Sunday, March 4, 2012
Why is ABC trying to ruin REVENGE?
When Revenge first aired on ABC on September 21, 2011 it got medium promotion. Some people will remember the ads, mostly of leading lady Emily Van Camp in a slinky black number; thorns at the bottom of her dress, daring you to touch. What shocked a bunch of people is when Revenge became a sleeper hit. With nighttime soaps being “dead in the water” for years, Revenge brought back a fun idea; beautiful rich people, love, deceit, sex, violence and jaw dropping story lines that had you hitting the rewind button. Within weeks Revenge was on the cover of TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly and madly discussed around the water cooler the next day at work. Other networks smelled the green and began developing their own soapy dramas (TNT will debut Dallas (based on the 1980’s hit) over the summer.
When Van Kamp appeared on Ellen DeGeneres this past week, Ellen admitted to being a huge fan of the show and to the audiences delight shared how the whole staff would discuss the show the next morning at work. Ellen did have a complaint and wondered why the show was off the air for such long gaps. Van Kamp kept her famous cool smile, but Stevie Wonder could tell she agreed and remarked, “It’s an ABC decision.”
Luckily Revege came back and was renewed for a second season; hopefully the second season of Revenge won't be bouced around like a unloved step child, so new and old fans alike can get their fix of Emily Throne and company for years to come.