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First They Killed Lily Kane, Now They've Killed "Veronica Mars"

The CW has just become public enemy number one in the Televisionary household.

Yes, gentle readers, the netlet has done the unthinkable and cancelled my beloved Veronica Mars.

After two days of holding my breath while the networks unveiled their fall schedules, I kept hoping that somehow, some way, the CW would realize it didn't want to get rid of the only series with any critical traction left on their network and find a way (reduced episode count? flash forward in time?) to keep Veronica Mars on the air.

Alas, it's official. Next week's episode of Veronica Mars will be the series' last. And I for one am not ready to say goodbye to Neptune just yet.

UPDATE: TV Guide's Michael Ausiello claims the CW may wait until June 15th to decide the final fate of Veronica Mars:

"Contractually, the net has until June 15 to reach a verdict, and the extra time would allow Rob Thomas to produce an actual script for Veronica in the FBI. hat's one scenario. The other scenario is that the show is dead. I think we can all agree that Scenario 1 is preferable. One thing is certain: VM will not be on the schedule that Dawn Ostroff presents to advertisers on Thursday morning."

Me, I'm not holding my breath. Given the CW's mistreatment of the series this season, I don't think any eleventh hour white knight is coming in the form of Dawn Ostroff.

UPDATE #2: And.... then it was dead. Gee, didn't see that one coming. Good thing I didn't get my hopes up or anything. Sometimes it pays to be a jaded TV junior exec/blogger. You can catch Kristen Bell's dulcimer tones as the eponymous narrator in new fall drama Gossip Girl but don't expect to see her on the CW next season.

Comments

Anonymous said…
*sob*
linda lou said…
bastards
rockauteur said…
I wonder how long it will be until someone leaks the Veronica Mars: FBI Years presentation up onto youtube.

Sadness.
The CineManiac said…
One Tree Hill Comes Back but not Veronica Mars?!?!?! I'm friggin' Pissed! What's wrong with The CW?!?!
How does Cavemen get on the air but VM gets yanked!!! (I realize they are different networks, but still it's an injustice towards humanity!)
I'm gonna go cuss and cry!
Anonymous said…
It sucked this season. Good riddance.
The CineManiac said…
Anonymous,
Your Wrong,
The End.
eAi said…
How very very sad...

Is it just me or is this whole network television thing kind of depressing?
Synd-e said…
This is just too depressing. I was just preparing a series for my blog about my "appointment television," and was going to highly recommend VM. Does the CW just Not Get It?

And, is there any slim, teeny chance that after the upfronts on Thursday, the Powers That Be will change their minds?
Bill said…
Well... crap.
Anonymous said…
There's nothing left to watch on the WB. Screw them. Veronica Mars was one of the last great shows.
The CineManiac said…
anonymous two,
I have to disagree on that, because Supernatural really is a great show! Although I understand it's not for everyone, but if you like horror/sci-fi shows it's great.
greebs said…
awful, awful decision. Why will anyone ever watch the CW again?
Anonymous said…
Why are you going with what the Hollywood Reporter says? Wait until tomorrow for the official announcement.
Susan said…
TV Guide's Ausiello is saying that Dawn Ostroff is considering making a final decision until after upfronts. I'm losing faith that the CW will pull its head out of its ass and save Veronica. But I still have a little hope until hey make a final announcement. I need my Veronica and friends.
Anonymous said…
I'll miss the show, but better it burn out than fade away. And really, this season, it was already fading away. The Dean O'Dell murder arc was great, but the rest of the season? Really hit or miss.
Anonymous said…
Regarding the June 15 deadline, I'm so frustrated with the CW. I wish they would just make up their minds. They completely messed up the show's schedule and then wondered why people weren't watching. They changed the show by getting rid of the longer mysteries, hence diluting it. And now they're stringing along both the fans and all of the enormously talented people working on VM.

But they're bringing back One Tree Hill.

Oh, CW. How do you sleep at night?
The CineManiac said…
Maybe we should join those letter writing campaigns if we have until June 15. I bet we could generate quite a few postcards. I'm going to buy some today.
Dawn Ostroff
President of Entertainment, The CW Television Network
4000 Warner Boulevard, Bldg 168
Burbank, CA 91522-0002
Anonymous said…
Based on Dawn Ostroff's decision to cancell Everwood, another top-notch show, I'm not holding my breath. This stinks...
Anonymous said…
I HATE you, CW! Thanks a lot for canceling the only good show on the air.
Unknown said…
I don't even care. The CW might be more useless than Fox; at least Fox has football and baseball. I only watched 3 shows on that network: "Veronica Mars," "Smallville," and "Supernatural." Now I'll probably only watch on Thursday nights. I might not even do that.
Anonymous said…
Dear Dawn can you please please please please please please please please please please please please bring back UPN and The WB in the fall of 2008. Please please please please please please.

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