Sunday, March 18, 2007

Veronica Mars Rumoured Cancellation

Seasons one and two of Veronica Mars were some of the most gripping hours television has produced in recent memory. This transitional third season has been a bit of a mixed bag, drawing ire from many feminists for both a misinformed episode regarding the "morning after pill" (read more at Feministing, and a rather one-dimensional portrayal of a campus women's group. Having actually been a part of my college's women's/feminist group, the portrayal has been a little disheartening. For a show that stood out for its diverse cast and strong female lead, the show's distancing from feminist politics, as well as relegating its racial minorities to bit players, has caused a little less enthusiasm for the show from the N&UR camp. Nonetheless, its still heads and shoulders above what most teen genre shows offer, and we're a bit sad to hear the rumours of the shows' cancellation. Pink is the New Blog linked to a story on with one of the show's stars confirming the cancellation.

But all may not be lost. E! Online reports that, while chances of the show returning in its "current format" are unlikely, creator Rob Thomas is shooting a trailer/featurette for a fourth season that would take the show in a new direction. The story states, "It is currently considering a different format for the fourth season. From what I hear, that format would leap four years into the future and focus on Veronica as an FBI agent. Aside from returning star Kristen Bell (duh), the rest of the cast is yet to be determined, but it isn't likely that many of her current costars would be on hand." Thoughts? I don't really care much for this proposed new direction, but I can imagine we'll still give it a chance.

1 comment:

Allison said...

Yeah, I stopped watching this season actually, and I was very much into the previous seasons. Perhaps if it was on cable here, I'd watch, but to take the extra effort to download, the plot hasn't kept me coming back.

If they do go in this 'new direction' I surely will not be watching. Its okay for a show to start out in the future format, but to swtich midway, not for me. Ah well, leaves more time for music listening :)