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‘Save Ed’ campaign doesn't work

Producers are grateful to the loyal fans
/ Source: The Associated Press

The creators of “Ed” are gratified for a “Save Ed” campaign, but it looks like they’re moving out of Stuckeyville.

A group hoping to convince NBC to keep “Ed” alive ran a full-page ad in the trade newspaper Variety on Friday. The fourth season-ending episode ran earlier this month, with characters Ed (Tom Cavanagh) and Carol (Julie Bowen) getting married at the bowling alley in fictional Stuckeyville, Ohio.

Series creators Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman — who took on-air cameos as wedding guests — said it was their understanding with NBC executives that the series was over. They wrote the wedding episode to be a finale.

Still, they’re grateful that fans have shown their loyalty.

“I don’t know if I would tell them it’s time to move on,” Beckerman said. “I guess I would say, ‘a sincere thank you,’ but things are probably going to stay the way they are, which in some ways is very sad but in other ways isn’t such a bad thing.”

Burnett and Beckerman are writing a pilot episode for a new NBC series. Burnett joked that they’re calling it “Ted.”