SOUTH OF NOWHERE TAKES A BOW
Yesterday, The N confirmed rumors that South of Nowhere is not returning for a fourth season, while simultaneously announcing that the second half of Season 3 will return on Friday, April 11, 2008, for eight episodes.
Series creator Tom Lynch wrote the following message to South of Nowhere‘s fans that was posted on The N’s message boards:
Things change. It doesn’t always seem good, but change they do. South of Nowhere has been a great journey. A show like this could not have existed ten years ago on youth oriented television or any television for that matter. But exist it does, because things change. I have loved my experience with The N for having the courage and vision to air South . I love the fans for allowing me to tell real stories about their lives. I love all of the producers, writers, directors, and crew who took the series into their hearts and participated in SON as more than a ‘job’. I love the cast and how they dimensionalized the characters and created real people that you as fans could relate to and feel for as they reflected your own lives. I especially love Spashley. The name you gave to the two lead characters. To be able to create a show called ‘Excellent,’ ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘impossible to resist’ is rare. To create a show that touches the hearts and lives of a generation is a gift. Thank you for allowing me and Spashley into your hearts. And remember, things change, so there’s no telling where the stories of Spashley will show up next.
Love and Respect,
Creator / Executive Producer
South of Nowhere
We’ve covered South of Nowhere on AfterEllen.com since before it first premiered back in November 2005, and we’ve been thrilled at the way the show has resonated with lesbian and bisexual viewers of all ages. Karman will be back to recap the show’s final season in April, and you can look forward to the We’re Getting Nowhere gang vlogging every week about the show that launched their video stardom.
I’ve rarely been a big fan of teen-oriented shows (Buffy excepted), but South of Nowhere really touched me. I know that I’ll miss seeing Mandy Musgrave, Gabrielle Christian, Maeve Quinlan, Valery Ortiz and even Matt Cohen (he is cute, ya know!) on my TV. And all I can say is, if Ashley existed when I was a teenager, I would’ve come out a lot sooner!
Here’s a Spashley fan video set to Mary J. Blige’s "Be Without You" for old time’s sake: