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Demand SUPERNATURAL Thursdays! January 5, 2008


THIS IS FROM www.teamwinchester.com

The CW has announced that Supernatural will be removed from the program schedule once the remaining episodes have aired…instead of showing reruns of Supernatural it has opted to show repeats of The Reaper.

Among many reasons, this is a bad decision because:

* It’s a missed opportunity: a lot of shows are going into reruns due to the
strike…if a potential viewer’s show is in repeats, they might tune in to
Supernatural and realize what an amazing show it is.

* We will no longer have a time slot to direct potential viewers to…it is
difficult enough for the proactive SPN fans to get people to tune in as it is!

The Supernatural Fandom has proven to be a dedicated and passionate
community…raise your voice and be heard! Sign this petition if you want
The CW to air SUPERNATURAL repeats instead of The Reaper so that our
show remains accessible to new viewers!

To sign the petition, visit www.youchoose.net/campaign/repeat_supernatural

Want to go a step further? Send a letter to Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment for The CW. Just be sure to keep it professional in both tone and grammar! Her address is as follows:

Dawn Ostroff
President of Entertainment
CW Network
3300 West Olive Avenue, 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Note: While the series has NOT been cancelled (withhold the riots, please!) it IS on hold until the writers strike is over, more scripts are ready, and production resumes…so repeats of Supernatural are the most we can hope for until the strike is resolved.

 SOURCE Article regarding the schedule change:

Here is the complete article- Hollywood Reporter is very ad heavy ( read pop-ups) site:

CW launches new schedule ‘experiment’
By Kimberly Nordyke

Jan 5, 2008
The CW is shaking up its schedule, relocating the Monday comedy block to Sundays and putting freshman dramas “Gossip Girl” and “Reaper” on new nights.

On the reality front, “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious” is set to debut Feb. 18, airing Monday nights, while “Beauty and the Geek” will debut March 11, leading into “One Tree Hill” on Tuesdays.

“We are really trying to take advantage of admittedly a very changed schedule now because of the strike,” said Kelly Kahl, senior executive vp program operations at CBS, who oversees scheduling for both CW and CBS. “With the strike, we have an interesting opportunity to experiment, and with the nice stability from our reality shows, we can get a look at how some of these (scripted) shows do in other time periods.”

On Feb. 10, the Monday comedy block — comprised of “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Aliens in America,” “Girlfriends” and “The Game” — will move to Sunday nights, where it briefly aired when the CW launched in September 2006. It will displace freshman drama “Life Is Wild,” which has aired its initial order.

“Our Sunday schedule has not been setting the world on fire,” Kahl said. “The comedies have very loyal audiences, and we’re going to give them a chance to thrive somewhere else. To be fair, we really never gave them a chance (on Sundays) the last time.”

Starting Jan. 28, “Gossip Girl” will move from 9 p.m. Wednesday to anchor Monday nights at 8 p.m., leading in to “Pussycat Dolls.” The move to Mondays will get “Gossip Girl,” which has been getting a lot of buzz but has garnered only modest ratings, out of the path of Fox’s “American Idol.”

“We’re trying to get it away from heavy competition and get it some sampling on Monday night because it’s such an important show for the CW,” Kahl said. “No one is expecting miracles, but it’s all kind of additive at this point.”

Meanwhile, “Reaper” will return at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 before moving to 9 p.m. Thursdays on Feb. 28, leading out of “Smallville.” “Reaper,” which had previously led out of “Beauty and the Geek,” will replace “Supernatural,” which is taking a break from the schedule.

“We’re trying to give ‘Reaper’ a chance as well, moving it away from (Fox’s) ‘House’ on Tuesday (at 9 p.m.) and seeing if we can find a bit more of a compatible lead-in in ‘Smallville,’ ” Kahl said.

CW’s dramas are running out of originals because of the writers strike. “Gossip Girl” has one new episode remaining before going into reruns, “Reaper” has three, and “Smallville” and “Supernatural” have several. Things look better on the comedy side, where “Chris” has completed its season and the other comedies have a number of episodes in the can.

“Pussycat Dolls” also will repeat on Wednesdays after “Top Model,” which is returning for its 10th season with new judge Paulina Porizkova. The strategy worked well during the first season of “Pussycat Dolls.”

“Putting the two numbers (from the first-run and repeat episodes) together made it a very strong show,” Kahl said.

Still to come is dating competition series “Farmer Wants a Wife,” which Kahl said will likely debut in May after the season finales of “Top Model” and “Pussycat Dolls.”

CW’s new midseason schedule:

Monday
8-9 p.m. “Gossip Girl” (Jan. 28)
9-10 p.m. “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious” (Feb. 18)

Tuesday
8-9 p.m. “Reaper” (Jan. 15)
8-9 p.m. “Beauty and the Geek” (March 11)
9-10 p.m. “One Tree Hill”

Wednesday (Feb. 20)
8-10 p.m. “American’s Next Top Model”
9-10 p.m. “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious”*

Thursday
8-9 p.m. “Smallville”
9-10 p.m. “Reaper” (Feb. 28)

Friday
8-10 p.m. “WWE Friday Night SmackDown!”

Sunday (Feb. 10)
7-7:30 p.m. “CW Now”
7:30-8 p.m. “Everybody Hates Chris”*
8-8:30 p.m. “Everybody Hates Chris”
8:30-9 p.m. “Aliens in America”
9-9:30 p.m. “Girlfriends”
9:30-10 p.m. “The Game”

*Repeat

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i017145c042c6beda08d8d5010273010c

   
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13 Responses to “Demand SUPERNATURAL Thursdays!”

  1. Kayla Nissen Says:

    How can they do this to us? Supernatural is the best show on tv right now!!!!!!!!! Please please please bring back Supernatural!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love this show very much and couldnt live without it!

  2. Kyra Says:

    WTH !! supernatural is the best ! its action packed, and super entertaining. seriously CW, if they pull Supernatural off their network, i dont think ill have much else to watch on CW anymore. other than one tree hill, supernatural is all i watched on there. honestly, theyre gonna loose so many watchers if they take out supernatural. I CANNOT LIVE, WITHOUT SUPERNATURAL THURSDAYS !!! its my favorite day of the week because of the show ! PLEASE PLEASE dont get rid of supernatural CW ! if you do, itll be a HUGE mistake. y’all will regret it big time !

  3. Holli Says:

    Please keep Supernatural on the CW schedule. It is a great show and I know I for one would truly miss it, even in reruns.

    With Smallville taking a turn for the worse this season, the only other show I watch on the CW is Supernatural. SN has been the CW’s only saving grace this season.

    I would like to see Reaper because I love Kevin Smith’s work, but to have it replace Supernatural is a lose-lose situation. Please find some way to show Supernatural in your lineup.

  4. Zoey Says:

    They should rerun complete Supernatural, from Season 1…
    I can’t even remember those old episodes…

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  8. Jasmine Says:

    please dont take supernatural away its the only thing I watch on Tv and the actors have worked really hard on it for nearly 3 years now. dont take that away from them. I have seen Jensen’s acting grow in this part and I really am looking forward to 3 more seasons at least so please. I will help you come up with ideas if you need them I have like 10 ideas right now. just dont get rid of my favorite show.

    I dotn even watch reaper nor do i care too. I just want my Supernatural..and I believe if you get rid of Sn you will lose a lot of ratings and viewers.

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  10. shelly Says:

    supernatural is one of the best shows on tv anynight of the week. Getting rid of supernatural would be a lose to cw and to the people.It seems everytime a good one comes on before you know it ,its gone. we will stop watching cw along with alot of our friends if cw gets rid of supernatural. Repear is one we never watch or would watch. Listen to the people,and keep the #one show!!!! SUPERNATURAL!!!!!!

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  12. PowerOnyx Says:

    Seriously, Thursday night is “the” night to watch CW. Smallville followed by Supernatural? Awesome! One show about heroes followed by another show about heroes? This so works.

    As far as Reaper goes, if nobody has thought that the viewers hadn’t noticed, it is a complete rip-off of Supernatural.

    Let’s see–
    demon hunters:CHECK
    unique ways to catch demons:CHECK
    main characters are idiots: NO

    And Reaper: catch a demon with a toaster? Really?! No seriously? that supposed to be some ancient technique used by cultures before us? What? You don’t know? It’s a comedic element? What? The writers thought this was a good show? Thought people might enjoy it? Idiots fighting demons? The devil a nice guy?

    Could be better, but then again this is CW.

    Demon Hunters? Quit copying Supernatural.

    Reaper sucks because it is a clone. And now the CW is trying to pass this dribble on to us and cancel the best show to air.

    Writer’s strike and you want to stop the Supernatural(even reruns) for this? I hope the writers strike puts and end to Reaper. Seriously, you’ll end Supernatural, but not this load?

    You want to give Reaper a chance for a new audience? Get better writers!
    But to cancel Supernatural, even its reruns, that is ludicrous.

    You know why Reaper doesn’t have an audience? Because it blows! Plain and simple.

    And to try and push it on us, for shame!

    Smallville followed by Reaper? No! You can’t follow a serious show by a comedy. It is Smallville follwed by Supernatural.

    This formula works. Remember when Supernatural first aired and it Thursday and something wonderful happened. The best 2 hours in television. Period.

    My advice it to air reruns or air nothing. Do not replace Supernatural.

    I am active on several forum sites & ask that you all please sign the petition linked below.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/PRsets/petition.html

  13. The good news is that we have had the best outcome! SN is coming back in the first week of April- no word on if it is new episodes or repeats- and it has been renewed for another season while Reaper has not. This makes me happy for two reasons:
    1. Supernatural is getting the attention and respect that is should from the network by renewing it early
    2. This allows REaper creator Kevin Smith to go over to HEroes and work on the projects with them that had been put on hold with the strike. Kevin is a brilliant comics fan – Reaper was just too dummed down for the audiences who appreciate the type of fare that it was trying to offer up. Comedy does not have to be stupid. On Heroes he can focus on the super side and not the comedy. Forced comedy is just not funny- ever!


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