Skip to main content

The Axe Has Swung: Noir Drama "Veronica Mars" Is Dead

It's official. No matter how many marshmallows grieving Veronica Mars fans manage to send to the CW, the netlet is not reconsidering its decision to axe the noir drama.

Yes, ladies and gentleman and VM fans, the Blonde One has left the building. Veronica Mars is no more.

In a statement to TV Guide, Rob Thomas acknowledged the series' demise:

"I'm afraid I have to report that Veronica Mars is officially dead," Thomas told Michael Ausiello. "At least in TV show form. There's really no way that it can happen now. I'm not sure the CW should've given the glimmer of hope. I think Dawn Ostroff genuinely would have liked to have continued on with a version of the show, but there was too much resistance around her. At the end of the day, it would've been kinder had the band aid simply been ripped off rather peeled away in than this agonizingly slow manner."

While I do think that Thomas is being far too kind in believing that Ostroff wanted to keep Veronica Mars on the air, he is investigating other options for continuing the story of our favorite teenage private investigator.

Sure, there's the possibility of a Veronica Mars feature film (um, don't hold your breath for that one, folks), but more promising are the discussions that Thomas has had with comic publisher DC (home of the Justice League, Batman, and Vertigo), which seem interested in publishing Veronica Mars' Season Four as a comic series (much like Dark Horse has done with Buffy the Vampire Slayer's eighth season).

"I had a meeting with DC Comics last Monday," Thomas told the Toronto Star, "and they want to do (Season 4) as a comic series."

Fans of Veronica Mars creator Thomas need not wonder what his next project will be. Thomas has accepted a position as showrunner on ABC's midseason half-hour comedy Miss/Guided, starring Judy Greer, Brooke Burns, and Kristoffer Polaha. Having seen the (dreadful) pilot, I only hope that Thomas can work some of his leftover Veronica Mars mojo on the series...

Comments

Anonymous said…
This sucks. I wish that the CW had just cancelled VERONICA MARS rather than prolong fans' hope that it would maybe come back. June 15 deadline, my ass. Idiots, one and all, at the CW.
The CineManiac said…
WHY GOD, WHY!?!?! As Much as I hate the CW right now, I know I'll still be watching it next season, hopefully they'll figure out how to run a network and satisfy fans one day.
But seriously why would they publicize the June 15th deadline, hear about the huge fan campaign, and pull the plug before the fans package can arrive.
Anonymous said…
I feel a little like deep throat. :)

Miss/Guided? Really? Really? A generic midseason show? That's where you decide to go, Rob Thomas? Really?!?
Anonymous said…
This is also where "The Office" writer Caroline Williams went, right?
Jace Lacob said…
Caroline Williams wrote and created the pilot for "Miss/Guided."
The CineManiac said…
Well they may have canceled it but I'm proud to know that us fans moved the Series Finale from the 65 space on the most bought TV shows to it's current position of Number 10!
That's right the fans organized effort moved the show 55 spots on the list!
Hey CBS let's see another show do that! Frak Off!
Anonymous said…
They definitely should have put the show out of its misery and not dragged everyone through the mud for months when there really was no hope. That's just cruel.

Not happy about Thomas going to Miss/Guided. Saw the pilot and thought it was pretty terrible. Plus it's only a half hour and I think his talent would be better used on a one hour format.
Anonymous said…
I kind of liked Miss/Guided, but that might just be my love for Judy Greer blinding me to all its faults.
Anonymous said…
OMG!! I'm going to cry!! WTF!! What other show did better then this?? The new CW has LOST it. They killed every good show. They should bring back the WB and put VM back for godness sakes. I've never been this mad about a show in my life. Usually i just say my usual goodbyes. However, VM's finish killed me, it NEEDS a 4th season. I hate the CW so much now. Ughhh, thanks CW for ruining a perfectly AMAZING show. They seriously wouldn't know a good show if it hits them in the head.

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

BuzzFeed: "The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now"

The CBS legal drama, now in its sixth season, continually shakes up its narrative foundations and proves itself fearless in the process. Spoilers ahead, if you’re not up to date on the show. At BuzzFeed, you can read my latest feature, " The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now," in which I praise CBS' The Good Wife and, well, hail it as the best show currently on television. (Yes, you read that right.) There is no need to be delicate here: If you’re not watching The Good Wife, you are missing out on the best show on television. I won’t qualify that statement in the least — I’m not talking about the best show currently airing on broadcast television or outside of cable or on premium or however you want to sandbox this remarkable show. No, the legal drama is the best thing currently airing on any channel on television. That The Good Wife is this perfect in its sixth season is reason to truly celebrate. Few shows embrace complexity and risk-taking in t

BuzzFeed: Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx   — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial   wrapped up its first season. Serial   obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.   The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst , like Sarah Koenig's beloved podcast, sifts through old documents, finds new leads from fresh interviews, and seeks to determine just what happened on a fateful day in which the most foul murder was committed. And, also like  Serial  before it,  The Jinx may also hold no ultimate answer to innocence or guilt. But that seems almost beside the point; such investigations often remain murky and unclear, and guilt is not so easy a thing to be judged. Instead, this upcoming six-part tantalizing murder mystery, from director Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), is a gripping true crime story that unfolds with all of the speed of a page-turner; it