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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Vote in poll for chance to keep favorite television shows on air

USA Today

"2 Guys and a Girl" is on the list of shows that are "on the bubble."


Got a TV show you just can't live without? Here's a chance to make your voice heard. USA Today's fourth annual Save Our Shows survey is a vote on which of 18 programs wavering between renewal and cancellation should return.

Last year's poll drew responses from 12,667 viewers (most of them online), who weighed in with their opinions of shows that are "on the bubble," in network parlance.

This year, USA Today's list of shows for which you can vote includes: "The Geena Davis Show," "2 Guys and a Girl," "Norm," "The Job," "Diagnosis Murder," "Family Law," "Kate Brasher," "Nash Bridges," "That's Life," "The Lone Gunman," "Three Sisters," "The Weber Show," "The Fighting Fitzgeralds," "7 Days," "Grosse Point," "Jack & Jill," "Popular" and "Roswell."

Does your vote have an effect? Well, yes and no. Among last year's respondents, 52 percent wanted ABC's "Sports Night" to return, but it was canceled anyway (reruns air on Comedy Central); 47 percent voted to keep NBC's "The Pretender" and CBS' "Early Edition" and "Now and Again" on the air, but all three were canceled.

But "Roswell," "Jack & Jill" and "Diagnosis Murder" squeaked by last year after they got support on the ballot.

Voting is available at saveourshows.usatoday.com or write Save Our Shows, USA Today, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22229. Entries must be received by April 16. (Vote to drop or keep shows, or note that you don't care.)