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13 May 2008 @ 10:18 am

Men In Trees and October Road Are Gone: On behalf of all you heartbroken fans (I feel your pain), I asked McPherson if this call was made purely from a ratings standpoint. "It was, yeah," he replied. "It was a really hard decision. I think both shows were incredibly well done and we have a fantastic relationship with (Men in Trees creator) Jenny Bicks. We're hoping to do some great things with her. But even when we gave it a pretty decent run on Thursday, I would have loved to see it pop."

As for October Road: "It was like the little engine that could. It was a pilot that was picked up late and the series was picked up late. It was a terrific show it just had a very, very small but dedicated core audience. [Road producers Josh] Applebaum and [Andre] Nemick and [Scott] Rosenberg are going to work on our new drama Life on Mars and have some great ideas about this version. So we love the people but it's just unfortunate that we couldn't find the kind of audience that would make it worth keeping."

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12 May 2008 @ 02:21 pm

Bad news, tubers. This has been telegraphed around the Industry for a while, but just in case there was any doubt: October Road is all but done.

In addition to trade reports that the executive producers would be running David E. Kelley's new series Life on Mars, I can report this morning that one of the main castmembers (think big) is taking meetings around town. Said castmember is now available for new work, and (s)he is telling the execs with whom (s)he's meeting that Road is dead.

The official verdict will be handed down tomorrow when ABC announces its pickups and cancellations for the 2008-09 season.

Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon and Geoff Slutls will be appearing at the Annual MonteCarlo Television and Film Festival from June 8th to June 12th For more information see here
08 May 2008 @ 04:30 pm

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Laura Prepon at the Foxtail lounge in West Hollywood, April 11 - 3 HQs
10 April 2008 @ 09:43 pm
The fiercely loyal fans of October Road are probably dying to find out if Nick really is Sam's dad, or if Janet and Eddie will get back together. And can that wedding be stopped?! "We just don't know anything," Rebecca Field told TV Guide with a shrug, at a Wednesday event for the Young Storytellers Foundation. In fact, the cast and crew are still anticipating word on whether or not the show will receive a third season pickup. "We find out in May," said Laura Prepon.

The March 10 season finale left the audience with a lot of questions, but should they remain unanswered, Slade Pearce (aka Sam) has a plan. "If we don't get another season, we're going to go barrage the writers and make them tell us everything. I know they know [who my father is], but they won't tell me. It's evil and cruel." (Prepon's take on the paternity puzzler: "I would think it's Nick, because ultimately I think people want it to be Nick.")

TV Guide caught up with the cast at The Big Show, an event where the actors performed scripts written by 4th and 5th graders as part of a mentoring program in the Los Angeles area. "You get to see a bunch of adults act like imbeciles, which is really cute, but more than anything it's just another little nail on the post to remind [these kids], 'Hey, that could be me, if I want that,'" says Field. "They can do anything. If they want to write a screenplay or if they want to be an actor or a doctor, as long as they put the work into it they can do it." — Carita Rizzo

October Road is one of those shows that are in perpetual danger of being canceled on ABC. Nevertheless, the show has captured some devoted fans who are not about to go quietly into the night.

October Road debuted on March 15, 2007 on ABC immediately following Grey's Anatomy with strong ratings but fell a significant 16 percent in its second episode. The series, which centers on Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg) as he returns to his hometown a decade upon experiencing writer's block, continued to lose some of its audience especially during the last episode of the pilot season. The show was renewed for a second season, which just ended its 13-episode run last month. As of this moment, the fate of the show remains in limbo. Your Take
bettym3 said: October Road is a show well worth renewing. Hopefully ABC or some other network will give it it's well des... see all » avongal said: This show is one of those great feel good shows you don't see much anymore on TV!! Thanks so much for the b... see all » jillcbu said: October Road is amazing! Season 2 blew season one out of the water! Season three will be amazing!!! Fing... see all »

ABC has hoped to find a home for October Road given that it hasn't been assured a spot on its 2008-2009 season schedule, but Lifetime has already passed on the potential third season of the show. It's not clear if the show's producers plan to shop the series outside the corporate umbrella.

Not surprisingly, supporters of October Road have come up with a “Pay October Road Forward” campaign in an attempt to get ABC to renew the show for a third season and to entice new viewers into the fold, after realizing that the show may face the same problem next year.

The crusade to promote and save October Road involves sending letters and cards, and more importantly, donating the first season of October Road's DVD to many libraries across the country and quite possibly around the world. In line with this, some fans have taken the initiative to donate books with the DVD as well, while others are sending their copies to soldiers overseas.

For those who are interested in the “Pay October Road Forward” campaign, you can pledge your donations and learn more about this crusade on the original campaign thread and donation thread on ABC's message board</a>, as well as on the official Yahoo! group of the campaign.
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08 April 2008 @ 11:12 am
I hope this is okay, it is related to Laura Prepon (who is a cast member), Mods if this is agains the rules, my sincerest apologies, but I created a community to Le Prepon, Join?