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Anchorwoman Keeps the Faith Online



Much as I hate to crow about a show I dislike biting it hard, I can't deny that it felt good to see Fox's Jonesredcarpet Anchorwoman go down in flames.

So often, we critics spend time and effort deconstructing just how awful some new TV travesty is, only to find that audiences could care less, making multimillionaires of the Jerry Springers, Donald Trumps and Barbara Walters of the world. But, in the case of Anchorwoman, the button-pushing reality gimmick failed, prompting Fox to cancel the show amid low viewership and mounting negative reviews.

Then I saw Lauren Jones' MySpace page.

Here, the plucky model remains optimistic for her many fans, showing off all the magazines covers she landed and keeping the faith that her show will land somewhere with more profile than Fox's on demand Web site.

It was almost enough to make me change my mind about the ambitious spokemodel.


Anyways, here's her message for the fans, straight from her MySpace blog:

Anchorwoman Update!!!

Hey guys,

It has been a roller coaster of a day, as you can probably imagine. Last night, Anchorwoman aired on FOX at 8pm and we received lower ratings than what the network had hoped for. When I say "ratings", it means that the viewership was not there; we simply needed more people to tune in. Those who did, loved it! We just needed more to have known about it so they could have loved it also! As of now, I think Anchorwoman is available on FOX on Demand...

Jonesoreilly This low viewership (2.7 million) may have happened for a number of reasons. We only filmed the show in June and then quickly turned it and aired it in August. That is quick and doesn't leave much time to get a huge audience on board. That could be one component. The word was truly not out there as it could have been. There are also many other reasons that the viewership wasn't there. The thing that stinks about this is that Anchorwoman is such a great show and gets better and more fun with each episode! It gets funnier, more tense, more lovable, and we all believe in it - still! And there is some good news, and it's tough to be positive during a time like this, as I'm sure you can imagine. Those who actually saw the first two episodes LOVED it!!! This means a number of things! While the show is no longer on FOX on Wednesdays at 8pm, it will STILL run - we just don't know the details yet - and possibly be ressurected in another, possibly better fashion! All hope is not lost, this could possibly turn out good. The show may go to another network, we are not sure. Voice your opinion and let FOX know how you feel, because nothing in this world is permanent:

Paper Mail address only:

P.O. Box 900
Attn: FOX BROADCASTING Publicity Dept.
Beverly Hills, CA 902130900

Via email:

Share your thoughts, voice your opinion... you and your voice matter!

Lauren Jones

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:40pm]


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