In the days of blogging and social media, it’s the fans, not the press, who decide what’s relevant — and even the print industry is starting to pass the reins to the masses. For the first time ever, TV Guide Magazine is letting the fans choose who appears on the cover.
With an online poll, fans have been voting for their favorite show to appear on the cover of the mag’s December issue. As of press time, “Chuck” is in the lead, with “Supernatural” and “Smallville” close behind. Also in the running? “Bones,” “Castle,” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
The race is so close that “Supernatural” and “Chuck” have been neck and neck for days. As we’ve seen on Zap2it, fans of both shows are highly vocal and passionate. “Chuck’s” stars and producers have been tweeting up a storm to urge fans to vote, but “Supernatural” fans aren’t easy competition when it comes to dedication.
The show’s stars, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, have yet to appear on a cover of TV Guide, so with the series at an obvious creative high after last week’s game changing episode, it’d be a good time to land that coveted December cover.
Showrunner Sera Gamble sent Zap2it a note for all the fans who have been diligently voting (over and over again!). “Hey– just a quick note on behalf of Bob, Eric, myself, and the whole gang here at Supernatural,” she writes. “We want to thank our incredible fans for your support. We hear you’ve been keeping us in the running against some very worthy competition. Regardless of what happens, we’re deeply touched as always that you’ve got our backs. (But yeah, of course we’d love to see Jensen and Jared on the cover — and we think they couldn’t deserve it more — so please do keep voting for ’em.) Thanks again, guys!”
The voting closes at 12:00 AM PST tonight (just before you hit the actual polling booths tomorrow!) so get your votes in quickly. Fans, click here to vote as many times as you want for your favorite show!
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