Billy Campbell, The 4400

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Ever since the sudden, shocking cancellations of The 4400 and Dead Zone were announced earlier this week, you all have sent me a flood of emails asking if there's the possibility of any special series-finale episodes or some sort of mini-series wrapups to make up for the abrupt, heart-wrenching loss of these faves.

I've done a little digging, and sadly, there's a small-screen Scrooge afoot. With a minimum of waffling and double-talk—which is rare in Hollywood, let me tell you—I just found out that dead actually means dead for these two shows. An inside source at the network tells me, "What has already aired is all you'll see of The Dead Zone or The 4400 on USA Network." (Oh, the noive!)

Still, there is a smidge of off-net hope. There's a slim chance the shows could be picked up by some other network. Any suggestions for where they might fit or thoughts on why these guys should be given a second chance? Post in the Comments section. (Plus, just for kicks, take our USA Network poll below.)

Farewell for now, Billy Campbell. You were the hottest messianic type on TV, and you will be missed, but here's hoping you can resurrect yourself and come back soon!

—With reporting by Jennifer Godwin

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