Friday, 18 May 2012

Project Dreamscape: Part III

The third part of our 'Save 'Awake'' campaign will happen on 25th May 2012.

It will be split into three parts:
17.00 GMT - Try and get #SaveAwake trending on Twitter. At 17.00 GMT, everybody Tweet to BD Wong, Dylan Minnette and Kyle Killen using the hashtag #SaveAwake. If you can't tweet at this time or forget to, just tweet when you can.

00.00 GMT - 23.59 GMT - Send letter and emails to NBC and other networks with messages and a link to our 'Save 'Awake'' video. If you are going to do this, email as many of NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS or ABC telling them why they should renew 'Awake'. Also, give them a link to our YouTube video.

23.00 GMT - Perform a sleep 'blackout' outside various networks' HQs. If you are taking part, wear a red or green wristband on your arm, if possible, and take a poster saying 'Save 'Awake'' and/or a personalised message, just to show the networks what we are campaigning for. Also, if possible, bring a camera to record the event! Facebook events have been created for each 'blackout', so you can see who is attending.

Networks' Addresses:
NBC - 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, United States.
ABC - 77 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023, United States.
CBS - 530 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States.
Fox - 10201 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064, United States.
AMC - 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001, United States.


  1. You do mean GMT,...London time, right, as Awake is viewed in the UK, too, correct? So that means to start Tweeting at noon East Coast Time (9am Pacific Coast Time); I have that right, correct? Awake is the best, but we all know that, "NBC" means "No Brainer Come-on!"

  2. Thinking of past campaigns like for jericho, I'm wondering if maybe a mail-in item plea might generate renewed interest in preserving the show. The executives aren't that stupid, and are always wary of becoming an example of a 'Firefly' object lesson. Say if we flooded NBC with No-Doze or something.

  3. Sci-fi really doesn't work on network TV; pretty much anything other than quick hit reality tv and sitcoms aren't working on the networks. I saw Serenity on DVD and I honestly believe if Firefly had been on SyFy along with Battlestar it would have been a long running hit show on cable. Probably would have greatly boosted the success of SyFy as well. Even the biggest sci-fi series like Star Trek or Star Wars on network TV would fail*.

    I also really like the idea of sending the networks an easy to buy off-the-shelf product that can flood their mailboxes. I think it's also important to understand that Fox actually produced and owns Awake, not NBC. I really would love to see Fox give the show to FX as it has some similarities to the Shield (dual-life, detective show).

    *"Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes."

  4. Awake is my favourite show as well as yours but I think we're missing something, I think we should send this stuff to Kyle Killen, we need him to get involved. He's the creator of the series and if he doesn't do anything it is impossible that other station pick up the show. If he sees our support and see that the show has a chance he'll try to move it to another channel.