Thursday, July 11, 2013
Where is Season 3 of My Babysitter's a Vampire?
ATTENTION: My Babysitter's a Vampire NOT Renewed a 3rd Season
It's been a year since season two of My Babysitter's a Vampire premiered on Disney Channel in the United States (June 29, 2012). Last fall we were left seeing a supernatural explosion in Whitechapel, and pondering the fates of Ethan (Matthew Knight), Sarah (Vanessa Morgan), Benny (Atticus Mitchell), Jesse (Joe Dinicol) [and evil Vice Principal Stern (Richard Waugh)].
We're all now asking the question(s), where is MBAV's season 3 and/or has it been renewed? To keep a very long story short, via Julie Giles (Twitter, Tumblr) from Fresh TV (Twitter, Tumblr) and the official MBAV Facebook group; Teletoon has chosen not to renew the show for a 3rd season (despite the fact Freemantle Media's website said MBAV was Teletoon's #2 show). I don't know for sure why they chose not to, finances would be my guest. It's expensive to do TV show's you know!
Julie however has said Fresh TV is seeking to find another [Canadian] broadcaster (or network) to air the series. "What about Disney Channel?!" Well for one, MBAV is a show Disney Channel already acquired (I don't think they'd want to make the effort to make the series an original). And secondly, if MBAV became Disney Channel's it'd become one of their typical, stereotypical, mediocre, and overly laugh-track filled comedy series (Dog With a Blog, Good Luck Charlie (season 3-present), Shake It Up, Austin & Ally are the worst in my opinion). MBAV to me is a show that could be fit in with some "classic" Disney Channel shows (i.e. That's So Raven, Lizzie McGuire, Hannah Montana (seasons 1-3), Wizards of Waverly Place, Kim Possible... Disney shows prior to 2010.)
But that is what the year-long 'wait' for MBAV to return is, just Fresh TV searching for another home for the series. The show is not canceled, but it's not renewed [yet] either. I know fans don't want to hear this word/like it, but we still have to patiently wait and for now, find other shows that keep our minds preoccupied from MBAV (or watch the reruns if they air or watch the DVDs if you have them).
Other than financing - because MBAV is Teletoon's only live-action TV series - I can't really think of reasons why Teletoon let the series go. Please pass this post around to anyone who is wondering about the status of the series. And be sure to not only follow me (links to the right of the blog), but follow Fresh TV/Julie Giles (links above) for updates. Thank you.