In case you don’t know, Save One Show is E!’s annual opportunity for fans to determine which TV series in danger of cancellation most needs to be saved. Past winners have included Angel, One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars. This year, in true killer-cyborg fashion, Terminator kicked ass, with 53 percent of the final round vote. Chuck was the runner-up with 25 percent (#savechuck), followed by Dollhouse with 10 percent, Life with eight percent and Privileged with four percent.
What about Lost Causes We Love? With 34 percent of the vote, Kyle XY was the winner of our first-ever Lost Causes We Love competition to determine which totally-canceled show should be rescued from oblivion. Our dearly departed Pushing Daisies was runner-up with 21 percent.
When the results of your 300,000 votes came in, we called up Terminator showrunner and executive producer Josh Friedman with the good news and he told exclusively, “I think I speak for everybody who works on the show when I say thank you to the fans for their tireless work to save our show. I think it really goes to show that there’s a really hard-core, emotional, passionate fanbase for Terminator that is larger and more widespread than people give us credit for.”
Here’s a snippet from Kristin’s exclusive interview w/ Josh Friedman:
The Future You’re Fighting For: If and when season three does get a green light, Fox already has a sense of what they’re getting. Josh says, “I haven’t pitched a season three yet, but near the end of season two I had a conversation with the network about season three just because they needed to understand the radical change in direction we had gone in the finale. So they’ve know for a while some of my ideas for season three.”
Other Venues? And what if season three doesn’t happen? Could it go to another network? Says Josh, “It’s not an expensive show, it’s very average in terms of its costs, but it’s more expensive than all cable shows. There are limited places for a show like this, I think.” What about a comic? Josh says, “Everyone wants to plan for success and hope that it works out that way, and then if it doesn’t, we’ll see what happens.”
Shhh…It’s a Secret: Either way, there will be no spilling of secrets about Terminator‘s third season…yet. “I think that the finale speaks for itself. I think it’s very clear what season three is from watching the finale,” says Josh. (He’s kidding. I think.)
Click HERE to check out the final results and to read the rest of Kristin’s interview w/ Josh Friedman!