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Cult | News | 04 February 2005

Tune in, fork out

Cancelled shows mean big business on DVD.

C.A. Bridges of the Daytona Beach News Journal seems to have uncovered a plot to stop people watching regular TV - and to buy it all on DVD instead.

The article, targeted at the Fox network in America, suggests that cult shows (mainly those written by Joss Whedon and anyone who worked with him on Buffy and Angel) are commissioned and then deliberately lost in the schedules before meeting an untimely end.

All the unaired episodes subsequently appear in lavish box sets to cater for the "Save Show X" fans who have campaigned tirelessly to get it reinstated. Sound familiar Firefly and Wonderfalls fans?

We're sure it's all harmless coincidence, but it amused us nonetheless.

Follow the link to read the full article, and start campaigning to get the missing episodes of Tru Calling on DVD now. If you must.

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