Well, our beloved show is going to be cut short before its natural completion. There's still a chance that a season four could happen, but right now it relies on how much we do to make it happen. The best suggestion is to threaten to cancel your HBO subscription, and to encourage others to do the same (as HBO now has a "history" of cancelling shows that perform well in the ratings -- so "your show could be next!")
Here's a list of contacts where you can register your outrage (though, threats of violence and/or the word "cocksuckers" should probably be kept out of your complaint.)
HBO Complaints/Comments hotline: 212-512-1208
HBO Online Comment Form (the easiest way, if you're an introvert like me)
Also, you can email HBO@HBO.com
Chris Albrecht - Chairman and CEO <-The Cocksucker Most Responsible
CC: Carolyn Strauss - President
Their snail mail address:
2500 Broadway, Ste. 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(You might want to CC this letter to the following person:)
Richard D. Parsons <-That Cocksucker Albrecht's Boss Man
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Time Warner
c/o Office of the Corporate Secretary
Time Warner Inc.
One Time Warner Center
New York, NY10019
There's also a big list of Entertainment Reporters that Earl Brown is encouraging people to write to for support and to raise awareness. I'll post it if anyone wants it.
Finally, the fan website is up: http://savedeadwood.net
That's somewhere you can direct your friends to go to get this same info, if they're not familiar with TWOP.
Sorry for the long post! I'm editing to add on, and not double post. Trying to move previous conversations over here.
Kathie000 said: Since David Milch was already under contract with Paramount, I'm not sure there would have even been a Deadwood, had they not cut a deal for 3 years with overseas royalties. And Rome was already in the works by then and ran into some unforseen debacles getting started. I don't know maybe they shouldn't have taken on two pricey shows at once?
They could have done a lot of things, I think, to handle their money better, and they didn't. And I still don't understand why they can't just wait a little longer than usual to do a Season Four, in order to maybe save money (and make some from DVD sales.) We'd certainly wait for it -- people waited almost two years for this latest season of The Sopranos. I also think they're missing the opportunity to expand their viewership by not offering their shows for download, like so many other networks are doing. If people get hooked on Deadwood (or any other show) via their computer, they may buy a subscription to HBO. And even if they don't, then at least HBO would be making money from the downloads, instead of losing it to people who grab shows off of Bit Torrent.
(Not that I did that when I didn't have cable. Cough. Six Feet Under. Cough.)
Edited by booberella, May 14, 2006 @ 9:29 PM.