Monday, September 28, 2009

Tell USA - No CI without Goren and Eames

Suzanne at Criminal Intent Musings has provided the following postcard and contacts.

Print your postcard

++Send your postcards (more than 1!)++
Bonnie Hammer
NBCU Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions
3000 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91523-0002

++Email them++
Tell them we don't want to lose Goren and Eames from Criminal Intent and have no reason to watch their network if they do.

Send your emails to all of these people:

9.29 - Barbi has sent an email to Bonnie Hammer detailing her disappointment and would like to share it with everyone. You can find here in pdf form.


Susan1212 said...

Way to go Suzanne! Thank you!
I've sent my emails and I am mailing my postcards today! Hope everyone else will too! Thanks Reel for posting this!

mauigirl said...

Sent emails, gonna send postcards today!

janethyland said...

Actually i do think this is the right time for VDO to leave the show.He gave his all to the role of Goren and no one could have asked him for more.It was extraordinary work.

But season 8 was a mess,full of duplication in the scripts and especially in the duplication of the Nichols character.The formatted scripts were dull and tired."Playing Dead" was meaningless dialogue being quick fired out of a cannon. Ugh!

What I object to is them carrying on without him. Its becoming a kind of circus, even worse than at the end of season7. If they really valued the character as they say they do, they would finish the whole show on this Goren Two Hour Special worthy of the character and the work put into it.

The only character left standing is Nichols.Those with any serious intent seem of have got out before the ship sinks.Such a pity they didnt end it with Frame.

That comment made by VDO about finishing filming season 8 and then going on to season 9 takes on a fresh significance now. Maybe he couldnt wait to get on with it and get out.

havers said...

Thanks for Posting it also here. I send my email this morning and cross my fingers that all the fan reaction will show USA and NBC that they did something blindfold.

DonnaJo said...

Thank you for posting this here, Suzanne. And thank you to The Reel as well.

It's worth a try. Even if its too late to rehire VDO & Erbe back for eight episodes, it could help to arrange a good number of guest appearances. For both actors.

Chris said...

janethyland - thank you. If you've followed Mr. D'onofrio's comments and interviews, you will see that he's been gently "making his way out" for a while.

In a recent interview from france (I think), when asked if he found the work (of Det. Goren) boring, he hesitated, thought about it, and gave what I thought to be a most politically correct answer - "It's not up to me to decide whether I'm bored - if the audience likes it, then it's good" (that's not a direct quote, but similar). This more than hints that he is bored (and after 8 years, who wouldn't be?) with the increasing monotony of LOCI, but is deferent to his audience, and probably the network.

It wasn't the network decision (as much as they've made crummy decisions in the past) - it was the artist's. Please, let the man (and Ms. Erbe) leave in peace, knowing what a fantastic job he's done, expressing gratitude for 8 seasons of suspense and quirks, and wish him well in future endeavors.

Jay said...

I am sure they are both ready to go........It has been a great run but I am sure both of them want to move on to other projects.

Anonymous said...

Where exactly has Vincent said this is HIS decision? Could you post the link to that article please because I've yet to see it. In June he said he'd go at some point, 'but not any time soon' and nothing he said in the statement he issued a couple of days ago implied he'd asked to go NOW, neither did he say 'This is my decision' so I'm curious where this nugget is in all the Google alerts I've been getting - and I thought I'd read them all, or are we taking the word of USA that Vincent asked for a 'transition' - what a lovely, completely meaningless word ;0)

Since I AM actually pissed off about the way he (and Kate and Eric) has been shamelessly treated by the powers that be, my emails are already on their way. I'd have less of a problem if it didn't appear for all the world that they'd all been thrown off the show because Goldblum is cheaper and USA want to turn LOCI into 'fluff'.

val said...

Here we go again, people who know best what's going on in Vincent's mind, when it's clear it's the network that has decided to ditch the three.

For a bit more legitimate information, go to

In addition to the email addresses, you can leave a message at the USA site under "feedback". Let's not let them get away with this.

Jachelle said...

I really think it's time to let him go. I agree that Goren and Eames are the heart and soul of LOCI, but in several interviews over the last year or so, VDO has said things that indicate he is ready to move on to other things. How would you feel if you were ready to leave a job that just didn't bring you joy anymore and 50,000 people wrote your company and said, don't let him go, give him anything he wants. Well, sometimes it's not about the money or schedule or whatever. I would rather NBC Universal move a little faster in bringing out the DVDs of past seasone than watch Vincent half-heartedly carry on a role he is done with.

Quietfire said...

And I didn't get that impression from those Paris interviews. I got that he was there if he was wanted. I want him. I think USA did him a HUGE disservice by showing the Season 8 episodes in the order they were shown. All sensitivity to Goren's recovery went out the window. And he did recover. It's almost like USA was messing with the order on purpose...

Bunny said...

Nope. I'd rather see him in movies, than unhappy in a TV show.

Marge said...

To be much as I hate the idea, I am not suprised they are leaving. As Chris said, VDO's comment about "being bored" was a warning sign for everyone. I can honestly say that the show this season was a mess...I only actually like 2 maybe 3 episodes. They were often boring or the whole Joey Frost, Josh Snow thing...the show has clearly been working its way off TV and if VDO and Kate Erbe leave the show is definately done for. Sad, but true.

Tess said...

If it was just Vincent leaving maybe I could buy it was his decision. But all 3 of them?! NBC is cleaning house....

My emails have been sent, postcards are next.

TJara said...

Suzanne, thanks for the effort. Thanks for the reel for posting this.
Other than that, I'm with those that think they are being forced out, so I will write. Again.

Anonymous said...

Count me in - got my emails out this morning and DH just printed up a couple postcards to go out tomorrow.

What the heck...sure can't hurt. No reason to just go quietly.

Magpyi said...

I'm a weirdo who doesn't have cable but has netflix- I'm good with seeing him in three or four movies a year, and though I'd miss the acting, he should direct more. "5 mins mr. W" was beautiful. he's what? 50? let the man have some art. let him go, peeps, let goren go. haven't we been dreaming about all those reruns way too much?

ali.walpole said...

If they want to leave on their own free will, then that is one thing... but if something happend with the network and they are being forced to leave, then that is another. Either way, with both of the best criminal mind stars gone, I know that I will no longer be watching the show. "Bobby" on the show has done so many profiles and great jobs on the show that my son(5) and I relate to a lot of the crazy people that they catch. We survived an abusive relationship by escaping from my exhusband (his father), and watching Vincent on Criminal Intent has helped my son realize that there are some really messed up people out there and that there are good cops that want to help and that can help. So if ya'll don't come back, I would personally like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such great roles on the show, ya'll actually gave us reason to keep going... in a non crazy person way, lol.

janethyland said...

I loved that Orson welles Play/film he I loved Naked Tango.

I look forward to see what he does with The Western, if thats still in his mind.

But what Im dying to see is him playing Teddy Kennedy in a BIG film!

Magpyi said...

but is he ever going to go for the BIG film?

I wonder how many roles he would have liked to have played, but turned them down b/c they were too BIG?

I mean, can you imagine him as something say (forgive me) a batman villain?

Kimberly said...

I totally agree with anyone who is saying they love LOCI and will miss VDO, Erbe, Bogosian and Nicholson, and I understand people may not want to see the best characters go.

However, I agree with the fact that some of these people just want to move on, and if you truly care about the people playing these characters you respect their wishes. The whole idea of alternating pairs of detectives (taking focus off Goren and Eames) was because Vincent worked himself to exhaustion.

I've seen all of Vincent's work and he deserves to move on if he is no longer happy doing LOCI. He's my favorite character and actor by far, and I will miss him a ton, but I will just watch for other work of his.

I also enjoy the work by the other actor/actresses that are leaving, and am sad to see them all go. The writing on LOCI is fantastic, and I think that will definitely carry them through this cast transition.

janethyland said...

No,not "big" in that sense, but "big" in the sense of Anthony Hopkins doing Nixon, as a character actor rather than lead man.

And Ted Kennedy is such a complex character with flaws and social significance.Important to understanding America as well as understanding human frailty/ strengths. And to interpret that person with the compassion VDO always has for his roles.

RC said...

For heaven's sake, he's an actor.

Actors live to play as many roles as they can.

Why should he have to keep playing the same character - no matter how entertaining that role may be for voyeurs - for the rest of his life?

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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