(PRWEB) April 13, 2004
The Saving Angel campaign (http://www.savingangel.org and http://www.savingangel.com) has continued with its unprecedented efforts to speak out for the possible continuation of "Angel: the Series" and in support of quality scripted television.
The Rally at the WB ranch facility in Burbank, California on March 31st was a resounding success, with over 100 fans participating as the day went progressed. The mobile billboard with the slogan "We Will Follow Angel to Hell....or Another Network" drove past, eliciting cheers from both participants and people driving by. Ralliers were interviewed by NPR, TV Guide Channel, the Ryan Seacrest show, and Herc from "Ain't It Cool News" (http://www.aintitcool.com) as they lined the streets with their signs stating their intention to "Fight for Quality TV". For more a detailed rally report, see: http://www.savingangel.org/rally/report.html
At the same time, an Online Rally, was carried out by fans who couldn't get to California in person. Fans donated to the Angel's Food Drive (http://www.angelsfooddrive.com), helping to raise the total to over $13,000 for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Fans also posted on relevant boards around the net, making sure the WB, Fox and others knew of their frustration and continued support for "Angel".
Reception to the campaign and the rally continues to overwhelm. On April 3, Two days after the rally, Joss Whedon appeared on the "Kevin and Bean Show" on L.A. radio station KROQ, to speak about the campaign. Whedon said "I think all the noise that's been ... does help. Because, ... we're talking about different venues for not just "Angel", but the ... Buffyverse in general," and implored the fans to "keep making noise."
On April 13th, USA Today published an article about the campaign ( http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2004-04-12-angel-fans_x.htm). And also on April 13, the Sharon Osbourne show discussed the campaign with actress Julie Benz, who played Darla on "Angel".
Saving Angel continues its campaign with updated postcard and email targets, as well as planning ongoing larger efforts to continue the fight for quality TV.