From: Ryan Pavlik (abiryan_at_ryand.net)
Date: Mon Apr 26 2004 - 21:24:25 EDT
E. A. Zen wrote:
> Direct word from ME from Sandollar from 20th Cent. from FOX states
> that long running series, "AbiWord Weekly News" has been cancelled
> due to low veiwership in the past four weeks, when the series was on
> WB suggested it would be interested in picking up 'AWN', as online
> fans call it; however, due to the serial nature of the programme, and
> that it has already run for three years, they're only looking at
> holding for another five because, "Shows that have epic arcs, even if
> most of it occurs in just a few episodes, tend not to work out well
> past five years.... Historically, moving shows with complex
> storylines to another network result in a major viewership loss;
> something we've witnessed before 'Buffy' [the Vampire Slayer] and
> UPN stated that picking up series from other networks was nolonger on
> their agenda.
> ShowTime, however, said, "We love giving all sorts of crap a go for a
> bit, but we've been cutting back since 'Stargate' (SG-1]."
> Actually, I'm announcing a tit for tat campaign; readers are expected
> to hire a truck for $385 a day that says, "We'll read the AWN on
> paper...or at another site...and, we've already read it on
> paper...." Or, if that's not affordable, I'll start doing one
> "current" one and one "older" one until is'all caught up. This
> begins as of next week.
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Are you resigning? Are you giving up on the missed ones? Are you doing
what it says in the last 2 sentences? I'm so confused...
I read the AWN, and enjoy it muchly! You don't even have to make up the
missed ones to satisfy me!
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