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121. Cosby Show Reunion

Bill Cosby has always been a comic genius and his Cosby Show program was loved by millions.

Let's get the Huxtable family back together so we can see what our favorite characters and actors are up to today, twenty years later!

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122. Brian Dunkleman Hosting The "Price Is Right"

An overview of Brian Dunkleman's past, as documented in Wikipedia:

"Brian Dunkleman (born September 25, 1971 in Ellicottville, New York) is a comedian and actor, best known for co-hosting the first season of American Idol on the Fox Network with Ryan Seacrest.

He has appeared on 'The Tonight Show', had a recurring guest role on 'Two Guys and a Girl', played a stand-up comic suspected of murder in 'NYPD Blue', voiced himself in an episode of 'The Proud Family', in which the show parodied American Idol, did voices for the animated 3 South, and is acting in an independent film called 'Comedy Hell.' He also had a small role on an episode of Friends as the man who buys the engagement ring Chandler wants to buy Monica. He recently was a co-host with Eric the Midget on 'The Idol Re-cap Show' on Sirius' Howard 101. He now does voice over for American Idol Rewind.

Dunkleman began doing stand up comedy in 1992, winning the 'Buffalo’s Funniest New Comedian Contest.' Since then he’s also performed at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, NBC’s 'Late Friday,' and TBS's 'Very Funny at the Laugh Factory.' He's also acted in pilots for ABC and 20th Century FOX and guest-starred on the late night talk show 'Talk Show with Spike Feresten', 'The Ghost Whisperer', & 'Las Vegas'.

Brian can also be seen doing stand up regularly in Los Angeles at the Laugh Factory and Improv, and he makes regular appearances as the host of 'Family Feud Live' in Las Vegas and Atlantic City for Fremantle Media."

As the latter states, Dunkleman has experience in hosting major television shows in primetime ('American Idol'), should "The Price Is Right" ever alter time slots. Dunkleman also has experience hosting game shows ('Family Feud Live'), and is well-qualified to host a televised game show. Lastly, he has appeared on other popular television shows (i.e. 'Friends', 'The Tonight Show', 'The Proud Family'), that could extend the viewing demographics, and increase, ultimately, the Nielsen ratings of the show. In my humble opinion, Brian Dunkleman is the right host for "The Price Is Right".

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123. Bring back Standoff

Standoff is an American television series. It premiered on the FOX network in September 5, 2006.

Created by Craig Silverstein, the series focuses on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiate hostage situations and share relationships.

The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and its executive producers are Craig Silverstein, Tim Story and Glen Mazzara.

A total of 18 episodes have been produced and the series is expected to complete its original run on July 20, 2007.

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124. Banning my sister from programs with a laugh track

My sister spends ages watching TV programs which simply aren't funny but they have laugh tracks on every second.

She never laughs due to the programs being unfunny and it drives me and my mum and possibly other family members (including our dog) completely insane.

Examples of these programs include "Suite life of Zach and Cody" and "Corrie in the House", "Hannah Montanna", "Thats so Raven". The list can go on for days.

Please, help me by signing this petition. If she stops watching the programs because of the petition, there will be a lot more peace in the house, it will stop my sister losing her sense of humour and hopefully the wretched TV shows will have to stop as their viewing figures will dramatically drop (probably from about two people every episode to one person).

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125. Bring Tru Calling Back

Don't you absolutely hate it when a television studio cancels your favourite show? Especially when the show is in mid story and you're all hyped up to know what is going to happen.

Well Tru Calling is no exception and was cancelled in 2005 by Fox Television. This show had everything and was extremely good and didn't need to be cancelled.

I would like to bring it back and turn it into the popular show it deserves so the fans can enjoy it and finally find out what happens in the end...

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126. There is only ONE Tree Hill

One Tree Hill is a popular t.v. drama with many fans who support not only the television network, but also the actors who play the characters we love so much.

The television network would not be doing it's fans and supports justice by cancelling the show after season 6. The show has been successful since it's first season, so why is there any discussion or debate on whether or not to cancel the show.

The fan base for One Tree Hill is huge, and continues to grow each season. More and more people are beginning to watch the show and love it just as much as the fans who have been watching since day one.

So, we the fans of One Tree Hill believe and truly feel that the CW Television Network should continue to produce and air One Tree Hill after the finale of season 6.

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127. Bring Quizmania back to WIN Television a regional Channel 9 Station

Quizmania is on from midnight still 3am in the morning! Its Channel 9 midnight game show and used to be on WIN Television about 2 months ago....

WIN Televison is a Regional Station Which plays the same shows as Channel 9 except Quizmania.

WIN Televison has the show from the start untill 2 months ago.

I really miss the show.

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128. Ban Big Brother....NOW !

Big Brother 8, can you believe that??, we have had to suffer nearly 10 years of attention seeking freaks of nature adorning oyur TV sets, as they flaunt their obvious imperfections and argue about domestic chores ( mmm, that last bit sounds like my house ).

As if that was not enough, we have to endure the horrendously excitable Davina Mccall and all those other Big Brother spin offs on Channel 4, E4 etc anaylising the far end of a fart as these pathetic specimens lounge around getting on each others tits...NOW IT IS TIME FOR US ALL TO STOP THIS DISEASE!!!!

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129. Britain's Got Talent - Jack the Tap Dancer

Ex Army Corporal Jack the Tap Dancer story is one of great heart ache and angst. Jack first started tap dancing when he was 8 years old but soon was unable to due to his Army service.

A few years ago Jack's wife tragically passed away, after 10 years of Jack caring for her and living with her alzheimer's. This sent poor Jack into a spiraling depression and the only way he sought solace was by dancing his sorrows away.

Today Jack is through to the last 24 of 'Britain's Got Talent' and he's got a very good chance of performing in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

With our help we can make this man's dream come true and bring a smile back to this fallen war hero! Let's make it happen!

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130. Bring back 'Jeux Sans Frontieres'!

****WOW! Almost 15,000 signatures!! Thanks everybody and keep it up!!*****

EBU, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has cancelled the much-awaited return of Jeux Sans Frontières - the brilliant game show that for 35 years brought together young people from all over Europe.

We are calling on all European citizens to help lobby EBU for the return of JSF.

Please sign this petition, which will be delivered to EBU's Director of Television and to national broadcasters.

Jeux Sans Frontières was a perfect example of both popular and quality programming, which is becoming rarer in an era of cultural dumbing down, reality TV and cheap song contests.

JSF was one of the most popular programmes across the continent - one of a very few examples of truly contemporary European culture, and a great way to build a common identity, exchange experiences and learn about the places and cultures of Europe. In fact, from 1965 to 1999, generation after generation of Europeans grew up with 'the Games'.

JSF was a great chance for European youths to take part in creative, imaginative and stimulating games, while showcasing beautiful villages, towns and cities from participating countries.

In short, JSF meets all three criteria of good Public Service Broadcasting: it informs, educates and entertains.

After a lot of pressure from fans across Europe, broadcasters decided to launch a new series of JSF in 2007; only to cancel it at the last moment due to "financial difficulties". It's true that JSF is an expensive programme to produce. Still, broadcasters waste millions of euros every year on programmes of much lesser quality and indeed popularity.

Let's show EBU and its members, i.e. the national public service broadcasters (such as BBC, TF1, RAI, ERT) - which by the way are funded by us - that European audiences want Jeux Sans Frontières back.

Please sign this petition.

****WOW! Almost 15,000 signatures!! Thanks everybody and keep it up!!*****

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131. Campaign for more Black-British representation on mainstream TV

My name is Amanda Amory and I feel that there is a lack of positive Black-British representation on television, and would like this changed.

Not just because I, myself am from the Black community, but because in my chosen career as a scriptwriter and having friends, colleagues and family members who aspire to be actors, there is limited opportunity for us to succeed.

There is a wealth of vibrancy, humour, pathos, drama, entertainment and passion in the Black community that deserves to be heard and enjoyed by those who love television.

And I am so thankful that there are already a few talented and respected representatives on television who have blazed a trail for us, but there is still room for more. MUCH more.

My words have been echoed by these talented and respective individuals on countless occasions and I have personally heard from Television Industry professionals that there is a need for a larger Black representation on TV as what we have now is far from ideal.

This is true, which is unfortunate for this day in age and in such a multicultural society such as ours. So more has to be done. Which is why I am urging you to please sign this petition in the hope that it changes things for the better.

Thankyou.

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132. Bring back Jericho

Jericho was an excellent TV Drama and should not get cancelled for a drama about a vampire, a musical and a drama about a Cuban-American family running a sugar business in Florida.

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133. Save 'Kulvaddu' from going off the air

We love the show 'Kulvaddu' and think that it is really different from the usual shows on Indian television today. It is one of the best shows on Sony Channel these days...

It has an excellent cast, with Sachin Sharma, Daljjet Kaur, Shaleen Bhanot and others doing an excellent job of their roles. The lead couple, Sachin Sharma and Daljeet Kaur, have explosive chemistry.

The show moves at a very fast pace. Also, the show does not have false drama and the production values are refreshingly real.

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134. Against forced music in hospitals

Increasingly, patients in hospital wards, and in hospital and doctor's waiting rooms are being forced to listen, either to other people's choice of music, or to the noise of their televisions.

Any unwanted music becomes a form of noise pollution that can irritate or depress, rather than entertain or divert, people who may already be suffering.

This is born out by a survey of 115 blood donors carried out at Nottingham University Medical School in 1995. It found that playing music made waiting donors more anxious before donating blood, and more depressed after donating, than silence.

If such outpatients (all healthy volunteers) feel like this, patients lying often immobilised in beds may suffer far worse. It is particularly unfair to trample on other people's rights to peace, when they are at their most vulnerable in hospital. Anyone who wants to listen to music or radio can do so easily through headphones.

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135. Change BET

BET is not run by a black man any longer and it shows. Now it glamorizes or sensationalizes activities that are criminal, degrading, sexist, stereotypical, or predjudice. The dumbest rap artists in the world are endorsing nothing but butt naked booty, "hoes", money and obnoxiously unnecessary expensive jewelry! The rap songs now have "elementary hooks and verses" and the message is the exact same in every video.

That message is "sell your soul for money push drugs on the streets and treat your sisters like crap and you will get to live comfortable like me, even though those same rappers are really broke, the platinum chain is borrowed (or fake) and, posing next to rented cars.

Not every black person likes to go to the club, not all of us are materialistic, some of us do have the ability to love our men & women. We aren't just entertainers. Still, we do not see this balance reflected on BET anymore. This causes a problem because it's mainly young people who watch the channel. What are we telling our young people about what it means to be a black male or female? Where are their positive role models? Not on Black Entertainment Television the one place that they should be able to find it. I, as a mother of two daughters and one son, will not allow my children to watch ANYTHING that airs on BET but, why does it have to be this way? Before Viacom bought BET from Johnson (a black man) We had Tavis Smiley. We had Teen Summit. We had positive black artists that I would have been happy to turn on the tv to and say to my children "see"! This is what you are! Can you say the same thing today? Would you turn on BET at anytime of the day and sit your young child down in front of it and say "Look, this is what you are and what you can become?" Now BET is putting out the message to our youngest and most impressionable, our future..That we are criminals, thugs, ignorant, entertainment. I don't want my children or any black child to believe that's what they are.

Imagine turning on your television and not having to worry about what the children are watching, knowing that the channel is positive and educational. Even better, the channel could be uplifting and even help you and that child learn a little about yourself and your culture. Wow, what a wish. Eventually, someone thought of that very thing and created a TV network called BET. While it was getting started, it was something to be proud of. It celebrated us as a people, educated us with talk forums and news geared toward what was relevant to us.

Real talent was discovered and our movies were celebrated. Even our music was spotlighted as we watched shows like Video Soul and Video Vibrations hosted by talent that actually spoke in full and complete sentences.

Many prominent media critics, including Public Enemy rapper Chuck D, journalist George Curry, Howard University, writer Keith Boykin, comic book writer/artist/editor Christopher Priest, filmmaker Spike Lee and writer/cartoonist Aaron McGruder of The Boondocks, have protested BET's programming and actions.

One of the most commonly-heard complaints is the fact that BET's programming is mostly music entertainment, particularly Hip-hop and rap music, and does not focus on the public affairs of the black community. This criticism expanded in the light of Viacom's cutbacks of BET's public affairs department, which resulted in the firing of BET Tonight talk show host and social commentator Tavis Smiley in March 2001, and the cancelations of the youth panel forum Teen Summit and morning news broadcast Lead Story in 2002. Black Exploitation Television!

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136. Make the Media Stop the Epidemic it Started

Dear Sir or Madam:

SUBJECT: EATING DISORDERS IN THE MEDIA

My name is Katie Morton and I am writing because I would like to see a part of one of the CBS Evening News shows to be about eating disorders in the media. As a teenage girl I am deeply disturbed by the growing number of people that are affected by eating disorders on a daily basis. Due to the media many girls result to not eating or eating very little in order to look like the stars they see on television.

Many girls in today’s society look at the skinny, beautiful models and actresses as role models. It appears that these women have everything, money, fame, and good looks. They think that these women are in control but what most girls do not realize is that these women are really spinning out of control because many of them have an eating disorder. “In America young girls have been so obsessed with dieting that they will take extreme measures by the time they are ten years old” (Erlanger).

Almost every girl at some point in her life has looked in the mirror and thought that all they saw was fat. By being skinny it shows that you have control over your life. Even I have been one of those girls who look at themselves in the mirror and think they are fat. Unlike many girls I have never taken drastic measures to change the way I look. All I have done is exercised significantly and eaten healthy foods. Like every girl in America I wanted to be like the women that I see on television.

“Five to ten million people have eating disorders nation wide; that includes eleven percent of high school students and up to nineteen percent of college students. Eighteen to twenty percent of people with anorexia will die within twenty years of diagnosis” (Lauren Gold). This is a statistic that must be changed for the benefit of today’s youth. Television is the way most individuals get information in the United States; therefore it is the media’s responsibility to portray a more realistic image for young girls.

I believe that it would be a great idea for CBS to run a show on this growing epidemic in America. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Katharine Morton

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137. Stop the Media promoting Eating Disorders

518 HAMILTON AVE
LUMBERTON, NJ 08048
January 11, 2007
CBS Evening News
524 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

Dear Sir or Madam:

SUBJECT: EATING DISORDERS IN THE MEDIA

My name is Katie Morton and I am writing because I would like to see a part of one of the CBS Evening News shows to be about eating disorders in the media. As a teenage girl I am deeply disturbed by the growing number of people that are affected by eating disorders on a daily basis. Due to the media many girls result to not eating or eating very little in order to look like the stars they see on television.

Many girls in today’s society look at the skinny, beautiful models and actresses as role models. It appears that these women have everything, money, fame, and good looks. They think that these women are in control but what most girls do not realize is that these women are really spinning out of control because many of them have an eating disorder. “In America young girls have been so obsessed with dieting that they will take extreme measures by the time they are ten years old” (Erlanger).
Almost every girl at some point in her life has looked in the mirror and thought that all they saw was fat. By being skinny it shows that you have control over your life. Even I have been one of those girls who look at themselves in the mirror and think they are fat.

Unlike many girls I have never taken drastic measures to change the way I look. All I have done is exercised significantly and eaten healthy foods. Like every girl in America I wanted to be like the women that I see on television.

“Five to ten million people have eating disorders nation wide; that includes eleven percent of high school students and up to nineteen percent of college students. Eighteen to twenty percent of people with anorexia will die within twenty years of diagnosis” (Lauren Gold). This is a statistic that must be changed for the benefit of today’s youth. Television is the way most individuals get information in the United States; therefore it is the media’s responsibility to portray a more realistic image for young girls.

I believe that it would be a great idea for CBS to run a show on this growing epidemic in America. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Katharine Morton

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138. Save ' Aisa Des Hai Mera' from going off the air

We love the show 'Aisa Des Hai Mera' and think that it is really different from the usual shows on Indian television today.

It has an excellent cast, with Kanwaljeet, Benjamin Gilani, Kirron Kher, Pavan Malhotra and Beena doing an excellent job of their roles. The lead couple, Gaurav Chopraa and Saumya Tandon, have explosive chemistry and have the potential of becoming as popular as other screen pairs such as Rajeev Aamna.

The show moves at a very fast pace and the level of spoken Hindi on the show is amazingly high. Also, the show does not have false drama and the production values are refreshingly real.

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139. Ban Junk food adverts before 21.00

Please sign this pettition to stop showing junk food adverts before 21.00 on childrens television.

These junk food adverts are making chidren overweight!

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140. Bring back Captain Planet

When Captain Planet and the Planeteers was axed on ABC kids in 1996, Australia lost a hero.

We must help this hero to come back on our screens. Captain Planet mixes action with Enviromental Awareness. This is the childs version of 'an inconvenient truth'.

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141. Bring Back Starting Over

This is a television show that had a lot of moral meaning to it.

This being a show, which focused on 6 different women living in the same house together, making changes to their lives, and working toward achieving a life goal. The women have the support of each other, as well as the support and motivation of their life coaches, assisting them toward achieving their life goals.

"Starting Over" has allowed countless people to relate to the life issues (e.g. - money, love, health, relationships, etc.), which the actual women, who participated in the life-changing process were dealing with. This show has even inspired people to make changes in their lives, as have these actual women.

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142. Get rid of chanel 10's "the wedge"

This is a petition to get chanel 10's "the wedge" programme off the air.

In our opinion it isn't funny, clever or entertaining and we hope that others share this veiw point.

Thankyou.

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143. Bring Back Michael

Day 36, 28th of May, 06, Michael was evicted from the big brother house.

Quoting the Big Brother website, from day one Michael lived up to his psychological profile, proving that he was "likely to be strategic as he is analytical". He analyzed, pondered, assessed, scrutinized and dissected every aspect of the House - and drove a lot of people crazy in the process! The BB House just won't be the same without the 'self-employed' Insider.

Who could forget his insider missions:
Sabotaging the clown task
Concocting a tale involving 'Reuben'
And stealing the housemates toothbrushes

Love him or hate him, Michael did cause havoc in the house and offered exciting TV viewing. Yet, the controversy did not end there. Michael continued to voice his opinions on the nomination show, Rove Live and the Kyle and Jackie O show.

So what has happened since then? Well, if 20000+ viewers voice a positive message wanting Michael back in the house, Michael may be considered to return back to the house as a contestant or as a guest. This is a shout out to all viewers who enjoy exciting television. This is not a shout out just to Michael fans.

So, if you love to be entertains…make sure you let big Brother know that the house needs Michael by singing the petition. Never Quit Michael! Never Quit!

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144. Resurrect Associated Television

April 25, 2006

ATV OR ASSOCIATED TELEVISION LTD AS IT WAS KNOWN WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TV COMPANY IN HISTORY.

FOUNDED BY LEW GRADE IN 1955 AS ATV LONDON IT MADE LEGENDS LIKE CROSSROADS, THE PRISONER, DANGERMAN, RANDELL AND HOPKIRK DISCEASED, SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM, AND TISWAS.

IT VANISHED IN 1982 WE DEMAND ITV REINSTATES ATV AS THE LEGENDARY LOGO IS A GREAT THING SO ITV ARE YOU GOING TO STOP MAKING RUBBISH AND RESURRECT ATV.

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145. As If on DVD!!

April 7, 2006

For many As If fans, the show reached its ending in yeah 2004. Viewers watching in Latin America and on Sattelite in the UK have seen the last of the gang.

The show has now finished on most channels around the world, but you still may be able to find repeats if you look hard in the schedules.

As If was a ground-breaking British drama, following the exciting lives of six young adults living in London. The popular show has now finished filming after 76 action packed episodes.

Each episode was considered ground breaking and extremely unique. The show created a cult following around the world. The drama's success is partly because of the fantastic soundtrack and modern style of filming; flashbacks, dodgy camerawork and sureal sequences are extremely frequent in all of the individual 30-minute long episodes.

Jamie, Sooz , Nicki, Alex, Sasha and Rob are the six teenagers featured in this hit teen drama. Each episode of As If shows the story from of characters point of view, allowing the viewers to learn their thoughts and personal feelings on the drama unfolding around them.

As If has gained cult following all over the world, and is one of the most popular and highly rated teen drama's ever.

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146. Stop showing station logos and program ads during tv shows

December, 2005

All television stations are now putting up their logo in the bottom right corner of the screen. It is also becoming more and more frequent that advertisements for other programs are shown while you are watching television.

These interfere with viewing. It is extremely distracting and diminishes the value of the current program being watched. It is especially annoying when the station logo covers information like the name and/or title of a person being interviewed for a particular show.

Show advertisements during commercials!!! Flash the station logo, but only show it for a short time; we know what station we're watching!!

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147. Accurately Print Shadow Lane and Women's Television in the dailyTV listings

The Daily news has not accurately printed channels 25 (Shadow Lane) and 54 (Women's Television)in their daily TV listings.

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148. Bring Back the 80's cartoon classics

Signing this petition wouled help bring back our 80's tv classics and cartoons such as rainbow brite, care bears, he-man, and all the other great classics we used to watch as children so that we can watch them again and bring back the memories and also share these educational and great classics with our children so when they grow up they can pass the classics along as well to their children.

I am sick of watching stupid, uneducational tv shows on the television, full of violence, and negativity that our children should not be exposed to anyway, we should be exposing them to great classics instead so please pass this along to all your friends and lets bring back these classics.

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149. Ban reality television

Reality television is a cancer in the fragile entity we call society. It is turning unambitious losers into couch-dwelling slobs with no purpose in life, giving them a reality which isn't real, fulfilling their desire to live an interesting life by forcing them to live a shitty one through others.

Reality television is evil.

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150. The Joan of Arcadia stuggle

As you might know, the CBS Television Network has decided to cancel the beloved TV show - "Joan of Arcadia". And so this petition was created to prevent this mistake!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Other than signing this petition please write to CBS, They count one letter as the equivilant of a lot of people watching. You can send a letter to:

CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Or you can send them an e-mail through this link: http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.shtml

Or even call them although writing a letter is more powerful: (212) 975-4321

*** COMMENT! - To all of the people that are signing this petition - please write your real E-mail address so when we will send this petition they could see that it's authentic!

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