I'll be the first to admit that I'm a die-hard 'Scandal' fan (and trust me the hiatuses between episodes pisses me off too), but I never thought about starting an online petition to get the executives over at ABC to stop putting the show on hiatus between new episodes.
Well start a petition is exactly what one die-hard 'Scandal' did. T.R. Mason, from Tallahassee, Fl, has had about enough of all these hiatuses so she went to Change.org and started a petition.
Here is what the petition says:
There are very few TV shows on prime time television written by, much less starring people of color. The broadcast networks have made great strides in recent years by diversifying the faces we see on prime time TV however there is more that can be done. Putting a show like Scandal on repeated hiatus is a surefire way to lose fans and viewers.
Gladiators/Scandalistas/Scandalists everywhere have not gotten over our initial shock that there will be no Scandal AGAIN for 3 more weeks. Instead of whining and complaining, we are doing something about it! Shonda Rhimes is NOT the reason there's another hiatus. It's the TV execs at Disney/ABC Television Group. Let your voices and displeasure be heard by contacting Anne Sweeney, the President of ABC Entertainment at
Anne Sweeney, President
500 S. Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521-4551
(818) 560-1000 or
(212) 456-7777 (fax)
Or send her a nice little profanity free email at email@example.com. Let her know how unhappy we all are and maybe, just maybe they'll pick up enough episodes that we Gladiators won't have to be on hiatus AGAIN against our will. So bombard ABC with your unhappiness by emailing, calling, faxing etc. Mount up Gladiators! Mount up!
Very interesting! Tell me what you think.