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Old October 26 2013, 06:44 PM   #21
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Re: So bloody sick of weekly TV reboots

bigdaddy wrote: View Post
Still does CBS really need a Charmed reboot? Murder, She Wrote? Knight Rider and Bionic Woman made some sense, but others just ended and others still don't really have a fan base. What fanbase do you think Murder, She Wrote has? They are all dead.
According to Donald Bain in the 2010 book, Tied In, 35 Murder, She Wrote novels were still in print and had a total print run of 4.5 million copies! Factoring in the notion that tie-in novels only sell to a slim margin on the source material's core audience and one can see that Murder, She Wrote still has a very sizable fanbase. In his essay, Bain goes on to say that he regularly participates in lectures on what is primarily a Murder, She Wrote fan cruise on the QE2.

Clearly with a fan cruise(!), 35 novels still in print, and 2 more contracted to be coming from Bain (at that time); Murder, She Wrote is still an ongoing business concern with a dedicated fanbase.
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