsoring the Welcome Home to Jericho event in LA on April 26-28, 2009. The event is going to be raising money for the families and children of deployed soldiers, sailors, marines and airman. I am hoping that as a group that we can throw our support behind this endeavor. At the core it is what the Jericho Rangers have been about in the 2 plus years that I have been around.
Mark Greenberg, President and CEO
New York, New York 10036
Ms. Nancy Tellem
CBS Paramount Network Television
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Ms. Dawn Ostroff
The CW Television Network
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
CW Feedback Form http://cwtv.com/feedback/comments
CBS Feedback Form http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.php
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