The news from 6/9
to go back to Save E2 page.
The short term look is currently not that bright but I guess I'll try not to give
up hope quite yet. Some shows (such as Alien Nation) managed to come back after a long
hiatus. For those that did not hear the news, Alonzo (character name...of the top
of my head I can't think of his real name) has announced that he has sign on with
a new show for the fall. Clancy Brown posted this message on AOL.
Subj: How do I say this?
Date: 95-06-08 22:44:50 EDT
I have just received a call from Tom Thayer, the president of Universal
Television and the man who has been spearheading the studio effort to keep
the show on the air. His words were, ". . . we are dead in the water. . . "
He did acknowledge E2 Foundations and every fan's enormous effort. It was
But the best chance was UPN and they were concerned about the image problem
of picking up a show a rival network had dumped and so on, not to mention the
cost. Hollywood is exasperating.
I have been officially released from my obligation to Universal to
participate in this show. I am very disappointed. Especially in the face of
the obvious and proud support all of you have demonstrated over the months.
It is beyond my understanding why a network would not exploit such a
passionate, articulate, and loyal audience.
There may yet be more life for Earth 2. Stranger things have happened in
TVland. But for now, the efforts have not paid off in any hoped for
I thank all of you with the deepest sincerity. I enjoyed doing the show
immensely and will miss it. For some people it was "just a job" but this was
my first series and it was a singular experience, an astonishing effort.