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5 comments | Friday, April 10, 2009

Prior to publishing my initial post on the cancellation of The DL Chronicles on the here! Network earlier this week and before several other blogs picked up on the story, my attempt to get an official response from the network proved futile until this little diddy surfaced in my inbox from Senior Vice President Josh Rosenzweig yesterday. I’ve cut and pasted his e-mail as it was sent below.

Dear Dear Darien

I recently saw your blog post regarding THE D.L. CHRONICLES (with my work email inbedded).

Just to be clear, THE D.L. CHRONICLES has not been cancelled. In fact, quite the contrary: a five-episode second season has already been written, and production details and scenarios are being worked on.

The information you received about the network canceling this series is entirely erroneous (and thus falsely reported). Everyone at here! Networks is very proud of the show, and its writer/directors. Our development team has worked tirelessly to support them in developing their five-episode second season.

Again, please let me reiterate that THE D.L. CHRONICLES has not been cancelled. The second season is developed, and we expect to announce production plans later this year.

Thank you so much for your interest in here! Networks and THE D.L. CHRONICLES.


Josh Rosenzweig
Senior Vice President
Integrated Marketing & Public Relations
Regent Media/here! Networks

And I guess Rosenzweig’s response is supposed to end the discussion and/or put to rest any speculation about the future of The DL Chronicles, right? Wrong.

My Response

Dear Dear Josh,

Since we seem to be addressing each other less formally I’m assuming that it’s okay to call you by your first name. While I appreciate your response to my post and your attempt to offer a glimmer of hope to disappointed fans by refuting the cancellation claim, I must point out that the details you offered regarding a second season is not anything the public hasn't heard before. In fact the very same details you gave in your e-mail were released around this same time last year and were widely reported on this blog and others.

So more than a year has gone by, scripts for the second season have long ago been written, episode scenarios given to the press, and other here! Network shows are well into multiple seasons and still no movement on The DL Chronicles? Wait...I'm sure your promise to announce production plans "later this year" was supposed to be a sufficient pacifier.

Excuse me along with the countless number of e-mails from upset here! subscribers that found it's way into your inbox this week, (many of which you responded to with an identical copy of the e-mail you sent me) for being all too familiar with this scenario. See dear dear Josh we've been here before. And while it's easy to label my post as "false reporting" and the information I received as "erroneous" you've failed to see the gift I've given you. You now have the opportunity to make a liar out of me. And when you do I'll gladly retract my post and make sure that everyone knows that the good ol' here! Network didn't pull a "LOGO" on it's only successful black gay show. I'm planning my second season viewing party as we speak.

Darian Aaron
Creator, Living Out Loud with Darian


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You betta READ, D!

April 10, 2009 12:52 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Now at least, Josh (Rosenzweig) will have to update his response letter.

Keep up the good WORK!!!!!!!

April 10, 2009 2:22 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

YESSS DARIAN! Thats what I'm talking about! You have to let them know that we know what's going on and it can't be all show or talk either.

April 10, 2009 6:22 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Darian, you betta work bitch! That's how you let them know that we as a community are savvy and watching their every move.

April 10, 2009 7:38 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Yes we are learning that yet another successful Black Gay format show is being fuked and not enjoying it. We can and should send letters and e-mails to protest. We can also look at finding a way for all of us to come together and create our own network. Robert L. Johnson started BET on practically nothing. "Although he had no business experience, he convinced John Malone, then head of a cable network, to invest in his venture. With a $15,000 bank loan, Johnson launched his company. By the time Johnson sold BET to Viacom in 2001, his network was worth $3 billion." We have to stop crying because "The Man" is doing it to us again.

April 27, 2009 10:55 PM


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