Following the cancellation of MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, producer/director Doug Liman said that he wasn’t done fighting to get the show back on the air. Apparently the fans of the show aren’t done yet either.
Carrying 500 pairs of pants that were mailed in by supporters, protesters visited the cable channel’s offices in Los Angeles and New York last Wednesday.
In both locations, they were stopped by security. In Los Angeles, the delivery was accepted by David Janollari, MTV’s head of programming. In New York, the pants were delivered to MTV’s music group Van Toffler.
Before dropping them off, protesters also draped some of the pants over the Viacom sign and the front lawn. The group’s efforts to save the show also include an online petition and an email campaign. Snooki, of MTV’s Jersey Shore, is apparently a supporter.
Word is that Liman and his fellow producers are still working to find a new home for I Just Want My Pants Back.
What do you think? Do you think that protests like this impact the chances of a show being revived?
I forced myself to watch the first episode and nearly put a gun in my mouth over how ******* stupid it was. This is one of the few shows I’m more then happy to see go as it just shows how ******* dumb American teenagers have gotten since the Bush 2 presidency.
Poeple take television shows waaaaaaaay too seriously.
Let it go. Television is a business. If the show doesn’t get ratings, it doesn’t get sponsors. If it doesn’t get sponsors, the networks don’t make money. The networks lose money by having to pay salaries associated with a show that isn’t bringing in money.
It doesn’t matter how much you like a show, the networks aren’t in it for YOU. They are in it to make MONEY!
If the show doesn’t generate revenue, it gets the boot. As it should.