Fans Campaign to Save The 4400 Show With Sunflower Seeds
Fans of sci-fi TV show The 4400 have started bombarding studio bosses
with sunflower seeds in a bid to save the show.
USA Network executives axed the U.S. show last month (Jan08) and
devotees are using the snack favored by series character Dr. Kevin
Burkhoff to let the studio heads know how they feel.
They've deluged North Dakota firm Giants Sunflower Seeds with orders to
be sent to USA Network offices in Los Angeles.
A Giants Sunflower Seeds company spokesman reveals more than 1,700 bags
have been ordered since the campaign to save the show began.
He says, "We thought they were loony tunes at first."
But the company has embraced the idea and staff have started sending TV
bosses notes with their sunflower seeds.
The sunflower seeds idea was sparked by a similar campaign aimed at
saving another axed TV show, Jericho,
last year (07).
Studio bosses agreed to bring the series back after fans sent them
50,000 pounds of peanuts.