We know that it is easy to be either lighthearted or even at times cynical about a show being canceled as an outsider, given that these are entertainment, and something for many of us that we just check out after a long day. We often don’t spend a minute to think about the fact that for many actors and crew members, this is what they do before heading home for the day. Therefore, hearing the news this week about the end of “Under the Dome” after three seasons may have been difficult for many of them. Maybe it was expected to some (the show is planning to drop the dome in the upcoming finale), but this doesn’t make it any less sad for those who enjoyed the work or made good friendships along the way.
We think for the most part, the message on Twitter below, courtesy of star Mike Vogel (Barbie), summarizes just the emotional process of saying goodbye to a show:
“Acting is perpetual unemployment sprinkled in with moments of work. I cannot thank you [enough] for allowing us into your homes for the last 3 years. I will miss my cast. I will miss joking with all of you, but now, it’s on to something new and exciting….whatever that is.”
Vogel unfortunately is familiar already with the process of having to find new work after the end of a show. He was a part of the short-lived series “Miami Medical” years ago, and then after that was a part of the great-but-canceled “Pan Am” on ABC. This job at least lasted longer than a single season. (He also previously recurred on “Bates Motel,” a show that is still on the air.)
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