What a bold choice to feature NBC's Joey on the cover of your Fall TV Preview issue. With so many new shows, it would be a shame if this little underdog fell through the cracks for want of publicity.
I must extend a well-deserved congratulations to EW. The cover photo of Matt LeBlanc and Drea de Matteo and the accompanying article on Joey were top-notch. The rest of the TV preview was one I couldn't read fast enough. (Also, thanks for letting people know that Mad TV is a funny, credible comedy with talented actors.) Aside from new TV, the inclusions of the Emmy ballot, television insider polls (''We Asked, They Answered''), and Jeff Jensen's ''Life as We Knew It,'' showcasing ABC's ill-fated (or not so ill-fated, as it turns out) My So-Called Life, made this ''Special Double Issue'' a special one indeed.
Traverse City, Mich.
No Farscape promos in the Fall TV Preview? The only way you could have left this out is because you're doing a full-length feature on the miniseries next week, right? Right? There's no other way you'd ignore the return of the most anticipated and beloved sci-fi show since Star Trek. Please give this amazing, funny, and smart creation the attention it deserves. The fans' outrage over its untimely cancellation earned it a brand-new miniseries. Who knows what a few strokes from the great folks at EW could do for ratings?
MARY ELLEN MOLSKI
I cannot tell you how excited I was to flip through the Fall TV Preview issue and see Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano staring back at me! I know it sounds silly, but I lived for My So-Called Life when I was a teenager. My mom and I used to sit and watch it together (which is something Angela would have...like...never done). It's one of the best shows that has ever been on TV and I was sad to see it end. But it did introduce me to one of my favorite actresses, Claire Danes, and for that I am grateful. Thanks for the flashback!
EW, you have made my year! When I came across the article on My So-Called Life I could barely believe it. After all these years it is nice to know that this brilliant show remains close to the hearts of so many people. There will never be a show that better captures those bittersweet years of our lives, at least, as Angela Chase would say, ''in my humble opinion.''
Coral Gables, Fla.
I'll admit something straightaway: I'm a Futurama nerd. So imagine my joy when I discovered your brief interview with creator Matt Groening (DVD & Video). For hopeless nerds like mevying for a resurrection à la Family Guyit was a bright ray of hope in an otherwise clouded future for the show. However, I was disappointed in the brevity of the interview: It revealed a lot, but left so much in the dark. More importantly, though, I would like to thank you for showing support for the show, and would like to express my gratitude toward Groening and David X. Cohen for their continuing efforts to keep Futurama alive.