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The Finder – The Battle Continues

Bring Back The Finder for Season 2

It’s not too late to Save The Finder!

Last month I wrote a post about the television show The Finder. The show is a spin-off of Bones and is loosely based on The Locater books by Richard Greener. The Finder premiered Thursday, January 12  at 9:00 PM EST on FOX, but on April 6 the show was given the “kiss of death” by FOX and moved to Friday nights at 8:00 PM EST. What’s so disappointing – it only ran a total of 13 episodes.

If you were not able to see any of the episodes from season one, they are currently available on Hulu. As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a fan campaign that has been created to bring the show back to FOX. It’s easy to get discouraged, but remember shows like Star Trek, Cagney & Lacey, Family Guy, Jericho, and Futurama were canceled and then brought back by the fans. Even Chuck was scheduled to be canceled after two seasons, but the fans made sure their voice was heard and the show not canceled – as an added bonus it ran for a total of five successful seasons.

By now I’m sure you’re asking what you as the disgruntled viewer can do. Here are some proactive ways you can join the fight to bring back The Finder.

Do your part and we will show FOX we miss our beloved show and that it was a mistake for them to cancel it!

One of the fans at the “Save The Finder” Facebook page created the video below to help out with the cause.

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  1. Anthony
    June 20, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I appreciate your article but your reasoning is flawed.
    -Chuck was never “scheduled to be cancelled” and the wikipedia article you cited certainly does not say that. Chuck was in danger of being cancelled after every season as it was always a bubble show. A tie-in campaign likely helped turn the bubble decision in favor of renewal for Chuck. Chuck was not outright cancelled like The Finder
    -Star Trek and Cagney & Lacey were decades ago when the TV industry was completely different than today (cable?????). They are not even remotely applicable.
    -Futurama and Family Guy, both animated series, had enough episodes before 1st cancellation for syndication on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network as well massive DVD sales. These combined made compelling arguments for revival.
    -Jericho stands as the only show created in the last 10 years (since 2002) to be uncancelled and aired on its original network. With approx. 30 TV shows cancelled by networks each year that’s one out of 300. Jericho was indeed was brought back but people forget it was for only 7 episodes during which the ratings collapsed further. Some believe “The Jericho Lesson” is the reason shows are not brought back by original networks today.
    –The Finder will not be returning to Fox. It would be a nice fit for NBCU’s USA network. It could also be interesting on Netflix.

    • Kamesha
      June 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      No is asking that Fox bring the finder back. We just want the show back. Granted The Finder is a better choice for USA’s character’s welcome theme Fox should be happy to add it to their line up. How many viewers is The Choice really bringing in? Who is watching Fringe? No one I know and that show is losing a ton of money. While Fox should be happy to keep Walter and crew it doesn’t have to all I’m asking is that a network be smart enough to see how great a show is being lost.

      • June 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        Great point Kamesha! I would also like to point out that on 5/11, the night of The Finder’s finale, The Finder had 1 million more viewers than Fringe.

  2. Bob C
    June 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    And lets not forget that TNT saved Southland. So why be such a downer. There is always a possibility. Unless you work for Fox, which made the horrible decision/mistake of cancelling this show, you cannot possibly guarantee that we Save The Finder people are not making an impact. You statistics also forgot Beavis and Butthead which had been cancelled over a decade ago and they brought it back I know if I did some deep research I can find more positives toward saving The Finder.

  3. Kathy
    June 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Anthony,
    You make a very interesting, and well-thought out argument. I truly applaud a lucid commentor rather than someone who just rants for lack of something else to do.
    The whole point of all of this though, is to voice the frustration and aggrevation the viewers feel to FOX who has cancelled the show. It’s ratings really only began to fall once it was moved to Fridays and it did show promise.
    The show didn’t get a fair shake, it aired for a bit, went on a break, aired a few more then got moved to Fridays.
    How is that fair to it’s followers or the show?
    The people who are signing petitions, writing blogs, voting on this site and that site are just trying to say to FOX, hey, what gives? We want our show back. I am quite sure that most of them know that it won’t happen, but it costs them the very same to try, and to voice an opinion.
    That is really all they are trying to do, have an opinion, and occasionally, facts are not always comepletely accurate. They just want more Walter, that’s all.
    But honestly, Thank you for your opinion, and corrections.
    With your obvious knowledge of the situation, and history of TV shows, perhaps you might join the “Waltering” ??

  4. June 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    anthony,
    while we may know it is a long shot, as fans of one of the best new shows since frasier (imho) we would have liked knowing, “but what happens next?”……the finale was a cliffhanger of massive proportions, and the story arcs were myriad for the future…..we simply want walter back…..and the quirky band of characters that were his friends…..we have found camaraderie on the FB and blog sites, and perhaps kindness from and to each other…..i am not sorry to work for this dream of ours….and FOX needs to hear from us…..it is that simple…..

  1. June 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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