Does somebody want to explain to me what is going on with the advertising department at Disney?
People like 'Life With Derek.' The numbers prove it, the show has great ratings.
But the show could be huge
. I'm talking up there with 'That's So Raven' and 'Lizzie McGuire.' I don't like to compare it to 'Hannah Montana' because I think the music in the show adds to its popularity. However, 'LWD' could bring in money
, even new Disney Channel stars to the company that they can exploit like they have to Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, etc.
The commercials for 'LWD' are few and far between. I'm a Disney Channel addict and if I weren't a member of the 'Life With Derek' fan communities of TV.com, IMDB, and FanFiction.net, I would have no idea when new episodes come on. Disney Channel sure doesn't advertise it. Furthermore, unlike 'Hannah Montana,' it doesn't have a good daily timeslot
And has anyone seen the official site
on DisneyChannel.com? It's pathetic
. It hasn't been updated since first season! All the photos and video clips (although that's generous; the site only has one video.) are completely outdated.
Maybe its because 'LWD' is not their show. This way, they're not tied down to the show if they decide to stop airing it.
Basically, that's why I'm mad. I love rooting for the underdog. Being a fan of 'LWD' is so much more fun than it is to be a fan of 'Hannah Montana.' The community is more close-knit. I love it.
But I don't like the fact that Disney Channel takes it for granted. The show is amazing and deserves a big fanbase.
And I don't like the thought that 'LWD' is going to run for at least 5 seasons, and there's a strong possibility that without great ratings, Disney might stop showing it.
Basically, I'm saying Disney needs to get their shit together. 'LWD' is awesome. It deserves more.
And I'm sick of missing new episodes because Disney sucks so hardcore.
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