Fight the Good Fight

I'm usually more over a lover than a fighter, but really, if its for something i love, then i'll fight.

October Road changed the way i thought about primetime drama. The paradigm we all knew and got used to was drama. Drama drama drama but i never had much substance watching some other shows, i just watched and followed the characters for awile. Then, i stubled accross a commercial for a new show, October Road. There was something about how the writers made and tailored each character to slide in perfectly next to eachother, and they all had interesting lives i wanted to be a part of, and the actors they got that played them were incredible, so believeable and genuine to their craft. Everything and everyone worked so well together.

I will fight for October Road.....and i ask you do the same.
Because in the end, a noble cause is always worth fighting for, even if you have nothing to hold up for it, you'll know in your heart you persued something great and strived for what was right.

Lets bring it back, "Roadies."

"New to the OR board at Wondering who to let know you want more stories with Nick, Eddie, Janet, and all the gang from Knights Ridge? This first round has been set up for you and long-time posters here.

Please send as many hand-written letters and postcards as you can to the following ABC executives on the target dates of Thursday,
September 11th and Friday, September 12th. We want to flood them
with mail on these two dates. So let your passion for OR shine

Stephen McPherson, President
ABC Studios
500 South Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521-4551

Anne Sweeney, President
Disney-ABC Television Group
3800 W. Alameda Ave., Room 504
Burbank, CA 91505-4300

This is the most effective way to let our voices be heard (along with
keeping traffic on this very board and joining the ABC Inner Circle -
for those who haven't join yet, I'll repost the link below).

For a reminder on the latest efforts to get "October Road" saved from cancellation, please join the official Yahoo group:

In the words of Mr. Rosenberg (co-creator of "October Road" and
writer of "Beautiful Girls"):

Seriously, guys? Do you even have to ask? The lads and I could go on to create a show that has the ratings of AMERICAN IDOL; the critical praise of THE SOPRANOS; and the cultural significance of ROOTS. And OCTOBER ROAD would still be our first love...

Fight on. Remember: there are three of us! We can multi-task like
nobody's business!

That said, though: at a certain point, the actors will move on. Who
can blame them, right? They will get other work (they're good, my
kids!), so they may not be available when and if, you save the

But keep fighting. Worst case scenario? I'll play Nick. Josh will
play Eddie. And Andre will play Big Cat.

No, not really. That wouldn't be good for anyone! :)


Scotty R

Roadies, have a great Labor Day weekend!

Chris (macphoen)"
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Wraping up an Epic Love Story

When October Road reached its end last spring, fans weren't the only ones who had a hard time letting go. Co-creator Scott Rosenberg was determined to conclude the series the right way. "We had a small audience, but they genuinely fell in love with these characters, and I feel we owe it not only to them, but also to the cast [to tie up loose ends]," Rosenberg tells TV Guide. So he and co-creators Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec wrote a 15-minute finale called "Don't Look Back: An Epilogue for an Epic Love."

The story will start at the wedding of Hannah (Laura Prepon) and Big Cat (Warren Christie), and then flash forward seven years, where fans will receive answers to most of their remaining questions. The plan is to include the epilogue on the second-season DVD and possibly online.

After two seasons on the Road, even the cast wants closure. "I don't know who Sam's father is, so I am just as excited to find out as the fans are," says Bryan Greenberg (Nick). And although the shooting schedule is still up in the air, there's one thing you can count on, says Lindy Booth (Pizza Girl): "We all love the show, so we'll all be there." — Carita Rizzo

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Jonathan goes to Life on Mars

tinkering over at ABC's port of the Brit hit Life on Mars continues.

Recently, it was announced that The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli was coming on board as a trustworthy colleague of Jason O'Mara's transplanted-in-time lawman. Now, I have learned exclusively, the trio of exec producers (Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg) who claimed the Life on Mars reins from David E. Kelley — and each of whom hail from October Road — have tapped a cast member of that ABC serial to join their new venture.

Jonathan Murphy, aka OR's Ronnie, will play Detective Chris Skelton, a jittery young arrival to the department. (The role was filled by Marshall Lancaster on the BBC original.)

Thus far, the female lead for ABC's Life on Mars has yet to be cast.
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Chillout with Celbs

A great opportunity to spot celebrities in the contest Merritt mentioned here, is at next Friday’s chillOUT at The Palladium. Lifehouse will provide a special unplugged acoustical performance while celebrities and athletes like Geoff and George Stults, Sam Page, Bryan Greenberg Mike Modano, Jason Terry, and DeMarcus Ware mix and mingle with guests. Auction items include autographed memorabilia from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth and others, packages such as a meet and greet with Derek Jeter and his two seats to a Yankee game, along with other great gift items. Derek Jeter’s package is a definite eye catcher. Contact Lara Beth Seager to purchase tickets for this VIP event.

chillOUT is the pre-cursor to the Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on June 28. Saturday’s activities include be a tailgater, home run derby, and celebrity baseball game followed by a fireworks show. A fun-filled family event with another opportunity for celebrity sightings. Ticket prices start at $5.

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Blog from Bryan

Well first off I wanted to thank all of you O ROAD fans for all of your support. It was a good run but unfortunately our day has ended. But on the bright side there will be new and interesting projects ahead. Right now I'm shooting a comedy called BRIDE WARS with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in Boston. While setting up plans to do a small acoustic tour in the midwest and south later this summer. More info on that to come. But, if you want, check out My Album. In the meantime, take a second and watch this skit my friends and I did for Funny or Die called BABY FIGHTS. If you like it you can vote funny at the end of the video.
-- Bryan

Baby Fight! on

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More on O Road's Ending

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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October Road is Done

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.