Though the vampire series didn’t attract an overwhelming number of viewers, Blood Ties has some of the most devoted fans in recent television history. This simple fact makes it so confusing as to why the supernatural series was cancelled.
The series was produced in Canada and premiered on the Lifetime cable channel. The first season of Blood Ties was made up of 13 episodes and, while they were still airing, Lifetime ordered a second season of nine episodes. The 22 episodes had actually been produced as a single season.
Despite the fact that thousands of fans pleaded for more adventures of Vicki and Henry, Lifetime opted to leave Blood Ties off their schedule. There was interest among Canadian broadcasters in continuing the series but it wasn’t possible without Lifetime’s portion of the funding.
Many fans would like to see the vampire tale continue either as a series or, at least, in the form of a movie to wrap things up. How about you?
To: Lifetime Television, Pete Mohan/ Producer, Randy Zalkan/ Executive Producer
We, the undersigned, have passionately enjoyed each episode of Blood Ties and appreciate all that you’ve done to bring the series to us.
At the same time, we are extremely disappointed that the series has not continued. We ask that you please find a way to work out the scheduling and/or financial issues so that the series may continue, or if that is not possible, a movie based on the series is produced. We are convinced that there is still a devoted audience and market for this show.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Apr 2, 2008