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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Veronica Mars News

Well, those of us in Nashville who were rightfully pissed that UPN30 was pre-empting tonight's new Veronica Mars for a crappy basketball game (seriously: Kentucky vs Georgia...who the hell cares?!?) can put the torches and pitchforks away for the moment.

Seems that UPN has pulled all the remaining new Veronica Mars episodes for February and shuffled them off to March when America's Next Top Model returns as a better lead-in for the show. Apparently Veronica was getting pummelled in the ratings (probably not helped by the jerks at UPN stations across the country pre-empting the show for stupid basketball games...sorry, if it's not UT, I just don't care!) and UPN wanted to give the show a chance to show off its greatness with new episodes.

I'm going to take this as slightly good news that the network wants fans to see the new episodes and keep up on the continuing season-long mystery arc. I also take it as a bit of a bad sign that Veronica is not holding onto the solid ratings it had earlier this year. I hope it rebounds so we get season three....otherwise, I'm rioting in the streets.

Tonight's new episode has been replaced with a repeat of "Rat Saw God" which features a cameo by Buffy creator and Veronica fan, Joss Whedon.

Also in other CW/Joss Whedon news. The rumor flying around the Net that the CW was going to revive Firefly has been debunked for how. Joss Whedon himself says he's not been contacted about it, so any speculation that the series will return is just that--speculation.
No, there haven't been any overtures from the CW as regards a SereniFly spin-off. I haven't even heard the orchestra tuning up.
Should Firefly return, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be the first to celebrate and report it here...


At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I work at UPN and came across your blog because you are a fan of Veronica Mars. Wanted to help clarify why the show will be in reruns.

Veronica Mars is facing a lot of competition in February, so to protect the series and to make sure that as many people as possible can watch the original episodes, we're going to air repeats for the next few weeks. The good news is that when Veronica returns some time in early March, we'll have nothing but original episodes through the season finale – so the goal here is, after this, no more repeats.


UPN - VERONICA MARS - "Rat Saw God," Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00PM - Rebroadcast

UPN - VERONICA MARS - "Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner," Wednesday, February 22 at 9:00PM - Rebroadcast

UPN - VERONICA MARS - "Ahoy, Mateys!," Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00PM - Rebroadcast

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Well, A+ for UPN, that they looked for fanblogs to spread the word.

D- for UPN not reading the post to which they were responding...cause it pretty much already said what UPN said.

But, man, kudos to Big Orange Michael for being as on the ball with UPN as that!

At 6:00 AM, Blogger Michael said...

I understand UPN's reasoning for postponing VM..I get it. Big month, lots of competition. But I wish they'd run an episode of two in January so it wouldn't seem like as big a drought of no new episodes.

But on the good side--no long droughts to end the season, hopefully.

And at last--my dream of making the networks bow before my wrath is coming true.


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