Network Upfronts Extravaganza – ‘Veronica Mars’ Canceled [For Real]

Well folks, we all knew this day would come. Final word out of New York, from The CW’s own Dawn Ostroff has basically confirmed it: Veronica Mars has (finally) been canceled.

From Michael Ausiello at TV Guide.com:

12;29 OK, here it is in a nutshell, per dawn ostroff. Veronica Mars is dead. But, and there is a but, she says she’s “talking to Rob and Kristen” about doing something else. She’s not calling it a spin-off, and wouldn’t say whether it would feature the character of Veronica. Translation; I’m as confused as ever!

12:33 I will try and get more clarification on this. Please stand by…

12:36 OK, a reporter just asked a VM follow-up — and Dawn continues to dodge. She says they’re discussing “an idea,” but adds, “I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

12;47 The press conference is over. I tackle dawn just as she tries to escape and I ask her to level with me. Is Veronica dead? “Veronica Mars is over, but we’re talking about something else. I don’t know if it’s going to be anything. I’m being honest with you. It could come back in some form, but I don’t know what form that would be.” She confirmed that the deadline to make a decision is “somewhere around” the June 15 date i referred to previously. Long story short: mystery still not solved!

And then, the heartbreaking conclusion, from creator Rob Thomas himself…

“No one has talked to me about a new, non-Veronica project. All my writer’s have been offered jobs elsewhere, and I believe they will now all accept these jobs. Very, very, very sad day around the VM offices.

I assume that anything Dawn would be talking about in the realm of a Rob-Kristen project would involve a new from-scratch pilot as they don’t have me in a deal, and they’ll lose Kristen in a couple of weeks.”

Bottom line: It’s over.

I think we all saw this coming, perhaps, but it will take a while for it to sink in. I’ll have my final thoughts on the series’ three-season run ahead of its Series Finale on Tuesday. Until then, let’s have a moment of silence.

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Network Upfronts Extravaganza – ‘Veronica Mars’ Canceled [For Real]

  1. Zoe

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    (that is my moment of silence)
    stupid TV network people stupid.

  2. Stephanie

    BULLSH*T! just because some teenagers do not get the wit of Veronica is unfair!…..I think another network should pick up Veronica:FBI!!!!!!!!
    only 3 seasons is not enough!

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  4. Kami

    This just ISN’T right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s one of the best shows on the CW!!!!!!

  5. Rachael

    I’m not surprised, given the ratings figures, but I agree whole heartedly this is a very sad day for television. I’m really getting tired of watching all my awesome shows get cancelled. Where have the viewers gone??

  6. Anne

    Hie everyone. Sorry for my english but I’m a french student who is totally fan of VM.
    I totally don’t understand the CW decision, and I can tell you that in France we are numerous fans to be sad….
    It was the best show I’ve ever seen. And three seasons is so little !!!

    So, I hope CW will take in consideration our request, from all the world.
    If you have any question about VM and its impact in France, leave me a message.
    This is my email : mi-nina@hotmail.fr

    Sorry again for my english and I hope for a fourth season of VM ! even if it’s already dead…

    Anne, from France.

  7. hellogoodbye

    CALL THE NETWORK: 818-977-6878

    It’s a recording. you leave them a message and they listen to it later. this is what the recording says:

    You have reached the CW Television Network Viewer Comment Line. If you would like to leave a comment please do so after the beep. if you would like to post your comments online, please visit us on the internet at http://www.cwtv.com and enter the cw lounge. We do listen to all messages and make note of all veiwer comments. thank you for watching the CW network. recording!*beep*

    OR MAIL THEM A POSTCARD OR MAIL

    Send a “Save Veronica” postcard or letter to:
    Dawn Ostroff
    President of Entertainment, The CW Television Network
    4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 168
    Burbank, CA 91522-0002

  8. sarah

    this is crap. this is the best show ever….the least they could have done was given us a proper finale…bunch a losers…i’m done watching cw…there’s nothing good on there anymore if vm is gone.

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