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Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Channing Dungey, Bob Iger, ABC

To ABC: Air the 'Banned' Black-ish Anthem Episode

On February 27, 2018, critically acclaimed ABC show "Black-ish" was set to air an episode that covered many topics about the current state of America, including the rights of athletes to kneel during the performance of the national anthem during football games. One week before, however, ABC (& show creator Kenya Barris) suddenly decided not to air the episode, citing "creative differences". Out of the many topics that were to be discussed during that episode, it was the "anthem topic" that was pointed out on the ABC announcement. We are asking ABC to do the right thing and air that episode, titled "Please, Baby, Please". Specifically, we are asking ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey and parent company Disney's CEO Bob Iger to make this happen. We understand there may be a conflict of interest since ABC also owns ESPN, who pays $1.9 billon a year on TV rights to the NFL. However, just like you did with Roseanne, look past the money & do the right thing by showing the "banned" Black-ish episode. We applauded what you did by banning Roseanne, a high-rating show. We'll applaud you even more if you lifted the banned "Black-ish" Anthem episode. Since you and the ABC team may be afraid of the backlash, the purpose of this petition is to show how many of us actually support the showing of this "Black-ish" Anthem episode. Hopefully there would be a high number of signees. This will show that -- if you do get backlash -- there are many of us (actually, most of us) that support the airing of the episode...including many celebrities & influencers who asked that this episode get aired. Don't be like the NFL and appease the demands of individuals who don't understand why Kaepernick took a knee during the anthem. It's not a good look and you don't want that to be part of the legacy of this great show. To Channing Dungey & to Bob Iger: Do the right thing. Air the banned "Black-ish" Anthem episode.  

Unstripped Voice
16,892 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, Gary Marsh, Adam Bonnett, Lakeitcha Thomas

Bizaardvark Oz Themed Episode

Since the Disney Channel original show Bizaardvark has been renewed for a 3rd season this year, I've figured I should cooperate whether an episode or a special because it's a great one for us to watch as fans. When I've watched both seasons, it impressed me and somehow I had a thought after seeing one of the episodes. My question was this: What if Bizaardvark would have an episode with a spoof of The Wizard of Oz? I've already got the name Ozaardvark last year and the characters on the show [like in the picture above] for the roles. It can be a funny & enjoyable one to see for viewers both young and old. We can see that in each TV show past and present has some references to the 1939 movie [quotes, themes, etc.] and such because it's legend in movie history, but this one would be great to see for fans of both Wizard of Oz and Bizaardvark. If I can help, then so can you. I don't care what they say about the show or its stars, it's great to watch and we can hope for an episode like this to occur unless we do something about it. Also, this may work without 2 of the show's creators Josh Lehrman & Kyle Stegina since I've learned that they left, but it'll be okay without them 'cuz we can always remember that it was they who made the show in the first place, nobody else. This episode must work and we deserve to see one like that to be in the show. Think about it, Bizaardvark is going over the rainbow. Sign this petition and share please! #Ozaardvark

Alex Dillard
182 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to NBC, FOX Broadcasting Company, Hulu

Bring Back Sliders

It's been years since the finale of the scifi series Sliders. But a new beginning could close the book to a job unfinished. Those first two seasons had the perfect blend of adventure, fiction and comedy. It was the 90s, it was a time where things were indeed more simple and less complicated. There’s no question that it was the golden era for science fiction on television. Any and every 90s show seems to be getting the nod for a reboot. Whether it be Full House, or the X-Files there’s something missing and it’s Sliders. There’s one supreme advantage that Sliders has over these other shows. It’s the literal unlimited possibilities writers could create for parallel worlds. And I’m afraid that your studio, Universal Studios, fails to see this as an advantage. Jerry O’Connell once said that’s why he loves Sliders so much because “its not like other televisions shows where you’re stuck in a emergency room every episode or you’re stuck in police precinct. It’s a different show every week.” The possibilities are indeed endless with different dimensions. The man to get the job done for a miniseries would be Sliders co-creator Tracy Tormé who has won the hearts and minds of a cult scifi generation. When Slidecage interviewed Jerry O’Connell and talked about a possible reprise he mentioned that Tormé is the boss. And rightly so. He would be the one who has seen what has worked and what hasn’t in his time working on Sliders. His experience with writing and negotiating in a day and age where the parallel universe concept is becoming more widely known is key to success. If you’re truly connected to a story and characters of a science fiction medium you want to know the whole story, not a new one. What would “Back to the Future” be without Michael J. Fox? Or “Indiana Jones” without Harrison Ford? There are many fans here and abroad waiting, hoping, believing that a return will happen. That’s not to say a series reinvention is out of the question, but capping off a cliffhanger story is more important. Obviously it wouldn’t be an easy feat to explain a resolution to the chaos that ensued over two and a half seasons. Trying to tell a new story to new viewers and old diehard fans would require a delicate and precise balancing act.  A theatrical movie would be out of the question. The average movie length is two hours which would likely not give enough time to wrap up the past and give us more action beyond that. A continuation with a new season six could end up in disaster with cast changes or even cancellation without a resolution yet again. It would seem the only viable option is a miniseries that could not only give enough screen time but allow a set finale that would leave everyone happy. Finally at that point, a reinvention or next generation would seem appropriate. Sliders went through a lot in five seasons. Actors left the show, plots drastically changed at times, and the series ended on a cliffhanger. Nevertheless Sliders still had very high ratings and kept continuity in it’s fifth and final season. Many would call the Sliders story a train wreck that could never be put back together. If Universal Studios leaves it a mess, its essentially a cheap shot to it’s fans. Let me explain. Co-Creator Tracy Tormé saw the need for viewers to be “in the know” about cliffhangers from one season to the next. The season one finale told the story about Quinn getting shot and the FOX Network felt no explantation was needed to show Quinn on his feet in the season two premiere episode. Essentially as Tormé puts it FOX wanted to “alienate the audience” and tell them you don’t matter, nor does the story. We do matter and we’re here to tell you that. Most of us would be delighted to see the original fantastic four return. Jerry O’Connell would definitely be interested with Tormé at the helm and I can’t help but feel Cleavant Derricks would be on board, especially after outlasting every other original cast member through its five year run. Obviously John Rhys-Davies and Sabrina Lloyd may be in question. Rhys-Davies had a difficult departure from the series to say the least, and Lloyd is overseas. Deep down Quinn, Rembrandt, Wade and the Professor are the bread and butter. And everyone knows it. Sliders doesn’t need to grow mature. Growing up in the 90s, Sliders was a relatively moral television series. Whether it be the violence of “The Walking Dead” or the sexual obsession in “Game of Thrones”, television shows today are pushing violent and sexual boundaries to the extreme. Sliders is something that was fun, comedic and adventurous in a wholesome way. If you have a good story there’s really no need for sexualizing and creating graphic violent scenes. Networks have really taken what was sparsely seen in the 90s and used it exponentially today for ratings. It’d be great to see the kids growing up today to experience such a show as we did in the 90s. Adventurous. Fun. Clean. Yet smart. Time is of essence. The prolific actor John Rhys-Davies is getting up in age along with the Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks. Why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to bring back a show with John Rhys-Davies? The man has been a staple in blockbuster movie franchises such as “Indiana Jones”, “Lord of the Rings” and even “007”. It would only take time to tie up a loose end that co-creator Tracy Tormé was never able to finish and thats the wrong Arturo who slid with the Sliders after the episode “Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome”.  The existence of countless Sliders fan websites, fan fiction, it’s success on Netflix and presence in pop culture is still strong. Reviving the show to it’s roots with the original actors would be a television success with Tracy Tormé. It only takes a bit of research to discover how embedded Sliders is in the hearts and minds of TV fanatics. We haven’t forgotten. Take a look. ‘Haven’t you seen? Heard? Haven’t you looked around? Hasn’t any of this affected you at all? The universe has no conscience. So we have to.’ Don’t blow it. Thomas Birchfield www.slidecage.com, info@slidecage.com

Thomas Birchfield
2,176 supporters