Friday, October 30, 2009

The Campaign – Phase 2!


Don’t Trust USA Network!
(they’ll sure as hell screw up your program)


In light of Vincent D’Onofrio’s radio interview, it is apparent to us that he will not be coming back to Criminal Intent no matter what we do.

It also appears that Kathryn Erbe was fired. And we assume the same for Eric Bogosian.

Although it breaks our hearts, we will not be continuing to campaign to return Mr. D'Onofrio and Ms. Erbe back for a full Season 9.

However, for those who wish to continue, the focus of the campaign has changed into expressing our huge displeasure in the way these fine actors have been treated AND how little respect USA has for their fans;

We want to thank everyone who has actively participated in the campaign so far and hope you will continue. We will no longer send out daily Hit Lists, but we will update the blog with new information and articles, so make sure you’re subscribed. We will continue to Tweet as long as you Tweet!


We have made our Media Hit List available to the right at the top of the sidebar as well as the USA/NBC executive contacts list. Feel free to crab at them any old time.

We would also like to offer our site as a place where you can say goodbye to Vincent and Kathryn in your own words in
Tributes entry.
Maybe they will read them and realize not only that we were willing to fight for them, but also why we love them.

Our efforts have not been in vain! Vincent, and we hope Kathryn, are aware of our efforts and as Vincent himself said in the radio interview; we made a good point –


the less Fluff on TV the better for everyone.

Tributes



Please feel free to leave your thanks and best wishes for
Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Media Hit List


Here is the list of media we have contacted over the length of the campaign. You can see more details if you scan back through the daily Hit List.

Robert Seidman: robert@tvbythenumbers.com
(415) 493-8866

NPR: Sue Goodwin: sgoodwin@npr.org

NPR: Neil Conlan: http://www.npr.org/contact/totn.html

New York Times: Brian Stelter http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/

New York Post : Mike Shain mshain@nypost.com

Lynn Elber – Associated Press: email her at lelber@ap.org

Nellie Adreeva at Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/about_us/contact_form.jsp

Julie Miller – Movie Line/TV Line
tips@movieline.com

Bob Sassone - http://www.tvsquad.com/contact/comments/

New York Daily News: voicers@edit.nydailynews.com
Matt Mitovich – TV Guide: mega_scoop@tvguide.com
Starpulse.com: http://www.starpulse.com/Company/contact.html

The Early Show – CBS
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml?tag=ftr

The Today Show – NBC (Yes, NBC) : TODAY@nbcuni.com
See their Contact Page:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29055142/ns/today/?pg=3&#TDY_AboutUs

Live with Regis and Kelly - ABC http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/special/askregiskelly/

United Press International -newstips@upi.com
Tom Gilbert, Executive Editor, New York, tgilbert@tvweek.com , (212) 210-0706

"The View" – ABC Network
http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us

Good Things Utah – ABC 4 **
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/contact/goodthings/default.aspx
Rick Porter at Zap2it.com: feedback@zap2it.com
Popeater Staff: http://www.popeater.com/contact
Daniel Fienberg at The Hit List: news@hitfix.com



National Public Radio – NPR – Morning Edition
http://help.npr.org/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=5670&task=ticket





Lorrie Lynch – USA Weekend Magazine
http://www.usaweekend.com/mail/ask_all.html#whosnews



Happiness is a warm TV
http://blogs.newsobserver.com/tv/home
Email Brooke Cain at bcain@nando.com

Jennifer G. at Backseat Cuddler: Backseatcuddler@gmail.com

USA/NBC Protest Contacts



Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages. (the links to the postcards are below)

  • We are very upset with the way you have treated our favourite actors - they have basically been fired (see this blog entry). Vincent D'Onofrio created the iconic Robert Goren and it is not Criminal Intent without him and his fabulous partner Kathryn Erbe's Alex Eames.

  • We are very disappointed in the direction you are taking Criminal Intent. It is not a "blue skies" fluffy kind of program.

  • When Goren and Eames are gone, so are we.

  • We will boycott your networks


  • We will boycott your sponsors


Email these executives:

jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com

bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com

jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com

andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com


Snailmail: And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112


If you are sending Fluff, it should go to:

Jean Guerin
Senior Vice President, Communications
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Floor 21
New York, NY10112


Purchasing Fluff? here are some suggestions.

________________________________

our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/

our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/ The website has a mass mailer where you can send emails to multiple USA/NBC execs. Check it out!

our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames

Use your Social Networks to spread news of your displeasure:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often!
Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Emails:
Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures. http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html


Online Digital postcards here! http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Hit List


Hi All! Here is today's Hit List


Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.
We are very upset with the way they have treated our favourite actors and very disappointed in the direction they are taking Criminal Intent. When Goren and Eames are gone, so are we.

our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/

our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/

our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames


Use your Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often!
Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Emails:
Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures. http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI.

For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html


jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com

bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com

jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com

andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com


And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here! http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vincent D'Onofrio on 101.9 RXP radio

Some questions answered:
You can hear the interview here - the audio title is Vincent D'onofrio w/George Geronimo Gerkie

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Press! Happiness is a Warm TV has released an article too!



Controversy brews over "Law & Order: CI" exodus
Submitted by brooke cain on 10/26/2009 - 13:40


The USA network announced earlier this month that "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will do some major house cleaning for season nine, dumping the show's original stars Vincent D'Onofrio (Detective Goren) and Kathryn Erbe (Detective Eames), as well as Eric Bogosian (Captain Ross) and Julianne Nicholson (Detective Wheeler).That's right. Every actor in the photo below *(above on our blog) is leaving except for Jeff Goldblum (far left). Even more troubling, now there are reports that one of those characters will be written off in the most final of ways. According to Showbiz411, "L&O: CI" just taped an episode in which one of the departing characters is murdered.Presumably, Goren isn't the character killed off, since D'Onofrio said at the time of USA's announcement, "For all my loyal 'CI' fans, I wouldn't be surprised if Goren pops up from time to time."Showbiz411.com also says that Erbe is ticked about the way things have turned out. The website, which claims to have insider scoop, doesn't give away any other clues. The death of Erbe's character (should she prove to be the unlucky one) could be the final undoing of Goren, who has endured an unprecedented amount of tragedy over the past few seasons. Goren's departure from the squad after losing his longtime partner and friend would seem pretty natural. But perhaps that's too obvious.Fans of the show are understandably upset. One very organized campaign to save the characters has created a Saving Goren and Eames website, a blog (complete with media and NBC Universal "hit list"), and a Twitter account.Stephanie Fox, who runs the "Saving Goren and Eames" website, told us that she feels the network has forgotten the fans and that her goal of saving the characters has had to shift with this latest news."Since the network has obviously made up its mind to gut the show we have come to know and love, our original goal of Saving Goren and Eames has shifted to simply getting them a proper send off."But it sounds as though D'Onofrio for one is leaving voluntarily. USA announced that the actor had decided to "transition out of the idiosyncratic role he created to explore new acting challenges in film and television."D'Onofrio's Detective Goren will appear in the two-part opener of season nine and then the show will be turned over to Jeff Goldblum, who came on to share detective duties in season eight.Nicholson, who plays Detective Wheeler and is normally paired with Goldblum's Detective Nichols, is also leaving voluntarily. Her character departed near the end of last season to deliver a baby (Nicholson was pregnant in real life) and the actress opted not to return. Nicholson will be replaced by Saffron Burrows ("My Own Worst Enemy," "Boston Legal"), who will become Goldblum's partner.There is no word yet on whether or not D'Onofrio and Erbe will be replaced, or if Goldblum and Burrows will carry the show alone."Law & Order" shows are well known for their prolific cast changes. It's certainly not the first time one of Dick Wolfe's shows have lost major characters, but never before has so much of a single cast departed at one time.
*inserted for clarity by us.
Please go to this article and leave a comment!
Thanks again!
P.S. Stephanie Fox has asked Brooke to add to her statement as follows:
"We feel USA Network has lost sight of the fact that it has been the fans who have kept this show going for its 8 year run.Without the core cast, the show no longer continues to be Law and Order Criminal Intent. To carry on as if nothing has changed is disrespectful to not only the actors and their hard work and dedication, but also to the loyal fans. WhenBobby Goren and Alex Eames depart, so will legions of the fans. "Endgame."

On Line Vacations says LOCI filming today

Wow! We have a busy press day!!


Filming Locations for 10.26.09
October 26, 2009 by Christine Filed under Daily Filming Locations
16 Comments
Law and Order: Criminal Intent: Filming at Floyd Bennett Field.
Please go to this article and leave a comment. (who is filming? Anyone going?)
Thanks!

Showbiz 411.com says: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” Kills One of Its Own


Here's another new article released today:

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” Kills One of Its Own
By: Roger Friedman // Monday October 26, 2009
I told you a few weeks ago that “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” was letting go of three main players: Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Eric Bogosian. Now I can tell you this: one of their characters will die.
“CI” just finished filming an episode in which one of the three is murdered. That’s the exit show for the other two as well.
I am told by “CI” insiders that Erbe, especially, is very unhappy with the way things have worked out over there. “She was told everything was going fine, and then they were fired.”
Whoever was murdered isn’t too happy, either. But I’m not giving that part away.
The show is next turned over to Jeff Goldblum, who will soldier on without the original cast.


Please go to this article and leave a comment! The most popular story shown at this site is about LOCI. Let's keep it that way!
Thanks!

Satellite TV Guru says "Vincent D’Onofrio Out on Criminal Intent"


There is a new article by Satellite TV Guru published today:

Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Eric Bogosian and Julianne Nicholson are all leaving Law and Order: Criminal Intent early in the show’s upcoming ninth season. The departures were confirmed by USA a few weeks ago.
D’Onofrio has been on CI since the show’s beginning as the idiosyncratic Detective Robert Goren. His leaving is just part of an overhaul at the show that includes bringing on Saffron Burrows as Nicholson’s replacement.
According to Law & Order creator/executive producer Dick Wolf, D’Onofrio will appear in a two-part opener of season nine that will serve as his official hand-off to Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum joined the cast last season when he replaced Chris Noth, who is now a regular on CBS’ The Good Wife and will appear in next year’s Sex and the City 2.
Though it is unclear why the cast shake up is happening, fans are convinced it is because USA wants to bring new characters that better reflect the lighter fare of their original programming like Monk, Psych and their newest series, White Collar. Fans have even gone as far as to send cases of marshmallow Fluff to the show’s headquarters, implying that the network only wants to show programming that is “fluff”.
In a statement, D’Onofrio left the door open to returning on the show for guest-starring stints. “For all my loyal ‘CI’ fans, I wouldn’t be surprised if Goren pops up from time to time,” he said.
Please go to this article and leave a comment...today!
Thanks!

Monday Hit List


The following is the Monday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

Tv Tattle http://tvtattle.com/
tattle@tvtattle.com


Tell them what's been happening at LOCI and how fans feel about Vincent and Kathryn leaving LOCI. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :
our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/

our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/

our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames



****If you have an idea for a media contact, please let us know****


Social Networks:

Twitter
– Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html


Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html


Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html


jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com


bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com


jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com


andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com


Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com


Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com


Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208

mark.miller@nbcuni.com

Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com


And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Hit List



The following is the Sunday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

Happiness is a warm TV
Email Brooke Cain at bcain@nando.com

Tell her what's been happening at LOCI and how fans feel about Vincent and Kathryn leaving LOCI. Be sure to tell her about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct her to :
our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/


****If you have an idea for a media contact, please let us know****

Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html


Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.


Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html


Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com


Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com


Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers


And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Backseat Cuddler Article about LOCI online now!


Our hit lists are giving us results! Backseat Cuddler has published and article on our favorite show and our campaign to save it's stars.




Please read it and leave your comment on the Cuddler site!


Thank you!

Saturday Hit List





The following is the Saturday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media

Daniel Fienberg at The Hit List
news@hitfix.com

Regarding their story on 9/26/09 Vincent D'Onofrio done with 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'
http://www.hitfix.com/galleries/2009-9-25-10-stories-you-might-have-missed-is-the-hulk-the-villain-in-the-avengers-movie?page=6



Tell him how fans feel about Vincent and Kathryn leaving LOCI. Be sure to tell him about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct him to :
our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/


our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/


our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames


****If you have an idea for a media contact, please let us know****

Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors. Tweet about the petition! We need many more signatures!

http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html


Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!



Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.

http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html



Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html


jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com


bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com


jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com


andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com


Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com


Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com


Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com


And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/


On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Hit List




The following is the Friday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

Popeater Staff
http://www.popeater.com/contact

Regarding article Posted at Popeater.com on Fri, 25 Sep 2009 21:59:20 GMT
Changes afoot at `Law & Order: Criminal Intent'
By LYNN ELBER

Tell them how fans feel about Vincent and Kathryn leaving LOCI. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :
our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/

our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/

our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames


****If you have an idea for a media contact, please let us know****

Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html


Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html


jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com

bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com

jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com

andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com


And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/


On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Thursday, October 22, 2009



The following is the Thursday Hit list.
Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.
Media:

Jennifer G. at Backseat Cuddler
Backseatcuddler@gmail.com.
Be sure to include her name in the subject line.

Tell her how fans feel about Vincent and Kathryn leaving LOCI. Be sure to tell her about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct her to :

****If you have an idea for a media contact, please let us know****

Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.
Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!

Emails:
Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html
Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com
Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com
Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers
And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:
Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112
Bonnie Hammer PresidentUSA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!
On Postcards:
Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Information - or not?


Suddenly appearing out of nowhere in the last few days, we have:
  • An online article seemingly stitched together from *old information and interviews*.
    Source: in French, open to translation errors, no author, no way to respond or ask questions.
    We are unable to validate this article. (please see the Vinnie Vidi Vici article for in depth analysis: http://nantzeefantzeepantz.blogspot.com/ October 20th entry)

  • A “new” video.
    seemingly filmed at the same time as the interview in France. Mr D’Onofrio is wearing the same clothes – this is *not a new interview*. It belongs with the videos released in July. All references are to Season 8, not Season 9, as Season 9 had not started filming.. (Again, please see the Vinnie Vidi Vici article for in depth analysis: http://nantzeefantzeepantz.blogspot.com/ October 20th entry)

This is *not* new information! It is MIS-information designed by someone to fool those who will be fooled and scatter the fans.

*Don’t put away your emails and Fluff.*

We’re making progress! We want everyone to pay attention, be *correctly* informed and see through the smoke that is being blown at us.

We know of no contracts being signed by any of the actors and the main players were not seen at any recent filming. There has been no new statements from USA or the actors. Silence is the deafening sound from official sources.

The push for a "lighter" Criminal Intent



"Here...take this. I can't stand the stuff!" ~Bobby


Just a note to anyone who still has doubts about USA's "intent" to "lighten" (or "fluff up") LOCI. Here are the polls that have been posted on the USA home page in recent months. Notice the vast difference in the type of questions about Nichols' character as opposed to Goren:

Which of these real life figures would you like to see Goren interrogate?
Roger Clemens - 4%
O.J. Simpson - 36%
Barack Obama - 13%
Scott Peterson -19%
George W. Bush -19%
Paris Hilton - 4%
Oprah Winfrey -4%

What is your favorite quality in Det. Zack Nichols?
Knowledge of psychology and pharmaceuticals - 11%
Sense of humor - 16%
Overall quirkiness - 64%
He plays the piano - 8%



There there is this question, posted before the season began:


What quality would you like Jeff Goldblum to bring to the Major Case Squad?
Quirkiness - 18%
Intensity - 6%
Wit - 23%
Perspicacity - 3%
Animal Magnetism - 2%
All-around Goldbluminess - 48%


This isn't about the results...it's about the types of questions asked and the answers the poll gives the reader to choose from. Goren = serious, thought-provoking, Nichols = light, humorous.

Interesting, isn't it? Oh, but some will still say that USA isn't going to "mess" with the show. Yeah. Right.

Oh, and then there is THIS lovely gem of a poll:


Who is your favorite character on CI?

Goren - 72%
Eames - 9%
Logan - 15%
Wheeler - 1%
Ross - 1%
Falacci - 2%


Well, well, well. Just look who came out the WINNER! And we know if that poll were done today, with Nichols, the results would still be the same.

HEY USA!! WAKEY, WAKEY!!

More Press on filming in Staten Island


Home port mayhem made of whole sail cloth
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
ADVANCE STAFF REPORT
Staten Island Advance


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A 116-foot, fiberglass yacht and a utility boat gussied up to look like a trawler floating yesterday off the home port in Stapleton were not delivering globetrotters for a tour of the Island's North Shore.
The ships -- and the attendant explosions and cries -- were set up for the filming of an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which airs on the USA Network.


According to a spokeswoman for the show, the episode "deals with a case of international intrigue" and is the first in a two-episode program. Some observers on scene said one of the ships seemed to be a pirate vessel.

None of the principal actors on the weekly drama -- which stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Nicholson and Eric Bogosian -- was on hand for the filming of this episode.

But some 120 crew members scurried back and forth all day, bringing the action to life.
Today, they will be filming scenes on the open water, pushing off from Miller's Launch in Tompkinsville.
The show is no stranger to the borough: In 2007, an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was shot at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, Charleston; a year before that, the show was laying down tape at a Todt Hill mansion.
In earlier years, episodes were filmed in Grasmere, Livingston, Bloomfield and Great Kills.
No word yet on when the episode filmed yesterday may be broadcast.

Wednesday Hit List




The following is the Wednesday Hit list.
Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

Rick Porter at Zap2it.com
feedback@zap2it.com

Refer to his article: Vincent D'Onofrio departing Law and Order Criminal Intent.
http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/09/vincent-donofrio-departing-law-order-criminal-intent.html

Tell him how fans feel about Vincent and Kathryn leaving LOCI. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :

****If you have an idea for a media contact, please let us know****
Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!

Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer PresidentUSA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

USA Returns Fluff!




What? you say.
But they want fluffy programming?
Only Fluffy Characters Welcome at USA network!
So why have they returned a case of Fluff to its sender?

Our enthusiastic Fluffer sent the box out on 10/5 addressed to Jeff Wachtel (President of Original Series USA Network) and ironically got the box back on 10/16, the scheduled first day of shooting.

The postmaster informed said Fluffer that the box would get there in two days. Priority mail. In blue ink someone crossed off Jeff Wachtel's address and put an arrow leading to our heroic Fluffer's return address.


In a circle "Refused" is written and in a rectangle "Return" is written. The box wasn't even opened.

Our Fluffer sent him a pack of cheap mini marshmallows with a postcard attached. Bravo! Ms. Fluff!


We think that this is extremely rude of Mr. Wachtel.
If he had been brought up correctly, he would have accepted graciously and written a thank you note.

And then given us back Goren, Eames and Ross.


Had your Fluff returned? LET US KNOW!

P.S.

I sent my Fluff to Jean Guerin, and it appears to have been accepted!
Ms. Guerin, you have been Fluffed.

Vincent D'Onofrio : "Je passe à autre chose..." ??


You can see the article online here but it will require translating if you'd don't read French.

We cannot "understand" this article which seems to be old history and a patchwork of various interviews and quotes which are open to the vagueness of translations from English to French and then back again. And why would this not come from a North American source? It just doesn't seem to make sense on so many levels.

There is no author, introduction or information of how the interview was conducted.

Check it out with some skepticism.

Tuesday Hit List











The following is the Tuesday Hit list.


Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.


Media:



Vincent was on their show December 12, 2008 advertising the children's fundraiser at Rib City Grill called “Shop with a Cop”
Tell them about what has happened at LOCI, what fans are doing about it, and why. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :





**The idea to use “Good Things Utah” was submitted by maherjunkie of CI-US Message Board and VincentD'OnofrioFans.net
If you have an idea, please let us know!


Social Networks:


Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.


Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!




Emails:
Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:
Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer PresidentUSA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Monday, October 19, 2009

"The show's main stars, ...were not spotted during the shoot."


Crews film a fight scene for Law & Order: Criminal Intent at the Stapleton home port.
Photo courtesy of Dennis Rees


siLive.com released another article today by Staten Island Advance about the filming on Staten Island.



Shots ring out as Law & Order tapes fight scene at Stapleton home port
By Staten Island Advance
October 19, 2009, 3:12PM



STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Gunfire and explosions could be heard from the former Stapleton home port site today.
There were no emergency vehicles rushing to Front Street, however.
Film crews are scheduled to be at the home port until 6 p.m., taping a segment for the detective series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
The episode included gun shots and explosions, according to the Police Department.
The show's main stars, including Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeff Goldblum, Katheryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian were not spotted during the shoot. It's not immediately known when the show will air.
"Law & Order" airs on NBC on Mondays.





http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2009/10/post_4.html





Please send in your comments!

The Monday Hit List



The following is the Monday Hit list.
Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

"The View" – ABC Network**
http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us
Tell them about what has happened at LOCI, what fans are doing about it, and why. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :
**The idea to contact "The View" came from Criminalist on the CI-US Message Board.
If you have an idea, please let us know!

Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.
Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112
Bonnie Hammer PresidentUSA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

On Line Vacations says "Don't forget the Fluff!"




Check out Christine's latest update :






Law and Order: Criminal Intent is filming on Staten Island. (Don’t forget the Fluff!)


Please show her your appreciation by commenting on her article!

New Examiner.com Article 10.17.09


Terra King "keeps asking for it" and like Detective Goren is not having her thirst quenched by the powers that be.


Please post your comments on her article.




Law and Order: CI to film Monday according to silive.com
October 17, 11:30 AMLas Vegas Movie/TV/DVD ExaminerTerra King



According to silive.com, an online news source for Staten Island, L/O C/I will be filming Monday. Of course, they still think Chris Noth is on the show!
The site reports; Staten Island neighborhoods, North Shore, Gunfire and explosions at Stapleton home port during L/O C/I shoot.
This is to occur on Front and Canal Streets, 10am to 6pm.
Apparently, the previously reported filming for this past Friday didn't take place.
Whats up with that?
Still nothing from any camp of the actors involved, Vincent, Kathryn or Bogosian. Not even upcoming plans, all very strange.
There has really been nothing in the news since September 25th. Anything after that has come from people digging, but no one official saying anything except "no comment."
IMDb is revealing nothing new in any of the involved parties to hint at new projects, just the film Vincent is filming.
I hate to assume, you know what that makes me...but it's all I can do. I think negotiations are ongoing. Also that whatever filming is happening is simply filming around major characters.
Hints?
Website Spoiler Buzz claims that Vincent said in an interview that he will be leaving the show to direct or whatever. The website hasn't been updated since 2007.
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM HERE? No one can give a tiny bit of info, enough to let fans know what is going on? Would it completely break down the negotiations to at least say there are some talks going on. Perhaps, the universe will emplode.
If anyone catches any info from Staten Island on Monday, do tell. Leave the info in comments or email me.
In the meantime, visiti the places below to further voice you opinion.
saveinggornandeamesnow
Law and order:CI Twitter page
Law and order:CI Facebook page
Robert Goren Facebook page
Law and Order: CI addicts anonymous
Kathryn Erbe Facebook page
Only liking Vincent facebook page
Sign the peition
The petition has almost 600 signatures, more people need to sign.
As news come in or phone calls/emails are answered I will keep you updated.

This article needs to be addressed! Please comment!


We need to let Mr. Cap know that there is more to the story. Please comment today!

Vincent D’Onofrio to leave Law & Order: CI
September 28th, 2009 by Damon Cap Leave a reply »

Vincent D’Onofrio is leaving Law & Order: CI to pursue other acting opportunities. D’Onofrio thinks that now is the perfect time to leave, since the addition of Jeff Goldblum to the cast. He would also not be surprised if his character Goren pops up from time to time on the show.
Vincent will say good bye in the two part season 9 premiere which I think is scheduled for March 2010 currently? Kathryn Erbe is expected to return for the two part premiere, but that is not finalized just yet.
I used to watch the show in the first seasons and loved the character of Goren. The show will not be the same Law and Order: CI without Vincent and think that it will lose enough viewers that the plug finally gets pulled on it. Pretty much what I am saying is that Vincent D’Onofrio “was” the reason to watch this show. On the other hand this does open him up to do more things, which for his fans should be something to be happy about.

Source: The Ausiello Files

9 comments
Add your comment

http://www.bscreview.com/2009/09/vincent-donofrio-to-leave-law-order-ci/#comment-5987

The Sunday Hit List







The following is the Sunday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

National Public Radio – NPR – Morning Edition
http://help.npr.org/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=5670&task=ticket
Tell them about what has happened at LOCI, what fans are doing about it, and why. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :
our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/

our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/

our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames
Re-Tweet our messages to all your friends - have them sign the petition!


Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html

jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com

bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com

jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com

andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208 mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Saturday Hit List


The following is the Saturday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:
United Press International - newstips@upi.com

Note: UPI receives many news tips and press releases each day. While we cannot guarantee that any item will be used, a few simple procedures will help ensure that your release or news tip gets to the right editors and increases your chance of getting coverage.
1. Please keep release short
2. Identify the organization or individual sending the release and include the contact name and phone number of the person who can respond to our inquiry
3. Date the release and include whether the material is for immediate use or for release at a late date.
Tell them about what has happened at LOCI, what fans are doing about it, and why. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :
our blog: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/

our website: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.com/

our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/saveGorenEames


Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html

jeff.wachtel@nbcuni.com

bonnie.hammer@nbcuni.com

jeff.gaspin@nbcuni.com

andrea.epstein@nbcuni.com

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208 mark.miller@nbcuni.com
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer President
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43241958@N03/

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dumped and Fired?

We don't know for sure why they are leaving, but if you haven't seen these, you should. Decide for yourself.... (thanks to Charley for compiling these references)

"Insiders say that despite the popularity of the actors, they're being dumped to make room for Jeff Goldblum to be lead detective."
Yahoo Buzz Sept 25, 2009

"It's official. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is giving key stars from the hitcop show their walking papers next season"
CTV News Sept 25, 2009

"Question: Vincent D'Onofrio can't leave Law & Order: CI! Did he quit or was he fired? —Jacob Ausiello: Quit?! That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. I needed that."
Ausiello Files Sept 30, 2009

"...four actors are being pulled from the cast of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," including longtime star Vincent D'Onofrio."
Inside Blip, Sept 25, 2009

NBC bright spot in GE earnings

There are already some comments about Criminal Intent! Go add yours!

......that 4th-quarter advertising sales are up by a double-digit
percentage at the network, and more than 20% at the NBC Universal cable
networks, including USA, Bravo, Syfy, CNBC and Oxygen.

Oh, really?
The complete article here:

From silive.com

http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2009/10/gunfire_and_explosions_at_stap.html

No word as to whether this actually transpired....

Friday Hit List



The following is the Friday Hit list.

Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

Media:

Tell them about what has happened at LOCI, what fans are doing about it, and why. Be sure to tell them about the "Fluff" Campaign. Also, direct them to :

Social Networks:

Twitter – Tweet now and Tweet often! Tell USA Network about our planned boycott of sponsors.

Facebook – Ask all your friends to sign the petition!

Emails:

Ask everyone on your personal email contact list to sign the petition! We need many more signatures.
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31034.html

Over the next few days, we suggest your emails to the NBCUNI executives reflect our position on boycotting the sponsors of LOCI. For details and writing suggestions see: http://savinggorenandeamesnow.blogspot.com/2009/10/usa-network-sponsor-details-making-it.html

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682, lynn.weiss@nbcuni.com

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137, farrah.hersh@nbcuni.com

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:
Jeff Wachtel President of Original Series
USA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Bonnie Hammer PresidentUSA Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Online Digital postcards here!

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer and/or Mr. Wachtel know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her/him to reconsider. Let them know about our plan to boycott LOCI sponsors.