Following last night’s incredibly enjoyable, yet not at all proper send off for TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, this TV Addict thought he’d take a moment to put the fandom’s mind at ease and reveal the five reasons why Connor and Co. will continue the fight for the future this September 2008 [Or, in non-nerd speak, get renewed by FOX for a second season]
1. Hasta La Visa Ratings
In the modern era of the internet, PVRs, DVRs and iTunes, ratings simply don’t mean nearly as much as they used to. As long at THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES continues to attract 7-10 million viewers a week, the show will remain on the air. As it essentially serves as a glorified commercial for where the serious money is now being made: Foreign sales and DVD Box sets.
2. It’s not just a show, it’s a brand
With the fourth film TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS already staking out a May 22, 2009 release date, FOX and Warner Bros aren’t about to cancel CONNOR and tarnish the luster of one of their most valuable and storied franchises. And don’t even get me started on the t-shirt sales!
3. Prepare for TERMINATOR 24/7
Come May 2009, get ready for an invasion of an entirely different nature as the combined marketing muscle of Warner Bros. and FOX hype up the season finale of the TV series alongside the launch of the fourth movie. Forget manipulative and brilliant robots. Watch in amazement as the real evil geniuses [Hollywood executives] use the television series to build audience awareness for a successful movie which in turn helps bring more viewers back to the small screen come Fall 2009. [Cue Evil Villain Laugh...]
4. Brian Austin Green Deserves a Break
Rather than sell his soul to the reality TV Gods [see: Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth] the notorious B.A.G. cast aside his David Silver alter ego and proved to the world he can genuinely act. Does the BEVERLY HILLS 90210 alum not deserve a break?
5. The TV Addict is Never Wrong
Do you not remember the last prediction I made? See: The Top 6 Reasons why the WGA Strike will be resolved in time for the Oscars.