Irate fans of The Doctor Blake Mysteries are hoping a petition to save the show from ending will be as successful as the campaign that rescued A Place to Call Home.
Change.org petition, started by fan Kylie Ferguson, has over 6,5oo signatures.
“…..the entire Doctor Blake fandom, known as #BlakeArmy to many, has been left shell-shocked, devastated and many rather angry about the ABC’s shock decision to cancel the show after the upcoming 5th season, to be aired later this year,” she writes.
A second petition, by TV Tonight reader Lyn Belcher, has some 600 signatures.
Meanwhile star Craig McLachlan has indicated he is disappointed the show is wrapping with a telemovie, rather than proceeding to a sixth season.
“Friends, my glorious crew and I were ready to rock …what does that tell ya?” he wrote on social media. “There really is no business quite like show business.”
At the time of its axing, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, remains ABC’s highest-rating local drama.