Ratings are falling, the show is on the edge of being cancelled. What's your opinion?
I would like to see a second season next year.
NBC (ended 2009)
I like the show. It's about time someone produced something like this. I'd like to see a little more story development. The arrogance of Americans knowing what's right for the whole world kinda bothers me. A few shows focusing on domestic issues would be most welcome.
All in all, an entertaining show. I commend the producers.
|Who do they have those Nielsen boxes hooked up to?|
There is a Facebook page devoted to The Philanthropist and a few of us are discussing putting together an effort to keep the show on the air. Something along the lines of what the Jericho fans and the Chuck fans did to keep their shows on the air.
The idea we have so far is based on the fact that two years ago the fans of Jericho sent over 40,000 pounds of nuts to the CBS studios to keep the network from cancelling the show. We're not suggesting we send nuts, instead we're suggesting we send donations to a charity in honor of the show, say $10 at least, and then sent in receipts or something to the network.
For example, we could all donate at least $10 to Human Rights Watch in honor of The Philanthropist. Just think, if every fan of this show listed on the Facebook page (which is currently at 1,727) donated $10 to HRW, right now that would mean $17,270. Even in a recession as bad as this, I think we could all scrounge up $10, especially if we could even get at least one more season out of this show.
We're still working on ideas yet we did write an email to the Sager Family Foundation to see if they had any suggestions for us. We would love to hear from as many Philanthropist fans as possible and the Facebook page is probably the best place to congregate. So check it out at: http://www.facebook.com/nbcphilanthropist?ref=mf
As some of you may have heard, The Philanthropist has been officially canceled by NBC as of October 21. A number of us fans and supporters of The Philanthropist are trying to urge NBC to reverse their decision to cancel the show. We just started a Facebook cause titled "Save The Philanthropist through Charity". We are a small group thus far but we are growing.
The purpose behind this cause is two-fold. First and foremost is to save this show from cancellation. This show is a great example of how two different ideologies (for lack of a better word) – capitalism and philanthropy – can coexist and work together effectively. In fact, the show not only demonstrates philanthropy and giving of oneself but it also shares ideas about how to solve tough social and economic problems by encouraging job stability in war torn and poverty stricken areas.
The second purpose of this cause is to demonstrate the impact that a show like this can have on its audience. Therefore, we have decided to collect donations on behalf of Human Rights Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
We are asking fans and supporters of the show and of human rights in general to:
1. Become members of "Save The Philanthropist Through Charity" by visiting: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/380724 . As you go through the process, you will be asked to supply your email address. While this is not necessary, it is highly recommended so that we can keep you up-to-date on the status of the cause and the show.
2. Donate at least $10 to the cause. The money will go directly to Human Rights Watch. If you have any questions about how donations are handled check out http://apps.facebook.com/causes/help?category=Donation+questions .
3. Urge NBC's President of Primetime Entertainment to reverse the decision to cancel The Philanthropist by Following the directions for this action: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/actions/2241?cause_id=380724
You can also find this information at: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/380724/about
Please take the time to help us save this show. Our cause is also entered in America's Giving Challenge which ends November 6th! So the sooner you can help us, the more money we can raise for HRW! Nevertheless, we will continue this cause beyond November 6th (until we get the show back on the air) so please join us when you see this message.
Thank you for your time,
Deborah Brancheau & Tamara Rudorfer