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Crossing Jordan: Fans Continue Drama Online

Crossing JordanLast May, NBC cancelled its crime drama Crossing Jordan after six seasons on the air. The last episode was originally planned as a cliffhanger, leaving most of the cast stranded atop a frozen mountain after a plane crash. Once the cancellation news came down from the network, the episode’s ending was changed to conclude the storyline. A rescue team arrives after Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finally admits her love for Woody (Jerry O’Connell). Unfortunately, several long-running series questions were left unanswered. Well, one group of devotees is doing something about it.

An industrious group of Crossing Jordan fans have gotten together to write a “virtual” seventh season. The plan is to release 31 unauthorized episodes that are authored by an experienced team of fan-fiction writers. One new script will be posted each Sunday night at 10pm (the series’ timeslot for much of its run on NBC) with the season concluding on April 27, 2008. Though the episodes aren’t actually filmed, each script does feature photos, music and even a promo for the next episode.

Aside from simply creating new adventures for Jordan and the crew, it’s the writers’ goals to give fans closure and to resolve questions like the identity of Jordan’s mother’s killer and the fate of Jordan and Woody’s new relationship. Unfettered with contracts and actor schedules, the scripts will also feature the return of popular characters like FBI Special Agent Drew Haley, Detective Matt Seely, and Detective Lois Carver (originally played by Chris Noth, David Monahan, and Amy Aquino, respectively).

The first two episodes have already been released. “Hold that Thought” focuses on the morgue team uncovering another terror cell and “1000 Miles Off Course” follows a death in an alley investigation and Garret and Lily (Miguel Ferrer and Kathryn Hahn in the series) confront parenting issues. You can check them out by clicking here. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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rose April 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

thank you all the talented staff of cj vitual season 7. i love it perfect.

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Kelli November 18, 2007 at 4:32 pm

All of us who have watched CJ since the very beginning know that the story definatly did not end on that mountain! All we wanted was closure to our favorite show. NBC failed to give it to us when they canceled the show. Thanks to the VS7 staff, we are finally getting that closure!

-Kelli
aka CJfaninSTL on the coffeerooms board.

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Jilly Austen November 16, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Crossing Jordan’s Virtual Season 7 is going from strength to strength. The series posted at http://www.crossingjordanencyclopedia.com is up to its eighth episode this Sunday and is about to post 50,000 hits.

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Sister Christian November 8, 2007 at 7:19 am

I just became a ‘Jordan’ fan when it went into re-runs on A&E. Funny, I worked for NBC (news division) for years and never took time to watch the show, only looking at the numbers (ratings) it offered as a local news lead in.
Now, I’m “NBC free” and see dozens of ways this show could have been promoted to broaden it’s base and grow ratings. Funny what a little time to think will do for you! Anyway, is there any buzz about another network picking up Jordan? I’m so grateful USA picked up ‘Law and Order:CI’. Also, any room for more writers in the online series? While I’m on sabbatical, that would be a blast! Thanks for keeping “our” Jordan alive!!!!!

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Carla October 22, 2007 at 4:40 pm

How can I watch the virtual season of crossing jordan??
I just saw the last episode here en Chile, what happens next???
thanks

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ken rustay October 21, 2007 at 11:48 pm

Crossing Jordan Really and they leave the really dumb shows on.

NBC Needs new Talant.

I could do a better job then their writters

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Laurel October 13, 2007 at 8:21 am

Thanks for putting this out there so other Crossing Jordan fans can get in on the VS7 action. The characters are true to life and us fans are getting the ending we truly deserve! The writers are awesome. Thanks again, everyone.

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nynaeve October 10, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Thank you for posting this. We appreciate the support for our endeavor.

Nynaeve

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merryann October 10, 2007 at 9:35 am

Thank you for your article showcasing not only the problem, but the solution. And what a satisfying solution it is!

Our beloved characters are being developed to their full potential, their storylines played out as we wish they had been on network television. The very talented VS7 staff remain true to the characters, a concept which was frequently lacking in the hands of the “real” writers. It is a delight to watch each episode unfold!

Many thanks to the VS7 staff for their dedication and hours of work!

merryann

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jmkw October 10, 2007 at 7:06 am

Thank you for helping spread the word. The main goal of VS7 is to help some of us diehard fans find a little closure after having been played for fools by Powers at Be that wrote the series off before the story was done. There is nothing we can do to change history…but in our own way we can give it a proper send off.

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Harbor Runner October 9, 2007 at 8:12 pm

As a member of the Virtual Season 7 team, it’s a pleasure to see that so many people are responding to the season! Thank you for helping to spread the word, and we hope that our “season” helps the loyal CJ fans find some closure and spend another wonderful year with some cherished characters.

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Jennifer October 9, 2007 at 8:08 pm

Do come by everyone :D We’re having fun. Thanks for posting this article! Spread the word everyone!

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Jilly Austen October 9, 2007 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for posting this – it’s very much appreciated. It’s great to see both ‘Crossing Jordan’ and the classy work of some committed fans recognised. There are many people enjoying the scripts and hanging out each week for the next one!

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Melanie Davis October 9, 2007 at 5:56 pm

Great piece.

I am enjoying VS7′s work so much. I look forward to Sunday’s now, where I used to dread knowing that Monday (back to work) followed.

Rock on VS7!!!

Thaks Trevor

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Yvonne October 9, 2007 at 12:15 pm

I am thoroughly enjoying the Virtual Season 7 for Crossing Jordan. Thus far, the writers have done an awesome job of keeping to the true feeling of the characters. This makes the episodes seem like a continuation of the original series.

I look forward to Sunday evenings!

Yvonne

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