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Important: Please ask ALL your local TV stations!

May 4, 2010

There seems to be some confusion over what I am asking fans to do (see this article). What we need to find out is how many local TV stations would be willing to pick up season 3 of Legend of the Seeker.

Don’t just ask your local Seeker affiliate — ASK THEM ALL. Send them a politely worded inquiry that merely says fans of the syndicated television show are interested in learning which TV stations would be willing to pick up the show for the 2010-2011 season.

This is NOT about asking any local affiliates to Save the Seeker. We are conducting a poll of ALL TV stations.

Most importantly, we want to know which television stations in these markets would be interested in picking up the show:

  1. New York City
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. Philadelphia
  5. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Houston
  8. Tacoma-Seattle
  9. Denver
  10. Miami-Ft. Laurderdale
  11. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
  12. St. Louis
  13. Salem-Portland, OR
  14. Indianapolis
  15. Bloominton, IN
  16. Kokomo, IN
  17. San Diego
  18. Hartford-New Haven, CT
  19. Waterbury, CT
  20. York-Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon, PA
  21. Grand Rapids-Battle Creek-Kalamazoo, MI
  22. New Orleans

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT:

  • What network affiliations these stations have
  • Whether they already carry the show
  • Asking them to Save the Seeker

All we want to know at this point is which stations are interested in (and have the freedom to be) carrying the syndicated 3rd season of Legend of the Seeker. Individual televisions can pick up syndicated shows on their own.

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5 comments

  1. I emailed my local station in Austin maybe half an hour ago about if they were interested in renewing the show and got quite a nice and prompt response:

    I believe we would be all for it. The General Manager actually makes the decisions, but if there was a big enough following, he would definitely place renewing the contract on his priority list. Disney is the syndicator for this program. I’m not sure why they are cancelling, but I do know that it was extremely expensive to produce. It might be due to production costs.
    Good luck

    Jamie Aragon

    So that’s always good news. People are totally willing to put in on air.. now if we can just knock some sense into the big guys at ABC/Disney. I really hope we don’t have to break out the agiels..


  2. Thanks for the update. Which station did you contact?


  3. CW Austin


  4. I got in contact with Kay Hall the Program Director of WSOC/WAXN in Charlotte NC here is our e-mails.

    Jason:
    Fans of the syndicated television show Legend of the Seeker are
    interested in learning which TV stations would be willing to pick up the
    show for the 2010-2011 season.

    Kay Hall:
    Hello Jason, thank you for your e-mail. “Seekers of the Legend” airs on
    WJZY (CW Affiliate)in Charlotte. WSOC-TV or WAXN-TV are not planning to
    broadcast this series.
    You may want to contact WJZY to learn more about the status of this
    program for this fall.
    Regards,
    Kay Hall
    Program Director WSOC/WAXN

    Jason:

    One last question I know you are a very busy person. The company that
    owns cw is going bankrupt and has droped the legend of the seeker show
    leaving its 2.5 million viewers high and dry. The question I would like
    to ask is now that the show is aviable would it be something that you
    would think about putting on your station. Thanks for your time. Jason King

    Kay Hall:
    Hi Jason,
    It depends. A couple of things could be in play. 1. The series is
    going out of production and will not continue to be made available to
    “over-the-air” broadcast stations (like WAXN or WSOC).
    2. The reruns only could be made available to over-the-air or cable
    play only. 3. I have no idea what the B plan was for this series so it
    could be for the producers to continue to pay residuals to the
    actors/writers etc is not a feasible business plan.

    All of the above are guesses on my part. I can tell you that I have not
    been approached by the syndication reps to place this program series on
    our air. It’s very late for them to be successful in obtaining time
    periods for this coming September. Most stations (like ours) have their
    programming in place by now.

    Hope this explanation makes some sense. I know it’s hard to have a
    series go away when you’ve enjoyed watching it.
    Kay

    Jason:
    Thank you so much for your help and your time. Jason

    I have an e-mail in to WJZY (CW Affiliate) and will let you know what they say as soon as I hear back from them.


  5. Thanks for the update.

    People should not be discouraged by the closed window on picking up shows for the Fall. Even if they have to skip a season, they might still be able to pick up the stations they need to build a full syndication network again.



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