james wolk lone star fox zc 'Lone Star' creator asks for 'stunning upset' from viewers“Lone Star’s” ratings were less than stellar for its premiere on Monday night (Sept. 20). We’ve issued our plea for viewers to tune in, now creator Kyle Killen is making a case for his excellent new show on FOX.

Killen writes on his personal blog:

Do you like to root for the underdog? Because I’ve got an underdog
of epic proportions for you. We’re talking long, long shot. Like a
legless horse in the Kentucky Derby. A blind basketball team facing the
95 Bulls. If somehow Rudy and Rocky had a baby it still wouldn’t be as
big an underdog as our little show… Lone Star.

You may have
heard about last Monday night when several heavily sequined, dancing
celebrity, conspiracy laden, bowling shirted nuclear bombs landed
directly on our heads. When everyone who watched your show is a paid
critic or someone you went to high school with, that’s less of a
premiere than a slideshow.

But! BUT!

But here we are.
Still alive. A little groundhog peeking out of a bomb crater to see if
there’s six more weeks of nuclear winter or if, perhaps, something can
grow in this hole. And that’s where you come in.

For us to
survive we’re going to have to pull off a minor miracle. Statistically,
new shows tend to lose viewers in their second week. We’re aiming to
gain them. In fact, screw it, let’s just double our audience. The good
news is, our audience was so small that if my Mom AND my Dad watch it
we’ll pretty much be there.

Here’s the thing: it really is a good show. Don’t take it from me, take if from these guys here here and lots of other places.
Are these all just people in ivory towers with tweed jackets and
glasses of scotch who hate America? Possibly! But my Mom also loved it
and she LOVES America just like you.

I’m not
going to beg. I’ll mow your lawn or offer you some sort of sensual
massage, but I won’t beg. The truth is, what we need to do is nearly
impossible. I’ve heard and read that a million times since Tuesday
morning. But isn’t that why we watch television? Sports? Movies? To,
every once in a while, see something impossible actually happen?
Impossible is AWESOME! Am I right? High five!

here’s the plan. You go deep. All of you. You and millions of your
friends. And Monday night, down by a lot with only seconds on the
clock, we’ll throw the ball up, an impossibly long arcing pass into a
host of defenders who are taller and flashier and stronger and probably
more well endowed than all of us, and maybe, just maybe, it’s one of
those moments where the thing everyone said COULD NOT HAPPEN actually
just… does. And you my friend, you could say you were there, you and
all your friends, just taking one big Gatorade bath with the millions of
people who, like you, decided to say ‘F you’ to statistics and just
settle in for a damn good hour of television.

spread the word. Repost, retweet, re…faceboook or just put on your
crazy pants and head down to the freeway exit and shout at cars like I’m
going to.

Monday night.


Mark it.

Please watch this show. It’s excellent. You can catch “Lone Star” Monday night (Sept. 27) at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. For how much longer is anybody’s guess.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."