UPDATE: Thanks to Reaper DMV who informed us that SBC is still pondering maybe continuing Reaper in syndication. While not so glamorous, keeping Reaper is all that matters, so if you’re a fan, GO HERE and do what you need to do.
Nothing can anger the fanboy masses more so than a great TV show being canceled for no reason. Some of the titles that have fallen to this hypothetical axe: Firefly, Family Guy, Rome, Futurama, with many others.
One more title can be added to the mix, as Reaper, the great show on the CW network, has officially been canceled. The show mixed fiction and lightly-handled religious elements with loads of great humor. It starred Brett Harrison, who becomes a bounty hunter for the Devil, bound for eternity to find and re-capture souls who have escaped from the fires of Hell. Harrison (who played Sam) was joined by his two friends, Sock (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez), and his female interest Andi (Missy Peregrym), who all work together at a home improvement superstore as their day jobs. The Devil (played brilliantly by Ray Wise), was one of the best TV characters today.
The second worst thing in all of this is that the show still had so many great storylines going for it, and with only the Season 2 finale left, I’m not sure they will be able to cover all of the bases and wrap it up as well as one could hope for.
That would make the worst thing in all of this the shows that the CW is keeping and replacing Reaper with. These shows include: 90210; The Vampire Diaries (like we need more tween vampire drama); Melrose Place; and The Beautiful Life, which is about the life of a high-fashion model, so we can once again be shown how nice it is to be beautiful.
So, two new and highly-unnecessary shows added to the lineup, and to rub salt in the wounds, Reaper‘s Tuesday night is now filled with ’90s television regurgitation in 90210 and Melrose Place. Forgive me for sounding sickened and bitter, but…well, I am.
Now the only hope is for fans of Reaper to let their voices be heard in annoying fashion so that maybe the show can find a new home before falling into the black hole that Firefly has been inhabiting for a long while now.
Our own TechGOnzo wrote up a piece on how we can help and sometimes save our favorite shows, such as this one (Read: How To Save Your Favorite Shows Like ‘Chuck’ & ‘Dollhouse’).
Oh, we have been annoying for awhile now. ;D I’m just happy people are helping us out.
Any Reaper fans? Although the CW is not picking up Reaper, we not giving up yet. Hollywood Reporter is STILL saying ABC Studios is still trying to move the show into syndication or cable. We’re advocating all Reaper fans to write their CW affiliates. All links and info here: http://community.livejournal.com/reaperdmv/44208.html And don’t forget to contact ABC Studios and thank them for not giving up on Reaper.
Comment by ReaperDMV — May 22, 2009 @ 12:43 am
Honestly, the Reaper is such a clever show with some amazing actors but it’s flaw (fatal flaw) is that of Rick Gonzalez. He is such a bad actor and his scenes are painful to watch.
Comment by Jen — June 4, 2009 @ 9:22 pm
man i cant believe it man that was my faviorte shows now i got nothing to watch. it had so much going for it i still wanted to know if sam was going to beat the devil let alone is father in hell to i’m piss out. We need good shows not these wacked out i want to be rich and famous bs. They already took the game out now this this is an outrage. Bring back Reaper nobody is going to watch CW for crap now they lost all their views period point blank. Another good show down the dran. This sucks.
Comment by ReaperFan21 — June 18, 2009 @ 1:10 am
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Pingback by Moderate in the Middle — August 23, 2009 @ 2:41 pm
I am appalled that this show has been canceled. I saw the end of season 2 last night because I live in the UK which was a great episode to end it on. As I looked forward to season 3 the word “cancelled” ringed in my ear during the credits. I barely even watch TV these days as Im either spending my time surfing the net or going out with my mates. This was really the only show I tuned into watch, with it’s cancellation I hope CW are plagued with bad ratings and terrible audience figures for aslong as they last.
Comment by Mike — September 24, 2009 @ 4:23 pm
I went to high school with one of the creators of this awesome show. It seems every show I love gets canceled (Firefly, Pushing Daises, Dead like Me and now this) Why are the crap shows like 90210 staying on the air? Who needs another show about rich,spoiled,slutty teenagers? American television has been reduced to copying BBC shows and bringing back shows that sucked the first time around. Reaper was the only show I bothered to watch on their network. I’m sure they are losing many viewers over this, ones that actually have jobs and a life outside of pep rallies and proms. I have determined that any show that has a female character who is independent,confident and not just a sexual object, gets canceled.
Comment by Amy Brown — November 5, 2009 @ 11:43 pm
do not cancel this show and show us the second season!!!!!!!
Comment by Crazykidceci — May 28, 2012 @ 2:51 pm