According to the latest article from E online’s Watch with Kristin segment, her talks with “Blood Ties” executive producer Randy Zalken might indicate that getting the show back into production and possibly seeing it return to the States is not totally out of the question.
“We’re hopeful,” says Zalken. “Why? Because of fans like you. We’re very happy with the support of the online fans.”
He told Kristin that he thinks the built-in audience is strong enough to attract new backers to the show.
“Some of the Canadian broadcasters have said, ‘Yeah, we’re interested in it; let us know what and when and how,’ commented Zalken. We’re also hopeful that a new home in the U.S. will present itself.”
This last statement looks like they may be searching for a channel other than Lifetime to give the show a bigger audience and wider distribution.
Kristin’s talk with Zalken revealed why a show like “Blood Ties” looks very promising to networks during this writer’s strike.
“I don’t think the strike is going to hurt us,” Zalken said. “[Why?] Because Canadian writers are not hindered by the U.S. Guild rules. So, we can be delivering new shows for the fall… I guess that’s more than a lot of producers are saying now. The sets are still availableâ€”they’ve not been destroyedâ€”our talent is very eager to come back, and our show runner, Peter Mohan, is standing by.”