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* Fans of ''Series/{{Forever}}'' sent scarves -- the main character's IconicItem -- to Creator/{{ABC}}, but the network ultimately didn't renew the show for a second season, leaving the finale rather open-ended. Similar writing campaigns to convince other networks and digital services to pick up the show yielded similar results.
1st Jul '16 9:55:39 AM Mineburst
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms. But the fans continue to fight.
28th Jun '16 8:17:42 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' fans have been exhorted by the brother of one of the cast members to send purple shirts to Creator/CartoonNetwork. But the network didn't bite and Sym-Bionic Titan's single season is all there is.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''
fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.



* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' fans have been exhorted by the brother of one of the cast members to send purple shirts to Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' campaign group Operation Head Pigeons and convention company Wasabi Anime joined forces for a letter writing campaign titled Project Massive. Invadercon II: Doomcon attendees sent letters to Nickelodeon with proof of donations to New York based charity Toys of Hope in lieu of physical items. Subsequently the mailing address went online for a second phase not requiring a donation, with visible Twitter based support from Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz and Rikki Simons (voices of Zim and Gir respectively). The show cancelled midway second season, contrary to popular belief, solely due to Viacom's budget cuts after their stock fell. It remained out of production all these years because an enthusiastic (once again contrary to popular belief) Creator/JhonenVasquez wants the show to return in its full budget glory and no less than that. OHP awaits results from Viacom AND further minor updates from Nick New York press department's Katelyn Balach, who allegedly agreed to collect and present the letters to the powers that be. As of 2015, a comic series has been announced, which will likely be a continuation of the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' fans have been exhorted by the brother of one of the cast members to send purple shirts to Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' campaign group Operation Head Pigeons and convention company Wasabi Anime joined forces for a letter writing campaign titled Project Massive. Invadercon II: Doomcon attendees sent letters to Nickelodeon with proof of donations to New York based charity Toys of Hope in lieu of physical items. Subsequently the mailing address went online for a second phase not requiring a donation, with visible Twitter based support from Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz and Rikki Simons (voices of Zim and Gir respectively). The show cancelled midway second season, contrary to popular belief, solely due to Viacom's budget cuts after their stock fell. It remained out of production all these years because an enthusiastic (once again contrary to popular belief) Creator/JhonenVasquez wants the show to return in its full budget glory and no less than that. OHP awaits results from Viacom AND further minor updates from Nick New York press department's Katelyn Balach, who allegedly agreed to collect and present the letters to the powers that be. As of 2015, a comic series has been announced, which will likely be a continuation of the series. The show enjoys syndication on Nicktoons fairly regularly.
28th Jun '16 8:14:25 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a petition with over 25K signatures.ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.



* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was only given two seasons by Disney despite a recent growth in the fanbase. This has been resulting in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was only given two seasons by Disney despite a recent growth in the fanbase. This has been resulting in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]].
28th Jun '16 8:01:17 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.
28th Jun '16 7:57:03 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.
18th Jun '16 2:11:48 PM MarkLungo
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* After Creator/AdultSwim's 2012 AprilFools prank of unexpectedly reviving {{Toonami}} for a night garnered explosive results, they let fans know that they were seriously considering reviving the block and encouraging them to make their voices heard by contacting Creator/CartoonNetwork and using the "#[=BringBackToonami=]" hashtag on {{Twitter}}. One month later, licensing deals were struck, and just like that [[{{Tagline}} Toonami is Back]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitches]].

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* After Creator/AdultSwim's 2012 AprilFools AprilFoolsDay prank of unexpectedly reviving {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} for a night garnered explosive results, they let fans know that they were seriously considering reviving the block and encouraging them to make their voices heard by contacting Creator/CartoonNetwork and using the "#[=BringBackToonami=]" hashtag on {{Twitter}}.Website/{{Twitter}}. One month later, licensing deals were struck, and just like that [[{{Tagline}} Toonami is Back]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitches]].



* When Disney/Buena Vista put out their release plans for the home video and DVD release of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' fans were upset that the DVD would not include a subtitled Japanese track. A letter writing campaign and petition mobilized by the Nausicaa.net mailing list sucessfully convinced them otherwise; apparently they had no idea there was a demand for it.

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* When Disney/Buena Creator/{{Disney}}/Buena Vista put out their release plans for the home video and DVD release of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' fans were upset that the DVD would not include a subtitled Japanese track. A letter writing campaign and petition mobilized by the Nausicaa.net mailing list sucessfully convinced them otherwise; apparently they had no idea there was a demand for it.



* The original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' was saved by a letter-writing campaign. Fans got rewarded with only one season before it was canceled again, and said season is almost universally considered to be the worst of the series. The third season took the show past the threshold number of episodes needed at the time for a syndication deal. Without it, there'd have been no syndication and likely no further movies or series. But it's only very common misconception, since Gene Roddenberry made that story up to cover up the real reason a third season was greenlit (because Star Trek helped sell more color TV sets, which RCA, NBC's parent company had the patents on.

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* The original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' was saved by a letter-writing campaign. Fans got rewarded with only one season before it was canceled again, and said season is almost universally considered to be the worst of the series. The third season took the show past the threshold number of episodes needed at the time for a syndication deal. Without it, there'd have been no syndication and likely no further movies or series. But it's only very common misconception, since Gene Roddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry made that story up to cover up the real reason a third season was greenlit (because Star Trek helped sell more color TV sets, which RCA, NBC's Creator/{{NBC}}'s parent company company, had the patents on.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is both a success story and a saving throw failed. When Comedy Central took it off the air, both a letter campaign and an ad in ''Variety'' saved it and brought it to the SciFiChannel. However, after three seasons there, the powers that be yanked it again and not even a letter campaign would save it.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is both a success story and a saving throw failed. When Comedy Central Creator/ComedyCentral took it off the air, both a letter campaign and an ad in ''Variety'' saved it and brought it to the SciFiChannel.Creator/SciFiChannel. However, after three seasons there, the powers that be yanked it again and not even a letter campaign would save it.



* When asked what to send, ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' producer Josh Schwartz suggested Nerds candy. One savvy fan decided it would be better to enlist advertisers. Playing off an especially shameless ProductPlacement, the "Finale and a Footlong" campaign had fans buy Subway sandwiches. Wanting a piece of the action, ''Nestle'' sent Nerds. Thus far, the show has managed to survive to season five (2011/2012), though it's also been declared to be the final season.

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* When asked what to send, ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' producer Josh Schwartz suggested Nerds candy. One savvy fan decided it would be better to enlist advertisers. Playing off an especially shameless ProductPlacement, the "Finale and a Footlong" campaign had fans buy Subway sandwiches. Wanting a piece of the action, ''Nestle'' sent Nerds. Thus far, the The show has managed to survive to season five (2011/2012), though it's also been declared to be the for a fifth and final season.



* Fans of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' tried sending lipstick (Nikita once hid the detonator of a bomb in her lipstick) into The CW around May 2011, when the network held up on telling of its fate. In the end, it turned out the network were trying to draw out the process to entice fans. Regardless, the show returned for a second season.

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* Fans of ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' tried sending lipstick (Nikita once hid the detonator of a bomb in her lipstick) into The CW Creator/TheCW around May 2011, when the network held up on telling of its fate. In the end, it turned out the network were trying to draw out the process to entice fans. Regardless, the show returned for a second season.



* Believe it or not, ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had actually been cancelled during its fourth season. Thousands of fans sent in letters to NBC and Will Smith in response, and the campaign ultimately convinced the higher-ups to go back on its decision, uncanceling the show and allowing it to run for what would be two more seasons.
* Though ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a bad incident with Michael Grade in control of the BBC, it was ultimately taken down by another controller because the show's future was on shaky ground. Philip Segal brought it back for one TV movie, but it didn't go anywhere beyond giving fans a new incarnation of the Doctor. For years, fans devoted themselves to making their own pet projects to honor the series, and the DW magazines kept going even when it had been almost 10 years without any new material. Nothing significant took place until Creator/RussellTDavies succeeded in pitching a new format for the series to the BBC when it had given up on a family demographic. He immediately got support to start the revived series, and restored not just a whole culture, but from where it had left off, and on top of that, restored the family audience.

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* Believe it or not, ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had actually been cancelled during its fourth season. Thousands of fans sent in letters to NBC and Will Smith Creator/WillSmith in response, and the campaign ultimately convinced the higher-ups to go back on its decision, uncanceling the show and allowing it to run for what would be two more seasons.
* Though ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a bad incident with Michael Grade in control of the BBC, Creator/TheBBC, it was ultimately taken down by another controller because the show's future was on shaky ground. Philip Segal brought it back for one TV movie, but it didn't go anywhere beyond giving fans a new incarnation of the Doctor. For years, fans devoted themselves to making their own pet projects to honor the series, and the DW magazines kept going even when it had been almost 10 years without any new material. Nothing significant took place until Creator/RussellTDavies succeeded in pitching a new format for the series to the BBC when it had given up on a family demographic. He immediately got support to start the revived series, and restored not just a whole culture, but from where it had left off, and on top of that, restored the family audience.



* The now famous [[http://oprainfall.blogspot.com/ Operation Rainfall]] was an attempt to get the {{Wii}} [=RPG=]s ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' and ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'' localized in North America. They sent letters to Nintendo's North American HQ trying to convince them to bring these games to North America. After their first attempt failed, they tried again with an even ''bigger'' letter-writing campaign. After a while, Nintendo eventually released ''Xenoblade Chronicles'', while Creator/XSEEDGames released ''The Last Story'' and ''Pandora's Tower''.
* When ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was announced for the Japanese WiiU VirtualConsole [[NoExportForYou but nowhere else]], fans posted on Miiverse pleading Nintendo to release it in the west. In a later Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced an international release for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', citing everyone's responses on Miiverse as the reason.

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* The now famous [[http://oprainfall.blogspot.com/ Operation Rainfall]] was an attempt to get the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} [=RPG=]s ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' and ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'' localized in North America. They sent letters to Nintendo's North American HQ trying to convince them to bring these games to North America. After their first attempt failed, they tried again with an even ''bigger'' letter-writing campaign. After a while, Nintendo eventually released ''Xenoblade Chronicles'', while Creator/XSEEDGames released ''The Last Story'' and ''Pandora's Tower''.
* When ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was announced for the Japanese WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU VirtualConsole [[NoExportForYou but nowhere else]], fans posted on Miiverse pleading Nintendo to release it in the west. In a later Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced an international release for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', citing everyone's responses on Miiverse as the reason.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fans sent diapers (for Stewie) to Fox to save the show. Though it didn't work initially, the show did come back a few years later due to good DVD sales and strong performance on ''Creator/AdultSwim''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' fans tried this with anchovies, though it never really caught on. However, like ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', it was eventually renewed for its success on DVD and ''Creator/AdultSwim'' (not to mention how popular ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was after its renewal).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fans bought what they could of the first half of season 2 to try and bring the second half to dvd, but Buena Vista still won't budge. Strangely enough, unlike other canceled examples here, it still airs...but in the dead of night, as filler. Also, the creator himself has gotten involved to try and revive the property through comic book sales, as well as continue the story away from the CanonDiscontinuity season made after he left. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason, or even an organized effort, so their offices randomly get gobs of celtic/scottish-centric objects, pictures, what have you, every now and then. On June 25, 2013, they released the second half of season 2 for select members of a group and later a general retail release October 14, 2014. This is 7 and a half years and nearly 9 years of effort, respectively from the release of the first half.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fans sent diapers (for Stewie) to Fox to save the show. Though it didn't work initially, the show did come back a few years later due to good DVD sales and strong performance on ''Creator/AdultSwim''.
Creator/AdultSwim.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' fans tried this with anchovies, though it never really caught on. However, like ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', it was eventually renewed for its success on DVD and ''Creator/AdultSwim'' Creator/AdultSwim (not to mention how popular ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was after its renewal).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fans bought what they could of the first half of season 2 to try and bring the second half to dvd, but Buena Vista still won't budge. Strangely enough, unlike other canceled examples here, it still airs...but in the dead of night, as filler. Also, the series creator himself Creator/GregWeisman has gotten involved to try and revive the property through comic book sales, as well as continue the story away from the CanonDiscontinuity season made after he left. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason, or even an organized effort, so their offices randomly get gobs of celtic/scottish-centric objects, pictures, what have you, every now and then. On June 25, 2013, they released the second half of season 2 for select members of a group and later a general retail release October 14, 2014. This is 7 and a half years and nearly 9 years of effort, respectively from the release of the first half.



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' got screwed out of its impending GrandFinale movie known as ''The Jungle Movie'' back in 2002, when the first film, ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'' flopped on the box office. Furthermore, show creator Craig Bartlett left Nickelodeon after a contract disagreement with execs. The series [[CutShort ended]] with two huge unresolved plotlines: Arnold's response to Helga's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove in the first movie, and the fate of Arnold's parents, which was brought up by the hour-long episode "The Journal", which ends on a cliffhanger. For '''over a decade''', it seemed that The Jungle Movie being made was an impossible dream. Even Bartlett had accepted the fact that it would never get made. Despite this, in 2009, fans began sending mail to Nickelodeon and writing online petitions hoping the movie would get made. Fans also continued to support the show's reruns on Nick's 90s block ''The 90s Are All That''. Long story short: in November 2015, Nickelodeon announced exactly what ''Hey Arnold!'' fans had been fighting for: a new Arnold movie written by Craig Bartlett that would bring closure to the series, tie up loose ends, and reveal the whereabouts of Arnold's parents. A few months later, Craig Bartlett himself announced that the new TV movie was indeed the long-awaited Jungle Movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' got screwed out of its impending GrandFinale movie known as ''The Jungle Movie'' back in 2002, when the first film, ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'' flopped on the box office. Furthermore, show creator Craig Bartlett Creator/CraigBartlett left Nickelodeon Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} after a contract disagreement with execs. The series [[CutShort ended]] with two huge unresolved plotlines: Arnold's response to Helga's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove in the first movie, and the fate of Arnold's parents, which was brought up by the hour-long episode "The Journal", which ends on a cliffhanger. For '''over a decade''', it seemed that The ''The Jungle Movie Movie'' being made was an impossible dream. Even Bartlett had accepted the fact that it would never get made. Despite this, in 2009, fans began sending mail to Nickelodeon and writing online petitions hoping the movie would get made. Fans also continued to support the show's reruns on Nick's 90s block ''The 90s Are All That''. Long story short: in November 2015, Nickelodeon announced exactly what ''Hey Arnold!'' fans had been fighting for: a new Arnold movie written by Craig Bartlett that would bring closure to the series, tie up loose ends, and reveal the whereabouts of Arnold's parents. A few months later, Craig Bartlett himself announced that the new TV movie was indeed the long-awaited Jungle Movie.''Jungle Movie''.



* ''Series/{{Cupid}}'' fans sent in letters, but were unsuccessful in saving the show. Years later, ended up {{Uncanceled}} for other reasons. Unfortunately, the new version suffered the same fate, as ABC aired it in the 10:00 pm hour on Tuesday nights, and repeatedly preempted it for another ultimately failed show, ''The Unusuals''.
* Before ''Series/VeronicaMars'' was renewed for a second season, its fans organized a campaign to send in fake $2 bills with the words "Veronica Mars is smarter than me" written on them. Before it was renewed for a third season, a group of fans called [[http://community.livejournal.com/cloud_watchers/ Cloud Watchers]] organized a freakin' plane to fly over the UPN and WB buildings saying "Renew Veronica Mars! CW 2006!" Before the third season aired, fans even [[http://www.watchveronicamars.net/flyer_campaign/results/ spread around flyers for the show]]. When it was finally canceled at the end of the third season, some fans sent Mars Bars (and after they ran out, Snickers) to the CW. It didn't work that time, unfortunately.
* Fans of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' sent in letters and sunflower seeds as well, but this appears to have been unsuccessful. NBC owns USA, and the now-defunct show has more than a passing similarity to their then-fair-haired child show, ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', so ''The 4400'' may be a case of ScrewedByTheNetwork when all is said and done.

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* ''Series/{{Cupid}}'' fans sent in letters, but were unsuccessful in saving the show. Years later, ended up {{Uncanceled}} for other reasons. Unfortunately, the new version suffered the same fate, as ABC Creator/{{ABC}} aired it in the 10:00 pm hour on Tuesday nights, and repeatedly preempted it for another ultimately failed show, ''The Unusuals''.
''Series/TheUnusuals''.
* Before ''Series/VeronicaMars'' was renewed for a second season, its fans organized a campaign to send in fake $2 bills with the words "Veronica Mars is smarter than me" written on them. Before it was renewed for a third season, a group of fans called [[http://community.livejournal.com/cloud_watchers/ Cloud Watchers]] organized a freakin' plane to fly over the UPN Creator/{{UPN}} and WB Creator/TheWB buildings saying "Renew Veronica Mars! CW 2006!" Before the third season aired, fans even [[http://www.watchveronicamars.net/flyer_campaign/results/ spread around flyers for the show]]. When it was finally canceled at the end of the third season, some fans sent Mars Bars (and after they ran out, Snickers) to the CW.Creator/TheCW. It didn't work that time, unfortunately.
* Fans of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' sent in letters and sunflower seeds as well, but this appears to have been unsuccessful. NBC owns USA, Creator/USANetwork, and the now-defunct show has more than a passing similarity to their then-fair-haired child show, ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', so ''The 4400'' may be a case of ScrewedByTheNetwork when all is said and done.



* ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' had the fandom up in arms after it was [[WordOfGod confirmed by a cast member]] that the third season was being canceled so Disney could make ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' instead, so it ended on a {{cliffhanger}}. An online petition was started and many emails were sent, but to no avail.

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* ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' had the fandom up in arms after it was [[WordOfGod confirmed by a cast member]] that the third season was being canceled so Disney Creator/{{Disney}} could make ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' instead, so it ended on a {{cliffhanger}}. An online petition was started and many emails were sent, [[LeftHanging but to no avail.avail]].



* Fans of ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' sent in confetti and other sparkly stuff, but since this was during the anthrax scare these didn't get to the intended audience. The invisible man hasn't been seen since (sorry!!!)

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* Fans of ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' sent in confetti and other sparkly stuff, but since this was during the anthrax scare these didn't get to the intended audience. The invisible man [[{{Pun}} hasn't been seen since since]] (sorry!!!)



* ABC Family Channel only purchased 1 season of ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Although fans sent in M&Ms chocolate candies [because right side up they invoke the Middleman himself, and upside down, they look like Ws, invoking Wendy Watson], the show was still canceled.
* The first season of ''Series/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' ended on more than one CliffHanger, but that didn't stop ABC Family from [[ScrewedByTheNetwork pulling the plug on it]]. Fans sent in postcards and letters, made phone calls, swarmed the feedback option on the website and started a Facebook fan movement to get it back for at least one more season in order to get some closure. No dice.

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* ABC Family Creator/ABCFamily Channel only purchased 1 season of ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Although fans sent in M&Ms chocolate candies [because (because right side up they invoke the Middleman himself, and upside down, they look like Ws, invoking Wendy Watson], Watson), the show was still canceled.
* The first season of ''Series/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' ended on more than one CliffHanger, but that didn't stop ABC Family from [[ScrewedByTheNetwork pulling the plug on it]]. Fans sent in postcards and letters, made phone calls, swarmed the feedback option on the website and started a Facebook Website/{{Facebook}} fan movement to get it back for at least one more season in order to get some closure. No dice.



* ''Cavemen'' fans (and yes, they did exist) sent in their own hair to protest the show's cancellation, apparently inspired by the nuts sent to save ''Series/{{Jericho}}''.

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* ''Cavemen'' ''Series/{{Cavemen}}'' fans (and yes, they did exist) sent in their own hair to protest the show's cancellation, apparently inspired by the nuts sent to save ''Series/{{Jericho}}''.



* On August 31, 2012, in a "realignment of company focus," Creator/NCSoft shuttered Paragon Studios and announced that ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' would also shut down by November 30. In response, the player base (noted for setting up [[http://realworldhero.com/ its own charity drive]]) organized "Save [=CoH=]" with the intent of convincing [=NCSoft=] to sell rights to the game and its IP to investors, or to keep the game running. Efforts have included [[http://www.change.org/petitions/ncsoft-keep-ncsoft-from-shutting-down-city-of-heroes a petition with over 20,000 signatures]], [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4886.0.html letter-writing]] and [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,5022.0.html cape-and-mask-sending]] campaigns to [=NCSoft=], and a [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4935.0.html Unity Rally]] held on September 8 that included at least 6,000 participants and completely filled up the primary server designated for the rally. The player base also showed solidarity with the former Paragon Studios employees by [[http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/13/city-of-heroes-fans-buy-paragon-studios-a-meal-and-proclaim-alle/ raising $1,000 to buy them dinner]]. Big names like Creator/NeilGaiman, Felicia Day, [[Webcomic/PvP Scott Kurtz]], and MercedesLackey have also shown their support for the cause--and Mercedes, who is a ''City of Heroes'' player herself, [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4886.msg46374.html#msg46374 sent a proposal to NCSoft]] to advertise their games free of charge ''if'' they don't shut ''this'' game down.\\

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* On August 31, 2012, in a "realignment of company focus," Creator/NCSoft shuttered Paragon Studios and announced that ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' would also shut down by November 30. In response, the player base (noted for setting up [[http://realworldhero.com/ its own charity drive]]) organized "Save [=CoH=]" with the intent of convincing [=NCSoft=] to sell rights to the game and its IP to investors, or to keep the game running. Efforts have included [[http://www.change.org/petitions/ncsoft-keep-ncsoft-from-shutting-down-city-of-heroes a petition with over 20,000 signatures]], [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4886.0.html letter-writing]] and [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,5022.0.html cape-and-mask-sending]] campaigns to [=NCSoft=], and a [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4935.0.html Unity Rally]] held on September 8 that included at least 6,000 participants and completely filled up the primary server designated for the rally. The player base also showed solidarity with the former Paragon Studios employees by [[http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/13/city-of-heroes-fans-buy-paragon-studios-a-meal-and-proclaim-alle/ raising $1,000 to buy them dinner]]. Big names like Creator/NeilGaiman, Felicia Day, [[Webcomic/PvP Scott Kurtz]], and MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey have also shown their support for the cause--and Mercedes, who is a ''City of Heroes'' player herself, [[http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4886.msg46374.html#msg46374 sent a proposal to NCSoft]] to advertise their games free of charge ''if'' they don't shut ''this'' game down.\\



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' campaign group Operation Head Pigeons and convention company Wasabi Anime joined forces for a letter writing campaign titled Project Massive. Invadercon II: Doomcon attendees sent letters to Nickelodeon with proof of donations to New York based charity Toys of Hope in lieu of physical items. Subsequently the mailing address went online for a second phase not requiring a donation, with visible Twitter based support from Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons (voices of Zim and Gir respectively). The show cancelled midway second season, contrary to popular belief, solely due to Viacom's budget cuts after their stock fell. It remained out of production all these years because an enthusiastic (once again contrary to popular belief) JhonenVasquez wants the show to return in its full budget glory and no less than that. OHP awaits results from Viacom AND further minor updates from Nick New York press department's Katelyn Balach, who allegedly agreed to collect and present the letters to the powers that be. As of 2015, a comic series has been announced, which will likely be a continuation of the series.
* Interestingly enough, mutual fans of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' (Fanterns) are actually teaming up with word that their shows haven't been renewed. The strategy includes sending in Reach drink bottles for YJ and blue flowers for [=GLTAS=], receipts for merchandise, keeping the episodes selling steady on iTunes, letters, e-mails, getting the shows to trend on Twitter, and now buying toys to donate to Ronald [=McDonald=] House Charities. Of course, Green Lantern: [=TAS=] toys are practically nonexistent due the colossal flop that was the ''Green Lantern'' live-action movie, so movie toys or general [=DC=] Green Lantern toys have to be sent instead. They've forced Cartoon Network and [=DC=] to issue a joint statement reassuring them that they appreciate their support for [=DC=] Nation the block and Cartoon Network has started advertising the shows on their Facebook again. The major point of contention is the fact that Young Justice seems to be reaping more benefit than Green Lantern; Green Lantern's ratings have been steadily dropping and while the show sells very well on iTunes, it can't sustain its momentum like Young Justice can, plus the fact that "#WesternAnimation/YoungJustice" was trending separately on 2-23-13 from the combined fandom hashtag. Bose fandoms have gotten the attention of K-Mart who said that they will look into the toy situation. And now WB has seen the fan outcry and set up a meeting to possibly save the shows! The meeting fell through, although the third party who organized it tried to raise money for it anyway. Current efforts for Young Justice are hinged on the sales of merchandise like the soundtrack and video game. But the video game is approaching DevelopmentHell-- what was originally designed to coincide with the second season will be released nine months after the series ''ended.''
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was only given two seasons by Disney despite a recent growth in the fanbase. This has been resulting in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' campaign group Operation Head Pigeons and convention company Wasabi Anime joined forces for a letter writing campaign titled Project Massive. Invadercon II: Doomcon attendees sent letters to Nickelodeon with proof of donations to New York based charity Toys of Hope in lieu of physical items. Subsequently the mailing address went online for a second phase not requiring a donation, with visible Twitter based support from Richard Horvitz Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz and Rikki Simons (voices of Zim and Gir respectively). The show cancelled midway second season, contrary to popular belief, solely due to Viacom's budget cuts after their stock fell. It remained out of production all these years because an enthusiastic (once again contrary to popular belief) JhonenVasquez Creator/JhonenVasquez wants the show to return in its full budget glory and no less than that. OHP awaits results from Viacom AND further minor updates from Nick New York press department's Katelyn Balach, who allegedly agreed to collect and present the letters to the powers that be. As of 2015, a comic series has been announced, which will likely be a continuation of the series.
* Interestingly enough, mutual fans of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' (Fanterns) are actually teaming up with word that their shows haven't been renewed. The strategy includes sending in Reach drink bottles for YJ and blue flowers for [=GLTAS=], receipts for merchandise, keeping the episodes selling steady on iTunes, letters, e-mails, getting the shows to trend on Twitter, and now buying toys to donate to Ronald [=McDonald=] House Charities. Of course, Green ''Green Lantern: [=TAS=] [=TAS=]'' toys are practically nonexistent due to the colossal flop BoxOfficeBomb that was the ''Green Lantern'' ''Film/GreenLantern'' live-action movie, so movie toys or general [=DC=] Green Lantern toys have to be sent instead. They've forced Cartoon Network and [=DC=] to issue a joint statement reassuring them that they appreciate their support for [=DC=] Nation the block and Cartoon Network has started advertising the shows on their Facebook again. The major point of contention is the fact that Young Justice ''Young Justice'' seems to be reaping more benefit than Green Lantern; Green Lantern's ''Green Lantern''; ''Green Lantern'''s ratings have been steadily dropping and while the show sells very well on iTunes, it can't sustain its momentum like Young Justice ''Young Justice'' can, plus the fact that "#WesternAnimation/YoungJustice" was trending separately on 2-23-13 from the combined fandom hashtag. Bose fandoms have gotten the attention of K-Mart UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}, who said that they will look into the toy situation. And now WB has seen then Creator/WarnerBros saw the fan outcry and set up a meeting to possibly save the shows! The meeting fell through, although the third party who organized it tried to raise money for it anyway. Current efforts for Young Justice ''Young Justice'' are hinged on the sales of merchandise like the soundtrack and video game. But the video game is approaching DevelopmentHell-- what was originally designed to coincide with the second season will be released nine months after the series ''ended.''
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was only given two seasons by Disney despite a recent growth in the fanbase. This has been resulting in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]show]].



* In Finland, the atrociously bad voiceover group Agapio Racing Team, also known as Nordic Agapio, had their doors shut down for good after angry ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' fans sent in enough complaints about their ''Digimon'' dub to the show's distributor, who sacked the group about a season or two into the series and hired another, much more competent group.

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* In Finland, UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}, the atrociously bad voiceover group Agapio Racing Team, also known as Nordic Agapio, had their doors shut down for good after angry ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' fans sent in enough complaints about their ''Digimon'' dub to the show's distributor, who sacked the group about a season or two into the series and hired another, much more competent group.



* Peter Berg's ''Series/{{Wonderland}}'' is part this and part ScrewedByTheNetwork. The show only lasted for two episodes, even though the pilot won its timeslot (against an ER repeat.) Its short lifespan is often attributed to protests by mental health advocates of a spree-killing storyline.

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* Peter Berg's ''Series/{{Wonderland}}'' is part this and part ScrewedByTheNetwork. The show only lasted for two episodes, even though the pilot won its timeslot (against an ER repeat.) ''Series/{{ER}}'' repeat). Its short lifespan is often attributed to protests by mental health advocates of a spree-killing storyline.



** Large numbers of ''Doctor Who'' fans sent in acerbic letters complaining about the various scientific inaccuracies and how the show wasn't nearly as good as when they were children. They ''thought'' they were being "helpful", trying to restore their beloved show to its former glory. Unfortunately, so the legend goes, Michael Grade (who, so the legend goes, was looking for an excuse to can the show anyway) interpreted the complaints as demands to cancel the series. So he did.

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** Large numbers of ''Doctor Who'' fans sent in acerbic letters complaining about the various scientific inaccuracies and how the show wasn't nearly as good as when they were children. They ''thought'' they were being "helpful", trying to restore their beloved show to its former glory. Unfortunately, so the legend goes, Michael Grade (who, so the legend goes, was looking for an excuse to can the show anyway) interpreted the complaints as demands to cancel the series. So he did.



* ''{{Garfield}}'' once had Uncle Roy ("[[MadnessMantra Everybody loves Uncle Roy]]") begging his audience to send letters to protect him from the "big green monsters who want to take Uncle Roy off the air".

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' once had Uncle Roy ("[[MadnessMantra Everybody loves Uncle Roy]]") begging his audience to send letters to protect him from the "big green monsters who want to take Uncle Roy off the air".
10th Jun '16 3:29:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and ''Anime/MacrossII'' got across the Pacific in large part because of this. The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series in general is an almost memetic example of ScrewedByTheLawyers, with no less than four companies all holding some part of the series' distribution rights and most of those companies ''hating'' each other. Despite this, pressure from both fans (who wanted a good series to make it across the Atlantic) and the rest of the industry (who wanted awesome product out there, strengthening the anime market) managed to get the Japanese side of the pileup to agree to play nice and share the revenue, at the same time that Harmony Gold (the U.S. end of the crossfire) was in the middle of a major reorganization and not minding the store. This is probably not happening again for any future Macross series, however.

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* ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and ''Anime/MacrossII'' got across the Pacific in large part because of this. The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series in general is an almost memetic example of ScrewedByTheLawyers, with no less than four companies all holding some part of the series' distribution rights and most of those companies ''hating'' each other. Despite this, pressure from both fans (who wanted a good series to make it across the Atlantic) and the rest of the industry (who wanted an awesome product out there, strengthening there to strengthen the anime market) managed to get the Japanese side of the pileup to agree to play nice and share the revenue, at the same time that Harmony Gold (the U.S. end of the crossfire) was in the middle of a major reorganization and not minding the store. This is probably not happening again for any future Macross ''Macross'' series, however.
6th Jun '16 4:47:17 PM kablammin45
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* Fans of Disney were taken aback by the [[ShockingSwerve abrupt]] discontinuation of ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' and have made a lot of noise as a result. These range from just rallying to out-right [[UnCancelled uncancel]] the game (even if just to the end of the fourth fiscal year so ''Infinity'' could have its last hoo-rah for Christmas), to licensing the rights to the game and figures to someone else, to at least releasing the promised Disney/PeterPan figure or even the heavily teased figures of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel]] and/or WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck as a final thank-you to the fanbase.[[note]] What makes these four characters significant to the fanbase is that Peter Pan was specially chosen to gain a figure for the Toys-to-Life game by some of the series's biggest fans, Mabel (and by extent, Dipper) were the winners of a Player's Pick poll, and Darkwing Duck has been teased since ''Disney Infinity 2.0'', and it would seem downright insulting to the fanbase to hype up or green-light any one of these figures only to never release them.[[/note]] Time will tell if any of this amounts to anything...

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* Fans of Disney were taken aback by the [[ShockingSwerve abrupt]] discontinuation of ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' and have made a lot of noise as a result. These range from just rallying to out-right [[UnCancelled uncancel]] the game (even if just to the end of the fourth fiscal year so ''Infinity'' could have its last hoo-rah for Christmas), to licensing the rights to the game and figures to someone else, else (Square Enix and Electronic Arts are popular candidates to revive ''Infinity''), to at least releasing the promised Disney/PeterPan figure or even the heavily teased figures of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel]] and/or WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck as a final thank-you to the fanbase.fanbase. [[note]] What makes these four characters significant to the fanbase is that Peter Pan was specially chosen to gain a figure for the Toys-to-Life game by some of the series's biggest fans, Mabel (and by extent, Dipper) were the winners of a Player's Pick poll, and Darkwing Duck has been teased since ''Disney Infinity 2.0'', and it would seem downright insulting to the fanbase to hype up or green-light any one of these figures only to never release them.[[/note]] The fanbase feels that there is just [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot too much potential left]] for Disney to throw in the towel this soon. In the time following the announcement, the hashtag "[=#SaveDisneyInfinity=]" has gathered some steam on various social media websites, and [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-save-disney-infinity?recruiter=539743505&utm_campaign=signature_receipt_fb_dialog&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition this online petition]] gathered more than 10,000 supporters in less than a month. (Even if online petitions are mostly SnarkBait to the internet, that's still pretty impressive.) Time will tell if any of this amounts to anything...anything.
28th May '16 6:57:45 AM Redmess
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Letters are no longer all that gets sent in, partly because although the internet makes communication easy, the general consensus is that the networks will take tangible mail more seriously. Taking that simple fact to an extreme, fans will, en masse, send in items that are significant to the characters and/or situations found in the show they're trying to save. It appears now that sending food or snack items is an automatic Circular File for the items, and the show is not likely to be saved by fan effort directed this way.

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Letters are no longer all that gets sent in, partly because although the internet makes communication easy, the general consensus is that the networks will take tangible mail more seriously. Taking that simple fact to an extreme, fans will, en masse, send in items that are significant to the characters and/or situations found in the show they're trying to save. It appears now that sending food or snack items is an automatic Circular File File[[note]]ie., into the trash can.[[/note]] for the items, and the show is not likely to be saved by fan effort directed this way.
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