Fans of this CMT show are upset that the network has cut its time on TV short.
The show about the early lives of the Million Dollar Quartet, Sun Records, learned its fate recently when CMT's head of development Jayson Dinsmore spoke with Deadline.
“Originally we had planned for it to be a three-night events, and we morphed the development into a limited-run series,” Dinsmore said. “It always was to be a limited-run series. It did extremely well but there are no current plans for additional episodes. We may revisit you never know because it did quite well.”
Although it has always been marketed as a limited series, the show captured hearts of viewers everywhere and because it did so well, fans figured CMT would do a second season. Upon learning of this news, fans took to social media and even started a petition on Change.org to bring the show back for a Season 2.
"Dang, just read the show is cancelled.....very disappointed!! My husband I love this show!!!!!! Please bring it back!!!!!!" one fan wrote.
Another went into extreme detail as to why she loved the show, saying, "You have to give this show a second chance. Tv shows like this are hard to come by anymore. For us who didn't grow up in the 50's & 60's, we didn't get to see this kind of magic happen. Yet, we are fans because of the GREATNESS these musicians brought. I commend you to give this show another season. You can't judge from just one season. Each season brings more & more fans. And that grows from good feedback & people talking about your show. Spreading the word. These actors are so talented and have more to give, more stories to tell! Please bring it back!"
Fan Walter Jordan pretty much summed it up for us when he said, "So sad to hear that Sun Records won't be returning for season two."
The series showcased the early lives of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, as well as the significance Sam Phillips, who owned Sun Records, had in their careers. The show starred Kevin Fonteyne, Christian Lees, Drake Milligan, Dustin Ingram, and Chad Michael Murray.
If you'd like to sign the online petition, you can do so here.
Watch some of the highlights of the show below.
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