Today I noticed an article about the actions of Jericho fans trying to save their show. It looks like sending 50,000 pounds of nuts got NBC's attention.
I'm damn tired of these networks canceling shows so rapidly I can't even get a shot at seeing them. That combined with the advent of Netflix is the reason so many people only watch shows when they come out on DVD. Especially more cult-ish shows like Jericho. (Which, incidentally, I never started watching because I figured it would go the way of Surface, Firefly, and Invasion- it's comrade sci-fi shows.)
(Which brings me to another aside: if sci-fi is so historically popular, and popular in video games, books, and film, why is Sci-Fi Channel the only station willing to stick with a show? We are so desperate for good sci-fi that we are watching utter crap. When will Network Television get the message that Cable has understood for ages? And while I'm at it, what is the most enduring black and white television show? You could argue argue The Honeymooners (which at the time was not popular) or I Love Lucy, but I think that more people remember The Twilight Zone. Even kids who've never seen it can recognize references both musical and otherwise to the show. Could they recognise the opening theme from I Love Lucy? I bet you 50,000 pounds of nuts that they couldn't. End of tirade.)
If I think I will get four episodes into a new show and then the whole thing will be trashed, it demolishes any interest I have in watching a new show.
There are a couple of shows that I think I will watch when they start in the coming season, but I promise that if they immediately get yanked off the air so that they can throw in a mid-season replacement (which will in turn get pulled immediately) or reruns of King of Queens or Seinfeld I will flip out.