The online world is so fascinating; and when our desires, technology and advocacy come together, we can change the world, large and small. So, some of us are trying to bring back the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, which premiered on HBO with Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose. The show is engaging, interesting, set in Botswana and I found it absolutely refreshing TV. I already love HBO, this made me love them even more. Plus, I love Jilly from Philly and our girl, the first Black Disney Princess, Anika Noni Rose, so all of this works well together!
Please click here to sign the Twitter petition to Bring Back the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency! (we’ve found that Twitter works very well for direct contact with more immediate results) and learn more here on Shadow and Act, as well as on Facebook. We can do it, people!
Here’s the History:
I was checking Jill Scott’s page on Twitter and I saw her writing to her fans. I have missed the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, so my heart leapt when I saw her actually request assistance. And I knew what I had to do.
So, I used the Act.ly software program on Twitter, for which I still give credit to Raven Brooks of Netroots Nation for sharing with me. I’ve created so many Twitter petitions! LOL! And you can, too! Thanks, Raven!
And it shows up on Twitter like this:
And I tweeted it to the people who responded to my initial Retweet of Jill Scott’s tweet, first, and a few folks I know in the industry:
The petition was spread via Retweet and people started to sign it, immediately. The great thing about Act.ly is all you have to do to sign the petition is to Retweet it the way it’s written. The next day, on Twitter, @AmazingKarma, who writes for Shadow and Act, a great film website, fact-checked with me and then immediately went into action. So, this tweet:
Led to my sending her the previous tweets you see on this page; and then this:
She put a great page on Shadow and Act here, after which a woman saw it and posted on my Facebook Page and contacted the both of us, stating that she had 24,000 persons, ready and willing to support the effort, as they have been advocating for the return of the show for the last two years!
The next day, the word had spread to EURweb and I suspect we are now viral. It’s so exciting, family! Please join in and help us add some more quality television to the lineup!
Are you a fan? Do you have a favorite episode? What do you like about this show? Tell me why YOU think HBO should bring the show back and/or how it could be made EVEN BETTER!
Update: According to @MissJillScott , HBO will be bringing the show back; and when we looked on their website (thank you @topmom!), the show was listed as being brought back as two feature films. We still have not heard the “official” word from our petition from HBO and we’d all like to receive that concrete information. Still, it looks like the work of of our COLLECTIVE feedback has most certainly worked!
We must celebrate even the small victories!