Great citizens of Colony…
WE DID IT! You must have heard by now – Colony is getting it’s 3rd season! Is anyone else “over the moon” excited, or is that just Nolan? It’s an amazing day, no… week! No, MONTH!
Normally in Proxy’s Corner, I take credit for everything. Everything good anyway… This time I can’t take credit for the awesome effort put forth by so many people. The #RenewColonyNow campaign was a huge (we won!) success. In just 3 weeks of time we had over 17,500 tweets, comments, likes, shares, etc across every social media platform. The executive team at USA/NBC Universal was mentioned/tweeted/retweeted over 3,000 times! Can you imagine their phone and email notifications? Dozens of people left feedback, called, emailed, and even sent snail mail letters to USA Network. And over the 13 days our petition was live – We gathered 1,900 signatures from fans all over the world! 38 different countries to be exact! ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT – IMPRESSIVE!
Colonists, YOU made this happen. Your impact and your love for this amazing show gave USA Network no alternative, but to renew our Colony! After the renewal announcement, I sent Chris McCumber (President, NBC Universal Entertainment Networks) a tweet thanking him and letting him know that we would finally stop tweeting him. After all this time – Who knew he would take a minute to respond? But he had a message for all of us:
Congratulations, Colonists. You earned it! We have our season 3!
When I started this campaign, I had no idea it would touch so many people from every corner of the world. I had no idea the emotional attachment so many people have for this great show. It was a wonder to watch. From the absolute bottom of my heart – THANK YOU – to everyone, EVERYWHERE who supported the campaign. This couldn’t have been done without you! You have my sincere respect and gratitude!
There are a few people that really stepped up over the last 10-14 days to get the #RenewColonyNow message out there. They took messages from me all hours of the day and worked hard to get as many Colonists involved as possible. Wendy, Tracey, Sharon, Lisa, Pete, Erin, Nancy, Roo, Erin, Robyn, Dave, Paul, Caroline, Monica, Scott and surely some that I’m missing at 6am this morning. I can’t thank you all enough!
To wrap this up – one more thank you… Thank you NBC Universal, USA Network, Chris McCumber, Val Boreland, Bill McGoldrick, and Jeff Wachtel. You took the brunt of our campaign and ultimately gave the fans of Colony what they wanted. Thank you so very much!
See everyone for the finale! #Colony FOREVER!