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The Event: Efforts to Save Cancelled TV Series Still Alive

The EventOn Monday, fans of The Event got together to support their cancelled TV series. The “Save The Event” website encouraged fans to buy related products — purchase episodes, the soundtrack, or pre-order the DVD set — and to send polite emails and tweets to Marc Graboff and Ted Harbert, high-ranking executives at NBC-Universal. Their goal is to get the series back, in some form — either as a regular show, a mini-series, a movie, or whatever.

Though series creator Nick Wauters has taken a job working on CW’s The Vampire Diaries (and seems to be enjoying it), he’s still hoping that The Event can return. He supported the Monday effort via his Twitter account.

He also noted that there are still official efforts to keep the show alive. When the show was cancelled, it was reported that talks were underway to possibly continue the series elsewhere.

Recently, Wauters indicated that those possibilities are still alive when he tweeted, “We are still actively searching for a way to bring back #theevent. No concrete update at this time, guys. Hopefully we’ll hear smthg soon.”

What do you think? Do you think The Event can realistically be saved? If a regular series isn’t an option, how would you like to see it come back?

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Nidia July 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I can not believe it, the show was cancel. I love this show, I was following it every week.
I am hoping they realize that our voices count because ” we the viewers”.


Kim Tower July 21, 2011 at 5:59 am

OMG, I just went online to find out when the next season was to start, and just to find out that the series was cancelled. Talked about pissed. We watched the show religiously and absolutely loved it (we are big sci-fi fans). I really hope some miracle happens and brings the show back, there is nothing worse than being left with a cliff-hanger and never seeing the ending. All you get on tv today is mind numbing so called reality tv made for the brain dead masses and finally, finally they start to put exciting thought provoking programs on and what do they do cancel them, idiots.


Elaine Manion July 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I loved ” The Event” and looked forward to it every week, even DVR’d it to rewatch prior to the following week’s show. I find it so annoying to have it cancelled when the story had so far to go. I hope NBC will give it another chance, we sci-fy fans need a fascinating concept like this. Great Cast. Please bring it back.


Jeff July 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm

i wouldnt mind seeing a movie if it was well written. it would probably have to recount and summerize the first season. i had a similar idea for a movie. even a trilogy but it would have to get way more time and attention to detail and i think a few of the plot lines could be left out. i think one of the bigger problems wasnt so much the cheesy dialog as it was the complexity. todays america unfortunately doesnt want to have to think when they watch tv nor do they want to watch a show more than once to figure out what is goin on.


Ray July 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

Please, I beg you, bring this back in any way you want(series, movie etc… whatever), just bring it back and soon.


Sid July 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

Extremely dissapointed when they gave the axe to V without an ending. And now with no renewal of The Event us viewers are left hanging. This is the reason I left watching broadcast series. I’ll stick to reality TV across all networks. Each season end you are not left hanging, ie The Amazing Race, Wipeout, Deadliest Catch.


Sabrina July 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

My husband and I loved the show and were extremely upset and shocked that it was cancelled. There was no wrapping up of the show like they kind of did with “V” and “No Ordinary Family”. The whole show was based upon this “event” which wasn’t even supposed to happen until next season. So we find out what the event is and then, what, nothing? SMH. BRING BACK THE EVENT!


Daniel July 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Hello, im from Portugal and i love this show! Hope it return with a decent end!


Robin C July 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

KEEP THE EVENT ALIVE!!! yet another great show worth watching that got the axe this year! it’s so annoying falling in love with any tv show because the big wigs always cancel them! and you never end a show that way! how rude to your audience, you know those people who pay your salary!!


Grandizer July 6, 2011 at 7:10 am

Oh I support all Sci-Fi on tv, if I don’t they won’t make anymore, and I am sure there will be good ones that are not given the chance. So as BAD as both Event and V were, I watched them / DVR’ed them. Event I watched, V, even with the hotness that was “she”, I could still not bear to continue to watch V…


Alice July 5, 2011 at 7:57 am

Reasons it failed in ratings: (& I really wish it hadn’t)
-Soap opera-style writing s/t like daytime. We’re not that stupid at nite. “Woe is me”
-Storyline disjointed. We don’t just follow along.
-Acting -or probably directing- of the love couple was also soapish + possibly dragged out for time in each scene. Subconsciously annoying.


Alice July 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

The reasons it failed in the ratings are: (and I really wish it hadn’t)
-Soap Opera style writing enough like daytime. We’re not that stupid at nite. The love story dialog – not sophisticated, too often. Looses our interest.
-Story line disjointed. Needed to be much smoother. Again we’re not children who’ll just follow along. Do a better job.
-And sometimes the acting between Sean and Leila was poor although that could have been the directors fault. If you look back you might see it.


Pedro July 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

It deserved the axe, IMO. Waste of talented cast (except the terrible and painful to watch lead Arthur), needed a lot more to measure up to previous versions of Arthur’s story.
Had me gone by Ep. 2…


Isaura July 5, 2011 at 6:31 am

I wouldn’t mind a well-written mini series to give the show a proper ending; No lose ends and no cliff hangers.


robycop3 July 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

It’s a wasta time. The network suits learned a lesson from “Jericho’s” revival & subsequent crash, and don’t wanna get burned again. Even a few hundred thou supporters doesn’t translate into the SEVERAL MILLIONS needed to keep a show viable on a major net. So, fuggedaboutit; it’s dead.


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