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TWoP Is A-OK: Television Without Pity Archives Will Stay Online

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire April 1, 2014 at 10:38PM

Public outcry convinced NBC-Universal to keep the archives online after the site shuts down April 4.

Since the news broke that NBC-Universal was shutting down Television Without Pity, fans and former recappers have been mourning its imminent demise, especially the loss of its vast archives. Vulture's Margaret Lyons called the removal of the archive "a weird spiritual crime against pop culture"; NPR's Linda Holmes recalled keeping tabs on "The Amazing Race" and "Big Brother";  and many others clustered in this thread in the few days before they were closed to new postings.

The site is still shutting down on Friday, but evidently the outcry was loud enough to be heard in the corridors of 30 Rock:

Re/Code confirmed that the archives would stay open but offered no further info, so for now all we can say is: Take that, Aaron Sorkin.

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