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Kyle's TV series: Blood Ties, Being Human and Copper => Saving our Show => Topic started by: Anne on January 26, 2008, 11:34:37 AM



Title: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on January 26, 2008, 11:34:37 AM
  WE ARE NOT DEAD YET!

Blood Ties Fans Bite Back!

Fans unite to save the show they love. Join us in the fight!

There have been many rumors and speculation circulating regarding the
fate of our beloved show but know this, NOTHING IS OFFICIAL! There is
still a chance to save the show so now is the time to do it!

The most important aspect is that ALL Blood Ties fans join together
to make this happen. There are many websites, forums, MySpace,
Livejournal, blogs and Yahoo groups out there relating to Blood Ties
and all have tried their own campaigns to help the show and that was
not a bad thing but I think as our last push to save the show we need
to prove to the Networks and the media that we are UNITED as one
large group to save the show we love.

Several of us from many of the BT related groups and sites have put
our heads together and came up with a campaign that we can all
participate in and prove our desire to keep our show on the air.

What we propose is a postcard/letter writing campaign that targets 2
Networks and 2 Media outlets each week. While we are not entirely
giving up on Lifetime giving us another season, we would also like to
let other Networks know that Blood Ties would be a great show for
them to pick up. We have a wonderful opportunity right now to sell
our show to them because they are all hurting from the writer's
strike and Blood Ties is not affected by it. This is in our favor as
they look for other programming to air on their network.

Our first week will target Lifetime and the Sci-Fi Channel As well as
E! Online and Entertainment Weekly. The media contacts will be by e-
mail or feedback links only. Written postcards are best for Lifetime
and Sci-Fi. Below the contact info we have included a few guidelines,
just remember to keep your correspondence respectful and to the point!

CONTACT INFO:

* Lifetime will only read postcards. *

Andrea Wong
President/CEO
Lifetime Networks
World Wide Plaza
309 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019

Or on their feedback page:  
http://www.mylifetime.com/feedback/form.php?area_id=1&section_id=1 (http://www.mylifetime.com/feedback/form.php?area_id=1&section_id=1)



E! Online – Direct your comments to Kristin.

Go to  http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/index.jsp   and there
will be a link on the right hand side that says "Ask Kristin". Just
fill in the info and make your comment. Be sure to let her know that
the fans have NOT given up and are fighting to save our show!


Entertainment Weekly

Letters to the Editor – e-mail

letters@ew.com



Here are some guidelines to follow when composing your letter,
postcard or e-mail:

•   While some of you may have phone numbers to these contacts we
urge you to NOT call them on the phone. Flooding their phone lines
would only serve to anger them and this could work against us.

•   Be professional, polite and positive (no Moonlight bashing).
Even though Lifetime has not treated this show the way it should have
been it wouldn't look good to trash the network to others.

•   No comparisons to Moonlight - I say let Blood Ties stand on
it's own.

•   E-mails to the media should obviously be written differently
and geared towards asking them to do a story on the show or our fight
to save it.

•   Letters should be heartfelt, honest and not too lengthy -
right to the point (maybe two paragraphs max???)

•   Letters should mention the fact that the show is written and
filmed in Canada with  Canadian writers, actors and production
company and is not effected by the writer's strike.

•   Fangs, candy bars and other items should not accompany your
handwritten letters.  Postcards only please, no gimmicks.

•   Do not mention how cute the guys are or how beautiful
Christina is unless we're writing to People Magazine asking that they
be considered as Sexiest Man/Woman of the Year. Refrain from fangirl
comments like "I love the show because Henry is hot!" - we want to be
taken seriously.

•   That the show is well written, well acted, funny, camp, and
dramatic where it has to be.

•   The show has drawn in new viewers since the show has gone
off.  This was accomplished by previous fans who directed the new
fans to the show.  

•   If your handwriting isn't that good, type it but hand write
the signature.

•   This is a rare show that encourages family togetherness:  
Husbands and wives watched, mothers and daughters watched together.  
How many families do you know that sits down together to watch
anything?  They did to watch Blood Ties.

•   Try to be direct and to the point.  Don't just put things to
paper just to say something and fill the page.

•   Remind them of all the sites where Blood Ties has a
presence:  Savemyshow.com,
http://richlabonte.net/tvvote/nominations.html (http://richlabonte.net/tvvote/nominations.html).  Remind them of the E!
Online article.  http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/index.jsp?
sid=nav-gossip (http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/index.jsp?
sid=nav-gossip)

•   Also mention the map at  http://www.frappr.com/bloodties/map (http://www.frappr.com/bloodties/map)



This could be our last chance everyone so let us all band together
and help our show!

Stay tuned for our next group of targets, coming soon!


It is imperative that everyone make an effort this week to contact
these people!



Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on January 27, 2008, 05:55:28 AM
Optimistic news:

TVRemote says: (http://ttp://remote.lohudblogs.com/2008/01/26/might-we-ever-get-more-blood-ties-zalken-says-were-hopeful/#comment-15355)
Might we ever get more ‘Blood Ties’?
Zalken says, “We’re hopeful.”


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: neta24 on January 30, 2008, 11:44:24 AM
Thank's Anne

Will do the BEST i can !

Hopefully it'll work !  

Talk to u soon

me


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on February 03, 2008, 10:43:37 PM
Hi!
 I'm a newbie, but I really liked your idea of having the fans unite to get our voices heard! We want blood ties back and like they say, there's strength in numbers!
 I've already emailed or sent postcards to the above networks etc. but is there anything else we can do?
 It's one of my fave shows and I'm beginning to feel a little desperate now the all the ep's have aired in Canada....


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: tj on February 04, 2008, 06:13:44 AM
welcome, if anne etc. get news they always post it , so watch this space xx tj


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: MsFangFan on February 06, 2008, 11:06:55 AM
According to Tanya Huff's blog, the TV bigwigs are meeting soon at a big convention and they are going to try to sell 'Blood Ties' to some new network so we can get some more seasons of it.  Fingers crossed!  SciFi seems like the most appropriate channel - I never could figure Blood Ties on Lifetime, although I admit it does have a strong female lead character but..

I keep losing hope that there will be more 'Blood Ties' and then somebody says there's still a chance.  The actors would love to do more, the sets, writers, creative people would love to do more - just need some US money and a network to promise to air the thing when they make it, and Canada will chip in. sigh.  Maybe this writer's strike will help make this show more attractive to some other network, since it's done in Canada?  Hope springs eternal and fingers crossed!

We can NOT leave the series where we left it with Deep Dark with everybody weeping and leaving each other and angry with one another - oh gosh, way way too painful to contemplate!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: tj on February 06, 2008, 03:23:53 PM
you've got my vote. any idea where this convention is, if its open to the public, prehaps we could arrange a phyiscal presence and for us not in us or canada, a joint letter, from all the bloodties related sights. we could even send it to the director and ms.huff, if it would be of any help , what do you think ?  xx tj


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on February 06, 2008, 08:23:15 PM
That is possibly the best news that I've heard! I was also starting to get discouraged about Blood ties returning so this is just awesome! I really think that a join letter or petition or something on paper that we could send them would really help! If they're trying to sell blood ties then there's no better way then showing the networks that it's a show that comes with a big fan base attached!
Just let me know where to sign or what to do!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: MsFangFan on February 07, 2008, 08:26:28 AM
The convention is in Las Vegas, I'm not sure when, but it's only open to people in the business, it's sort of a professional 'trade show' type thing. I think the postcard/letter writing campaign is probably the best way to go. We want to be heard but not make nuisances of ourselves.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: tj on February 07, 2008, 09:41:33 AM
seems fair, any idea where to write, would a letter signed by the whole site membership be better ? thoughts please


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: pipermelinda on February 16, 2008, 06:10:14 PM
Some are trying to get everyone to boycott the Lifetime Network website where you can watch episodes of Blood Ties, I really don't think this is a good idea, what is your opinion


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on February 17, 2008, 11:07:57 AM
Some who?

Watching the episodes on Lifetime's site and downloading them from iTunes are about the most helpful things I know.

What reasons do "some" give for not watching on LT?


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: majones45 on February 17, 2008, 03:11:38 PM
I would like to know who these "someones" are also because I sure don't won't them   to  piss off the LT people so that they pull the episodes because until the DVD hits the States that is the only way I get to do something about my Obsession!!!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on February 20, 2008, 01:28:43 PM
Top message updated:

Because of what Denis wrote on his blog, we are now focusing on Lifetime, and CEO Andrea Wong.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on February 26, 2008, 06:17:17 PM
Hey Anne!
 Thanks for the update!  :)
 ummm...I've already emailed and postcard-ed lifetime about three times already...should I keep it up or stop for awhile so as to not annoy and frustrate them?  :-\
 It's hard to figure out where the line between devoted fan ends and insane stalker begins...lol!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: lala36079 on March 12, 2008, 06:29:24 PM
got this off of yahoo groups save blood ties maybe there is still hope it was a letter they got in reply from the production company i hope they don't mind me reposting it here


Dear Mrs. ________,

 

Thank-you for inquiring about Insight's series, Blood Ties. 

 

The best evaluation of the current situation I can offer you is that there may be a glimmer of hope, but nothing tangible.  Lifetime has been surprised by the outpouring of support for the series and may be given it a second look.  At our end, we have kept all the sets for the time being, keeping our fingers crossed.  Believe me nobody would be happier with a return of Blood Ties than myself and the people at Insight.  If I hear anything beyond rumours, I will let you know. 

Although as a Producer for the series I can't actively encourage you to let Lifetime know your feelings, a letter to them in support of the series cannot hurt.

Sincerely,

(Signature here)
Also a Blood Ties Fan



Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: wpatten on March 12, 2008, 07:20:47 PM
This is somewhat encouraging.  I just can’t bring myself to believe that we won’t get more Blood Ties until official word is given otherwise.  It’s good to hear that Lifetime is taking note of the support for the show.  I’d like to hope that Lifetime will give Blood Ties a renewal, but I don’t feel like they were ever really committed to it.  Most of their series that they show during primetime are repeated that evening during the late night hours (which was done during “season one”), but they are also usually aired again during the week on a different day and timeslot.  Lifetime never did this with Blood Ties, and when the “second season” aired it was shown only once at 11:00 pm (I’m on the East Coast) and then they never showed the last two episodes on air.  If Lifetime does renew Blood Ties, I sincerely hope that they will really try to believe in it and give it every chance possible with a favorable timeslot and re-airings during the week.  Of course, we’ll have to do our part to continue to spread the word and grow the fan base even larger so we can keep having it renewed.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on March 12, 2008, 09:18:18 PM
At least our voice is being heard right? And lifetime is taking note, which is a really good thing and something that we can focus on to keep our spirits up!
 And there's always the possibility that if lifetime isn't interested that some of the other networks that we've been contacting will be! All the exposure that the fans are giving it can only help!
 I know I seem to be really pushing the positive, but until we hear an official decision I think that all bets are still on!
 Here's crossing my fingers that all the posting and emailing we did yesterday has a good impact and makes everyone re-evaluate what an awesome show Blood Ties is!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Sheila on March 12, 2008, 10:23:29 PM

lala36079 - Thanks for sharing the letter your found at the Yahoo Save Blood Ties group. It's encouraging and more information than we typically get from Lifetime. I also sent a couple of letters to Insight (and others), but haven't heard back yet. If I do, I'll share their response.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: MrsTattooedButterfly on March 17, 2008, 09:58:41 PM
Thanks for the updated info Anne. I've been out of the loop for a while and didn't know where to send the 70 or so postcards that I've got left. Now that I know I can get back to writting them and getting them mailed in.

And I've not been to Lifetime's website for a long time, mainly because I can't watch the back episodes. I'm hearing impaired and no matter how much I enjoy just seeing him, it really sucks not being able to understand what's being said since there is no option for subtitiles.  Having my TV set up for it, and loving the special headphones my hubby got for me, well I'm spoilt cause then I could both watch and hear it all, without it, well that's just ruined the online ones for me. Cause I can't watch not being able to hear it and trying to lip-read those fuzzy online episodes is an awful experience.

And I don't get the channel that they aired the marathon on. So yeah I'm more than a little bitter towards LT right now.  I can't help it, I feel like they've taken away something that was for me, an escape from reality, even if it was just for an hour.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: kellifer62 on March 18, 2008, 07:04:01 PM
Luckily I actually get Lifetime for Real Women so every weekend I have been diligently turning the TV on this channel from 10-11 only. Love watching BT on TV again!! As much as I enjoy watching the eppies on iTunes and the LT website...there's something so great about seeing Kyle on the big TV screen :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: MrsTattooedButterfly on March 18, 2008, 09:39:04 PM
Is seriously jealous of you, you know that right? LOL I can't help it, not being able to hear that voice(drools) when he's in Henry mode just isn't fair! *serious pouting going on here* Misses hearing it.   :'(


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Sheila on March 18, 2008, 10:09:01 PM
I received a letter back from Kaleidoscope Entertainment a couple of days ago. It said pretty much the same thing that Insight said as shown in lala's earlier post. It went on to say that we should continue contacting broadcasting companies in our respective countries.

Earlier today I became a little worried. Since Blood Ties first started airing on LT, episodes have been available via Comcast's OnDemand feature under Lifetime. The last episode had an ending date of 3/17. As of today - Blood Ties is not listed in OnDemand. What's going on! The letter from Kaleidoscope came with the respondents direct phone line, so looks like I should give her a call and see if she can shed more light on the subject.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: ndnlover on March 19, 2008, 08:28:54 AM
Luckily I actually get Lifetime for Real Women so every weekend I have been diligently turning the TV on this channel from 10-11 only. Love watching BT on TV again!! As much as I enjoy watching the eppies on iTunes and the LT website...there's something so great about seeing Kyle on the big TV screen :)

I agree kellifer, I too am able to get Real Women and it is without a doubt a treat to be able to tune into BT every Friday night at 10p

On another note, I do hope that all of our efforts are not damaged by the fact that despite the seeming success of last seasons campaign to save Jericho, the show is apparently in jeopard of being cancelled yet again, or at least that is what I have been reading. Apparently there have been two season endings taped...one is cliff hanger with lots of future possabilities and the other wraps everything up in big package with a bow. At this point the majority of the articles that I have read, have been leaning more toward the show being cancelled for good.

As I said,I really hope that this news does not reflect on our efforts...but you have to admit, it does not bode well for series rescue efforts in general. :-\ :-\


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: MrsTattooedButterfly on March 19, 2008, 04:01:30 PM
Well I just found out that my Mom gets the channel, and she's offered to tape the episopes for me. But I think that I live in the only house in the state that does not have a VCR.  :(   

So even if she taped them for me, the only way I could watch them would be to at her house, and that's soo not gonna happen. 1-I've got my set up here and 2-the woman has never let me just sit and watch anything without asking me a hundred questions during. That and my dad won't even stay in the same room if there's anything closely related to the horror genre on the tv. I love my parents I do, but they drive me nuts!

Is seriously thinking about buying the UK version of the DVD set. 


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: kellifer62 on March 19, 2008, 04:49:33 PM
OMG...well hell...we're gonna have to take up a collection and get you a VCR babe! That just won't do having to sit with your mom while watching them. There is absolutely NO TALKING allowed while Henry is speaking...LOL!

And I'm still gonna remain positive for our show. I mean...as much as I like Jericho and was amazed at what the fans did for that show..I have to say that I think the fan support for BT has been even greater. I mean...the show hasn't been on TV since November! The last 2 eppies were done airing online by mid-December. I mean..that is no new BT for almost 3 and a half months now. And you know what? We haven't quit or given up yet...not one bit. If anything, I think Megacon and meeting Kyle and Dylan made even more new people aware of the show. I mean...girls who didn't even know what BT was were coming over b/c Kyle is just so cute and irresistable...LOL! So I think we are pumped up now more than ever and are gonna fight till we get the answer we want. I know it's not in my nature to give up. We are fighting now harder than ever...and it's gonna be one hell of a bloody war!!! :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on March 19, 2008, 05:19:52 PM
I think we are pumped up now more than ever and are gonna fight till we get the answer we want. I know it's not in my nature to give up. We are fighting now harder than ever...and it's gonna be one hell of a bloody war!!! :)

That's the attitude Kellifer62! Keep the spirts up and keep fighting to save our show!  :)
 Everyone check out the thread about trying to get Ellen to do a Blood Ties themed show and sign the new petition!
 http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/BloodTiesSeason3/index.html


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: kellifer62 on March 21, 2008, 07:07:05 AM
Well...I'm doing my best to remain positive. Just hoping in the long run it pays off. Patience is not one of my strongholds...LOL!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Akira on April 08, 2008, 01:05:32 PM
Ok, guys, I've been doing some work for Blood Ties today :)

First I updated the Wikipedia sites (English and German) with the info that the next season might not be coming up but that there are several campaigns running right now and that they can be found listed at www.savebloodties.org. Of course also added the link to the external link section.
I saw that there's also a site in Italian - maybe someone could write the info in there, too? We got Italian folk here, right? For all other languages: Someone willing to install the sites? :)

I also wrote to the biggest German online newsletter concerning TV-series, movies and Sci-Fi topics called eScope! Magazin (a daily newsletter/website read by a MASS of people - hardly know anyone interested in that stuff who's not receiving it, honestly...) and I'm sure they'll feature us in one of their next issues (speak: in a few days, maybe even tomorrow).

What I am also going to do is feature Blood Ties in the next issue of the weekly entertain.MIND issue of the magazin I'm writing for as an editor for a living (www.gamemind.at). I'll talk about the series and the campaigns - we got like 20.000 readers per day on our main page and a lot of them are also reading the gamemind subsite so that should reach quite a few as well :)
Good thing is Blood Ties just started being broadcast in Austria on the 6th of March so quite a few guys are just becoming fans and I'm sure will not want to lose their newly found favorite series right away :)

What I'm still going to do today is to write to the German fansites about the campaigns and see that they as well put up links to www.savebloodties.org and put some info on their starting pages.

What I'd ask for is that maybe I'll be put on the savebloodties.org site as the one to write to when wanting to join the glasses/Lions Club campaign or when having questions about any other campaign for everyone who's mother tongue is German or who's living in Austria/Germany/Swiss. As stated in the other topic about the glasses campaign I volunteer to collect all the glasses for the German speaking guys at my place and make one big sending in May when the collection actually takes place.

So far from me at the moment :)



Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on April 08, 2008, 04:17:44 PM
Great work Akira!
I'm the only Danish Blood Ties fan I know, so collecting glasses from the Danish fans will be easy  ;)

I've signed up on the forum for SFX magazine (http://forum.sfx.co.uk/) and posted in their BT thread. Plus I've emailed the editors, asking them to profile the cast.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 07:17:37 AM
Steve Bachelder is working on the Save Blood Ties Collaborative campaign, and I'm helping out with my graphics work for the website(s) he's doing. If anyone here is creating websites or anything for the benefit of getting BT back for us that I can do graphics work for, just let me know.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on April 09, 2008, 08:05:45 AM
How about making some "Save Blood Ties" banners that we can use on other forums we frequent? With the name savebloodties.org on them ...

I love the name Steve, but I think Kevin prefers Kevin ;-)   


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 09:31:00 AM
D'oh. I knew that. Brain f*rt. I'll see what I can work up once I finish creating for him what he's requested.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 10:26:30 AM
Kevin gave me permission to share the banner (which I'm using now) with the hopes that anyone who wants to help advertise the campaign may take the banner and use it anywhere online they like, the point being that we want our show back! I won't request credit for the banner, but if it's given, I appreciate it!



Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: wpatten on April 09, 2008, 11:04:04 AM
This is really wonderful Kady.  Might have to get that Photobucket account now after all.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 11:08:23 AM
Please do! We need your help. I can't give details, but Kevin has some other stuff lined up that's going to be great! Make sure to check the SBT.org site often. (I'm nervous. He said something about interviewing me... Yikes!)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: wpatten on April 09, 2008, 11:20:41 AM
Don't be nervous.  If he does interview you, I'm certain you will do just fine.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 11:23:54 AM
*gulp* From your mouth to God's ear. I've not been interviewed for something like this before. I know I'll do fine. I just need to psych myself up for it.  8)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: wpatten on April 09, 2008, 11:26:45 AM
Well get good and psyched up then.  I know you'll represent us well.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 11:41:56 AM
I hope so. I am enjoying working with Kevin on this. He's a cool guy. 50+ emails between us in the last 24 hours...and more to come.  :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: wpatten on April 09, 2008, 11:49:35 AM
It's good you're enjoying this.  I'm sure by the time you get around to a possible interview, you'll be feeling comfortable and at home with him. 


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 12:08:27 PM
We'll see. I'd much rather be the interviewer than the interviewee - and have Kyle on the other side of the exchange!  ;) You know what would be cool? To interview "Henry" through Kyle.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: laney on April 09, 2008, 12:08:46 PM
Your doing a grand job kady lady!!  ;)

 The banner at the site looks great as well :dance:


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 12:20:59 PM
Thanks, Laney. I'm just doing what I can for love of the show.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: meshee on April 09, 2008, 12:40:34 PM
kady, that is wonderful what you are doing to help save our show.
If you get to do the interview you will do a wonderful job to. face it
you are just a great lady with a lot of skills.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 12:45:11 PM
Thanks, Meshee. I hope all our efforts work out. We just CAN'T be left hanging after Deep Dark. It's just not right.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Jackie on April 09, 2008, 01:44:36 PM
Kady, love the banner.

How about getting it made into bumper stickers?
That way it wouldn't just be "computer" people who would see it but anyone
walking by or driving behind the car.
I would certainly pay to have a few of them to pass round to friends here as well.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 01:50:10 PM
I'll suggest it to Kevin. I don't think we can legally sell items made from images not belonging to us, so I don't know if it'd work, but I'll pass along the suggestion anyway.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on April 09, 2008, 02:33:20 PM
Kady! Great banner! Awesome talents put to a great cause!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 09:08:29 PM
I'll suggest it to Kevin. I don't think we can legally sell items made from images not belonging to us, so I don't know if it'd work, but I'll pass along the suggestion anyway.

I asked Kevin and though he agreed with me that we can't use images that don't belong to us, I can try to create something that is generic enough not to get us in trouble and yet be clear that it is about Blood Ties. If I'm successful, I'll share.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 09, 2008, 09:09:05 PM
Kady! Great banner! Awesome talents put to a great cause!

Thanks, Xandria. I hope my efforts help out the cause.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Jackie on April 11, 2008, 04:55:37 AM


I asked Kevin and though he agreed with me that we can't use images that don't belong to us, I can try to create something that is generic enough not to get us in trouble and yet be clear that it is about Blood Ties. If I'm successful, I'll share.
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Kady that would be wonderful if you could come up with something. You are so very talented in this aspect.

Can't wait to see what your brain "throws" at us.  :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 11, 2008, 04:59:55 AM
I won't have a lot of time in the next few days, but maybe on one of my days off work next week I can see what I come up with. I can design something, but it would be up to someone else to use the image and make the bumper sticker out of it...unless I went through Cafepress. That's always an option.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on April 11, 2008, 07:13:36 PM
I have no idea what a "Cafepress" is, but having a bumpersticker for Blood Ties would be great! And designed by Kady would certainly have people turning their heads!
 I don't have a car and I want one!
maybe I can just stick it to my forehead or something? At least that would attract some attention and people would ask-hey why you have that bumper sticker stuck to your forehead and I could explain about how great and wonderful Blood Ties is and convert them to our cause! mah-hahahaha!
 okay, too many exams make me a little silly! sorry! But it IS an awesome idea!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 11, 2008, 08:03:25 PM
LOL! I haven't had the chance to try to design something yet. This is going to be a busy weekend for me, but I'll get to it when I can, and then I'll share if I come up with something.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on April 11, 2008, 10:10:33 PM
thanks Kady! I totally understand about life getting in the way of the fun stuff! Be sure to let us all know when you put those amazing talent to use again so that we can start figuring out how to order and mass distribute! lol  :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: laney on April 11, 2008, 11:24:46 PM
Hi xandria cafe press is a really cool website that takes your designs and puts them on stickers t shirts etc
here check it out!
 :)
http://www.cafepress.com/


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on April 12, 2008, 12:51:08 PM
oooo...Kady's wonderful stuff on tshirts and stickers and bumperstickers and bags and...and...
 Wow! that just made my day! Thanks Laney!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on April 12, 2008, 01:44:21 PM
Cafepress is great for stuff, but we can't use any Blood Ties images on items to sell. Ditto for Kyle product. Kyle has already said no to his stuff, and since BT images don't belong to us, we can't use them either. That's why I was thinking of coming up with something generic, meaning no established BT photos, for a bumper sticker or whatever. We don't want to get in trouble from The Powers That Be when we're working so hard to get the show back.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on April 12, 2008, 02:54:53 PM
Very true!
 thanks Kady! I think I let my overactive imagination run away with me again...and since Kyle was featured prominantly on my mental bumper stickers TPTB would probably smite me...
 Generic is good! Gotta love it!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Akira on April 14, 2008, 01:47:21 PM
Hey guys!

I just received word from the guy that manages e!scope (the cool newsletter I wrote about earlier) - he said he's sorry for the late answer but he'll surely feature us and I'm to write the article myself so I'm sure it'll contain everything there should be :D

It'll be in German but I'll let you know about it the moment it airs and copy it here :)
If someone wants to take a look at the newsletter him-/herself: http://www.escope-magazin.net/

Till soon!

    Akira



Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Rena on April 14, 2008, 01:55:11 PM
Akira, that are good news! Can't wait to read the article. The magazin looks interesting.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Jackie on April 14, 2008, 01:57:16 PM
Hi Akira,

yes, that looks like a good magazine to put an article in. Make sure you let us know when you have written your "piece" and it has been published.

Thanks for the link.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: laney on April 14, 2008, 11:14:20 PM
Congratulations Akira and great news that you will be writing the article, i can't wait to see it!!  :biggrin:


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Elisabet on May 04, 2008, 11:27:04 AM
It's just sad to see Blood Ties slipping down in Hey! Nielsen. (http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm245/pkmuma/smiles_15.gif)
We can do something about it. Checked out if this is your thing. Time and interest are limited but if you feel like it, go and give your opinion.
http://www.heynielsen.com/rankings/


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on May 06, 2008, 04:39:21 AM
On the other hand, it's great to see Blood Ties as the top nominee on http://richlabonte.net/tvvote/nominations.html (http://richlabonte.net/tvvote/nominations.html), having passed Hercules and with only 8880 more votes needed to break into the top 40.

Of course it will need our votes to stay there  ;)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Rena on May 06, 2008, 04:49:05 AM
Thanks for the reminder Anne - I just voted.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: woody0499 on May 09, 2008, 03:25:32 AM
We are deeply wounded today but we ARE NOT DEAD.   Now more than ever we need the ad campaign to help find Blood Ties a permanent home.   Please my sisters and brothers, don't give up the fight.   Please give ANYTHING you can to campaigns for the Variety ad and the eyeglasses.   We have to stick together now and remember how important Blood Ties and Kyle are to us right now.   This morning I sent my 4th payment to the Ad campaign and if I wasn't doing the same thing I wouldn't ask you.   Please do all you can to help Blood Ties stay alive!!!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: ClairdeLune on May 09, 2008, 09:16:05 AM
Thanks Woody, I hope that everyone will work harder now to support the ad campaign!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: shannara on May 09, 2008, 09:20:59 AM
Done my third donation today....I try to do a fourth one next week...


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Rena on May 09, 2008, 11:43:45 AM
Done my third donation today....I try to do a fourth one next week...
Ok I'll add another one as well. Seems we need this ad badly.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: ClairdeLune on June 04, 2008, 10:23:32 AM
Good work, everyone who has been voting on the Rich LaBonte site!!
We're in the Top 40 shows of all time!!!
 :dance: :yourock:
:puppylick: :cheerful: :dance: :partyhat: :clownballoon: :dance: :cheers:

Thanks to Raycheetah for being such an excellent cheerleader on this campaign, and to the Firefly fans for their support.


http://www.richlabonte.net/tvvote/
Please keep voting, and remember NOT to use the nominations poll- after 48 hours those votes will no longer count.
 :victory:


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: SweetBia on August 20, 2008, 12:09:16 AM
alright, since I don't live in the states nor in canada, you have to tell me what can I do here from germany? to whom should I write and what?
I read that some are contacting canadian tv stations...but I have no idea what they are called nor their address. I know some american tv stations but it is getting dark in my brain when it comes to candia tv stations. :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: maggiemay on August 20, 2008, 12:52:48 PM
Probably the best thing for you to do would be contact the networks where you are, encourage your friends to do the same.  Tell them how much you love the show and want more episodes.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on August 20, 2008, 10:04:45 PM
Also, if you look back through to the very beginning of the thread (a daunting task but managable! lol) there are some contact info's for various networks in the USA. Lifetime's out, but some of the others might still be interested!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: SweetBia on August 21, 2008, 12:22:11 AM
ok, good, I'll do it! go back through the whole thread and find those addresses! ;)

cuz the prob is in germany it hasn't aired yet. and even if it would have, german television gives a crap about what their audience is thinking....unfortunately


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on August 22, 2008, 06:04:15 PM
Bia, I also just re-posted the Canadian network contact info in the other thread "I know this isn't news BUT.."
 might save you some time!

Anyone know a confirmative list of who's might still be interested in BT in the USA? It's getting so complicated to remember who's passed on it and who we've still got a chance with emailing.
 like Lifetime's out, but FX? and the others?


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on August 22, 2008, 06:58:00 PM
Xan, FX is out too. Someone got an email from them saying they aren't interested, that BT doesn't fit into their type of programming.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on August 25, 2008, 08:56:40 AM
Xan, FX is out too. Someone got an email from them saying they aren't interested, that BT doesn't fit into their type of programming.
well...grrr....arg. That's annoying.
 Thanks Kady, I'll be sure to take them off my email list!


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: henrysgirl on September 16, 2008, 06:55:56 PM
I don't know if anyone has said this but I saw a show True Blood and it is simular to Blood Ties.  This show is on HBO perhaps a letter can be sent to HBO.  Shows about vampires are rising


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on September 17, 2008, 02:35:30 AM
Did we try the CW?
Vicki and Mike might be a tad too old for the 18-year olds, but Henry should suit them just fine.

HBO already has True Blood and I don't think they want more than one vampire show.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: maggiemay on September 17, 2008, 07:25:50 AM
I sent things to them before and got no response.  So we ask them to make Kyle have a reoccuring role or bring Blood Ties to their network, right?  Either one, we're not picky.  I've got contact information at home.  I'll post it later.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Alicja on September 17, 2008, 03:06:18 PM
Do you think that there is any possibility to move the BT to another network?
This is so brilliant idea. I hope that it will work. I'm with you guys.
I don't want another vampire show (I don't even watch "Moonlight" 'cause this is not the kind of vampire that I would like to see) - I want BT and nothing but our BT.
I cross my fingers.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: maggiemay on September 17, 2008, 05:19:32 PM
I've deleted the address at this time.  I'll put it back on after Kyle's appearance on Smallville has occurred because it DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A GOOD IDEA TO SEND LETTERS AT THIS POINT for a number of reasons.  Sorry. :(


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Vampire Princess on September 17, 2008, 07:00:43 PM
I could be wrong (and it certainly wouldn't be the first time) but I thought the CW had passed as well.  Does anyone know for sure?


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Xandria on September 23, 2008, 06:57:01 AM
I have no idea, I hadn't even thought of CW but if they haven't said no then I'm for emailing and postcarding them too! Anything's worth a shot for BT right ladies?  :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Henry4ever on November 17, 2008, 06:08:37 AM
For what it's worth, I emailed the Sci-Fi channel today with a suggestion that they do a block of vampire shows - like Blood Ties, Moonlight, and Forever Knight.  Do something like a "Bite Me Friday" or "Friday nights alright - for a bite" - something like that.  I'm not feeling particularly clever at the moment.  I have to admit I've never seen an episode of Moonlight or Forever Knight, but I'd watch them simply to support this genre.  You know, you rub my back, I'll rub yours.

Anyway, if I hear anything, I'll be sure to let you know.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: maggiemay on November 28, 2008, 08:41:38 AM
Don't know if this will work or not but it's worth a try.  You might mention that Blood Ties cost a lot less to make than any of the other genre shows.  I'd venture to guess that it was half or even less than half to make then Moonlight was.  If you scour the news regarding the economic climate you'll find that it's even affecting soap operas.  Here's a link on an article regarding soap opera actors being required to take salary cuts:  http://adage.com/madisonandvine/article?article_id=132871.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Loretta on January 01, 2009, 12:33:04 PM
Hi every1 just a quick ? how many seasons are there of Blood Ties ? As we only get it on pay tv here in Australia and that was season 1 :ermm:.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: destiny18au on January 04, 2009, 04:40:27 AM
Only 2 seasons Loretta thus why we are trying to get it back on the air even if another station picks it up, hell if I had the money I would buy it from lifetime (this is the original channel in the U.S that produced it.)  And we are actually up to season 2 here Loretta, it's almost at the halfway point of season 2.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on January 05, 2009, 04:33:51 PM
Only 22 episodes.

In the US they split them into two season, but most places BT aired as was intended - one season, ad that's also how they are listed on the official site at bloodtiestv.com .
And how they are relased on DVD in the UK.

Yet another way Lifetime messed up Blood Ties.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: destiny18au on January 06, 2009, 04:44:20 AM
Only 22 episodes.

In the US they split them into two season, but most places BT aired as was intended - one season, ad that's also how they are listed on the official site at bloodtiestv.com .
And how they are relased on DVD in the UK.

Yet another way Lifetime messed up Blood Ties.

Lifetime has screwed us over royally Anne, the other thing was when it was released in the U.S. they didn't get the opening credits that the rest of the world did (thanks to all my U.S. friends on here for letting me know  ;) )  And if they are so disinterested in the show why won't the let it go and let someone else buy the copyright to it?


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: SweetBia on January 06, 2009, 08:52:57 AM
well actually it was just one season but in the states they split it up into two :)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Nikki930 on February 01, 2009, 09:44:01 AM
I'm totally down.  Can we email them?  I just discovered the show 5 days ago and I watched both seasons in 2 nights sittings!!! and I have been researching the web these past few days to try to find something to bring it back. This could work.  Have you posed this on other sites that memebers / fans are on?  To get them involved.  What about the petition that has almost 1,000.00 hits so far?

eager to help
Nikki


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: NiteGoddess on February 01, 2009, 12:17:03 PM
Anne, I think thats a great idea. A true heart felt push to the networks that be, that we the fans mean business. I can so support this. :yourock:


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Silvina on May 31, 2009, 10:09:50 PM
Hi, it's me Silvina from Buenos Aires. I know it's been a long time but I'm taking my last subjects on a postgraduate course and I don't have too much time for fun these days. Anyhow, I posted messages in different sites trying to save our show, last one to Kristin from E! Any good news? Any promising outcome? Please, just please say yes... I need to relax and forget about my work and college watching Henry and Vicki, which is exactly what I do while I watch the reruns here in Argentina.
Is there anything else we can do??!!! :confused:
Peace&Love, Sil. :victory:



Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Silvina on May 31, 2009, 10:41:19 PM
Anne, just want you to know that I'm writing now because the show started to be shown here in Argentina about a year ago, so the excitement about it and the anger about BT being cancelled happened almost at the same time. So much so that some magazines are still reviewing the show as one of the best during Buenos Aires 2008/09 season. I don't want to sound silly but the buzz here is that there is still hope, should I feel embarrassed for being so naive. :-[ Peace&Love, Sil.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Anne on June 04, 2009, 03:07:39 PM
Some days I'm sure Blood Ties will never come back - other days, I think, perhaps, you never know, TV is a strange business with lots of cynicism - but sometimes dreams do come true.

So who knows?


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: bLoOd_TiEs_FoReVeR! on July 28, 2009, 05:47:42 PM
I might be to late to help. But if you have anything for me to do, then I'm all ears. I want to save this show so much! This show is soooooo good. I like that it's different then all the other crime series out there. So if you got anything that I could help with, then tell me please  ;)


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: bLoOd_TiEs_FoReVeR! on July 28, 2009, 05:51:15 PM
:sigh: I guess I am to late  :'(


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Kady on July 28, 2009, 06:07:37 PM
At this point, if we EVER got Blood Ties back with the cast we love, it'd be a MAJOR MIRACLE. Just my opinion, mind you.


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: bLoOd_TiEs_FoReVeR! on July 29, 2009, 11:03:32 AM
At this point, if we EVER got Blood Ties back with the cast we love, it'd be a MAJOR MIRACLE. Just my opinion, mind you.

lol yeah I guess your right :) More like me need a miracle :pray:


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: gothicvenus1974 on August 01, 2009, 06:12:45 AM
I still can't get ovet hte fact that despite the huge following and recent surge of vampire crazy there isn't a network somewhere thinking it's a great show to bring back

there is something for everyone!!!!
body beautiful, amazing dynamics, unrequited love, lust, passion,horror, humour..could go on and on on on on.....

Why is it that apparently we BT fans are the only ones seeing that it would make so much sense..

yes ok Kyle is gorgeous...Christina knocks ya socks off etc, but it is hte show hte characters how they are plated and interact, Some of the sexiest non actual sex scenes l have seen..

Henry smelling vicki's neck and moving her hair, lips a millimetre away from skin..heck l got hte goose bumps for her..

there are millions of women around the world who can appreciate and long for the wierdly romance and passion on the screen.


aahhhl wanna scream!! but that would just give me a headache, so l will have to settle for writing to the various agencies etc and aid the in global war to resurrect blood ties..

ok rant done :roll:


Title: Re: Blood Ties fans bite back!
Post by: Soni on August 17, 2009, 10:37:47 AM

aahhhl wanna scream!! but that would just give me a headache, so l will have to settle for writing to the various agencies etc and aid the in global war to resurrect blood ties..

ok rant done :roll:

Yes GothVenus, couldn't agree with you more.

I think every chance we can get to alert others to/about BT is worth the effort.
That way it may become even more popular than LT could have dreamed!

Like just today I had to inquire @ S&P Parkers' movie market (they specialize in celeb, movie and Tv photos and posters), why they'd no material on Blood Ties and the cast. I figured at least this way, even if they'd never heard of it, the fact that an inquiry was made may prompt them to look into it.