Four CW Shows on the Brink: Which Would You Save?
It's time for Kristin at E!Online's annual Save One Show (SOS) campaign, and four (count 'em) CW shows are in the running. Four!
For the record, they're Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, (again? We just went through this last year), Supernatural, which are all categorized as "Looking Uncertain," and Veronica Mars, which, unnervingly, is tagged as "Looking Doomed." Noooo!
We're a little freaked out hearing that some of our faves might not make it back next year, so we wanted to know: which of these four do you want saved? All four have passionate, rabid fanbases, but which one is the most worthy of another season?
Note: There's been no official announcement from The CW about the future of ANY of their programs, so don't get too panicked yet. Here's what we think...
Gilmore Girls has been around for awhile, and it's a Tuesday night fixture. Fans have expressed some frustration with storylines this season, but GG still gets good ratings and has a loyal fanbase. Are there enough stories to go for Season Eight? We think yes. There's not enough time this season to effectively wrap up the Lorelai/Chris/Luke triangle and leave the fans with a satisfying ending. And there's still so much we want to see more of -- Rory's future. Lane's twins. Lorelai, whoever she ends up with, being witty. Townspeople. Ending this season would feel rushed and unfinished, we think. In a nutshell: we want more Gilmore!
OTH, which won Kristin's SOS poll last year, has a lot of stories left to tell, too, especially because if it does get renewed for Season Five, creator Mark Schwahn has already said he'll skip the college years (wise move -- remember how dull Dawson's Creek got once the cast graduated high school?) and fast-forward four years into the characters' early twenties. Awesome. We'd get right to the meaty stuff. Would Naley still be together? Would Peyton and Jake ever reconnect? What would become of the rest of the Tree Hill gang? It's safe to say that OTH has a FEW good years left in it -- we're sad to see it on the brink again.
Supernatural on the brink!? We thought this show would be safe -- in fact, we can't believe it's not a sure thing for next year. It's had a stellar second season, and it's held its own in a really, really tough timeslot on Thursday nights. It mixes suspense and snark in a way that's unrivaled on network TV. There's brotherly angst (and the brothers aren't too bad-looking, either). Poster Sarah summed it up well: "It's clever, humourous, a real edge-of-your-seat thriller, and still manages to get right down to the gritty roots of human relationships." But it still might be in trouble.
And Veronica Mars? Well, news leaks of a probable cancellation didn't shock us. We VM fans are a tough bunch. After all, we've been through this before (see spring, 2006). And we've already started speculating what might happen in Veronica's future, in case she, too, tries a little time travel a la OTH. But hearing the words "Likely Doomed" sent a chill down our spines... do you think there's still hope for Veronica? And if the show does come back, what could The CW do to get more people to watch?
What are your thoughts? Which of these four could you absolutely not live without? Tell us in the comments!