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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The fight to save Lipstick Jungle

Despite the fact that NBC has ordered no additional episodes of Lipstick Jungle - meaning it’s pretty much a goner - actress Brooke Shields and creator Candace Bushnell aren’t going down without a fight. And neither are fans of the show.

Fans are mailing tubes of lipstick to NBC to protest a cancellation.

NBC is now flooded with lipstick, Shields told The Daily Beast publication. “Women are in uproar over this…they’ve tried to kill us before and we have refused to die. If we were meant to be off the air, we wouldn’t have made it as far as we have. Everything that could possibly go wrong with a show has happened with us.”

Bushnell claims that the ratings don’t accurately reflect the number of people viewing the show. She claims more than 50 percent of the audience isn’t counted in Nielsen ratings, because viewers TiVo and watch the show later.

Bushnell is right. I’m one of those viewers. I was lukewarm about the show last year, but this year, it seems to be firing on all cylinders. I’m loving Joe Bennett and Victory and Nico and Kirby are fantastic. Although, I just know Nico is going to be hooking up with her new boss, former Las Vegas hottie James Lesure. (Well, if the show continues that is!)

If you’d like to join the Save the Jungle campaign, you can send NBC head Ben Silverman a lipstick at 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 or tune into the show this Friday at 10 p.m. ET to boost the ratings.

5 comments:

Becky said...

I like this show, and personally for me there really aren't too many shows on anymore that I actually like.

:(

tube talk girl said...

I like it, too. And I hear you about not many left. Nice photo!

Anonymous said...

Send an email to Exec Producer Jeff Zucker telling him to move the show from the Friday-night “death slot” to a better day/time!! The target market for this show ISN’T HOME on Friday nights & probably TiVO’s the show or watches it online, so a lot of people are not included in the Nielsen ratings!!

jeff.zucker@nbc.com

sraulenbach@sympatico.ca said...

ARE YOU CRAZY!!!! I LOVE LIPSTICK AS MUCH AS ALL MY FRIENDS DO!!! YOU CANNOT GET RID OF IT AS WE WILL ALL NEED COUNSELLING!!!!!

pattie said...

hey people - there is a petition floating around in hopes of saving lipstick jungle. please go here to find the link to sign.

http://www.squidoo.com/save-lipstick-jungle

thank you!!!

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