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Monday, June 12, 2006

Save Invasion campaign turns to the skies

by Jennifer Squires Biller

Invasion fans aren’t giving up on their favorite show. The fine folks at the Save Invasion Campaign have informed me that Invasion fans have raised funds and hired a plane to fly over the ABC offices in Burbank and Hollywood, California, on Tuesday. The plane will start in Pacoima and be visible between the hours of 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. The plane will carry a banner that reads "ABC – SEE THE LIGHT! SAVE INVASION!"

I’m hoping ABC will get the message, loud and clear. This show is original and had decent ratings— not Lost or Desperate Housewives ratings — but a 9.2 Nielsen share isn’t too shabby. It scored better ratings than What About Brian, and that show was renewed. Don’t ask me to explain it, Invasion fans. I’m as baffled as you are.

Here’s the press release from the Save Invasion Campaign:

Amassing a worldwide fan base after just one season, ABC’s sci-fi drama, Invasion, created by Shaun Cassidy and produced by Shaun Cassidy Productions and Warner Brothers Television, has quickly spawned a grass-roots "Save Invasion Campaign" to reverse ABC's cancellation or convince another network to pick up the series. One of the Campaign’s early projects, aimed directly at ABC, is flying a banner plane, funded entirely by donations from fans, over ABC offices in Burbank and Hollywood, California on June 13, 2006.

The plane, starting in Pacoima and heading out over Hollywood, Burbank and then returning, will be visible in those areas between the hours of 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Frank Mack, spokesperson for the Campaign, said "the banner message is directed at ABC and, more specifically, Entertainment President, Stephen McPherson because we want to highlight a statement Mr. McPherson made saying that ABC listens to its fans. It will also demonstrate to advertisers, other networks and, indeed all the ABC Executives and their Board of Directors, that there is a strong global fan base behind Invasion.”

"The banner flight is just one of the many projects we’re working on,” states Mack. “We’ve acquired 26,000 signatures on our online petition in a short time and it is constantly growing. Through a concentrated effort by the fans, water bottles with a "Save Invasion" label have been sent to the network along with individual letters and postcards. Many more projects aimed at ABC and other networks that should be interested in picking up Invasion are planned." “The show’s DVD set already has a strong global showing in advance orders and these sales, combined with our campaign efforts, will be instrumental in bringing Invasion back to television” says Mack.

For further information, please go to the Campaign's base at http://www.saveinvasion.net/


Anonymous said...

Wow, I sure hope it works! It's such a great show and we were left with a huge cliffhanger.

Annie said...

If anyone is going to be in the area tomorrow (Burbank, Hollywood between 2-3:00 p.m.) if you could take pictures to send to us, we would REALLY appreciate it!

Becky said...

Way to go Invasion fans.

Anonymous said...

just wanted to thank TUBE TALK for posting the story! you rock!

thanks again! from the fans over at invasion-forum.com.

tube talk girl said...

You're very welcome! Tube Talk loves Invasion, even if ABC doesn't!

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