Fans Petition ABC To Watch Marvel's Most Wanted Pilot

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Every television series cancellation or non-pickup seems to spawn it's own petition these days, and since ABC decided to pass on their Marvel's Most Wanted series, a petition involving the show wasn't far behind.

The petition's main point (created by Dominic Ryland-Jones) is how much time and investment went into developing the two characters of Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki), all done so they could eventually star in their own spinoff. The two were written out of the main show in season 3 for that specific purpose, which is now for nothing since ABC passed on the show.

"It was thus with great disappointment that fans around the world heard the announcement that after reviewing the pilot, ABC had yet again passed on the series, and that all the hard work put into the new spin-off had gone to waste. So it turned out that two of the most beloved characters from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." had been written out of the show... for nothing."

He has a point there, and the series was internally developed by ABC for quite some time. Still, I don't think the studio would agree with his overall request.

"Therefore, this petition is specifically directed to new ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey and president of Disney/ABC Television Ben Sherwood to ask them to re-consider their repeated decision to pass on Marvel's "Most Wanted" and to, at the very least, decide to air the finished pilot episode on television - simply to see what the reaction from fans is. To a greater or lesser extent, we all know how television companies work, but surely it should be down to the fans themselves to decide whether or not a new Marvel Television show is worth broadcasting or not? After all, we are the ones who will be viewing your channel to watch it."

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As most know, audiences are quite fickle, and just because a show has a following doesn't mean it's enough to keep it on the air for multiple seasons. Fans might be watching it, but depending on how and how often, they aren't necessarily justifying its existence in regards to the studio's bottom line, and that is what the studio has to weigh it against. Is it worth the initial investment or not, and unfortunately for Most Wanted, it seems it was in the not category.