'Pan Am' Revival Fails to Launch
Series creator acknowledges series' official end point
By Kenny Herzog Jun 21, 2012 9:13AM
"Pan Am" Executive Producer Nancy Hult Ganis had every reason to believe her series, which was canceled last month by ABC, could still have a future in the friendly skies of alternative programming. After all, former network casualties like "Arrested Development" have been re-animated via Netflix after nearly a decade off the air, and "Pan Am" itself was reportedly in talks with Amazon's streaming TV service just a few weeks ago.
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Alas, Ganis conceded defeat this week via a letter posted on the Facebook home of World Wings International, a non-profit organization for Pan Am flight attendants (Ganis herself is an ex-attendant). It's not your usual venue for such announcements, but hey, not everything merits an official press conference.
The letter explains that "there was a gallant effort by the team at SONY to resurrect the series. Unfortunately for those who enjoyed the episodes or the promise of what it could or should have been, the "Pan Am" series officially ended this past weekend." She adds that "the contracts have expired and our cast and crew are free to pursue other projects." Ganis then cheekily offers her spin on the "Buddhist truths": "Show up, pay attention, tell the truth, don't be attached to the outcome."
Hopefully, Ganis and the "Pan Am" cast won't have any trouble landing new sources of income.
Jun 22, 2012 1:16AM
I liked this show..........but it started to get boring mid season....... first couple of shows were great......
Jun 22, 2012 12:41AM
Damn it! "Pan Am" was my favorite show of the past five, perhaps even ten, years. The whole cast was wonderful especially the lovely Karine Vanasse. Damn it!
Jun 21, 2012 9:50PM
Too bad; I really enjoyed the show. It was nice to have something with intelligent writing verses the "dumbing down of America" plots and characters.
Jun 21, 2012 8:25PM
Maybe they can do an appearance on MadMen somehow. Don Draper would be all over that...
Jun 21, 2012 6:56PM
Too bad, another show that I really liked is cutout and bleeding while the likes of american idol, dancing with the almost stars and other rubbish continues on.
No wonder I watch more and more foreign movies and tv shows
Thank god for netfix !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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