Call for Help is Back on Monday!

Well it doesn’t look like anyone else is going to announce it so I’ll confirm what most of you have already guessed. If you check your Tivo or Yahoo! TV listings you’ll notice that Call for Help is back on the schedule at G4.
G4 has purchased the show for air in the US. I will continue to fly to Toronto to produce it, and we’re not changing a thing. In fact, as those of you who have been watching it know, it’s really more like the Screen Savers of old than Call for Help used to be, especially now that Kevin Rose has agreed to appear on the show twice a week. We’ll get Patrick up to Toronto, too, I promise.

Starting August 29 CFH will be on G4 weekdays at 11a Eastern/8a Pacific and weekends at 6 and 7a Eastern. If enough of you watch I’m sure we’ll be able to move to a better spot in the schedule. G4 has also purchased the last four months of programs so there will be lots of great stuff from many of your TechTV favorites including Kevin, Alex Lindsay, Steve Gibson, Mr. Excel Bill Jelen, Dick DeBartolo, and of course my Canadian cohort, Amber, Andy, Mike, and Sean.

Thanks for your support over the past year. I know all the emails and calls G4 has received has a lot to do with our return. Please watch and tell your friends to watch, too. I think you’ll like what you see!

69 Replies to “Call for Help is Back on Monday!”

  1. Party!!!!!!!!We are celebrating leos return here in Puerto Rico we loved the programs and now the man is back.
    All the neigborhood is happy again.
    They read the emails at g4, its good when you pay attention to your audience.
    Welcome back Leo we wont miss a show.

  2. I am glad you are back!! I missed you! I’ve also been missing Patrick Norton. Any clue how he is or what he is doing? Glad Kevin Rose get’s to be… More like KEVIN ROSE! Don’t change a thing about Call for Help (Unless YOU think it’s good, NOT the corporate mind!).

  3. YES! Thank you, GOD! Finally. Leo, you make watching tv fun again. I have been waiting for this for as long as the G4 monsters took over and made everyone into gaming zombies…
    I began watching you on ZDTV when it was Kate & Leo on TSS…wow, where have the days gone!? Anyway, watched you transform computer tv and I thank God for all the days I was able to watch and learn…I’ve always secretly enjoyed when people were amazed about my computer know-how thanks to you…and yes, I enjoyed supporting you by letting them know…about TSS/Call for Help…such a joy…Now we can all benefit again…
    I was able to meet Kevin/Sarah/Yoshi/Martin/and Laura Swisher…at a ATOS and Martin show…love those gals/guys but not like it used to be on ZDTV…TechTV…TSS…Call for Help…
    Bring everyone back…Patrick, Megan, Cat, Morgan, Han, Dan…I saw Sumi Das on CNN…i think…
    Congrats and I wish you all the best….keep the fight alive…we all appreciate & love your hard work…I can’t thank you enough…
    P.S. Is there any way to get my Poor Leo’s 2002 Computer Almanac made complete with your signature?

  4. Hey Leo, I can’t tell you how happy I am to have you back. I’ve already learned something new for Photoshop this week.
    My TiVo is all setup for your show and who knows I might see what else G4 has to offer.
    I’m still grateful for you giving a plug for my WinPatrol program. Scotty the Windows WatchDog gets a lot more attention these days but nobody has come close to generating the number of free downloads we got from your show.
    Is it too soon to ask for Call For Help in HD?
    😉
    Thanks,
    Bill Pytlovany
    BillP Studios

  5. Leo
    I tuned into G4 almost accidentially and there were were! I got more of a fright than if I’d looked up Patrick Norton’s skirt!
    What a joy, you have been sorely missed my friend. You were a viewing staple in the past, and then, we’ll we all know what happened, they made a sow’s ear out of a silk purse.
    By the way, I had all my Irish friends back here in tuning into you in the past, I told them you were Lee O’Laporte.
    So top of the morning to you, I do have to work for a living unfortunately, but “Tivo, Tivo, when off to work I go” etc.
    Welcome back.
    Russ

  6. Hello Leo, just found out your back on.i will tune in everyday. G4 is finally getting smart. Their programing is not like Tech tv was.
    To much gaming stuff and not Tech. Until now!
    You back. Good luck Leo!

  7. :down: I was very sad to see that G4 let us U.S. viewers down (once again) by pulling Call for Help. I’ve been going thru withdrawal for weeks now waiting for a new episode only to notice on my DVR this past week that CFH is no longer listed. Leo, what happened? Why no more CFH in the U.S.?

  8. Sad doesn’t begin to explain our feelings.As for me — G4 can forget my tuning in. I have no need or desire to view 24 hours of infomercial television for gaming. And what the heck is going on with “The Man Show” and “Star Trek: TNG” reruns????
    They’ve gone from “Tech”TV to “Trash”TV in my book.
    I have a TiVo and I put CFH on my WishList. I check almost every day to see if CFH is back. Until then, G4 doesn’t exist here.
    Maybe we should all move to Canada?

  9. Watching G4 makes me sick! :sick:
    Whenever a show with any sort of intelligence begins to air, and it doesn’t do back flips, they yank it!
    LEO, have you ever though of your own TV station?
    Well, anyway, I don’t get it!
    PLEASE COME BACK!!
    Damn Canadians! Just kidding.. I love everyone.. except for the programmers at G4.. They need to have the new XBOX 360 shoved up there REAR then rotated 360 degrees.. Oh wait.. they might enjoy that..
    Well I guess this shows how I feel.. and how many of us feel..
    COME BACK TO THE USA!!! please..
    – – Justin

  10. Well, looks like CFH is dead in the States. I don’t think Leo looks at this blog anymore. His TWiT pages are being updated but that may be from the other folks’ and Leo’s current tech info.Leo probably doesn’t have the time to look at all of his blogs. We’ll just have to try and keep the pace with him and try to figure out which pages he’s reading.

  11. OH! I have an idea. Maybe Leo should add a “Where is Leo” link right under his “Who is this Leo” link.

  12. Congratulations Leo!
    I had a feeling that it would be a matter of time before Call For Help would be available (again) in the U.S.
    Hopefully, some positive change is in the air for G4TV in regard to programming (if you know what I mean). 😉

  13. Thank Goodness and Congratulations on being picked back up!!! G4 is a dismal channel without you folks. Maybe you can work your way up the program list ahead of ROTS (Oops! sorry, I mean AOTS). We’ve all missed you, Patrick and Kevin. You were the heart of the network. Look forward to seeing you again.

  14. I’ve been a longtime fan of your work with Call for Help, and The Screensavers – you’re a real geek, out there representing other geeks. On Friday when I read on slashdot that Call for Help was comming back to the air, I was absolutley elated. Even my mom watched Call for Help, your show is wonderful for the whole family. Thanks for all the years with The Screensavers, I’m so glad your back on US televison. Congradulations Leo.

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