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"Veronica Mars" Fans Plan to Blanket CW in Marshmallows to Save Series

Spurred by the recent success of the fan-based campaign to save cancelled CBS series Jericho, fans of the CW's axed Veronica Mars have organized their own attempt to resurrect their beloved heroine from cancellation.

Fans of the crime-fighting college student launched Save Veronica Mars: The Mars Bars (and Marshmallows) Campaign, which aims to get CW to reconsider its position on ending the noir mystery series by blanketing the CW offices wth as many Mars bars and marshmallows as humanly possible. Inspired, no doubt, by the success of the send-peanuts-to-CBS campaign, which was a factor in the network saving Jericho, after officially cancelling it.

The campaign is currently looking for donations in the form of purchased Mars bars. (As many people will tell you, US Mars bars are no longer being produced; therefore the only way of purchasing these delicious chocolate-based goodies are through online vendors.) The truckloads of bars will then be brought to CW President Dawn Ostroff's offices on or before June 15th.

Also being organized: an en masse purchase of the Veronica Mars 3rd season finale ("The Bitch Is Back") on iTunes for June 12th, to send a message to studio Warner Bros. Television that there is still a demand out there for the series.

Which leaves little time to organize such an enormous endeavor. So, I urge the remaining Veronica Mars fans out there to spread the word and donate to this cause. I'm not sure candy can directly affect the scheduling decisions of a network (a reduced license fee would more readily do the trick), but who knows what can happen...


Anonymous said…
too late. rob thomas is already on another show, kristen bell's on another show. i'm not sure why the fans didn't do this a lot sooner. the veronica mars ship has sailed.
Jennifer said…
I was a huge huge fan of Veronica Mars but I have to say that I really hope it doesn't miraculously return. No, it didn't get the run it deserved, but really I think no matter what, it's never going to get the ratings. And I don't want to see the show in some other incarnation with drastic cast/time/concept changes. I'm ready to move on...
Anonymous said…
As much as I love VERONICA MARS. This campaign is too little too late. MARS fans should save their time and energy and donate the money to charity.
The CineManiac said…
It's actually not too late until June 15th since that's when all the contracts are up! Learn to hope!
Anonymous said…
I came here to leave a similar note as your other readers - why so late, VM fans?
Anonymous said…
I was also surprised that a campaign wasnt' started sooner. I love the show but have made my peace with it. I just hope that the tremendously talented cast and crew are able to move on to equally interesting projects.

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