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The Show's Been Cancelled

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    ShowbizPRgirl

    [1]Mar 10, 2006
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    Well, it's official. I just got word from a reliable member of the production team. CHUM has officially cancelled The Collector. I'll post more news as I get it from both official sources and Jon, himself, if/when he finds a moment while cruising through Europe on vacation with his family.

    KJC
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    ShowbizPRgirl

    [2]Mar 10, 2006
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    Here's what Jon Cooksey has to say:

    Well, we just got the news from Larry -- the Collector is not being renewed.

    We deeply appreciate all the support we've gotten from our viewers and friends in the past few weeks, and have been very glad for the opportunity to make 40 episodes of Morgan's story. He'll still be out there in our imaginations.


    He's taking it like a trooper, isn't he?. But I know Jon's really upset. We all are. I need a drink! :-(

    KJC
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    ShowbizPRgirl

    [3]Mar 13, 2006
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    Posting this email on behalf of Bill Wanstrom, publicist for The Collector's Ellen Dubin and Andrew Jackson, and CEO of the Timeless Destinations sci-fi/fantasy convention:

    Hi Everyone:

    Some of you may have not known but The Collector has been cancelled
    & there will not be a 4th. season as it now stands. This was
    announced on The Collector Yahoo fan site.

    If you really believed that The Collector should survive then do
    something about it. Get organized & save The Collector. It is too
    late now to get CHUM to commit to a fourth season & get the
    necessary Government funding for this year. But it not too late to
    get the networks in the USA, UK & Germany to carry seasons 1, 2 & 3.

    Right now Albania, Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Bahrain,
    Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Croatia, Egypt, France, Hong Kong,
    India, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latin
    America, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal,
    Oman, Pakistan, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Portugal,
    Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri
    Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vatican City,
    Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Yemen air The Collector.

    Get organized and pester the hell out of USA, UK and German networks
    that you think should carry The Collector. Get your friends in those
    countries to go after their networks. If you have any friends in
    countries airing The Collector get them to become vocal. Have them e-
    mail this list. E-mail anywhere and keep e-mailing. Mail post cards!
    Mail letters!

    If the USA, UK & Germany were carrying the series and the demand &
    popularity of the show increased then there would be funding to do
    the 4th season.

    Let's face it CHUM dropped The Collector because it wasn't as
    popular with fans as it used to be or the series would still be
    running for the 4th year.

    How many of you thought the series had changed not for the better?
    Why? Should Rob LaBelle, Colin Cunningham, Ellen Dubin & Andrew
    Jackson, to name a few, have been used more? Since they have huge
    fan bases then their fans would have supported The Collector. Let
    the producers know your opinions. What would make the series better
    & more appealing. Is there any lead that you don't think is strong?

    However the key is to greatly expand the showing of the series into
    new territories. Spread the word. Don't forget Star Trek was saved
    by the fans when NBC cancelled it. Let's face it is the fans that
    drive what advertisers support, network bosses support, what the
    press writes about. Therefore fans of The Collector need to great
    organized & become very vocal (stay polite).

    You have two objectives. Tell the producers what you feel would make
    the series better and get the show airing in the USA, UK & Germany.
    It wouldn't hurt to tell CHUM that you don't support their decision
    and you want the The Collector back.

    Communicate! Organize! Communicate! Organize! Communicate! It is all
    up to you.

    As far as Timeless Destinations goes we will continue to support The
    Collector. We look forward to the appearances of all the guests from
    The Collector appearing at our charity Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure,
    Horror Convention next August. We will do our bit!!!!!! Will you?

    Bill Wanstrom
    CEO TD2006

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    ShowbizPRgirl

    [4]Mar 14, 2006
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    Here's the link to one online "Save the Collector" petition. More are on the way.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/AD1N9699/petition.html

    KJC
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    ShowbizPRgirl

    [5]Mar 15, 2006
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    Here's another online petition:

    http://www.morgansapartment.ca/savethecollector.htm

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    meretean

    [6]Apr 8, 2006
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    It seems that they've already closed down http://www.thecollectortv.com/ website - I haven't been able to access it since yesterday.

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    frankmullins

    [7]Jul 17, 2007
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    Great show while it lasted!
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