And so it begins again: this past week the television networks revealed their fall schedules, and what was once merely well-founded speculation — that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles would be cancelled — became fact. Combine that with the fact that the newest film in the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Salvation, opened this weekend and it was inevitable that whatever “save the show” group existed would find a way to use the film to their advantage.
The folks over at the Save Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles website are currently asking that everyone save their ticket stubs from Terminator: Salvation and mail them in to Peter Roth, President of Warner Brothers Television Production as a show of support for the television series. They're also starting to petition Craig Engler, an SVP at SciFi (soon to be rechristened Syfy) about picking up the show. The website is encouraging everyone start e-mailing SciFi about wanting to see a third season (or even a miniseries) of Sarah Connor.
It is a long shot, and the group acknowledges as much on their site. Unfortunately for them, as the relatively low box office numbers for Terminator: Salvation start to come in (an estimated 42 million in its opening weekend), the chances of a Sarah Connor pickup by a new network become even more slim. It just may be that people pushing for a return for Sarah Connor need to look to another franchise, because at this point it appears as though resistance is futile.