Tuesday, May 18, 2004


god bless the blueprint. foxy jess reported yesterday that fox finally got it's act together & will be buying a second season of the drama Tru Calling. major props to fj for this buzz.
good stuff? sfbovs
i'm not sure if my daily email bombings to high-powered fox execs had any bearing on tru calling's renewal or not, you be the judge. the following is an email exchange between myself & news corp chairman rupert murdoch from earlier this month.

damore wrote:
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 04:53:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: damore
Subject: Re: Tru Calling's renewal status
To: rmurdoch@newscorp.com

Dear Rupert, it has come to my attention that 4 of your shows on Fox programming have been granted early renewal by the suits there at the Fox division. Those included The OC, 24, Bernie Mac Show, & Malcolm in the Middle. While I can't even begin to tell what is wrong w/ Malcolm in the Middle, my focus here is the blatant exclusion of the cult phenom drama Tru Calling.

Tru Calling is a widely appealing drama that found it's rhythm mid-way through it's first season. The star-studded cast of Eliza Dushku, AJ Cook, Brandon Walsh has made Thursdays on Fox 'Absopure Buzz TV' (feel free to use that phrase). Even in the toughest time slot (8-9pm Thurs) unenviously pitted up against the likes of NBC's 'Friends' & ABC's 'Durstvivor', it managed to garner solid ratings & build up a solid, loyal cult following.

Not renewing the show for a second season would in my estimation prove to be one of the biggest mistakes Fox has ever made. And that includes the it's reality tv abortions (Cops, The Swan, My Big Fat..., etc etc etc). Why pay for all of that premium talent (Dushku, Neal Moritz, Jon Harmon Feldman, Doug Petrie, Walsh) & put it in a no-win situation in the toughest time-slot if you won't even let it reap the spoils next season w/ Friends out of the picture? Please schedule a meeting w/ Grushow, Chernin, & Berman to get this oversight resolved immediately.

tru sparks!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmBEST!!!!!!!!If Tru Season 2 doesn't get the greenlight, I can promise you this. I will make it my life's work to spam every single News Corp's employee email account w/ hundreds of messages a day w/ porn material featuring Nell Carter (god rest her soul).

If you feel it necessary to try my patience on this, I can assure you that I am not bluffing. Level 2 escalation for non-compliance includes crippling News Corp's entire server/communication network w/ millions of liquid viagra & gay porn email---a virus the likes of which your IT staff has never seen. Renu Tru.

Best Regards,

P.S. I love The OC! Keep up the good work! Can't wait until November.

rupert wrote:
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 10:32:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: rupert murdoch
Subject: Re: Tru Calling's renewal status
To: retrobuzz1977@yahoo.com

Damore, I don't know who the bloody hell you think you are. I'm Rupert Bloody Murdock, the billionaire tyrant media mogul. No one strong arms me with threats of repercussions!

While I haven't decided whether or not to have you picked-off by a sniper later this month, I do agree that an oversight has been made. Thank you for the constructive criticism & your extreme (while troubling) loyalty to Fox.

This issue should be put to rest by 17-May, as negotiations for extensions have now opened.


P.S. I like your style. Cold, angry, & vindictive. We just might have an opening for you in Fox drama development. Let me know if you're interested!

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