May 15, 2012
-- Fans of the popular television series GCB have rallied to save the show after Fridays shocking announcement of its cancellation. The online petition at http://www.SaveGCB.com , has allowed fans to wrangle up a Texas sized amount of signatures in only 4 days. Chatter of "Saving GCB" has since flooded social media feeds since the announcement.
GCB is an all-star television show on ABC, based on Kim Gatlin's novel about catty, Bible-thumping Dallas socialites called Good Christian Bitches, where ABC settled on the deliberately vague, and less controversial title “GCB”. The comedy stars TV veterans Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols, Miriam Shor, David James Elliott, Mark Deklin, Annie Potts, Tyler Jacob Moore and Eric Winter.
Petitions to save a TV show are nothing new, as the past reveals success in campaigns driven by fans for shows such as Jericho, Arrested Development, Futurama, Chuck, Designing Women, Start Trek, Roswell, Felicity, Family Guy and recently NBC’s Community.
Monday, author Kim Gatlin said "I'm so grateful to all the people like Randy Bragdon who've taken the initiative to start a campaign like this on their own- a true, fan driven campaign of people who love the show and don't want to see it go away. This is an authentic and heartfelt effort by these fans to tell ABC what they really want to see on TV."
Mark Deklin, who plays Blake Riley said "I know I've said this before, but… WOW #GCB fans kick ass!" Jennifer Aspen who plays the bubbly Sharon Peacham said "About to go into surgery, got my gown on, looking fancy! Can't wait to see what the numbers are at when I wake up on SaveGCB.com!”
Television host Wendy Williams tweeted "Help me save GCB. Tweet ABC and tell them not to cancel our show!” GCB’s Marisol Nichols said "I'm just saying...almost 13,000 signatures at SaveGCB.com in 2 and 1/2 days. Pretty darn cool.”
Monday, Perez Hilton tweeted "Power to the people! www.SaveGCB.com. Can y'all make it happen? I'm sure my beloved @KChenoweth would love that!"
Fans are keeping the faith that GCB will be 'saved'. Sign the petition at http://www.SaveGCB.com