Scoundrels: Petition to Save the TV Show from Being Cancelled

Scoundrels tv showThe West family of ABC’s Scoundrels struggle to stay on the right side of the law. Unfortunately, they actually have even bigger problems than that. The TV show’s ratings are not good. If viewership does not significantly improve, the show will certainly be cancelled.

What can you do? Remember, the ideal scenario for ABC is for many millions of people to watch the show on their television sets, while it’s being broadcast. Unfortunately, ratings are put together based on a sampling of viewers. If you’re a “Nielsen household,” your viewing is being counted. If not, it’s not.

However, if you like Scoundrels and want to see it continue, there are a few things you can do to help.

  1. If you’re a Nielsen family, watch the show whenever it’s on. If not, watch it on or purchase episodes online so your viewing will be directly counted. Encourage others to watch the show. You might know a Nielsen family and not be aware of it.
  1. Talk about the show with others; at school, at work, online, or wherever. Creating a buzz about a show that you’re invested in gets other people interested and might help bring former viewers back.
  1. Sign the petition below and encourage others to do the same.
  1. Write to the network. Be respectful. Everyone responds better to courtesy. Tell them how much you enjoy the show, that you’ve signed the petition, and that you want to see it continue. You can use this form or, even better, write via “snail-mail” to: Mr. Paul Lee, President, ABC, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521, RE: Scoundrels
  1. Take note of the products that are advertised during the show. Write the advertisers and tell them that you appreciate their sponsoring the show and that you buy their products (if you do).

To ABC, ABC Studios, and South Pacific Pictures:

We, the undersigned, enjoy watching Scoundrels on the ABC network. The TV show has just the right mixture of humor and drama that keeps us coming back for more each week.

Please find a way to keep Scoundrels on the air. We are devoted viewers who will continue to watch the program, encourage others to do the same, and will support the series’ advertisers as well. Please keep it going, either on ABC or, if necessary, on another Disney-owned channel.

Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Stacy JuarezCountry: United States2013-04-27 02:42:30
    Why was this show ever canceled? It was funny & entertaining. Please bring back a good show for once.
  • Debra HixsonCountry: U.S.A.2012-12-08 15:46:49
    This was one on the season's best shows. I don't know where the ratings come from, but I certainly have never been asked for my opinion!
  • Bill GilbertCountry: Canada2012-04-16 13:38:07
  • Doneedta NoCountry: America2012-02-19 02:14:52
    Please please please bring back Scoundrels ?! I think the only reason it had low ratings is the time/day slot it was given and/or little to no advertising for it ! I enjoyed this show way more than Desperate Housewives but just stumbled upon it while looking for something else, so I didn't even get to watch a full season !
  • AnaCountry: USA2012-02-04 17:22:42
    I just discovered this show recently and i can't believe there is only 8 episodes, the show it is based on had something like 6 seasons and, in my very personal opinion, wasn't nearly as smart, funny and witty as scoundrels. I know it is very unlikely it will ever get pick up again but I can't stop myself from hoping ;-) Please, pretty please with a dollar on top.
  • Donovan WilsonCountry: USA2012-01-21 05:17:21
    Love the show
  • BreAnna Brown Country: United States 2012-01-19 15:29:25
    Scoundrels amazing show and CAN'T be cancelled at such a painful cliff hanger.
  • Tony CampopianoCountry: USA2011-11-02 09:28:48
    Loved this show. Virgina Madsen is great. The entire cast is GREAT. Please bring Scoundrels back.
  • AnitaCountry: US2011-09-25 15:11:28
    we laughed every week! The cast was great! So many stupid comedies on the air for years.. and you don't even give this one a chance!!
  • Linda JarrettCountry: Canada2011-08-29 23:25:21
    Love the show like to see more.
  • Vicki JacksonCountry: USA2011-08-28 02:17:05
    Love IT !!!!!!!!!!
  • J MARTINEZCountry: USA2011-08-21 18:12:02
    Bring the show back it was great and the last episode left us hanging what will her husband do to the man trying to move in on his wife.
  • Regina Country: USA2011-08-09 06:17:58
    Keep the show!
  • Donna WittCountry: USA2011-08-07 23:48:48
    Love it to pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • KaylaCountry: US2011-08-05 06:56:36
    I love this Show!!
  • Paul Bohannon Country: US2011-07-25 06:48:16
    Great show! Run as mini series if you have to.
  • tish Country: usa2011-07-23 08:12:05
    My husband and I very muched enjoyed watching scoundrels and the Gates. We are very dissappointed that niether of them are returning. They were both summer shows and shouldn't have been. I don't know if the people that do ratings take into account DVR but if they don't they should because alot of people use it. That is how me and my husband watched it considered we both worked. Bring it back it was different then any other show on tv.
  • JulieCountry: usa2011-07-10 16:09:28
    This was a great summer show and would probably do better in the regular season. Shouldn't expect much from summer ratings when no one is around. Hope it returns.
  • amandaCountry: USA2011-07-08 15:38:29
    My 2 sons and I really enjoyed this show.
  • Heather KellyCountry: USA2011-06-23 05:50:35
  • audreka hairstonCountry: usa2011-06-21 00:17:34
    the show was funny and had drama, I loved it. i was looking forward to the upcoming season.
  • karen bonillaCountry: united States2011-06-12 16:49:06
    I was one of the few who tuned in to see the show, i love it , it was funny, sexy and had an incredible cast. Please bring it back , it deserves another chance!!!!
  • CandiceCountry: usa2011-06-05 04:17:50
    I was trying to set my DVR to record another season...
  • Mary Country: United States2011-06-02 13:46:33
    I was really looking forward to another season of the scoundrels. I found it very entertaining. Please bring it back.
  • ericaCountry: usa2011-05-31 12:32:30
    please bring the show back. I loved it and watched every week.
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